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By Seth Rosen, Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.
As prominent anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan stepped to the microphone Friday night outside the Charlottesville Ice Park, John Pulliam raised his sign above his head and began to shout.
"Win the war. Win the war," Pulliam, a retired soldier who fought in the first Gulf War, methodically chanted. In front of him, a middle-aged couple looked back, shook their heads and began cheering for Sheehan, hoping to drown out Pulliam's baritone. Pulliam retorted by hoisting his sign higher and raising his voice. Those around him responded by yelling louder.
By The Hook
One of the larger protests Charlottesville has seen in recent years began this afternoon on the occasion of a visit by America’s most renowned bereaved war mom, Cindy Sheehan.
“We could impeach Dick Cheney in one day!” declared Sheehan’s local host, David Swanson, before a crowd of nearly 1,000 nestled between the Omni hotel and the Charlottesville Ice Park.
Reported by Annie Scholz, NBC 29
Link for video
She's become of the most prominent figures of the anti-war movement and Friday night, Cindy Sheehan is in Charlottesville.
Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq three years ago, has brought her "Journey for Humanity" movement across the country, from Crawford, Texas to New York City and now, downtown Charlottesville. Friday night, she leads a rally in front of the ice park against the war in Iraq.
Storms cut short a peace rally in downtown Lynchburg with the woman who has been the face of America's anti-war movement, Cindy Sheehan.
For about an hour Thursday night, downtown Lynchburg was the epicenter of America's debate over the war in Iraq. In three years, Cindy Sheehan has gone from grieving mother to full-time protester. About a hundred supporters joined Sheehan on a march through downtown.
By Cassie Safrit, News 14
CARRBORO, N.C. -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan started her "Summer of Love" tour in Crawford, Texas, and on Thursday she made a stop in Carrboro.
"We're really happy to be here," said Sheehan when she arrived.
A few dozen supporters met Sheehan and her entourage with cheers at Weaver Street Market.
Article and video are here. Video says a group plans a "counter rally" described as a "pro-America" and "pro-victory" rally in front of the Paramount theater, as if the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and impeachment are anti-American, as if you can win the occupation of someone else's country.
Details on the pro-peace and justice event are at http://www.charlottesvillepeace.org
By Cindy Sheehan
Being in the deep south has been a very interesting experience. As George's approval numbers hover down some where in Congress's range and approval for their war is shrinking, we have encountered very little opposition to our message, but the opposition we have encountered has been vile, abusive and potentially dangerous.
In Houston, one of the more active kingdoms of war profiteering, we encountered no protest. As a matter of fact, while we were stationed on a bridge over I-10 holding our "Impeach Bush and Cheney" and "Troops home now" signs, we had almost 100% approval. People were actually stopping their cars to applaud us and in some cases, join us.
After the death of her son while serving in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan became an anti-war activist. She has been one of the most vocal people in the anti-Iraq war movement. Her latest protest march comes through Charlotte and she'll take time out to appear on the program. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or email@example.com LISTEN HERE
By Ernest Partridge, Crisis Papers
Cindy Sheehan has announced that if Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not put impeachment “on the table,” Sheehan will run against Pelosi in 2008 as an independent.
Establishment Democrats are appalled. At a time when the Party must unite for the coming campaign, they complain, along comes this “outsider” to divide the Party’s base support. Furthermore, challenges such is this, and even worse, primary challenges, divert campaign funds. And finally, Nancy Pelosi, a stalwart liberal, does not deserve such treatment.
Greensboro, North Carolina - Hoy en día Carlos Arredondo acompaña a la famosa Cindy Sheehan a quien le mataron a su hijo Casey en Irak 04/04/2004. La razon que el lo hace es porque su hijo mayor Alexander se inscribio como marino por los principios más importantes de los EEUU: justicia, la libertad de la expresión y para ayudar personas como los Irakis con la oportunidad de adquirir una vida mejor.
Anti-war activist takes on “untouchable” Democrats
BY SCOTT WEAVER, C-ville Weekly, Charlottesville, Va.
On June 20, anti-war activist and perennial pain-in-POTUS’-ass, Cindy Sheehan, will lead a rally on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Sheehan—who in May quit her anti-war activism in disgust only to return recently—is traveling to Washington, D.C., to call for the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. She’s also announced that she’ll run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if Pelosi doesn’t back impeachment by July 23. Here’s some of Sheehan’s conversation with C-VILLE while she was on the road to Montgomery, Alabama.
Cindy Sheehan gave C-VILLE an exclusive interview in advance of her Charlottesville anti-war protest on July 20.
C-VILLE: What prompted your return to activism?
Cindy Sheehan: I always planned on coming back in a humanitarian group called People for Humanity. But when George Bush commuted “Scooter” Libby’s sentence, that really pulled me back in. While I was away, George’s “surge” had been disastrous. Then Dick Cheney says he’s not in the executive branch and doesn’t have to turn over his papers to the National Archives. That was just another flagrant abuse of executive power. It was just the last straw. I had to get back in earlier. I have been deeply disappointed with the Democratic leadership since they took over office. I had no illusions they were going to make much of a difference. Even before they were elected, Nancy Pelosi said impeachment was off the table.
CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT OF BUSH, CHENEY
Anti-war activist likely to face opposition
By EMILY S. ACHENBAUM, Charlotte Observer
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will be in Charlotte today for two rallies calling for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. A counter-rally has also been scheduled.
