Sunday, December 14, 2014

Another Mother Bear (SOAPBOX PODCAST 12/14/2014)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
December 14, 2014

Another Mother Bear



GUEST: Leslie Boyd
TOPIC: Disastrous US Healthcare

Today, Cindy chats with Leslie Boyd.
Leslie's son Michael Boyd died on
April 1, 2008 due to lack of health
insurance and access to quality care.

Leslie has become a healthcare advocate
from her loss and has founded

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Last Chance to Sponsor The Obama Files

(Cover art by Anthony Freda)

Cindy is in the finishing stages of being able to 
present her 8th book: 
The Obama Files:
Chronicles of an Award Winning War Criminal
 
Today is International Human Rights Day when the
was ratified.
 
 While Cindy's new book is about the history and trajectory of the Obama regime, it's also an exposé of the hypocrisy of Empire AND the gross violations of Human Rights here in the USA.
 
We need sponsors for the completion of this book!
 
Give something to get something!
 
$20-49 dollar contribution will get you a first edition 
autographed copy of the book!
 
$50 and above will get you a first edition signed copy, but also
your name in the book under acknowledgments.
 
or
SEND A CHECK/MONEY ORDER TO:
 
SPONSOR T.O.F.
CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX, LLC
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(offer ends 12/16/2014)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Great Unraveling (SOAPBOX PODCAST 12/7)

CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX
DECEMBER 7, 2014





 GUEST: MARA VERHEYDEN-HILLIARD
TOPIC: POLICE STATE VIOLENCE

GUEST COMMENTER: MUMIA ABU JAMAL

Today on the Soapbox, Cindy chats with Mara Verheyden-Hilliard from the 
about the new presidential commission on "militarization" of Police and the abusive cop, Charles Ramsey, who is one of the commissioners.
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December 9th is the 33rd anniversary of the arrest of
Mumia abu Jamal, so the Soapbox presents two of his
commentaries about recent current events from
Prison Radio.

http://www.prisonradio.org/

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crack Friday with Rev. Billy (Special SOAPBOX PODCAST 11/28/14)


Special Crack Friday Edition of
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox



While many people celebrate family togetherness on Turkey Day,
what's wrong with "Thanksgiving" Weekend?

Many people over-indulge in food while others are starving.
Many people don't even acknowledge the genocide and slavery which are the foundation of the USA.
Many people go out of their ways on the next day to mow down their neighbors for a few bucks off cheap consumer crap.

Heard on local Sacramento news:  "Some stores only open on Black Friday morning to respect the 'sanctity' of Black Friday."

"Sanctity" of Black Friday! 
We are told that shopping is our patriotic duty and along with football and war, our state religion.
Some are addicted to the temporary high of acquisition and become slaves to debt for this addiction.
That's why this Crack Friday Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox presents
 Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping

TOPICS: Materialism, Monsanto, Ferguson
(among others)

http://www.revbilly.com/
CLICK IMAGE FOR WEBSITE OF
REV. BILLY AND THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR 





Monday, November 24, 2014

"There is NEVER any excuse for Violence" by Cindy Sheehan


“There is Never any Excuse for Violence”
Cindy Sheehan



The above is a quote from the War Criminal in Chief Barack Obama in his statement about the miscarriage of justice that just happened in Ferguson, MO.

The deep irony is that this man is the figurehead of the most violent, racist, and deadly empire in the history of our planet.

What he said was, “There is never any excuse for violence,” but what he meant was, “there is never any excuse for violence from oppressed or occupied people—I, however, can bomb people, torture people, assassinate people without trials, spy on people AND shoot your kids down in the streets.”

In my opinion, the burden of “peace” is not on the shoulders of oppressed or occupied people. It is a human right to defend ourselves and our loved ones.

Obama also said, “the police put their lives on the line for us everyday.” Really? I don’t see an epidemic of cops being killed, but I sure see a huge rise in cops murdering people with virtual impunity.

Of course, we do live in a violent society from the top on down. War and violence is the first response from the top and cops are being given clear permission again and again to respond with lethal force when non-deadly forms of apprehension are used on mostly white criminals.

