Sunday, July 18, 2021

100% Truth on Cuba. Cuba Libre! (SOAPBOX Podcast July 18, 2021)

 

July 18, 2021

 

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TOPIC: CUBA

GUEST:  DON DEBAR

Cindy and Don chat about what is really going on in Cuba--presently and historically.

The U.S. is 99% responsible for the shortages and trouble in Cuba because of it's 60-year long blockade of the revolutionary government.

This is what the "progressive" Alexandria Octasio-Cortez officially says about Cuba, which exposes her complete devotion to Empire, despite her occasional, progressive sounding babblings to the contrary:


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This is an article from Prensa-Latina

(Please forgive the inexact translation from the original Spanish)

Cindy protesting in Guantanamo, Cuba.
 

Cindy Sheehan Backs Cuba Against U.S. Blockade

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Biden's Policy on Cuba Reveals Itself

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The assumption that military intervention would fix Cuba only illustrates how the interests of the Miami dissidents are aligned with those of the U.S.

As protests erupted in Cuba over shortages of basic necessities, the decades-long illegal U.S. blockade on Cuba was no longer a part of mainstream media narratives. In 2020, media focus was on the Cuban contribution to the fight against Covid19 and how, despite the blockade, Cuba had still managed its internationalist approach, while manufacturing its own vaccines. For a brief period, talk about lifting the illegal blockade on Cuba was also part of the international narrative, even as the medical brigades were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Meanwhile, due to the blockade and Covid19, Cuba’s economy contracted further. Unwaveringly, the U.S. government also continued with its funding of anti-governments groups. Only the U.S. intentions are not democratic, despite what mainstream propaganda disseminates.

In April 1960, a memorandum under the heading “The Decline and Fall of Castro” partly stated, “The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship.” Calling for economic deprivation, the memorandum further advocated for action which, “while as adroit and inconspicuous as possible, makes the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government.”

Given that the U.S. has never relented in its aggressive policy against Cuba, why is the imperialist narrative suddenly excluded from the greater picture of Cubans protesting against the existing shortages on the island. The U.S.’s economic sabotage of Cuba is well documented and for 60 years, the Cuban people have suffered the effects of U.S. foreign policy against the island, particularly when it comes to restrictions on trade. Repeated non-binding UN resolutions to lift the illegal blockade have not wrought any change in this regard. The near unanimous agreement at an international level that the U.S. blockade is harming Cuba is up against imperialist foreign policy, which the mainstream media takes and leaves, depending on which narrative best suits its interests.

U.S. President Joe Biden has not been particularly forthcoming about Cuba until now, biding his time, it seems, until an opportune moment to build upon the Trump administration’s foundations. With Cuba still on the U.S. terror sponsor list, and no effort to rescind any of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies on Cuba, Biden is now playing the humanitarian card to foment political unrest.

The White House statement describes Cubans “bravely asserting their fundamental and universal rights.” Undoubtedly so, but not in line with the imperialist designations for the island. If the U.S. has not relented in its repressive tactics against Cuba, there is nothing to suggest that the people would trade one rule of law for another that has sought their downfall, to reconstruct Cuba as the U.S.’s playground reminiscent of the days before the Cuban revolution.

So after upholding Trump’s policies, not to mention the illegal blockade, Biden stated he would be prepared to offer humanitarian aid for Cuba and “to give significant amounts of vaccine” if an international organization would step in. This after Cuban has successfully manufactured its own vaccines which rival both Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy.

Calls for foreign intervention from Cuban dissidents in Miami are adding to the hostility against the island. Would the media think back to the CIA-sponsored assassination attempts on Fidel Castro, and the terror attacks against Cubans, and consider the calls for military intervention in light of decades of failure to bring Cuba under imperialist designs? “We hope that in 2021, President Biden can fix what Kennedy broke in 1961,” Cuban exile Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat stated.

The Miami assumption that military intervention would fix Cuba holds no ground, besides illustrating how, decades after the Bay of Pigs invasion, the interests of the anti-revolution dissidents in Miami are aligned with those of the U.S. The logical step would be for the U.S. to end the blockade and let the Cuban people who have not betrayed the island for the U.S. chart their course.

 

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US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest and undermine government 

(when Obama was president)

 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Cindy Sheehan on Tavis Smiley Radio Show (July 12, 2021)

Cindy Sheehan on Tavis Smiley Radio

Ju1y 12, 2021 

 

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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, the mother of fallen soldier Casey Sheehan, reflects on her campaign to end America's wars and her mistreatment by both political parties.

 


 

 

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

When I'm 64 by Cindy Sheehan

 

When I'm 64 

Fifty-four years ago, today, on my 10th birthday, my cousin gave me the record album (for you youngsters, google "record album." Basically, it's something we "dinosaurs" used to listen to music. Albums predate 8-track cassettes, which you will also probably need to google, but this isn't a history of recorded music), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.

