Saturday, January 25, 2014

"If you don't like war; why do you pay for it?" (SOAPBOX PODCAST 1/26/14)


Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

January 26, 2014



GUESTS: RUTH BENN (NWTRCC.ORG)
ED HEDEMANN (NWTRCC.ORG)

MARIA (WAR TAX RESISTER)
ANITA (WAR TAX RESISTER)
KATIE (WAR TAX RESISTER)

With all the commercials for TurboTax and H and R Block and the dreaded April 15th approaching, I thought it would
be a good time to re-run a program about
War Tax Resistance.

I am a War Tax Refuser and I understand how frightening
the specter of the IRS and US Empire can be, but
this is a movement and there is help out there.

I got through my (il)legal travails with the IRS with the support of
National War Tax Resistance Co-ordinating Committee
www.NWTRCC.org and interview the director, Ruth Benn, and her partner and fellow NWTRCC.org member, Ed Hedemann.

Maria, Katie, and Anita, are activists who have also chosen this courageous path and share their stories.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cindy Sheehan for CalGov End Poverty in California Tour (Los Angeles, 1/31)



Peace and Freedom Party of Los Angeles presents:
THE END POVERTY IN CALIFORNIA TOUR
with
Cindy Sheehan
Candidate for California Governor 2014
Also featuring:
                                           
Poet Matt Sedillo   & Hip Hop artist Wil B

Friday, January 31, 2014   6:00pm-9:00pm
Peace Center West,  3916 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA, 90230

$10 Suggested Donation – no one turned away for lack of funds
Reception, Meet and Greet the Candidate, Light Refreshments


"Bark if you think Jerry Brown is losing it." Cindy Sheehan for California Governor 2014



Although we here at Cindy Sheehan for California Governor 2014 think it's quite unusual to quote ones dog at a Stateof the State address, we would really like to focus on the substance.

The bottom-line for our campaign was when the Republican Senate Leader said after the address that Jerry Brown (D) is "sounding more like a Republican everyday."

With the steady and unrelenting rightward march of this state’s politicians we believe that our EPIC (End Poverty in California) campaign is needed more than ever.

We demand that the “surplus” that the state enjoys, combined with tax increases on the super-wealthy and corporations be used to increase spending on social programs and safety nets.

A recent published study states that 25% of our state’s children and 17% of all our population live below the Federal poverty line. There are currently about one million homeless people here in California and an unemployment rate of 8.7%.

The state is only "back" for Brown, his cronies in Big Oil, Big Ag and Big Prisons, his dog, and the other people who fill his 17 million dollar re-election chest.

California deserves a governor that will fight for all the people, not just the 1%.

Cindy Sheehan for CalGov 2014
www.Cindy2014.org





 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"We're Not Down, And We're Not Out" by guest blogger Jon Gold

Jon Gold
1/22/2014

One of the discussions I hear the most between fellow activists is "why won't people wake up?" or "what will it take to get everyone to come together?"

About 7 months ago I suffered a severe injury to my back. It was broken essentially. This is personal, but perhaps useful in making my point. I now have something called "Cauda Equina Syndrome." For me (it can be different for other people), it means I have lost bladder control, bowel control, sex control, half of my legs are numb, and the muscles in my feet no longer work. The latter means I am wheelchair bound most of the time.

I have had to suffer through the system in nursing homes which are more like minimum security prisons. Now, however, I have an apartment. Because I can't walk, and don't have a scooter yet, I am essentially homebound 24/7 (unless someone comes to take me out for a while). It is a "prison" in its own right. Hopefully over time this will change.

I have had to endure a lot over these last 7 months, but you know what? I have still done my best to be a good activist. I've written article after article. Made movie after movie after movie after movie. I've even appeared as a guest on "Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox" and Abby Martin's "Breaking The Set." I post the news as often as I can.

I am not trying to say "hey, look at me!!!" I am trying to say though, take a look at me. If I can do things to help try and change this world, even with all of my afflictions, then so can you. Especially those of you that don't have an affliction like me.

My friend Cindy Sheehan often says to do one thing a day for peace, which is excellent advice.

If you are a moral person, and you pay attention to at least some of the news, then there must be some injustice out there that makes you angry.

My thing is justice for 9/11, but your thing might be something like fracking, Fukushima awareness, torture, closing GITMO, whatever…

I know there are people out there like me wondering what to do. People thinking that "they've won, and there's nothing we can do."

How about trying to do one thing a day for starters?

Because they haven't won.

How do I know this? Because we're not down, and we're not out.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gov Brown Proposed Budget Leaves Most Young Children Behind.

