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Poking the Bear (REPRINT OF ARTICLE DECEMBER 2016) by Cindy Sheehan

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Poking the Bear by CINDY SHEEHAN It won’t come as a surprise to many reading this that the US has been sowing seeds of imperial disaster around the world for several centuries, but not since the “Cuban” Missile Crisis has the world been on the brink of such a disaster as the US has put all of us in right now. What’s happening in Syria today has been going on for over five years and is not a civil war. The conflict began as a US funded and supported effort to depose President Bashar Assad and install a puppet government in Damascus friendly to US interests. I am sure there are some legitimate forces in Syria who oppose the government of Assad, but the US does not care about democracy: after all Assad was elected by his people. Also in Syria, dozens of militias are not only trying to overthrow the Assad regime, but are fighting each other. The ranking Democrat on the US Congressional House Intelligence Committee is uber-Zionist Adam Schiff of California. Recently Sc

WOMEN RISING TOGETHER FOR PEACE: UPCOMING EVENTS FOR WOMEN'S MARCH ON PENTAGON

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Women Rise Together for Peace *** PRESS RELEASE: An Open Invitation: Women's March on the Pentagon UPDATED ENDORSER'S LIST: CLICK HERE *** UPCOMING LOCAL ORGANIZING MEETINGS FOR THE MARCH (CINDY WILL BE LEADING): NATIONAL ORGANIZING CONFERENCE CALL WED, MARCH 21 (COMPLETED)   CLICK HERE FOR SUMMARY AND RECORDING OF CALL * April 5th in Washington DC CLICK HERE FOR WDC MEETING INFO * April 9th in Boston   * April 12th in Long Island   APRIL 13TH : LANCASTER, PA   JUNE: CHICAGO, IL   contact Cindy Sheehan for more info, to organize a meeting/action in your area or ?? CindySheehan@MarchonPentagon. com WOMEN'S MARCH ON PENTAGON WEBSITE    FOLLOW US ON FB  DONATE TO THE MARCH TAX DEDUCTIBLE  

Speaking Truth to Empire w/Dan Yaseen (March 2018)

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March 2018 https://soundcloud.com/ speaking-truth-to-empire/ 180321-speaking-truth-to- empire-macmacdevitt Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM Dan Yaseen interviews Mac MacDevitt from Chicago Veterans for Peace.  He is the artist, creator and project leader for the My Lai Memorial Exhibit.  They will discuss Veterans For Peace, the My Lai massacre, the Vietnam War, current wars and the upcoming exhibit in Fresno on March 24 th . ****** CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

CINDY'S WEEKLY FACEBOOK GEMS (MARCH 18-25)

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Speaking Truth to Empire w/Dan Yaseen (February 2018)

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February 2018 https://soundcloud.com/ speaking-truth-to-empire/ 180221-speaking-truth-to- empire-ann-garrison Ann Garrison on the right (only in the picture) Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, . Dan Yaseen interviews Ann Garrison. Ann is an independent journalist and a columnist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her articles appear in Counterpunch, San Francisco Bay View, Global Research, the Black Agenda Report and the Black Star News. She produces radio for KPFA-Berkeley and WBAI-New York City . In 2014, the Womens International Network for Democracy and Peace awarded her the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region.

No I.C.E.! Matt and Irene interview Maru Mora Villalpando (SOAPBOX PODCAST 3/25/18)

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Irene and Matt's Soapbox March 25, 2018 GUEST: MARU MORA VILLALPANDO TOPIC: STOP I.C.E.  Matt Sedillo and Irene Monica Sanchez Matt Sedillo is an L.A. based poet Irene Sanchez is a Xicana, Mama, Educator and Writer. Born in Southeast Los Angeles and raised mostly in the Inland Empire (IE), she has been committed to social justice for many years living/organzing/working up and down the west coast including in Watsonville, CA and Seattle, WA. She has worked as an ethnic studies educator for over 8 years and returned to Southern CA after completion of her Ph.D. in Education. She now teaches high school Latinx Studies in Los Angeles County, enjoys spending time with her kindergartener son, attending cultural/education/political events, and writing.  **********

The Politics of Food with Arun Gupta (Dakotah's Soapbox, March 18, 2018)

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Dakotah's Soapbox March 18, 2018 Guest: Arun Gupta Topic: Food and Capitalism Arum Gupta is a certified chef with a specialty in French cuisine, which leads him to a unique perspective on food and its relationship to capitalism. He has contributed to Jacobin, Telesur, the Nation, and many other publications as well as a chapter in ‘Imagine; Living in a Socialist USA’. He is working on a book as we speak called ‘Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction’ for The New Press.  Arun Gupta ********************* Dakotah's paypal address is: DakotaLilly@gmail.com Dakotah can be reached at: DakotaLilly@gmail.com or Follow Dakotah on Facebook  

WOMEN'S MARCH ON PENTAGON ORGANIZING CONFERENCE CALL RECORDING (MARCH 21)

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  WOMEN'S MARCH ON PENTAGON ORGANIZING CONFERENCE CALL MARCH 21, 2018 This is a recording of the entire initial conference call for The Women's March on the Pentagon. www.MarchonPentagon.com Some highlights: Cindy welcomed participants and opened with ideology of a Women led movement to end wars an women, their families, and communities are most detrimentally affected by war and other violent oppression by the empire and patriarchy. Co-coordinator Bonnie Caracciolo welcomed participants and also gave an impassioned critique of how the Pentagon also destroys the environment. Emma Fiala (Steering Committee Member and Website designer) gave an update on the website and how members can interact with it. EMMA@WOMENSMARCHONPENTAGON.COM We had many good questions and comments from participants and one made a great suggestion to have a page that backs up our claim that women are most affected by war. Suggestion taken up and being implemented. There were

