For immediate release.
Contact: David Swanson email@example.com 202-329-7847
Sheehan and other riders are available for interviews.
WHAT: Gold Star Mother and "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan will lead a Tour de Peace bike ride across the United States from the grave of her son Casey in Vacaville, Calif., to Washington, D.C., following the mother road, historic Route 66 to Chicago, and other roads from there on to D.C. Bicyclers will join in for all or part of the tour, which will include public events organized by local groups along the way. Complete route: http://tourdepeace.org/the-route.html
WHEN: The tour will begin on April 4, 2013, nine years after Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq, and 45 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed in Memphis. It will conclude on July 3, 2013, with a ride from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House.
Many thanks to Peace Fresno for allowing me the opportunity to speak.
Your very own co-founder of 9/11Blogger has finally written a book! '9/11 Truther' details Jon's experiences in the 9/11 truth movement and why it is still vitally important to the welfare of the world that the event be fully investigated for the purposes of justice, accountability, and peace.
Jon is a personal friend of mine whose work I've followed for years. I've often played the role of sounding board for Jon, a man whose early life experiences mirror many of my own.
He is a working class gentleman who has dedicated his life to spreading the message of the Jersey Girls, to doing everything in his power to help the forgotten, neglected, and ailing 9/11 First Responders, and to spreading the ideas and beliefs of many great American icons such as Martin Luther King, Jr and Cindy Sheehan.
Speaking of Cindy Sheehan, she was kind enough to author the foreword to Jons' book. Cindy is an elegant wordsmith. She is a woman that has earned my utmost respect for being consistent, outspoken, and incendiary. She does not disappoint here.
Cindy Sheehan has turned her grief into an anti-war crusade, even questioning the death of Osama bin Laden. From HLN's Dr. DREW Show Thurs. 5/5/11:
This is a special Media Roots TV interview conducted by Abby Martin with Cindy Sheehan, mother who has made the ultimate sacrifice and fearless anti-war activist. She relays her powerfully lucid point of view in a candid interview at her home on February 6th, 2011.
For more information about Cindy go to http://www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com/
Source: 9/11 Truth News
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has given support to the cause of 9/11 truth many times over the past few years but on the eve of the ninth anniversary, she made her position clearer than ever before. To an enthusiastic packed house at All Souls Church in New York City, Sheehan declared "I am a 9/11 truther. I do think it was an inside job."
Sheehan lost her son Casey in the Iraq invasion and has since dedicated her life to ending war and injustice. She is most widely known for setting up camp on the edge of George W. Bush's Texas property in 2005, demanding that the president answer one single question from a mother whose son died in the war.
Since that time, Sheehan has continued her activism. She is a fierce critic of the Obama administration's continued occupations and drone attacks, and recently founded Peace of the Action to further her anti-war activities.
On Friday, in the crowded All Souls Church on the upper East Side of Manhattan, Sheehan spoke of many injustices related to the war, both at home and abroad. She spoke of being tear gassed and shot at with rubber bullets while protesting. She spoke of the recently reported "Kill Squad" in Afghanistan, where members of the US military collected the fingers of slaughtered civilians for souvenirs. "That's not something new," Sheehan said.
She urged the crowd to consider the lives of the Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani people and said, "We're the occupiers - it's up to us to do something about it".
When the topic turned to 9/11, Sheehan stated "I am a 9/11 truther." She paused while the appreciative crowd cheered loudly and then said, "I do think it was an inside job. We just don't know - I don't know - how far inside it went. But, you know, I'm sure Dick Cheney had something to do with it."
While not making it her main issue, Sheehan has spoken freely regarding her opinions on 9/11 truth over the past few years. She has offered her support to the 9/11 truth movement in various interviews and participated in conferences. Sheehan also serves as an adviser to the recently launched 9/11 Truth News (911truthnews.com).
Citing the 30,000 mostly young people who die each day from starvation, Sheehan left the crowd with this thought: "Every day, ten 9/11s occur around the world. It's time to start acting locally, but thinking globally."
Report by Cosmos
“...Now you're pretending
That it's not ending
You'll say anything to avoid a fight...”
~mixed feelings re: 911truth
On Saturday March 20th, a huge anti-war rally and march was held at Lafayette Park in Washington D.C. It was sponsored by A.N.S.W.E.R. Speakers included Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, Ralph Nader, Matthis Chiroux, Mike Ferner, and many others.
