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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 14th, 2010

Government Persecutors Read my Blog

On July 12th, after one postponement, the POTA (Peace of the Action) 3, plus 3, went to trial in DC Superior Court for our arrests after the ANSWER rally and march on March 20th (the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq).On March 20th, after the rally ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

Students rally against war, ask for peace

TEANECK, NJ – "Honk if you're with us!" shouted 13 Stillman Elementary School students June 2 in front of the Teaneck Armory.The W.I.T.S. (World Improvement with Tenafly Students) Club was at it again making their voices heard loud and clear in an effort to take a stand against war and ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Group tired of spending money on war

Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.The banner, "$1 Trillion for War – No More!" marked the day U.S. taxpayers had spent $1 trillion since 2001 on the wars on ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 23rd, 2010

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between One and Four When we have a Permit)

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people. For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we ... continue reading

March 18th, 2010

Protesters prepare for Saturday's antiwar demonstration

Maggie Pondolfino has a 24-year-old son who is a soldier serving in Afghanistan -- "he's honorable, courageous, has a lot of integrity and he loves his mother," she said. Which is why, in part, she said she will be marching in an antiwar demonstration Saturday to bring him and other ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

War's death toll brings out protesters

Local anti-war protesters, marking what they count as the 1,000th American killed in action in Afghanistan, staged a demonstration Tuesday night in Daytona Beach. The death toll differs from the count of the U.S. Department of Defense, which reports 916 total soldiers have been killed in action in and around ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

The president's words ring hollow to them

When the president insisted that the days of funding a war "with a blank check are over," one woman scoffed, "Yeah, right." When the commander in chief suggested critics were wrong to compare the military effort in Afghanistan with the Vietnam War, several laughed out loud. And when Barack Obama ... continue reading

Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson

Nancy Lessin and Charley Richardson are co-founders of Military Families Speak Out

November 24th, 2009

Open Letter to President Obama on Afghanistan

November 23, 2009 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: As you prepare to announce a new strategy for Afghanistan that could mean deploying tens of thousands more of our loved ones to fight a war with no foreseeable end, we ... continue reading

June 18th, 2009

Late soldier's family gives their grief purpose: ending Iraq war

Five years after setting a Marine van on fire, the father of a soldier who died in Iraq has turned personal tragedy into a political testament. By Jennifor Lebovich / Miami Herald In the front yard of the former Hollywood home of the Arredondo family stands a small rose bush, ... continue reading

June 17th, 2009

In Congress: 32 Heroes, 21 Frauds David Swanson

After Downing Street"I want to support my president," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who changed her no vote to a yes. The congressional elections of 2006 and 2008 were almost universally understood as shaped by public desire to end the war in Iraq. Last month, when a war supplemental spending ... continue reading

April 8th, 2009

The War is Not a Game Gold Star Families Speak Out

Gold Star Families Speak Out Expresses Outrageat Video Game Based on Deadly Battle in Iraq Nationwide -- Members of Gold Star Families Speaks Out (GSFSO), family members of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, are expressing outrage at two companies that plan to release a video game that graphically recreates ... continue reading

March 19th, 2009

Our Troops and Iraqis Are Still Dying: An Open Letter to the Peace/Anti-War Movement Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans For Peace

WASHINGTON - March 19 - After six years of war and the historic election of a new President, we as veterans, military and Gold Star families felt an urgent need to reach out to the larger peace/anti-war movements to make our position on Iraq clear during this time of political ... continue reading

March 14th, 2009

Military Families Speak Out marks Iraq anniversary

An auto procession will line up in Seal Beach and follow a route that will pass by the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, the Veterans Affairs center, a cemetery and end at Congresswoman Laura Richardson's office in downtown Long Beach. Long Beach Press-Telegram To mark the sixth anniversary of the ... continue reading