From California Budget Project:


Child Care and Preschool in the Governor's Proposed
2014-15 Budget: Deep Cuts from Prior Years Remain in Place


Access to high-quality, affordable child care and preschool is extremely important for families across California. Child care and preschool help children learn and explore, while allowing parents to find and keep jobs knowing their children are in good hands.  

A new CBP analysis -- the first in a series of briefs on Governor Brown's 2014-15 proposed budget -- takes a look at child care and preschool funding, and shows that the Governor's proposal would leave in place current, diminished levels of support. Despite increased state revenues, the Governor's budget proposal includes no major reinvestment in child care and preschool funding, which state policymakers have cut by nearly 40 percent in recent years. This CBP brief looks at several key benefits of subsidized child care and preschool and identifies policy options for boosting support for these programs.

Policy Options That Invest in the Future
State policymakers can take steps to strengthen California’s
subsidized child care and preschool system. Specifi cally, they can:
Increase funding and boost the number of slots to ensure
that a greater number of eligible families have access to
child care and preschool;
Raise the income eligibility limit for child care and state
preschool programs, which was lowered in 2011-12, causing
thousands of children to lose care; and
Increase payment rates for both licensed and license-exempt
providers, which either have not been updated or have been
cut in recent years.
Child care and preschool programs provide substantial benefi ts
for the state’s children and working families, as well as offering
economic benefi ts to the state. Investment in child care and
preschool is fi scally sound policy that helps lay the foundation for
broadly shared prosperity.

Candidate Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Poor People's Campaign in Sacramento


Monday, January 20, 2014

Cindy Sheehan's Candidate Statement (DRAFT)

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Candidates for office here in California are forced to pay $25/word to have a statement in the California Voter's Guide.
Unfortunately, unless you are a wealthy person, or a candidate of one of the Capitalist parties, oftentimes, this statement is the only time voters are exposed to a far better 3rd Party or Independent candidate. 

 The statement is limited to 250 words and is due (with payment) by February 12th.

The following is our "Dream Statement" and we are trying to raise the money to publish it in the voter guide.

Can you sponsor one word?

Two words?

An entire sentence?

A couple of letters?

Anything will help and be appreciated.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO DONATE

https://cindyforcalgov2014.nationbuilder.com/donate

(This statement is flexible until Feb 12 and we welcome input)
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180 words=
$4500


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I am running to End Poverty In California.

Our major goals are to: decrease prison populations and increase funding for schools and publicly financed healthcare; greatly reduce fees for public colleges and universities; wean our state off of fossil fuels and expand usage of renewable and clean energy and expand public transportation (free for seniors and students); institute a State Bank; increase job training programs and repair existing infrastructure; house the homeless; stop the unconstitutional Bay Delta tunnel project and put all utilities under the control of communities that are served; fully decriminalize marijuana; legalize hemp; expand worker control of workplaces; expand people’s participation in state government; make the wealthiest citizens of this state pay their fair share; reform CPS and institute public review boards for police that have real power.

Economic equality ends social injustice.

It’s an ambitious agenda, but the people of the beautiful state of California deserve a governor that will fight alongside them for peace and justice.

Vote for me in June and register Peace and Freedom Party.



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pinkney Pulls no Punches about the President (Soapbox Podcast 1/19/14)

Brother Larry Pinkney

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
January 19, 2014

GUEST: Brother Larry Pinkney
SUBJECT: Annual Obama Report Card

This is Brother Larry's 6th Appearance--
his first being in January of 2009--the same year
that Obama and the Soapbox first "debuted."

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox AND Larry Pinkney 
have never stopped telling the truth about this Empire of violence and lies!

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/73862
CLICK THE PHOTO TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Stop the Tunnels! (SOAPBOX PODCAST 1/12)



January 12, 2014


Guest: Alexandra Nagy, Food and Water Watch
Subject: Disastrous Water Policy in California

California Gov Jerry Brown is supporting the Orwellian named 
Bay Delta Conservation Plan which is just a very thinly
disguised water grab by Big-Agra and Big-Oil.

The voters of California rejected the plan years ago, but 
Jerry Brown was illegally and unconstitutionally given
authority to proceed with it.

LISTEN TO CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX for more info.
Of course, water issues go far beyond California.

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/73724
 CLICK FOR SHOW
(AFTER 2PM PACIFIC ON 1/12) 




 

Join the Fight for 15/hr!



CINDY SHEEHAN'S STATEMENT FOR 
15 NOW KICK OFF RALLY

Dear friends and comrades, 

I send you greetings from California and also congratulate you again on your wonderful victory (Kshama Sawant) in Seattle!

