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Tell the Media: Cover Vets and Family Members in Crawford!


Cindy Sheehan, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, and mother of a soldier killed in action in Iraq, plans to confront President Bush with questions at his Crawford ranch on Saturday morning, August 6, 11 a.m. CT. Accompanying Sheehan will be members of Veteran's for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), CODE PINK, and Crawford Peace House, all members or allies of the AfterDowningStreet.org Coalition.

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They all have reporters already in Crawford with very little to do. Ask them politely to cover this story.

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yesterday I sent an email to 'events' at C-Span with the details
about this protest.

events@c-span.org

c-span suggested events for coverage

Would love to see the coverage.

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Thank you for these addresses. I just sent it on to many of them as well.

Thank you also...just sent 'em.

Can you post this list of emails over at dailykos...getting abit late currently though. Isn't there also a 'hotline' for asking C-Span to cover a specific event?

my list is your list

Wow! What a resource. I sent a whole bunch of e-mails & made phone calls already, but these added e-mailsare golden. Thank you!

Now what will he do, the big bold president...Will he answer the questions?

Not leaving until they're all answered.

Doug E.

I just sent this message with the release posted here about Ms. Sheehan's appearance in Crawford to stations in Waco Texas near Crawford. Local media has to be contacted as well so I thought this would also be a good way to do it, as I think local channels may be more inclined to cover this as well. These are the addresses I sent the message to:

news@kcentv.com
dsartor@kwkt.com
news@kwtx.com
christain.wohlfahrt@knct.org

To Your News Desk;
As an American who supports the troops and wants this war to end, I believe this story needs to be covered. Cindy Sheehan and all who have lost loved ones in this war need answers. All Americans who were lied to need answers. If Bush supports the troops he will let these people be heard. PLEASE cover this story.
Thank you,

Jan Moore

LET'S DO IT!

Subject: August 6, 2001 Bush is handed manilla envelope with Intelligence memo re: Bin Ladin.
To: dateline@nbc.com

August 6, 2005 Bush is handed a million (hopefully) signatures opposing war on Iraq by Cindy Sheehan mother of soldier killed in Iraq a year ago. Please cover this important event on your show.

I hope to see coverage on this important event aired on your show. I watched Cindy Sheehan on CSPAN she spoke about her son's death in Iraq, during the Downing Street Memo hearing.

She doesn't like to be called a hero, but she is one. She is a mom who lost the most precious thing in her life. She has suffered a loss most people don't even want to imagine who has taken her grief and anger and used it in away that most parents could not, she has turned it into determination, grace, and poise. She is fighting against the war in Iraq for her son, who died fighting the war in Iraq.

I hope that you will give her the media attention she deserves tomorrow:

Cover Vets and Family Members in Crawford!

Cindy Sheehan, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, and mother of a soldier killed in action in Iraq, plans to confront President Bush with questions at his Crawford ranch on Saturday morning, August 6, 11 a.m. CT. Accompanying Sheehan will be members of Veteran's for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), CODE PINK, and Crawford Peace House, all members or allies of the AfterDowningStreet.org Coalition.

Gina Judd

Thank you for posting those.

who have lost your loved one and our heroes. I just hope they know that our hearts go out to them. For some reason (maybe my ten year old boy) Cindy Sheehans strength and her fight has touched me deeply.

I just wanted to say that.

magnitude and scope that when I think of it I cannot fathom. My heart breaks for all these Troops families and the fallen citizens of the world to Bush's war. I have been afraid to use a word that I feel describes Bushco's attitude, but because of Cindy's courage, I will speak freely. I think Bushco thinks of the fallen heroes as "expendable". I think the loss of life of the Afghanistan people and Iraqui people has been "expendable" also to the minds , if you can call it that, of Bushco. They have no empathy for those left behind who are grieving and suffering from wounds. When the world found out they had no WMD's, we knew we'd been scammed. When the Downing Street Memos came out , we knew we had proof of what we already knew to be true. Bush going to Crawford to vacation during a so-called War on Terror demonstrates that he has no cares or worries about our nation and our people, let alone anyone else's nation or people. This war is only about greed to Bushco, and nothing else. There can be no other reason. The only "noble cause" in Crawford belongs to Cindy and her search for truth.