January 15th, 2009

U.S. to pay family of Belchertown Marine who committed suicide $350,000

By Fred Contrada / Belchertown Republican BELCHERTOWN - In what the plaintiffs' lawyer said could be a ground-breaking settlement, the U.S. government has agreed to pay $350,000 to the family of a former Belchertown Marine who took his own life after returning from Iraq. Jeffrey M. Lucey was a corporal ... continue reading

January 15th, 2009

Deserter's cause taken up by activists at Miramar

By Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times Reporting from San Diego -- Antiwar activists have taken up the cause of an Army deserter who was deported from Canada and is now being held at the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Two dozen members of Military Families Speak Out ... continue reading

January 12th, 2009

Rotary vigils to end, for now

By Keith Edwards / Kennebec Journal AUGUSTA -- A group of local residents who've held weekly vigils for peace and democracy for the last six years is calling it quits, due to a belief President-elect Barack Obama will "right many wrongs."And if he doesn't?They'll be back.Jan. 15 will be the ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2008

Boston father of fallen Marine leads protest

By Bryan Bender / Boston Globe ST. PAUL - The father of a Boston Marine killed in Iraq led thousands of antiwar protesters yesterday in a boisterous but largely peaceful demonstration outside the Republican National Convention, while riot police and National Guardsmen clashed separately with a collection of small fringe ... continue reading

August 25th, 2008

Obituary: Alfred Zappala, 68, an advocate for peace

By Walter F. Naedele / Philadelphia Inquirer Alfred Zappala went the distance - at marathons and in his opposition to the war in Iraq. His foster son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, 30, was killed in a warehouse explosion in Iraq in April 2004, becoming the first soldier from the Pennsylvania National ... continue reading

June 16th, 2008

Vets returning from Iraq turn to war protesters for help

By Audrey Parente / News-Journal DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Three months after his advanced infantry training in the Army Reserves, Mike Gianfriddo was deployed to Iraq. His military occupational specialty: administrative assistant. His job in Iraq: tower guard. He served in Iraq from September 2005 for a year, then returned ... continue reading

May 26th, 2008

Our Sacrifice Dante Zappala

Sherwood would be 34, still a big brother, a father proud of his ever growing teenage son. He'd be holding it down somehow -- working like a dog, passionate about his family and the people he served. He'd know my son. They'd share on equal measure the endless newness and ... continue reading

May 15th, 2008

An Antiwar March Through Towns Unused to One

By Michelle York / New York Times CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. — On Wednesday, Charlie Price was smoking a cigarette and sitting outside his restaurant, Charlie’s Place, on a two-lane stretch of highway on the outskirts of town. He watched as a small group protesting the war in Iraq marched toward ... continue reading

May 9th, 2008

Local anti-war marchers step off for Fort Drum

By James Hawver / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ROCHESTER, NY — As they set off on their nine-day, 118-mile march, two dozen local veterans and activists carried peace flags, anti-war banners and what they hope is a small share of the burden placed on the American soldiers sent to Iraq ... continue reading

March 10th, 2008

Activists fighting for peace

By Lisa Crutchfield / Richmond Times-Dispatch Some protest war on streets of Richmond; others pray for peace Nearly five years after the start of the war, area peace activists remain passionate about their causes. And their numbers are growing, says Adria Scharf, executive director of the Richmond Peace Education Center. ... continue reading

December 4th, 2007

Anti-war demonstrators cited in Williston

By Matt Sutkoski / Burlington Free Press WILLISTON, VT -- Thirteen demonstrators were arrested and cited for trespassing Friday at a Vermont Army National Guard recruiting office as dozens more protesters surrounded the building, opposing military recruiting in schools. The protests grew from a campaign by students at Mount Mansfield ... continue reading

October 8th, 2007

The Not-So-Small Price of Iraq Dante Zappala

UNTIL RECENTLY, I thought America agreed that the death of over 3,800 troops in Iraq is a tremendous loss to this country. My brother, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, is just one in that number. He was a soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and was killed in an explosion in ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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