The march ended in front of the White House. Some of the protesters placed faux coffins representing different countries we have harmed during these illegal wars against the fence in front of the White House. The Park Police set up a perimeter around these coffins using the “POLICE DO NOT CROSS” tape. My guess would be it was around 50ft x 50ft on the front sidewalk of the White House. People like Matthis Chiroux laid down in front of the coffins to protest. If you entered this zone, you were arrested. I refer to it as an arbitrary “arrest zone.”
Cindy Sheehan, myself, and others walked through the crowd until we reached the barrier closest to those laying down on the sidewalk. As you can see in this video, the barrier failed, and Cindy Sheehan walked across. As soon as she entered the “arrest zone,” the Park Police immediately grabbed her, and handcuffed her. They were literally manhandling her.
Whose Streets? (Our Streets between 1pm and 4pm With a Permit) by Cindy Sheehan
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 march past empty buildings and shake our fists at them and promise that if those empty buildings don’t change their ways, we will be back next year to do the same thing. The arrests are symbolic and don’t shut down anything, except in the case of large arrests, where the police stations are busy for a few hours.
Corrected, revised and updated March 27, 2010
21 mars 2010 — Cindy Sheehan was arrested at the White House in an anti-war rally, where thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Washington DC on March 20, 2010, calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to U.S. wars across the globe.
On Monday morning, we are setting up Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Memorial. I have chosen to partake in this because for 9 years we have tried to use the "system" to bring truth and accountability for the 9/11 attacks, and the "system" does not work.
I don't know if you've noticed or not, but 9/11 is not being allowed in the courts. So I don't know what option is left. Part of 9/11 Truth is being anti-war. That's part of the reason we do what we do... or at least I've always thought it to be the case. That we are trying to end the "9/11 wars" by exposing the truth. I can't think of a better place for 9/11 Truth to be than an event designed to end the wars. Knowledge is, after all, power. So... I will be using my knowledge of 9/11 to help end these hideous and illegal wars. We have too much blood on our hands to do nothing.
I hope that you will tell your friends and family to support what it is we are trying to do. 9/11 Truth will be represented at Camp OUT NOW. Cindy has already told me I will be speaking. Please come if you can, but more importantly, don't let people forget we are out there. Please.
Bob Mcilvaine asked me to post this statement:
"As many of you may already know, Cindy Sheehan and Jon Gold are in Washington protesting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They, along with many other anti-war activists, are camping out at the Washington Monument.
It surely is not easy to “keep the flame of protest’ when the media and special interest groups fight us at every juncture. But, as Cindy and I both know all too well, life is precious and we have lost too, too many young lives already.
Cindy and Jon, I cannot be with you, but I am truly there in spirit. May God keep you safe."
father of Bobby McIlvaine
I think this is important for people in the 9/11 Truth Movement to hear.
WeAreChange sponsors a talk given by Cindy Sheehan.
Today, Cindy Sheehan organized a protest out in front of CIA Headquarters to protest the illegal drone bombings taking place. Afterwards, we went to Dick Cheney's house to deliver this.
The Roberts Report
Jan. 6th, 2010
By Cheri Roberts - 9/11 Truther Cyberzine
AUDIO INTERVIEW HERE: http://paulsdomain.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=568240
A message to the Choir: Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan on Unifying the Truth Movement
Five years after the tragic death of Casey, Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan speaks about the pressing issues of our times and how they intertwine with me on The Roberts Report. Cindy discusses 9/11 Truth and addresses the 9/11 Truth movement as a whole and encourages unification.
After death threats and general ill will being thrust upon her Cindy still perseveres and is gearing up for a major DC action. For more information on how you can get involved go to peaceoftheaction.org.
Join Cindy Sheehan, myself and countless others Mon. May 22nd for Circle of Truth – a Global 9/11 Truth Visibility Event. Find Circle of Truth on Face Book or go to:
Listen to The Roberts Report on the Paul Tassopulos Show:
INTERVIEWS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.911truther.org/
PROTEST AGAINST CIA DRONE ATTACKS COMING TO LANGLEY, VIRGINIA
"Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, a new revenge feud, and more recruits for a militant movement
that has grown exponentially even as drone strikes have increased." - David Kilcullen (Counterinsurgency Expert) Center for New American Security
On January 16th, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm activists will descend upon the home of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia to protest the immoral, illegal and inhumane use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs - also known as "drones".) Speaking at this event will be:
- Cindy Sheehan (world renowned American anti-war/peace activist and nobel peace prize nominee)
Cindy WANTS us to attend. What better place for 9/11 Truth than an action designed to end the wars? I am planning on going for at least the first 2 weeks. - Jon
by: Scott Galindez, t r u t h o u t | Report
Tuesday 22 December 2009
In August of 2005, Cindy Sheehan, who had lost her son in Iraq, set up camp outside George Bush's vacation home in Crawford, Texas. She had a simple question; she wanted to know what the "noble cause" was for which her son had died. Thousands of people joined Cindy in Crawford, and Camp Casey became a national story that breathed new life into the antiwar movement.
