Showing posts from April, 2020


LINK Or watch it on YouTube Talking politics with the well-known antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan is an anti-war activist and an anti-imperialist rabble-rouser. She became politically active after her son, a soldier, was killed in Iraq in April 2005. Shortly thereafter she formed Gold Star Families for Peace, made up of other families who opposed US militarism. She became nationally-known in August of 2005 after establishing a protest camp near President George W. Bush’s ranch in Texas. Hundreds of people participated in the protest, which was called “Camp Casey” after Sheehan’s son. At this time, the media nicknamed her “Peace Mom.” Sheehan has run for office three times, including against Congressman Nancy Pelosi. She rejects the US American political duopoly and is a member of the Peace and Freedom Party. In 2018, she formed the Women’s March On the Pentagon, which has been organizing an annual emonstration against war and imperialism at t

Protect Venezuela from a Panamanian Style U.S. Invasion (SOAPBOX PODCAST 4/25/20)

April 25, 2020 TOPIC : CONTINUING and OUTRAGEOUS U.S. MEDDLING IN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF VENEZUELA   GUEST :  Whitney Webb Whitney Webb – Writer/Investigator : Whitney Webb is a staff writer for The Last American Vagabond. She has previously written for Mintpress News, Ben Swann’s Truth In Media. Her work has appeared on Global Research, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She currently lives with her family in southern Chile. For this episode of The Soapbox, Cindy chats with journalist, Whitney Webb about her piece entitled: As US Shale Oil Plunges, Trump Admin Takes Aim at Venezuela A confluence of factors suggests that such a Panama-style invasion of Venezuela is not only a possibility, but increasingly likely. by Whitney Webb  ******************************* As a long time supporter of the people of Venezuela, Cindy finds the Trump administration's attack against Vene

Protect Our Postal Service from Trumpian Attacks (SOAPBOX PODCAST 4/24/20)

April 25, 2020 TOPIC: SAVE THE USPS GUEST: CHUCK ZLATKIN Chuck (far left)  Talk about ESSENTIAL employees! In my decades of life, I can't remember a time when I didn't receive my mail.  No matter where you live, or your economic status, the USPS provides a valuable AND essential and reasonable service to every person in this country.  While banks and airlines are receiving billions with no conditions, through Trump's maliciousness, needed Federal help is being withheld from the post office (which does not normally receive federal funds). The Postal Service (whose founding precedes this country), is being economically harmed like the rest of us. It's not about receiving your junk mail, or bills, it's about 1.2 billion prescriptions which are delivered each year, and other valuable community services provided! For this episode, Cindy and Chuck Zlatkin discuss the importance of saving the Public Postal Service (consistently rated as th

Stand With Kashmir (SOAPBOX PODCAST 4/20/20)

April 20, 2020   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO INTERVIEW   GUEST: Idrisa Pandit TOPIC: Stand with Kashmir OCCUPATION IS A CRIME.   MILITARIZATION IS INJUSTICE.    SELF-DETERMINATION IS A RIGHT.    Indian occupation forces continue to exert large scale, documented, and unpunished human rights abuses in Kashmir. *********************************************************************   Idrisa Pandit: Idrisa Pandit is a social justice activist and an interdisciplinary Studies scholar based in Waterloo, Ontario. Idrisa is also the founder of Muslim Social Services of Kitchener-Waterloo and a member of Interfaith Grand River. Idrisa has been recognized for her volunteerism and community contributions. Among her numerous awards are the University of Waterloo 2017 President's Community Award, Ontario's 2016 Leading Women Leading Girls Award, and the Oktoberfest 2016 Woman of the Year Award. Idrisa's research and writing

From President Nicolas Maduro Moros To the Peoples of the World (REPRINT)

   From: President Nicholas Maduro  To: The Peoples of the World     In greeting you, with affection, I take the liberty of addressing you on the occasion of denouncing the severe events taking place against the peace and stability of Venezuela, at a time when the concern of the States and Governments should be focused on the protection of the life and health of their citizens, due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic. As it is publicly known, last March 26, the government of the United States announced a very serious action against a group of high officials of the Venezuelan State, including the Constitutional President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro. This action consisted in the presentation of a formal accusation before the American judicial system, which is not only by illegal in itself, by also seeks to support a false accusation of drug trafficking and terrorism, with the sole objective of simulating the alleged judicialization of the Venez