Sheehan, one of the best-known opponents of the war in Iraq, ended a self-imposed retirement earlier this month after Bush commuted the prison sentence of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Libby had been convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the CIA leak case.
Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 7
By Cindy Sheehan
The Journey for Humanity and Accountability took a two days hiatus in Charlotte, NC while I traveled home to the Bay Area to attend the memorial service of a dear friend of mine. The rest of the group used the time in Charlotte to repair tires, rest, catch up on emails
and help work on the next few stops. In the meantime, to the consternation of the Democratic blogosphere, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has 7 more days to put impeachment back on the table. Very few people on these blogs recognize the fact that it's not my fault that Ms. Pelosi is not doing her job.
Charlotte North Carolinians! Mark Your Calendar for 7/17 to Join Cindy Sheehan and Others for Peace & Impeachment Actions!
July 17 Gold Star Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan to Lead Rallies in Charlotte
Hold the Bush Administration & Congress Accountable to the Will of the People!
July 17, 2007
Noon: Rally at Rep. Mel Watts office
1230 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC
5:00 pm: Mass Rally at Bryant Park
1701 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC
(if hard rain: Charlotte Energy Solutions,
337 Baldwin Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204)
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
(APN) ATLANTA – Activist and likely congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan blasted CNN television news during her visit to Atlanta on Saturday night, July 14, 2007. Sheehan was in town as part of her cross country Caravan for Humanity and Accountability.
Activists held a reception for Sheehan prior to a production of the play, “Marx in SoHo,” at the 7 Stages Theater in Atlanta’s Little Five Points area. About 200 leftist activists attended.
Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 5
By Cindy Sheehan
Today our Journey took us to Ft. Benning, Ga, where the cancer of the School of Americas (WINSEC) is housed. I have written on torture before and I believe that BushCo's policy of imprisoning people without their basic due process and torturing them is one of the grossest breeches of international and American law and one of the overriding reasons that they should
Friday July 13, 2007
July 14 Ft Benning GA.
We will be meeting at the Main gate at 9:30 for our demonstration which will run from, 10am-11am. We will be reading the names of the detainees in Guantanamo. Please wear orange if possible.
Map to Main Gate at Ft. Benning Rd (This is an SOA map so please disregard the dates)
By Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan got into an argument with a man Thursday outside the Alabama State Capitol.
The visit to Montgomery was part of Sheehan's 17-city "Summer of Love '07" protest tour that began Tuesday at President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch. Footage from Montgomery's WSFA-TV shows a man yelling at Sheehan as she walked away after briefly speaking to reporters.
By PA Farruggio
Who is Cindy Sheehan? Is she some celebrity, some artist, some politician? No, she is a simple woman, by her own definition, who led a simple life for most of her 40 something years. Then, to suffer one of the most terrible traumas a mother can suffer.... she lost her son. Her boy, the child she carried 9 months in her womb, that most precious of gifts that our Creator bestows upon us. I have heard stories about my late mother, and how she carried her first child, for the full term, only to hear the news, as she lay half awake in her stupor, that he had strangled on her umbilical cord, and that he was born..... dead! I do believe that the death of her first born, the gift she too carried within her for 9 months, had devastated her for her whole life. She never fully recovered from that trauma, emotionally or psychologically.
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
(APN) ATLANTA "Nancy Pelosi had no business taking impeachment off the table. Because Article Two, Section Four of the Constitution says the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed in office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. It says shall be removed. It doesn’t say if the Speaker says impeachment is an optional menu item," Cindy Sheehan told Atlanta Progressive News in a phone interview.
By Cindy Sheehan
Since I announced my challenge to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a few days ago, I have been very thrilled that issues like impeachment and the inherent corruption of the "two" party system have been brought to the forefront of public discourse. Every interview that I have done has given me the opportunity to throw the impeachment issue out there. The democratic blogosphere has predictably lined up against me and must be very frightened because they are repeating the scandalous lies of the right. Wow, the right and left are finding common ground over slandering me. I must be a uniter.
Sheehan brings new campaign through Houston
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan spent her 50th birthday in Houston today, attending events aimed at ending the war in Iraq.
Sheehan joined other activists who gathered on the Montrose bridge during the afternoon rush hour to hold signs calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
WHAT: Rally for peace, justice, and impeachment, part of Cindy Sheehan's "Journey for Humanity" march/drive from Crawford, Texas, to New York City.
WHO: Cindy Sheehan, other leading activists for peace and justice, the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, and other allied peace and justice organizations.
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Outside, on the west end of the Downtown Mall, in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park, in Charlottesville, Va.
RAIN LOCATION: In case of hard rain, the event will be held at the Albemarle County Office Building at 401 McIntire Rd.
WHY: Because Dick Cheney is still the Vice President and Iraq is still occupied.
By John Nichols, www.thenation.com
The Bush administration is no barrier to the burgeoning movement for impeachment. In fact, George Bush and Dick Cheney should probably be made honorary members of the various coalitions seeking to remove them from office. Not a day goes by when the president and vice president do not take actions that strengthen the case for impeachment — actions that, on Cheney’s part, have already inspired ten U.S. House members to endorse articles detailing his high crimes and misdemeanors.