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Blogger Profile: Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan is a mother whose oldest child, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 4th, 2004. She has been on a mission to end the wars and hold George W. Bush accountable since then.

Cindy Sheehan's Blogs

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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 13th, 2012

Peace is not for Wimps

I am on an overseas trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Sweden invited by the Free the Cuban Five Committees of Ireland and Sweden. On days two and three of the trip, I was very excited to go to Northern Ireland as I have never been there before and there ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 21st, 2012

"Love it, or leave it" v. "Loathe it and stay to fight it"

On January 2nd, I spoke at the rally after our Occupy the Rose Parade protest. There were at least 2,000 activists who formed a contingent at the end of the Rose Parade to protest an alphabet soup of outrages. I was there to represent the antiwar element. I am not ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

December 8th, 2011

Turn, Turn, Turn

I have some wonderful news, after almost two years and much stress, heart break, and inspiration, I am within a couple of weeks of finishing my project, Revolution, A Love Story.As some of you may remember, or not, Revolution, A Love Story began as a documentary project after I traveled ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 8th, 2011

We Will Never Pay, So Stop Harassing Us

To: Whom it may concern in the Internal Revenue Service (hereafter known as IRS). From: Cindy Sheehan, grieving mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04 From: Christy (Dede) Miller, grieving aunt of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04 RE: Recent Notices of Levy ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 21st, 2011

Justice for Casey Sheehan and hundreds of thousands of others

It was with great sorrow and fear that my family watched the insane and inexplicable rush of our nation to invade two countries that had absolutely nothing to do with the events on September 11.2001. It was with greater sorrow and fear that my family watched one of our indispensable ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 18th, 2011

Barbarism Breeds Barbarism

My heart is very heavy as I write this--in three days (Sept. 21), people around the world will be commemorating International Peace Day and the state of Georgia has scheduled the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. There is much evidence that Davis is not guilty of the murder, with the ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 14th, 2011

Children and War

Recently, I was listening to KGO radio and in case you don’t know, KGO is the ABC affiliate super-station here in San Francisco that can be heard by millions of people with it’s mega-wattage transmitter. Gene Burns happened to be the host at that time. The night that I was ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 9th, 2011

Police State Much?

“Totalitarianism is patriotism institutionalized.” Steve Allen “Patriotic” Americans are still berating me for “demeaning” my son’s “sacrifice.” A typical message goes something like this: “Your son died to give you the right to spew your filth against this country. If it wasn’t for the military and people like your son, ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

May 29th, 2011

"Yankees, Go Home!"

I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th--Casey's birthday)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better. Nine of us came from the US to support the people ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

April 4th, 2011

Wake Me Up When April Ends

CASEY AUSTIN SHEEHANMAY 29, 1979-APRIL 04, 2004TOMORROW WILL BE THE 7TH ANNIVERSARY SINCE OUR DARLING CASEY WAS KILLED IN JUST ONE MORE IN A LONG LINE OF US MILITARY DISASTERS AND OUR FAMILY MISSES HIM MORE EVERYDAY.WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT THAT WE RECEIVE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 27th, 2011

"'Humanitarian War' is an Oxymoron"

The other day, I was scanning through the AM radio stations on my way to Berkeley to pick up something, when I heard a familiar voice, our old friend, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh)—and he didn’t sound happy. So I stopped the scan to listen.Surprisingly, Congressman Kucinich was talking to another ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 21st, 2011

Barack-a-lujah! I Have Seen the Light! by Cindy Sheehan

Thanks to the helpful feedback I have received over these past two, or so, years, I have seen the enormous error of my ways. I used to be against ALL wars and the use of violence, but (and I must admit a little confusion on this one, at first) now ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 25th, 2011

A Message of Solidarity with Workers from Cindy Sheehan

A MESSAGE FROM CINDY SHEEHAN Working women and men, I stand with you, because I am one of you! Some people call me the “Peace Mom," because of my unwavering work and stand for peace. In 2004, my son Casey made the ultimate sacrifice for war profiteering and imperial hubris; ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 16th, 2011

The USA MATRIOT ACT

Today, (Feb 16, 2011) the Senate approved an extension of the treasonous USA PATRIOT ACT, following the lead of the House of Representatives. The USA PATRIOT ACT, commonly called "the Patriot Act," is an acronym contrived to make something that is completely tyrannical and fascist sound appealing. The USA PATRIOT ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 1st, 2011

Stuck in Stage Two

In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross published a groundbreaking book called: On Death and Dying. The five stages of grief listed above are called the Kubler-Ross Model and were originally designated for people who were diagnosed with a terminal illness but were extended to anyone who has suffered a major ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 17th, 2011

Pebble People

I interviewed Yoko Ono on Thursday, January 4th for Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio Show. The interview itself, besides being a great coup for my show, struck a deep chord with me. True, I have spent a small part of my life trying to change the way the Empire I live ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

December 24th, 2010

Don't Go, Don't Kill!