As most children my age, I was a big Beatle's fan--having first seen them on the Ed Sullivan Show when I was six!

SPHCB was a wonder to the 10-year old Cindy Miller---it even came with paper dolls of the Beatles! Remember? I still have the album and wish I also still had those dolls.

Why is this record on my mind today, of all days? Because there was a peppy, cute song on it, sung by Paul McCartney called, "When I'm 64."

Well, today, marks my 64th birthday. There is so much water under my proverbial bridge.

In 1967, the 10-year old Cindy Miller lived in a country that was ravaging Vietnam, just 4-years past the assassination of JFK, but Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr were still alive. These major events touched me in a way that I think most children with a decade under their belts today aren't. 

The television was the most important piece of furniture in our homes, and with only a few broadcast channels, we did watch the evening news and the images from Vietnam were frightening---and as a child of the Cold War, most of my recurring nightmares included mushroom clouds.

However, my 10th birthday was my Star Birthday (when the date matches your age) and I was still innocent and naive. 

I heard the song "When I'm 64" and couldn't even imagine being that ancient, or how much heartache one body could take and still survive--because the song mentions grandchildren (the greatest joy of my life) and vacations on the Isle of Wight, but not sons coming home from US imperialist wars in body bags.

Now, of course, I think 64 is pretty young, and despite the enormous sorrow and great joys, (and 17 months of bizarro covid policies), I have good health.

I always say, "Any day is a good day when you wake up on this side of the dirt."

Today, I will try and stay cool in sweltering 110 degree heat, but, as always, I will keep fighting US imperialism in any way possible.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sam Husseini on Bio-Terror and Lab Leaks (SOAPBOX PODCAST JUNE 29, 2021)

 

June 29, 2021

 

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Guest: Journalist, Sam Husseini

Topic: Bio-terror and Lab Leaks

 

SAM

HUSSEINI.ORG

Cindy and Sam chat about state-led bio-terror, the possible (probable) origins of Covid and why is the establishment NOW talking about lab leaks---what is their possible agenda?

For more information on the topic, also listen to this longer interview Sam did with journalist Whitney Web:

COVID origins and Gain of Function with Sam Husseini 

 

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The Soapbox was publicly talking about lab origins and gain of function research back in March, 2020

Clarity on Corona with Sayer Ji 

(Soapbox Podcast March 29, 2020)

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Monday, June 28, 2021

TO MY EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS

 

TO MY EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:

 

Dear Old Friends,

Google Blogspot is ending its "subscribe by email" function at the end of June, so if you are accustomed to receiving Soapbox updates in your in-box, that feature will no longer be available.

I do send out a weekly newsletter with current content, content of interest, etc.

If you'd like to subscribe to that, please click on the image below (My Signup Form) to sign up for the Soapbox Newsletter.

I hope your summer is going well so far, and life is as pleasant as it can be living in the Empire of Doom. ✌

Love & Peace

Cindy Sheehan

PS: IF YOU DO NOT GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER AND MARK THE EMAIL "NOT SPAM."


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Sunday, June 27, 2021

TO MY EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:

 

Dear Old Friends,

Google Blogspot is ending its "subscribe by email" function at the end of June, so if you are accustomed to receiving Soapbox updates in your in-box, that feature will no longer be available.

I do send out a weekly newsletter with current content, content of interest, etc.

If you'd like to subscribe to that, please click on the image below (My Signup Form) to sign up for the Soapbox Newsletter.

I hope your summer is going well so far, and life is as pleasant as it can be living in the Empire of Doom. ✌

Love & Peace

Cindy Sheehan


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Thursday, June 24, 2021

New Artist Edition of Johnny Got his Gun by Dalton Trumbo with foreword by Cindy Sheehan

 

 


 

An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo is a searing portrayal of war that has stunned and galvanized generations of readers. Upon its release, Saturday Review promised, “It is a book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it.”

 The edition features six full color illustrations by Ūla Šveikauskaitė, a foreword by Cindy Sheehan, an afterword by E.L. Doctorow, and the author’s Introduction from 1959 with addendum written in 1970.

 ARTIST EDITION

The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Ūla Šveikauskaitė. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by the artist. The edition is housed in a metal mesh paper slipcase with an acrylic coating. To order, visit: https://shop.suntup.press/products/johnny-got-his-gun-by-dalton-trumbo-artist-edition

 LETTERED & NUMBERED EDITIONS

If there are any Lettered or Numbered editions available following the Matching Pre-Order, depending on quantities, these copies may be made available to purchase by lottery only beginning Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9 a.m. PT. For more information about these editions, visit: https://suntup.press/johnny-got-his-gun 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Speaking Truth to Empire with Dan Yaseen (June 2021 Edition)


 

 https://soundcloud.com/speaking-truth-to-empire/210616-speaking-truth-to-empire-kathy-kelly

 

Wednesday, June 16 – 3:00 to 3:30 pm

“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Kathy Kelly, a peace and justice activist; and a 3 times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. She cofounded and coordinated Voices in the Wilderness and Voices of Creative Nonviolence. She has helped organize and participated in nonviolent direct actions in many cities in the United States and in many other countries.