I stand in solidarity with your call for a 15/hr minimum wage, but I believe this is just the first step in our struggle for a more just distribution of wealth…although and important and needed one.

To equalize the distribution of wealth, along with a minimum wage, there must also be price freezes to start to drain some of the income from the deep and seemingly bottomless pockets of corporate CEOs and other management. Along with price freezes, discussion of a "minimum" wage must also be accompanied by talk of a "maximum" wage indexed to what the lowest paid worker of any place of employment/corporation receives to insure a fairer distribution of profits. Hopefully, all this would lead to total worker control of the work place.

Good luck and I am with you always in the struggle. Call on us for anything!

Cindy Sheehan
Socialist Candidate for Governor of California
Peace and social justice activist

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Saudi - 9/11 Info For The 5th Anniversary Show by guest blogger Jon Gold



I've gathered a list of 11 points of interest having to do with Saudi Arabia and 9/11.

I want to preface this by saying that I do NOT advocate war against Saudi Arabia. I believe individuals responsible should be held accountable and not entire countries. Otherwise, you will see 1,000's upon 1,000's of innocents murdered for a crime they didn't commit, like we've seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. I want to make this information available to people because I do NOT think the corporate media is going to do so.

My list goes as follows:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

THE SOAPBOX TURNS FIVE! (SOAPBOX PODCAST 1/5/14)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox 5th Anniversary Show!

January 5, 2014

"Truth, More Truth, and NOTHING BUT, the Truth"

Guests: 

Jon Gold
Birgitta Jonsdottir

Jon Gold is a 9/11 justice activist who will share with us his
research about the Saudi Arabian connection to 9/11


and

The honorable Birgitta Jonsdottir MP in Iceland will join our 5th Anniversary show to talk about the real-deal in Iceland and her efforts for transparency and protecting internet freedom.

http://this.is/birgitta/
 CLICK FOR BIRGITTA'S WEBSITE

It's a great show to begin our sixth year of presenting interesting and informative information from amazing and awe-inspiring guests!

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/73606
 CLICK ABOVE IMAGE TO HEAR SHOW


 Note: Soon after I interviewed Jon, he ended up back in the hospital. Please keep him in your good thoughts!

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$5 FOR 5 YEARS!

The traditional gift for the 5th Anniversary is Wood--
paper is made out of wood and Federal Reserve Notes are made out of paper.

Unfortunately, our lives run on that Funny Money until the old is tossed away and we institute something better.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

$5 Month for 5 Year Anniversary! Become a Friend of the Soapbox!

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox is celebrating its 5th Anniversary!
We're on the air and in the streets.

It's been a struggle to keep Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox broadcasting, but we have managed to present amazing shows
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Lynne Stewart is Finally Free!

Cindy and Lynne and another beautiful woman, Iris Baez (child murdered by NYPD in '90's)

On December 31, we received the most wonderful and surprising news, our friend, 

Lynne Stewart, was being released from prison!

Lynne's triumphant return to her friends and family (thanks to Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report)
 January 1, 2014


This is Lynne's New Year's Eve message: 

My Dears:
Well, the impossible takes a little longer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We learned this morning that the US Attorney's office has made
the motion for my compassionate release and that the Order was on Judge Koeltl's desk. Since on the last go-round he
stated in Court that he would treat it "favorably", we are now just waiting expectantly. The wonderful thing is that Ralph is
here in Ft. Worth for a visit and will bring me back to NYC with him. We don't know when but the rules state that the warden
has 2 days to let me go after he receives the order so it could be as early as Friday or a few days more. Whatever it is, I can't
stop crying tears of Joy !! I can't stop thinking of all the marvelous people worldwide who made this happen ..you know because
each of you played an integral role. My daughter Z is already lining up Sloan Kettering and we will have to see if there is a
probation qualification attached to the Order and how it will affect me. After that Ralph will start making arrangements to rent
Yankee Stadium for the Welcome Home... Smile So If this reaches you before midnight tonight raise a glass of bubbly to the joy
of all of us that the old girl is OUT !!
Love Struggle,
Lynne

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 HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE SHOWS WE HAVE DONE ABOUT LYNNE OVER THE YEARS:

 

MARCH 10, 2013
 

LOVE STORY AND RESISTANCE
GUESTS: RALPH POYNTER
LYNNE STEWART (BY PROXY)
CLICK HERE TO HEAR

 

DISSENT AS A FEDERAL CRIME

MAY 14, 2011

http://noliesradio.org/archives/33761     


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SPECIAL REPORT FROM CPR METRO ABOUT LYNNE'S RETURN:

http://cprnews.podbean.com/2014/01/01/cpr-news-january-1-2014/