CINDY SHEEHAN AT STOP THE WAR MACHINE CONFERENCE (MARCH 17, 2018)

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Stop the War Machine, Save the Planet Orinda, Ca March 17th, 2018  Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center  "Gun Control Begins at the Pentagon" CINDY'S TALK: 2018-03-17 Cindy Sheehan at Stop the War Machine Conference from Sergio Lub on Vimeo .  PHOTO: BILL HACKWELL PHOTO: BILL HACKWELL PHOTO: BILL HACKWELL  LINKS TO OTHER TALKS AT THE CONFERENCE : Gerry Condon, Veterans for Peace Gayle McLaughlin, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA Katy Roemer, California Nurses Association Cephus Johnson, Uncle of Oscar Grant John Lindsay-Poland, Stop Urban Shield Gar Smith, Environmentalist & Author Fred Norman, Veterans For Peace Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CARE Paul Liem, Korea Policy Institute Mickey Huff, Project Censored Zeyad El Omari, Palestine Youth Movement Dr. Hisham Ahmed, St, Mary's College     Eleanor Levine, CodePink   Ann Wright Mnar Muhawesh Dan Kovalik Ron Paul   ******** CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPB

What's to Celebrate? Iraq, 15 Years Later by Cindy Sheehan

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SHOCKing and AWE-ful On the morning of March 20th, 2003, the USA, under then Commander in Grief, George W. ("W" for WTF?) Bush began “SHOCKing and AWE-ful” against the already beleaguered population of Iraq. The transformation of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from Rummy and Saddam when he was still their "son of a bitch" “our son of a bitch” (Imperial trope to designate brutal dictators friendly to US interests) to an enemy of the US Empire began under George H.W. ("W" for War Criminal) Bush along with the lies that Iraqi troops were throwing “scores” of babies out of incubators in Kuwait.   There is overwhelming evidence that in 1990, then US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie basically gave Saddam a green light to invade Kuwait and that there would only be “verbal condemnation” from the US, yet we all know what happened in the “First Gulf War.” After Hussein became a garden variety “son of a bitch” under H.W.  he was left in power in Iraq

The Real Norma Rae: Crystal Lee Sutton (SOAPBOX PODCAST 3/11/2018)

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March 11, 2018 TOPIC : WOMEN IN LABOR HISTORY/ THE REAL NORMA RAE GUEST : RAY LIGHT (COLLEAGUE OF CRYSTAL LEE SUTTON)  Crystal Lee Sutton (née Pulley ; December 31, 1940 – September 11, 2009) was an American union organizer and advocate who gained fame in 1979 when the film Norma Rae was released, based on events related to her being fired from her job at the J.P. Stevens plant in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina , on May 30, 1973, for "insubordination" after she copied an anti-union letter posted on the company bulletin board. ********* CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX 

WOMEN'S MARCH ON PENTAGON ORGANIZING CONFERENCE CALL MARCH 21st, 2018

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WOMEN'S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON Organizing Conference Call When : Weds, March21st Time : 4:30pm pacific 5:30 mountain  6:30 central 7:30 eastern Who is Invited? Anyone who is interesting in helping organize the  Women's March on the Pentagon Or, anyone who wants more information. TENTATIVE AGENDA: :3O to :35 Waiting for Everyone to Call :35 Call Closed :35 to :40 Welcome by Cindy Sheehan :40 to :50 Status of Organizing :50 to :00  Volunteer Opportunities. :00 to :10 Stack for Comments/Questions :10 to :20 Update on Website :20 to :30 Final Comments/Question :30 Closing Remarks If you'd like to join the call, please email Cindy Sheehan for call-in number and code CindySheehan@MarchonPentagon.com   

Hugo Chåvez: A Tribute by Cindy Sheehan (English y español)

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 Hugo Chavez Frias July 28, 1954 to March 5, 2013 A wonderful human being left us five years ago Many people know about Hugo Chåvez, the president, and constant thorn in the side to El Imperio the meddlesome and harmful Empire to the north. But I want to eulogize Chåvez the man I knew. Hugo Chavez, (Maria-translator) and Cindy Sheehan: Palace Miraflores, 2006 He was my comrade in the way where we were united in the struggle for peace and economic justice and equality. It’s not like I could text him, or we would chat about current events, but whenever I had the privilege to be with him, warmth radiated from his heart and I was able to connect with him in very real and human ways. Compared to the palpable realness of Chåvez, most of the US politicians I have met with are walking and talking ice sculptures. The first time I met him in Caracas was in early 2006 at the World Social Forum. I had been invited to sit on the stage while he gave a speech to those gathered there

Women Rise Together for Peace! (PRESS RELEASE)

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March 1, 2018 For immediate release: What : Women's Peace March on the Pentagon Against the bi-Partisan War Machine When : October 20-21, 2018 Who : Women (and their allies) who are sick and tired of the US military war machine waging multiple wars and military misadventures around the world.  CONTACT: CINDY SHEEHAN                       CINDYSHEEHAN@MARCHONPENTAGON.COM Dozens of prominent antiwar activists, groups, and journalists have endorsed the Women's March on the Pentagon on October 20th and 21st. The Women's March on the Pentagon was envisioned by noted Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan (whose oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004) in direct contrast to the more democrat party oriented Women's March that has so far refused to address out of control US militarism as one of the root causes of violence against women. From her home in Vacaville, CA, Cindy Sheehan stated, "There are many social ills in the US a