 

They discuss the ending of Saudi coalition blockade on Yemen, proliferation of drone warfare and the U. S. responsibilities to the people of Afghanistan.

 

 

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Brief History Lesson of the Cigarette Industry (from Guest Blogger, Anthony Freda)

The history of the cigarette industry is very instructional to those who possess a childlike faith in our powerful institutions.

 
Fact 1. They knew for decades that cigarettes were killing huge numbers of people.
 

2. They hid the studies proving this from the public and the mainstream media had their backs.
 

3. They worked very hard to spike their products to make them even more addictive.
 

4. They tried to kill the whistleblowers who were exposing their crimes.
 

5. They lied to Congress about all of the above.
 

6. NO ONE WAS PUNISHED for these crimes against humanity. They got away with it and made billions in the process.
 

7. They knowingly murdered millions, did not care and most people learned nothing from this.

 
So light up, take your shots and just keep calling me names you fucking fools.

 

Anthony Freda is an artist, illustrator and activist

www.AnthonyFreda.com 

 

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Essentials of Anti-Imperialism with Dust James (Soapbox Podcast June 6, 2021)

 

June 6, 2021


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Topic: Anti-imperialism

Guest: Dust James 


 Dust James is a self-described "Trucker, biker, family man, Communist."

His channel is:

Dust James' Anti-imperialist America

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 Cindy and Dust chat about the importance/essence of being anti-imperialist at the core of all of our organizing and movements and being outside the Dem/Rep partisanship.

 

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

PALESTINE RISING! (SOAPBOX PODCAST 5/29/21)

 

May 29, 2021

 

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TOPIC: GROWING SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE AND GROWING DISGUST WITH THE ILLEGAL, SETTLER STATE OF "ISRAEL"

 GUEST: MNAR MUHAWESH-ADLEY

Mnar

Executive Director, producer & host at Behind the Headlines, Executive Director, producer & host at Behind The Headlines and Founder & CEO & Editor In Chief at Mint Press News

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Illegal Settler State Strikes Again (SOAPBOX PODCAST MAY 23, 2021)

 


MAY 23, 2021


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 TOPIC: "ISRAEL" IN CONTEXT 

GUEST: DAN YASEEN

 Dan Yaseen is one of the founders and current members of Peace Fresno and the host of the monthly radio show, Speaking Truth to Empire (featured on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox).

Cindy and Dan chat about the illegal settler state of Israel. Dan gives us a brief overview of the creation of the state and what they are doing to the residents of Palestine, in the past and today.

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LISTEN TO DAN'S INTERVIEW WITH RAY MCGOVERN

FOR MORE INFO ON THIS TOPIC:


MAY 2021https://soundcloud.com/speaking-truth-to-empire/210519-speaking-truth-to-empire-ray-mcgovern

“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Ray McGovern. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief. In January 2003, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. VIPS has continued to issue memorandums when it notices the falsification and misuse of intelligence by the intelligence agencies. His website is www.raymcgovern.com

 

They discuss Biden Administration’s bellicosity towards Russia, how the flashpoint in Ukraine was defused and the current Israeli bombing of Gaza.
 
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Cindy Sheehan regularly gets banned from Social Media for relatively innocuous posts, but this monster gets an op-ed in Newsweek!
(As if the US/Israel Cabal has not created enough war in the Middle East)
 

 

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Abby Martin debunks the Israeli "Human Shield" Defense

 


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SPEAKING TRUTH TO EMPIRE W/DAN YASEEN (MAY 2021 EDITION)

MAY 2021

https://soundcloud.com/speaking-truth-to-empire/210519-speaking-truth-to-empire-ray-mcgovern

“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Ray McGovern. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief. In January 2003, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. VIPS has continued to issue memorandums when it notices the falsification and misuse of intelligence by the intelligence agencies. His website is www.raymcgovern.com

 

They discuss Biden Administration’s bellicosity towards Russia, how the flashpoint in Ukraine was defused and the current Israeli bombing of Gaza.
 
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Speaking Truth to Empire with Dan Yaseen (April 2021 Edition)

 

Speaking Truth to Empire

with Dan Yaseen

April 2021

 

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Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Jeff J. Brown, he is the editor of China Rising Radio Sinoland, producer of China Tech News Flash!, author of The China Trilogy, a co-founder and the curator of the Bioweapon Truth Commission Global Online Library (BWTC-GOL). They will discuss Biden administration’s belligerent China and Russia bashing. 

 

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