Last I heard Bush had spent 319 total days on vacation since stealing the 2000 election. To date that equals twenty percent of his time in office. How much vacation have any of us had in the past five years? I believe I've had somewhere around sixty days.

And don't forget Yank, Rumsfeld changed it to The Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism. I think he (also) finds comedic value in Bush's attempts to pronounce anything greater than two syllables!

Fire Karl Rove!

-BeNt
bentpatriot@yahoo.com
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/

And please, let us not forget about those troops in Afghanistan. That is the forgotten war, and the failed attempt that Bush wants to shove under the rug.

After all, our only "ally" made an empire out of the Opium trade.
God Save the Queen!! (*barf*)

Heroin and Oil - the stuff WASP PNAC empires are based on

Failed because BuchCo. didn't get to install the black gold pipeline through the country...
Yet...

Fire Karl Rove!

-BeNt
bentpatriot@yahoo.com
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/

:H??once, will say it again:
Jon Stewart is more credible than the New York Times.

Stop reading the New York Times.
Tune in to truthtellers and people who are TRULY dedicated to "All the news that is fit to print'.

Afterdowningstreet.org
buzzflash.com
michaelmoore.com
consortiumnews.com
alternet.org
rawstory.com

And on the air-- Air America Radio

I will say it again-- Bill Keller and the New York Times cannot be trusted-- the NYTimes were hoodwinked by Bush I and Reagan over Iran Contra and they've been fatally hoodwinked by the current moron in office.

Support media that cares about the truth, and that is truly doing its job, "Comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comforted."

Courage, love, and peace, and
WE LOVE YOU CINDY SHEEHAN!!!!!!

Forgot to mention:

www.dailykos.com rocks!

This is the media that can be trusted. Accept no BS from the mainstream media anymore. Their "polite" and "kid gloves" handling of this administration is treasonous.

also news that you won't find on cnn try this for an eye opener. Real people reporting real news. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

If the media doesn't start covering these events it will be obvious that they have lost the pulse of the nation. Momentum is building and there is no going back.

...do you remember that ant and the rubber tree plant? Well we are a team of many many many very significant & good ants throughout God's world and we have HIGH HOPES that we are stronger, bigger, better, and more righteous against one Bush Administration's evil problem>>>KERPLOP !!! :

http://www.raypfob.com/highhopes.htm

Thanks so much, I have sent bunches of letters, but will use this to send even more. We have to be RELENTLESS!

Good luck Cindy and others!!!

Via

www.ChurchoftheFrontPorch.blogspot.com
www.CafePress.com/liberalprogdem

I keep looking, but nothing....

Damned Fox just had a live report from the Crawford Ranch. They featured Bush's radio address and visit of Columbian president.......NOTHING about Cindy. And then of course they reported on Dems accusing Bush of stonewalling on Roberts.

CNN is talking about Marilyn Monroe's private thoughts and love affairs.

This is criminal.

via
www.ChurchoftheFrontPorch.blogspot.com
www.CafePress.com/liberalprogdem

Some are still doing news on Micheal Jackson.

It's time to force the MSM to do the news!

All people in Music and Hollywood join Cindy and stop the WRONG'S of the Bush administration.
Everything you have, is from men before you fighting for Liberty and Justice.
Do a concert,put out a CD to stop a war on a LIE for profit.
And if you can give the money to the vets.

Of course nothing. They sell mainly propaganda, rarely real news.

two short diaries at dailykos.com, go read them if you want. Some phone numbers and really great replies with resources. If we want media to cover Cindy & Crew, we must CALL them as it is NOW HAPPENING....

Let's get on it now!!! Thank you.

Barbara

I have just visited the blog site which had been covering the Crawford visit. There was a flurry of reports but the last one was posted about 1:20PM CDT. I was very upset tt read of the treatment our patriots were being subjected to by the local county sheriff's personnel. The part about them being made to walk in a ditch is probably as indicative as anything about this whole situation.

