Cindy Sheehan


Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses the start of the Peace of the Action civil resistance against war and empire in Washington, DC, the scarcity of both peace activists who are willing to challenge a Democratic president and pro-war hecklers who demand obedience to “Commander in Chief” Obama, the circumstances around Casey Sheehan’s death in Iraq in 2004 and how substituting the word “hero” for “victim” redirects blame from the US government to the enemy du jour.

MP3 here. (25:08)

Cindy Sheehan became a leader of the antiwar movement after her son, Casey, was killed in Iraq. Her efforts to get answers from President Bush, including a vigil in Crawford, Texas, have received national media attention. She has a website and radio show, is the author of Peace Mom: A Mother’s Journey through Heartache to Activism and wrote the introduction to 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military.

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  1. Cheney and McCain wanted a war with Russia ? The mentally ill are more sane. And that´s the reason Obama won. McCain is quite obviously insane (bomb,bomb,bomb Iran !). It seems that Obama is crazy too but it´s not that obvious (his claim that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and at the same time the CIA says that there´s absolutely NO EVIDENCE for that claim). It´s so sad that we seem to be going the way of Mars (all-out ABC-war ?) just because of insanity. This "civilization" could have grown for about 4. billion years more. But there are indications that this has happened before, also on Earth. Robert Oppenheimer said, "This is the first nuclear bomb in modern times". He knew that The Mahabharata tells of planes, nuclear bombs, etc. With the Peri Reis-map (NASA says it´s better than modern maps and it can only have been made from the air-it shows Antarctic without ice and Sahara with rivers, etc.) there are only two possibilities: We were at this level before (Antarctica was ice-free some 53 mil. years ago) and we had Nuclear War – or we had visitors.

    1. Jeez Claus, get the fuck out of that car, Erich van Däniken is in it!

      Truth be told, I also read his crap. About 25 years ago, that is. I am not ashamed but neither do I put it on my "to be advertised" list.

      And the only good book on UFOs I have read is Jaques Vallée's "Forbidden Science", basically a biography. Sounds authentic, though I do know that he Vallée is prone to lifting off into schizophrenic dreamspace. But it's a good read just to see the life of a scientist who is moving from post-WWII France to the US.

      And now, back to down-to-earth subjects.

  2. There's one political party in America, the DemoPublican Party. Its two wings–Democrat and Republican–are there just for show, to give Joe & Jane Sixpack the illusion of "choice" in our political "system." The DemoPublican Party gives you endless wars, subservience to Israel, corporate welfare for Wall Street, lawlessness, ad nauseam.

    Obama and John McInsane are both warmongers. If the latter had become President, he probably would have attacked Iran by now (at the behest of the boys in Tel Aviv, naturally).

    It's unlikely Cindy Sheehan will get a meeting with Obama. You'll recall that last August, when Obama was vacationing among the Beautiful People on Martha's Vineyard, he refused to meet with Sheehan.

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