In March of 2010, Cindy Sheehan and other activists from a group calling itself "Peace of the Action" will be converging on Washington, DC, to set up a camp on the National Mall.
When asked how long the encampment will last, Sheehan responded, "as long as it takes, that will be up to the government; we are prepared to stay until our demands are met."
“You gotta make me do it.” - Barack Obama
I had just walked back into my hotel room yesterday after chaining myself to the White House fence and being arrested, when I saw White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, say that removing troops from Afghanistan was “not an option.”
Hundreds of us were out in front of the White House as this nation is heading into the 9th year of what is the longest overt military misadventure, next to Vietnam.
Sixty-one other people were arrested with me. Organizations calling for the end to torture and for single-payer Medicare for all were in attendance, along with Vet groups and other pro-peace organizations and leaders.
This Sunday (August 9th), Cindy features two guests: Manny Badillo (who is co-ordinating NYCCAN, a ballot initiative demanding a full and private investigation into the 9-11 attacks that includes subpoena power and immunity for so-called whistle blowers) plus Francisco Torres (a member of the "SF-8") who was falsely accused of murder by confessions that were gleaned from torture: In 1971! We want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Check it out!
By the way, President Obama: How 'bout some spare change for us commoners? Where did all that promised change go, anyway? Did it get lost in all the ensuing wonderful changiness of everything? And what's up with this "indefinite detention" stuff anyway?
The show will be ready this Sunday. Click here to listen or download, beginning at 2:00 PM San Francisco time.
9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo and Cindy Sheehan
On April 4th, 2004, my son Casey was killed serving the United States Army in Iraq during the illegal occupation started by the Bush Administration.
That illegal occupation was made possible because of the attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, resulting in the deaths of 2,973 people.
Since that horrid day, victims' family members have been doing everything within their power to seek justice and accountability for what happened, with little to no success. It is shameful that almost 8 years after the fact, they have been denied this. The official 9/11 commission report was a sham and a mockery of justice, not justice.
This was a treat. Cindy is a hero of mine, as she is to so many others. Go visit Cindy at www.cindysheehanssoapbox.com
On Monday, June 8 2009, North Texans for 9/11 Truth joined Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, The Dallas Peace Center, and other concerned citizens in a march and protest to the home neighborhood of George W Bush in Dallas, Texas. While the sweat poured off the marchers in the late afternoon sun, things also heated up for Bush and his friends.
In this 6 minute video, Cindy Sheehan delivers a powerful speech in front of the street leading to Bush’s home. Some very profound statements are made – points which we all should make note of.
Alex Jones talks with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who is running as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in November in an attempt to end the strangle hold that the military industrial racket has over our government which keeps us fighting endless wars around the globe.
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4th Amendment: Rest in Peace
By Cindy Sheehan
b. December 15, 1791
d. June 20, 2008
22/06/08 "ICH" -- - The 4th Amendment to the US constitution is just one more thing that has been murdered since bloody Emperor George took office in 2001: Over 4000 US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; over one million Iraqis and Afghanis and many of our brothers and sisters in this country who have been either killed or devastated by catastrophic climate change and other violence that has become rampant.
Among the things that have been murdered in George's quest to be the emperor of a vast US corporate-military empire are many aspects of our constitution.
(This was in my emailbox this morning. Thought it worthwhile to share in that, like Cynthia McKinney, a rare breed in politics but maybe changing, she is willing to speak Truth to Power . . . . I'm unable to source this . . . find a url link . . . but there's this: www.CindyforCongress.org. -- Betsy)
The Uphill Battle
By Cindy Sheehan
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When one reflects on ones life, there are several ways to do it. We can look back in a linear fashion and say, for example: "When I was 11, my beloved grandmother died." "In 1975, I graduated from high school." "In 1977, I got married." "In 1979, I gave birth to my first child, a son." "In the 1980's, money was tight." You get the picture.
Or, we can look at life as a journey or path we are on. The road has been smooth, rocky, windy, narrow, or wide; we have descended into deep, dark valleys, or we have sailed along on cruise control, until an unexpected obstacle arises and there's either a crash or a near miss.