Showing posts from August, 2016

Speaking Truth to Empire (August Edition)

Dan Yaseen interviews John Whitehead about “Police State America” on Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California. John is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. He is the founder of The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil libertie s and human rights organization. speaking-truth-to-empire/ 20160817-speaking-truth-to- empire-john-whitehead

Cindy Sheehan on Khizr Khan, Clinton’s hawkishness, and why she votes third party (Originally in Salon)

Cindy Sheehan protests outside the White House, Sept. 26, 2005. (Credit: AP/Ron Edmonds) “The past eight years have been very lonely. There has not been much activism against the wars at all,” Cindy Sheehan lamented. “Obama has continued to expand George Bush’s war of terror against the world, and there has been very little opposition to it,” she added. More than 12 years ago, Sheehan’s son, a soldier in the U.S. Army, was killed in Iraq. The tragic loss transformed her. She was politicized, and plunged into anti-war activism. Sheehan soon became one of the most vociferous critics of then-President George W. Bush. She still remains a committed activist today. Sheehan has been arrested numerous times for her activism, and for seven years, she has run the weekly podcast “ Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox ,” which she describes as a “revolutionary talk show.” Salon spoke with Sheehan to discuss the recent controversy with Donald Trump and Khizr Khan, the 2016 presidential

Trump's America (SOAPBOX PODCAST 8/28/16)

CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX AUGUST 28, 2016 \ GUEST: ALEXANDER ZAITCHIK Click for Alexander's web page TOPIC: THE GILDED RAGE: A WILD RIDE THOUGH DONALD TRUMP'S AMERICA CINDY RECOMMENDS: CLICK FOR ORDERING INFO "2016 continues to be the most surreal and unpredictable election year in recent memory and this is due in large part to one Donald J. Trump and the millions of Americans who made him this year's Republican nominee for president. As Trump continues to succeed despite behavior that would cripple any other politician, whether it is questioning the patriotism of the Gold Star Khan family or banishing a baby from one of his press conferences, it is imperative to understand why so many continue to support him. And this is what makes The Gilded Rage so important; it provides insight into the forgotten Americans that continue to befuddle pundits and "experts" on CNN and FOX alike."

Cancer Ramblings by Cindy Sheehan

Cancer Ramblings  by Cindy Sheehan Cancer is normal, yet abnormal. Who knows, we may all have cancer cells in us just waiting for a catalyst like the environment or smoking. What's that some of you may say? Smoking doesn't cause cancer? No, you're right, it's completely healthy to put hundreds of chemicals and poisons in your body every time you take a drag... When I was young, cancer was CANCER and only a handful of  the grandparents of my schoolmates were afflicted, mostly Old People (probably my current age). Now? Soon CANCER will be the number one killer here in the toxic USofA. In 1971 during the treacherous and violent war against the people of Vietnam, Nixon declared a "War on Cancer" and despite (because) billions have been spent looking for a cure, we have more cancer. A War on Terror, means more terror. A War on Drugs, means more drugs. A War on Poverty means more poverty, so, maybe the US establishment should declare Wars

No Lives Matter (to the M.I.C.) by Cindy Sheehan

Dear Friend, Last week, Dede's (my sister) cancer journey culminated in a long-awaited mastectomy. Unfortunately, we also discovered that her cancer has spread so the fight is not over by a long shot. Even though I have had to cancel a few trips to protest because of Dede's cancer, there have not been a lot of opportunities or invitations to raise hell against the Empire. It is very disheartening to be trapped in a continuous election cycle where fear of the other rules the airwaves and good people who used to care about war under a Republican president fade into the wallpaper when a Democrat is CEO of USA Murder, INC. The bottom-line is that the Democrat nominee is already a devoted war criminal and the Republican nominee attracts scary support but No Lives will Matter (except the lives of the 1%) to whichever one of these two scoundrels "wins" in November. I feel like the Maytag Antiwar Activist--lonely and discouraged, but never dissuaded from the pa

Jovie's Pick: Yoko Ono (Soapbox Podcast 8/21/16)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox August 21, 2016 I was in Sacramento at UC Davis with my sister Dede all week (she had a mastectomy) so I asked my six year old granddaughter Jovie to randomly choose a show to replay. She chose: PEBBLE PEOPLE with GUEST: YOKO ONO (You can also hear Jovie in the introduction) Jovie and Me, June 2016 It's a family show, because my daughter Carly recites her poem: A Nation Rocked to Sleep

