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Cindy Sheehan Harassed By NYPD -- Call Them On It!


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Cindy Sheehan spoke to about 150 people in Union Square today -- but her talk was cut short when a NYPD goon squad charged into the crowd, yanked her off the stage, and pulled the plug on the rally. Whole story here. It isn't clear if she was arrested or not: this story says she was.

Remember how the last major antiwar march in NYC had such a hard time getting a permit? The little commissars over at the New York Sun were agitating to delay granting the march a permit as long as possible:

"Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly are doing the people of New York and the people of Iraq a great service by delaying and obstructing the anti-war protest planned for February 15. The longer they delay in granting the protesters a permit, the less time the organizers have to get their turnout organized, and the smaller the crowd is likely to be."

The neocons know they can't win the argument over this war, so they're turning to the State to minimize and even crush the antiwar opposition.

Don't let them get away with it. After all, with all the serious crimes [.pdf file] being committed in the 13th Precinct, you would think the cops would have better things to do. Call them and tell them this is still America, bud, and you can't do that!

Here are the phone numbers:

PRECINCT (212) 477-7411
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (212) 477-7427
COMMUNITY POLICING (212) 477-7446
CRIME PREVENTION (212) 477-7427
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (212) 477-3863
YOUTH OFFICER (212) 477-7411
AUXILIARY COORDINATOR (212) 477-7446
DETECTIVE SQUAD (212) 477-7444
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I have one thing to say. You are a soldiers worst enemy. You can go on and on about the bad things that happen in war, but you fail to realize that this country's military is ALL volunteer and every member of our military signs on that dotted line...including my brother (3rd id from from fort stewart..highly decorated vet..including saving the lives of at least 2 iraqi soldiers), my dad (2 tours of Vietnam..also a decorated vet), and my best friend (724th eng) all of which accepted the call and served their country with the highest of honor. You are entitled to your say but please keep the mis truths out of the debate. I know first hand of the good being done over there and don't think for one minute that you are not affecting the morale of those who risk their lives for the very freedom you express.

I also, wish to extend my gratitude for your son and hope you find peace with his passing. I want you to know that all politics aside, I can and do appreciate your fight and wish you comfort in knowing your son died serving a great nation and Americans everywhere owe you our sympathy.

Your rhetoric is jingoism and false, and NOT based in fact. Volunteers sign-up to serve America, NOT lies and Bush's good ol boys.

I heard this over and over from the pro-Bush people while I was at Camp Casey. While it IS true that all troops volunteer (including MY best friend in Afghanistan), please keep in mind they do so with the trust that they will not be put in harm's way by lies and deception for the purposes of greed and imperialism. You choose to see only half the issue and you are in denial that they were put there for any "noble" purpose. When Iraq is at last engaged in a civil war will you finally realize this? How many more have to die for so little gain before people wake up to this truth?

I guess you think its good that well over 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians have been killed by U.S. Bombs.

I guess you think its good the the U.S. has almost pushed Iraq into a civil war.

I guess you think its good that their country is now in piles of rubble.

I guess you think its good that we have pissed away $200 billion+ based on Bush's lies.

Apparently, whoever you are, you didn't or won't be serving in the military.

I was so relieved when I heard about the protests back home when I was *visiting* SE ASIA. I hoped the pressure on Nixon to end this thing... the almost interminable Viet Nam War.

What does attacking Iraq have to do with our freedom in America? Iraq was no threat to our freedom...you have been brainwashed by the GOP.

How does bushco stay in power? Its a monster which feeds on
brainwashing, propaganda, ignorance, fear, apathy. The idea that there is nothing we can do is the worst. Ignorant.

How does bushco stay in power? Its a monster which feeds on fear, despair, propaganda, ignorance,and apathy. The idea that there is nothing we can do is the worst ignorance.

and billions of us around the world > WE GOT THE POWER!

A SOLDIER'S WORST ENEMY IS A CORRUPT PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION, WITH PNAC CONNECTION'S, THAT DECEIVE'S THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN POPULATION TO INVADE ANOTHER NATION ON RATIONAL THAT IS LATTER PROVEN TO HAVE CONSTITUTED INTENTIONAL DECEPTION.
WHO EVER YOU ARE, MR COWARDLY ANOMYMOUS MOUTH, YOU BETTER GO SPEND TIME READING THE LANGUAGE WITHIN THE ENTIRE PNAC SITE. THEN COME BACK IN HERE AND LETS SEE IF YOUR STILL WILLING TO SPEW OUT THAT FILTH FROM YOUR SEWER!**HUMPHREY**

A sincere thankyou to you and your family for honorably serving your country. That said, do not drink the kool-aid...The Iraq war was started on lies and is grinding up young lives...I wish it would stop so that other young people, similar to your family members will not die for Bush's lie...