The recent repeal of the US military policy of "Don't ask, don't tell" is far from being the human rights advancement some are touting it to be. I find it intellectually dishonest, in fact, illogical on any level to associate human rights with any military, let alone one that is ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 13th, 2010

Savage Austerity

"Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class." James Connolly, Irish Freedom Fighter and founder of the Irish Labor Party “We’re all in this together,” is the chorus the ruling class loves to sing while it simultaneously bestows ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

November 10th, 2010

See George Write

So George Bush wrote a book—if you believe that, you probably also believe he actually won the elections in 2000 and 2004.Yes, I am sure, George, who couldn’t string two coherent words together without the help of a team of speech-writers and policy makers, wrote a 512 page book all ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 14th, 2010

Memo to Nancy Pelosi from Cindy Sheehan

Open Memo To: Nancy Pelosi From: Cindy Sheehan Hey Nan, How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days? You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you? In that almost four years now, you have fully funded the wars; rammed through the ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 5th, 2010

More B.S. Charges Against Me

In November 2009, I joined a caravan of peace activists that gathered at Travis AFB in Fairfield, Ca to head to Creech AFB in Nevada where many of the drone strikes in Afghanistan are coordinated and controlled from. We were scheduled to stop at several AFBs along the way to ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 4th, 2010

Page Turning, Etc.

“As we do, (turn the “page” in Iraq) I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 11th, 2010

Hopium and Hypocritium

The arrogance of the Bush administration could never be surpassed, right? Wrong! Today, Whore House (again, with my apologies to my sex-worker friends) spokeswhore, Robert Gibbs, was quoted as saying this of the “professional left” who liken Obama to his predecessor: “(They) need to be drug tested,” and that these ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 10th, 2010

War Always Was, Still Is, and Always Will Be a Racket

Seventy-seven years ago, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, Marine Corps, gave a speech entitled, War is a Racket. What made this speech so credible, if not surprising, is the fact that Smedley Butler was the highest decorated Marine of all time. Marines all over still learn about him, but they ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 1st, 2010

"Metrics"

Here is a partial exchange between ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in regards to the multi-billion dollar war-funding bill recently passed by Pelosi’s Democratically controlled House of Representatives: CA: "Now you didn't vote. I know the speaker doesn't have to vote. But how would you have voted?" ... continue reading

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Apr 9th
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Apr 5th
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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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Apr 3rd
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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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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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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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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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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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  • March 13th, 2012

    Peace is not for Wimps

    I am on an overseas trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Sweden invited by the Free the Cuban Five Committees of Ireland and Sweden. On ...

  • January 21st, 2012

    "Love it, or leave it" v. "Loathe it and stay to fight it"

    On January 2nd, I spoke at the rally after our Occupy the Rose Parade protest. There were at least 2,000 activists who formed a contingent ...

  • December 8th, 2011

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    I have some wonderful news, after almost two years and much stress, heart break, and inspiration, I am within a couple of weeks of finishing ...

  • November 8th, 2011

    We Will Never Pay, So Stop Harassing Us

    To: Whom it may concern in the Internal Revenue Service (hereafter known as IRS). From: Cindy Sheehan, grieving mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, KIA ...

  • October 21st, 2011

    Justice for Casey Sheehan and hundreds of thousands of others

    It was with great sorrow and fear that my family watched the insane and inexplicable rush of our nation to invade two countries that had ...

  • September 18th, 2011

    Barbarism Breeds Barbarism

    My heart is very heavy as I write this--in three days (Sept. 21), people around the world will be commemorating International Peace Day and the ...

  • June 14th, 2011

    Children and War

    Recently, I was listening to KGO radio and in case you don’t know, KGO is the ABC affiliate super-station here in San Francisco that can ...

  • June 4th, 2010

    The Audacity of Israel

    “Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in ...

  • February 16th, 2011

    The USA MATRIOT ACT

    Today, (Feb 16, 2011) the Senate approved an extension of the treasonous USA PATRIOT ACT, following the lead of the House of Representatives. The USA ...

  • July 20th, 2010

    The Casey Sheehan "End to War" Bill

    My son, Casey, joined the military in 2000, shortly before his 21st birthday, to help pay for college. He had already completed everything he could ...

  • December 2nd, 2009

    30,000 Wrongs Won't Make it Right

    I have had to reluctantly watch many presidential speeches since my son was killed in Iraq in 2004. I was even dragged out of a ...

  • August 10th, 2010

    War Always Was, Still Is, and Always Will Be a Racket

    Seventy-seven years ago, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, Marine Corps, gave a speech entitled, War is a Racket. What made this speech so credible, if ...

  • October 21st, 2011

    Justice for Casey Sheehan and hundreds of thousands of others

    It was with great sorrow and fear that my family watched the insane and inexplicable rush of our nation to invade two countries that had ...

  • August 1st, 2010

    "Metrics"

    Here is a partial exchange between ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in regards to the multi-billion dollar war-funding bill recently passed by ...

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