Showing posts from January, 2020

Open Letter to Neo-liberal Election Tyrants by Cindy Sheehan

Dear Neo-liberal Election Tyrants, This is in response to your recent:   An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy (L.A. Progressive; January 25, 2020)   There is so much to "unpack" so to speak in this excrement-soaked, yet condescending article written by apparent neo-liberal Democrats to "help" form the 2020 electoral strategy of the US Green Party. By the way, did anyone from this autonomous party which is recognized in most, if not all, US states ask for your idiotic opinion in the first place? Or, maybe you all just decided to come out of your Vote Blue No Matter Who Cotillion for a bit to hobnob with the electoral rabble?   In full disclosure, I am not a Green (member of the socialist Peace and Freedom Party), so my response to you Tyrants who wrote/signed this letter comes from the perspective of a person who is profoundly interested in true/grassroots democracy, not the version that is being pushed by you all.


  JANUARY 2020 speaking-truth-to-empire/ 200115-speaking-truth-to- empire-medea-benjamin   On “Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. Topics of discussion include worsening U.S. – Iranian crisis and the fallout from Trump’s ill-advised murder of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Medea is a human rights advocate, an author and a peace & justice activist. She has worked for social justice and human rights in Asia, the Americas, and Africa for over 30 years. *************************************************************************      

Soapbox Special Edition: From Iran with Journalist Marzieh Hashemi (Soapbox Podcast 1/9/2020)

January 9, 2020 Breaking from Iran with journalist Marzieh Hashemi For this Special Edition of The Soapbox, Cindy connects with PressTv journalist Marzieh Hashemi.  Marzieh is US-born now living in Iran and she is a journalist with PressTv. Last year, Marzieh was kidnapped by the FBI while visiting her family in the US. She was illegally detained without charges but, with her human and religious rights routinely violated. Eight days after her abduction, she was released. Cindy and Marzieh chat about the current situation in Iran--this is a very important discussion for those who are seeking real news. FURTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST Freedom Rider: Iran and the Need for Black Activism Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist 08 Jan 2020 Freedom Rider: Iran and the Need for Black Activism Black Americans, as perpetual targets of US lies and attacks, should be the first to reject Washington’s rationales

The Soapbox looks Back and Forward with Caleb Maupin (Soapbox Podcast January 5, 2020)

January 7, 2020 Guest: Caleb Maupin Topic: Imperialism in 2019 and Prospects for 2020 This week Cindy chats with RT journalist Caleb Maupin about US foreign policy, especially in the Middle East and Caleb analyzes the impeachment debacle. Unfortunately, a few hours after the interview was finished, the US assassinated Iranian General Soleimani while he was on a diplomatic mission in Iraq. THE SOAPBOX STATEMENT ON THE ASSASSINATION: First of all, we send our deepest condolences to the family of Qassem Soleimani and the people of Iran and our sincerest apologies that the nation we live in has decided to assassinate him (and others) in a blatant attack which should be prosecuted at the highest levels of international law.  We also stand in solidarity with the people of Iran who are in the streets protesting this current crime by the hundreds of thousands.  We’d also like to honor the memory of General Soleimani and the many sacr