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Black Politicians Starting to Show Support for Anti-War Protesters


Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005
By: Monica Lewis, BlackAmericaWeb.com

Camp Casey, the ever-growing anti-war protest set up outside of President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch, has been compared to a mini-Woodstock, with folk singers like Joan Baez and former movie star Margot Kidder stopping by to make a political statement.

As polls indicate more and more blacks disapproving of the conflict in Iraq, some black politicians are making a point to visit the protest site in Crawford, Texas, a tiny town of roughly 700 people 18 miles outside of Waco.

Earlier this week, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee stopped by to show her support of Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq last year. Sheehan, who began a sit-in near Bush’s vacation home on Aug. 6, was also visited by Rep. Maxine Waters, who, like Jackson Lee, is among a number of politicos echoing Sheehan’s plea to Bush to withdraw American troops.

Waters, who participated in organizing the Out of Iraq Caucus, had met with Sheehan, who lives in Vacaville, Calif., on several occasions before deciding to head to Crawford last week. Waters told BlackAmericaWeb.com that Sheehan’s action speaks volumes, but there needs to be more of an outcry, especially by blacks in the public and private sector, to really drive the point home to Bush.

“The African-American community, for the most part, is against this war,

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OIL and control of the middle east, the caspian sea, EVERYTHING.

But also the desire of Zionists has been to wipe out all of Islam, and abolish the entire world trade law. Why did they wish to do this, for years this has been their main goal.

Islam is a threat to Zionism

Those who will not bow down to Zionism, not Islam are tortured and put to death.

The conspiracy has been ongoing for a long time, and these terrorists are now inside the state department. As you can see the war between Zionism and Islamists has been ongoing for years and years, over their very resources and over the oil.

Zionism is a totally out of control extreme policy, and has led to Islamic Fundamentalists everywhere. Islam for the most part is a peaceful religion until Zionism started destroying countries left and right.

The USA has gotten in the middle of the genocidal, xenocidal war by direct force and coersion. The war between this hate will never be won, until the zionists of this front are done away with forever. And the islam fundamentalists leave, and bring peace back to Islam and their oil reserves.

The words about ISLAM being pure evil are bullshit Zionist lies, propaganda force fed on the masses. ISLAM is a seperate world from Zionists and wants to be left alone, given their own country and freedom. Zionists want none of that and wish to own the entire world bank government and control all the resources under one nation.

Doug E.

We feel the pain, bu we must also address Sudan. Why does the media focas on Aruba, and the honey moon couple. We have a world to over see.

We feel the pain, bu we must also address Sudan. Why does the media focas on Aruba, and the honey moon couple. We have a world to over see.

We feel the pain, bu we must also address Sudan. Why does the media focas on Aruba, and the honey moon couple. We have a world to over see.

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