In Ferguson, protesters may be throwing bottles and breaking windows, but I am viewing heavy armored personnel and vehicles moving through the streets of Ferguson and are attacking the protesters with tear gas and threats of deadly warfare.

The doublespeak of Empire is nauseating and Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox and Soapbox People’s Network are providing an opportunity to go to DC in March to let Obama know that we think that police state violence is totally unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated. 

Justice for Michael Brown and all victims of police state and imperial violence! 



Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Stark Reality of Police Brutality (SOAPBOX PODCAST NOVEMBER 23, 2014)



 CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX
THE STARK REALITY OF POLICE BRUTALITY

With the pending grand jury decision in the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, MO, The Soapbox is replaying a show we did with four extraordinary people whose lives were devastated and changed when a loved one was murdered by cops.






Learn about their stories, the stories of their loved ones and the inspiring heart-connection they have made to do something that I know is not easy.

None of us asked for "this," let's hear stories that are so difficult to hear, but even harder to tell. 


 BIOS AND RELEVANT LINKS
Christina Arechiga – Sacramento, CA– Prison right activist for over 15 years then changed focus to police brutality when her first cousin Ernest Duenez Jr was murdered by John Moody of the Manteca PD. Now works full time as a private investigator and in the CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality for all families who have been victims of law enforcement corruption and working on changing procedures and laws allowing such corruption.

Rosemary Duenez – Lathrop, CA – a mother and grandmother whose son Ernest Duenez Jr. was murdered by John Moody of the Manteca PD on June 8, 2011 – Ernest 34 yrs old was a father of an 11 month old son at the time, the Duenez family maintains weekly Sunday protests at the Manteca PD and is actively working with the CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality. They fought to have the dash cam video released to them and they in turn released to the public in their fight for justice. Their civil case is currently in the federal courts in Sacramento, Ca and trial will begin in early 2014. The officer was cleared by the DA’s office but the family maintains an ongoing investigation and continues to put pressure on law enforcement to be accountable and file murder charges.

You can view the video here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhnY17F_eiQ

 Denika Chatman – Vallejo, Ca – mother of Kenneth Harding 19 years of age was murdered on July 16, 2011 by San Francisco Police and then left to bleed out while medical personal was not allowed through police barricade – she moved her family back to California from Seattle to fight for justice for her son and holds monthly feeds for the homeless in the spot that still is stained with the blood of her son. Aka the Kenny Feeds held by the Kenneth Harding Foundation – they have recently been blessed with a new location in a church to continue their work. She is currently in a civil trial.


You can view the video here: 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K9RS34WG7M


Cephus Johnson aka “uncle bobby”– uncle of Oscar Grant murdered by Johannes Mehserle on a BART platform in Oakland, works nationally to organize and unite families who have been affected by the injustice system, their story is on screens nationwide in the film FRUITVALE STATION – you can read reviews here: 
https://www.facebook.com/FruitvaleStationMovie

Monday, November 17, 2014

SPONSOR THE OBAMA FILES: CHRONICLES OF AN AWARD WINNING WAR CRIMINAL BY CINDY SHEEHAN



The Obama Files: Chronicles of an Award Winning War Criminal
by Cindy Sheehan 
with Foreword by Larry Pinkney.


Sponsor the completion of Cindy Sheehan's new book: The Obama Files: Chronicles of an Award Winning War Criminal with foreword by Larry Pinkney.

Sheehan's prophetic writings about the trajectory of the Obama presidency have been collected in this book which is an historical document about the downslide of the US antiwar movement and the profound similarities of the two corporate political parties here in the US.

Cindy Sheehan has never given up and believes that the only way to bring peace, prosperity, safety and a healthy environment is by people here in the US breaking their chains to political partisanship and working together to overthrow the existing paradigm.

Sponsorships of $20-$49 will receive one of the first copies (signed by Cindy) of the book and sponsorships of $50 or above will get their names in the acknowledgements as well as an autographed copy of the book. This money will go toward editing and formatting  the nearly finished book for publication.


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