The "Help-This-Hurt-Child-Photo-Psy-Op by Anthony Freda

        An image of a wounded boy is being promoted in the discredited mainstream media together with a tragic story from "activists" in a neighborhood in al-Qaeda occupied east-Aleppo. According to the state sponsored media, "Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes" are to blame for this act of brutality against an innocent child. https://www.washingtonpost. com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/ 08/17/the-stunned-bloodied- face-of-a-child-survivor-sums- up-the-horror-of-aleppo/?tid= pm_world_pop_b A shell-shocked boy seemingly wounded, sits quietly in a pristine ambulance. At one point he touches a wound on his head. He does not react to that touch. . The two-minute video from which the still picture is taken, shows the boy being handed from the dark above to an "official" person and carried into the ambulance.  There he mutely sits as the camera rolls in this photo-psy-op. The mainstream narrative is as follows: Mahmoud Rasla

Cindy Sheehan to receive "Local Hero for Peace" Award from Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center

Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center Mailing and Events: 55 Eckley Lane  Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 933-7850  August 19, 2016 Dear Ms. Sheehan, It is a pleasure to inform you that the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center has chosen to give you its annual “Local Hero for Peace” award. Your work in support of the anti-war movement and social justice is well-known to our membership. We would be honored if you accepted our award and our invitation to address our annual Peace & Justice Awards Dinner scheduled for Saturday, October 22 nd . We realize you may not be aware of the work of the “Peace Center”, so allow me to provide some background. A small group of folks founded Mt. Diablo Peace Center in 1969 to counsel draft resisters. The Center quickly developed into a focal point in the East Bay where like-minded activists found each other and developed a united voice against the ongoing wars. Educa

9/11 Families Start The Accountability Video Project To Pass JASTA, Create A Video Today!!!

My Entry WE NEED YOUR VOICE THE 9/11 FAMILIES' ACCOUNTABILITY VIDEO PROJECT IS REQUESTING YOUR HELP AND PARTICIPATION August 18, 2016 Dear 9/11 Families, Survivors and American Citizens, As we face the upcoming 15th Anniversary of 9/11 with no accountability for the murder of our loved ones, we desperately need your help. Please join us in the 9/11 Families' Accountability VIDEO Project and have your voice heard by President Obama and Congress. Don't let the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continue to get away with their alleged funding of mass murder and terrorist attacks. Let's work together to hold the Saudis accountable in a court of law. Help us make sure Congress knows how important JASTA, S 2040. Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is to you and the rest of America. Let them know we want this vital piece of legislation passed NOW . Please, take a few minutes … grab your smartphone and make a short video (30 seconds to 1 minute) and add YOUR voic

Revolutionary Organization of Labor Newsletter #97 (July-August 2016)

RAY O’ LIGHT  NEWSLETTER                               July-August  2016    Number 97   Publication of the Revolutionary Organization of Labor, USA The Sanders Campaign Exposes WALL STREET HAS RIGGED THE SYSTEM! Dear Friends, There is only one best place for U.S. social justice activists to be protesting in July 2016 — in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention. Here’s why. 1.    The outstanding feature of the 2016 Presidential Primary has been the voters’ angry rejection of Wall Street’s Republican and Democratic candidates, “the Republicrats.” Remember the odds-on favorites at the beginning? Jeb Bush amassed a fortune in early big money yet was swatted away by the wrath of the Republican voters. Hillary Clinton, too, would have been dispatched by the Bernie Sanders Campaign, with its outstanding domestic program addressing the needs of the 99 percent of us. But, of the two wings of the Republicrats who rule politically on behalf of Wall Street, it is the Democratic

Peace flotilla and nonviolent direct action at Trident nuclear submarine base mark anniversary of atomic bombings

 Peace Flotilla Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action 16159 Clear Creek Road NW Poulsbo, WA 98370 August 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Peace flotilla and nonviolent direct action at Trident nuclear submarine base mark anniversary of atomic bombings Contact: Leonard Eiger (425) 445-2190                Glen Milner (206) 365-7865 Silverdale, Washington:   Local peace activists staged a  water-based nonviolent protest and witness for peace in Hood Canal at the Trident nuclear submarine base on August 9 th  marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The activists travelled along the Bangor waterfront where nuclear warheads and Trident missiles are loaded onto submarines and where submarines are resupplied for ballistic missile patrols in the Pacific Ocean. On August 8th activists staged a vigil and nonviolent direct action in which some activists blocked the entrance gate to the same Naval b