Dear "you have one thing" You suffer from jingoism. Look it up.
Its patriotic to dissent when your country is taken over by war criminals like bushco. The war is being fought for Halliburton and the other contractors and corporate elite who will profit. Do some reading. I know thinking is hard work, but apparently you can read?
If thats too hard, why not sign up and relieve someone who has done two or three tours already??? It sounds like you are really prowar. Why not sign up and "bring em on"
Tell us about it when you come back
Then you can really tell us about it "first hand" not second hand.
Or are you a chicken hawk only willing to shed other peoples blood?Sounds like it.
Bush feeds on ignorance. Educate yourself.

The "good being done over there"? Raygun supported and armed Saddam.
The use of depleted uranium is causing birth defects not only for Iraqis but for our returning military. The Lancet, the British medical journal and Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore Md. estimate that over a hundred thousand CIVILIANS have been killed.

This includes children horribly mutilated or killed by cluster bombs, high power ordinance, etc. Hundreds of Iraqis are dying every week due to the civil war and the presence of our military. NO country wants to be occupied. The people of Iraq have suffered at the hand of the USA for at least 15 years also under Clinton when over 500,000 children died from starvation and illness directly related to the sanctions. The best good we could do in Iraq and for the United States of America is to bring our troops home now.

As for this not supporting the military argument. Bush continues to cut the benefits for returning vets. He has not properly equipped them. Bush lied to the military, the American People and the Congress about the reasons for going to war. He abused/destroyed the trust between the executive branch and the military. Perhaps you havent heard yet but there were no WMDS, no connection to Al Queda or 911.

Iraq was not a threat to the US; even Bush has admitted this.
Its about the oil. Its an illegal war. We are in much greater danger as a result. But heaven forbid you should have to change your mind just cuz of some facts.

I just called the precinct number: PRECINCT (212) 477-7411
And I said: " I would like to express my dismay at how protesters were...."
and the officer cut me off and hung up rudely. I was going to say I was dismayed at how the protesters rights were violated and at how the NY police treated them. Then I was going to say.....I thought this was America. They must be getting a lot of calls....

I just called the precinct number: PRECINCT (212) 477-7411
And I said: " I would like to express my dismay at how protesters were...."
and the officer cut me off and hung up rudely. I was going to say I was dismayed at how the protesters rights were violated and at how the NY police treated them. Then I was going to say.....I thought this was America. They must be getting a lot of calls....

Thnx for # !

Sometimes the Police forget they are paid by the dollars of citizens and serve the public...NYPD has too many problems to be mean to peaceful, law abiding protesters...Who will be there for them when the tide turns???

You know anonymous,one of the most persuasive and charismatic people in the world also had people following him like sheep. He could do no wrong, and shaped information to fit his agenda. The military looked up to him, the people in large adored him, and had it not been for those who finally took action, Hitler may have well accomplished his dominence beyond the European theater. Remind you of anyone running our government today? The best action we can take before our beloved country is turned into another Totalitarian state is to vote them out of office. By the way, I served 12 years in the USAF, so I respect those who defend our freedom-I don't respect, nor follow the leaders whose intent is to destroy it however.

You know anonymous,one of the most persuasive and charismatic people in the world also had people following him like sheep. He could do no wrong, and shaped information to fit his agenda. The military looked up to him, the people in large adored him, and had it not been for those who finally took action, Hitler may have well accomplished his dominence beyond the European theater. Remind you of anyone running our government today? The best action we can take before our beloved country is turned into another Totalitarian state is to vote them out of office. By the way, I served 12 years in the USAF, so I respect those who defend our freedom-I don't respect, nor follow the leaders whose intent is to destroy it however.

The saddest thing about 21st century America is the utter ignorance and childishness of her people! We Americans have always lived in a dream world of sorts, but today that dream world is being transformed into a nightmare and the average American is just not used to dealing in reality or the truth! This is a tremendous handicap to have in such a perilous era. Bush/Cheney's forte is lying and cheating. They have been able to literally bend the public's perception of reality to conform to their many world-class whoppers! Most people are toeing the party line on issues like 9/11, and Iraq, because its the "acceptable" thing to do. The idea of seeking out the truth is like a foreign concept in America today!

Even now after Bush/Cheney have been exposed as arch liars, the public still appears unable to free themselves from the net of deception thrown over us by the neo-cons via the mainstream media! In spite of our collective power deal with the challenge of the neo-cons (with emphasis on the 'con'), Americans now trying to oppose the regime, act more like a blindfolded prizefighter, with one hand tied behind their backs. Flailing away with uniformed powder puff blows, but not smart enough to go for the neo-con jugular! Like Dracula faced with a cross, neo-cons are very vulnerable to the truth! If they can still fool you, you've got no chance against them! Mentally however, we are so accustomed to BS that the truth is always a bit outside of our comfort zones. In short, we rarely can stomach real truths! What a pity, since the only way to really prevent the impending destruction of our country, is to for once, discard the mainstream media BS, and seek out the truth of what the hell is really going on! Too many Americans unfortunately, have no clue, and even less of a desire to seek out the truth for themselves!

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