Earlier today I posted a piece likening Cindy Sheehan's questions for Bush to a principle's asking a trustee to explain how the trustee's handling of the principle's resources is being done in the principle's best interests.

To this point, Bush's conduct, as usual, through the actions of others gladly subordinate to him, reaks of indifference and scorn. I stand by what I wrote earlier this morning. Bush and Co. have failed the American people and have not just betrayed our trust, they have violated that trust.

"It is a fact that people who are worthy citizens and stand up for the truth are harassed and hunted in a way that is frightening. With your backing and support, they will find the strength to carry on until their goal has been achieved. Remember this is your fight, and you are at a most crucial time in your lives. The very least anyone can do is to talk with others and open their eyes to what is happening"

St. Germain 08.06.05

You are beginning to sense how near you are to a break through. All of a sudden the groundwork put in by many people is finally producing the results that you have been looking for. It is still only a small percentage of you that regularly follow the news and have an awareness of what is really taking place. However, that has proved to be sufficient to spread the word, and more people are having their curiosity aroused. It is glaringly obvious that events are out of control, and there is a race against time to prevent them escalating any further.

The dark cabal have pulled the strings for so long, and you are finding that their control goes back much further than you imagined. Hiding secrets is always difficult, as inevitably some one takes a long hard look at events and begins to see through cover-ups. It is true that if you often lie you will eventually be caught out lying about the lies, and in the end the web of deceit traps the perpetrators themselves. This is what is happening now, and the floodgates are beginning to open as the truth comes tumbling out. There are millions of you now sharing your knowledge, and the dark cannot cope with such masses. They direct their attention to those brave souls who openly stand up against them, and these are the ones that need your unflinching support.

It is a fact that people who are worthy citizens and stand up for the truth are harassed and hunted in a way that is frightening. With your backing and support, they will find the strength to carry on until their goal has been achieved. Remember this is your fight, and you are at a most crucial time in your lives. The very least anyone can do is to talk with others and open their eyes to what is happening. Just a word or an idea here and there may be sufficient to open up a train of thought that will add another to the ranks of those who are thinking for themselves.

It does not need me to tell you that you are watching events unfold that have the potential to bring a sudden change in your fortunes. When truth is on your side all Heaven works with you to achieve results, and this time is here now. It may seem a lonely one sided battle, but when you bring your light to bear upon the dark, you are suddenly a great force for good and we are with you. For those of you who lead in this way, we say feel our presence around you and do not hesitate to ask for our protection if you feel uneasy or threatened. You play by the rules and so do we, whilst the dark are devious and have no scruples whatsoever as to how they achieve their aims.

Be ready for some members of the dark to move into the Light, and know that eventually all do so. Even in the darkest heart a small Light shines and it can never be totally extinguished. This is that part of you that is your God spark, and even if every other aspect of yourself disappeared, it would still remain. You may now be aware that you personally are within the Light, and have a one pointed focus on your goal. Be assured however, that you have trodden a stony path to get there as all do as part of their experience. Remember, that “But for the Grace there go I

So, that's it then? They had to walk in a ditch, and now the local cops (tools) have stopped them because some of them may have been walking in the road? Christ! What's it gonna take in this country? We can't be all things to all people around the world and act like this to our own citizens!

Fire Karl Rove!

-BeNt
bentpatriot@yahoo.com
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/

about 5:20pm EST... I did not hear about the ditch. Unbelievable to treat a grieving Mom of an American hero this way>>>DITCH BUSHCO ... IMPEACH THE ADMINISTRATION... WAR CRIMINAL TRIALS FOR ALL OF THEM...!!!

HOW DARE BUSH GO AWOL FROM HIS DUTIES AT THE WHITE HOUSE DURING THIS WAR!!!

Somebody get the Boss,Willie and others to join Cindy,"Who is fighting for America!

We have men in our government that started war on a LIE,and they want more war.
We have men in our government that see the death of our children for profit as no problem.
It doesn't get any more EVIL than this!

K

I also plead to the musicians to help Cindy. You musicians probably have more power in this country than anyone else. You can make a difference. Help put an end to the madness. If you would come out to help, I think all the americans that want to help but are afraid would also come out and maybe this would put an end to the madness.

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