Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Next on The People Speak with Cindy Sheehan on BBS: Dr. Margaret Flowers


Guest Occupation: 
Pediatrician/Social Activist
 
Guest Biography: 

Margaret Flowers, co-director of Its Our Economy, is a Maryland pediatrician. After graduation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990 and completion of pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Flowers worked first as a hospitalist and then in private practice. She left practice in 2007 to advocate full-time for a single payer health care system at both the state and national levels. 

Flowers co-hosts, Clearing the FOG radio which airs on We Act Radio, 1480 AM. Her twitter is @MFlowers8.

Flowers served as Congressional Fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program during the 2009-2010 national health reform process. She organized briefings, lobby days and testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in June, 2009 and before the National Commission for Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in June, 2010. She was co-founder of the Mobilization for Health Care Reform. She is currently a spokesperson for PNHP and is on the board of Healthcare-Now. Flowers serves on the coordinating committee of the Health Care is a Human Right Campaign-Maryland.

Flowers views the struggle for health care as part of a broader social, economic and environmental justice movement. She joined Zeese in March, 2011 as co-director of ItsOurEconomy.us in order to educate, organize and mobilize around social and economic justice issues. She serves on the steering committee of October2011.org which organized the Occupation of Washington, DC on Freedom Plaza and continues to report on and help organize Occupy events around the country.

SPEAKING TRUTH TO EMPIRE WITH DAN YASEEN (JANUARY EDITION)


On “Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California, Dan Yaseen interviews Regis Tremblay, an independent filmmaker. He just completed his new documentary “”Thirty Seconds to Midnight”. A shocking documentary that traces the origins of American genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th Century to the 21st Century that have humanity on the brink of extinction. His website is: www.registremblay.com

Speaking Truth to Empire with Dan Yaseen (February Edition)



On “Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 Free Speech Radio for Central California, Dan Yaseen interviews Sarah Thompson, the Executive Director of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) since 2014. CPT is an international accompaniment organization that does strategic nonviolent intervention in areas of lethal conflict. CPT does not evangelize; they send small teams of people to physically work for justice at the invitation of grassroots leaders and community organizations who are nonviolently resisting the lethal and structural oppression that they face. CPT website is: www.cpt.org
 

Monday, February 20, 2017

WAR TAX RESISTANCE ON THE PEOPLE SPEAK with CINDY SHEEHAN (LINKS AND CALL IN NUMBERS)


February 21, 2017
6pm to 6:55 (Pacific time)


CALL-IN NUMBER FOR QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
FOR CINDY OR GUEST:

888-429-5471 

GUEST:  Sam Koplinka-Loehr

TOPIC: War Tax Resistance

In this tax season of paying tribute to the Emperor to mostly
pay for war and other oppression, The People Speak with 
Cindy Sheehan presents a conversation with

Sam Koplinka-Loehr who is an organizer with


Ever tire of your money being used for murder?

Ever wonder how these activists (including Cindy Sheehan)
do it without ending up in prison?

Cindy Sheehan after a tax hearing in Federal Court


Listen to this informative show live at the link above.
  

Russo-phobia: The Breakfast of Charlatans (SOAPBOX PODCAST; February 14, 2017)

February 14, 2017

The Soapbox Presents The People Speak with Cindy Sheehan


GUEST: Mike Whitney
TOPIC: Russophobia


Guest Occupation: 
Journalist
Guest Biography: 

Mike Whitney is a landscape contractor who veered into journalism following the attacks of September 11. He is a Project Censored award winner who writes on foreign policy, domestic politics and the economy. His articles can found at Counterpunch or the Unz Review. 

Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion
Jeffrey St. Clair (editor), Joshua Frank (editor)
The election of Barack Obama sparked long-dormant tingles of optimism in even the most entrenched political cynics. But the promise of an Obama revolution fizzled out even before his inauguration, as the president-in-waiting stocked his cabinet with corporate hacks, cut secret deals with Wall Street titans and plotted a bloody escalation of the senseless war in Afghanistan. Here is a scathing indictment of the Obama presidency from the best writers on the American Left. Hopeless is a view of Obama's policies from the trenches: the compromises, the backstabbing, the same old imperial ambitions. From Obama's sell-outs to big oil and the nuclear industry to his continuation of savage Bush-era policies in the CIA's global network of secret prisons, this fast-paced chronicle will outrage the politically naive, delight the critical and inspire those looking for an alternative to the dismal politics of lesser evilism. As Emma Goldman famously quipped, "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Let this book stand as a painful reminder to those who think anything less than social struggle will net tangible gain.
Contributors include: Mike Whitney, Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeremy Scahill, Joe Bageant, Marjorie Cohn, Brian Tokar, Linn Washington, Jr., Ronnie Cummins, Kathy Kelly, Tariq Ali, Ralph Nader, and more.
Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters by Cindy Sheehan




This photo was taken on Xmas Eve just 29 days before my sister
Dede Miller passed away.

I was only 11 months older than was she, so our parents always
got us matching pjs for Xmas.

I suspected Christmas 2016 would be Dede's last, so I got us matching jammies and took this final photo with her. She loved the pjs so much, but the gesture even better.

Dede was my blood-sister, but also so much more. My marriage came and went; children come and go and come and go and come and go; but Dede was always there for me. During the highs and lows of being the "Face of the antiwar movement" when many people abandoned the cause and abandonded me: Dede was always there.

When I was planning for her cremation and her memorial, I kept thinking, "this would be so much easier for me if Dede were here."

The two years I was Dede's main caregiver and support-person and the
10 days she was in hospice before she died were very tough for me, but there were moments filled with love and grace and I learned so much about cancer, the Cancer Industrial Complex, and about my relationship with my soul-sister.

While I will be hopefully increasing the reach of the Soapbox and working with many people in the true resistance against Empire, I am also planning on writing a book about Dede and especially our final journey together tentatively titled:
 
"Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters."

Stay tuned for further developments.


The Soapbox Presents 'The People Speak' with Cindy Sheehan



On Tuesday, February 14, Cindy Sheehan will
begin hosting the live internet show


at 6pm to 6:55pm (Pacific Time)

Click the link above for information on how to LISTEN LIVE

and to CALL-IN with comments or questions for our guest or 

Cindy. 

Our first guest will be author/activist
Michael Whitney talking about current climate of 
Russo-phobia in the liberal world.

The Democrats “Russia Hacking” Campaign is Political Suicide



DON'T WORRY!

IF YOU CAN'T LISTEN LIVE, THE SHOWS STILL WILL
BE ARCHIVED EVERY WEEK AT THE SOAPBOX 


 

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/p/tax-deductible-donation.html
 
 

Friday, February 3, 2017

No Trump did not Make a Mistake in Yemen (GUEST BLOG BY DAVID SWANSON)

No, Trump Did Not Make a Mistake in Yemen
I gather these are the features people have concerns about in the recent U.S. raid in Yemen.

1. It was fought on the ground rather than from the air.

2. An American died.

3. The American was a Navy SEAL Team 6 member, more valuable than other Americans.

4. Trump approved it instead of Obama.

5. Trump didn't have "proper" "intelligence."

6. Trump had the wrong accomplices in the room.

7. Trump wasn't in the room.

8. The U.S. hasn't declared war against Yemen.

9. Trump, who is legally responsible for this crime, sounds like an intoxicated idiot.

10. Last and certainly least, a bit too many children and women were killed.

May I respectfully request everyone pushing these ideas to stick a "Make America Great Again" hat in their mouth and eat it?
What in the hell is the matter with you people?

War is a crime. War is murder. Murder is a crime. What if Trump were articulate? What if he had the right damn intelligence, as Obama supposedly did during the past 8 years of murdering men, women, and children? If you bomb them from on high are they less murdered than if you do it from the ground? How many dead foreigners are worth one American? or one member of the criminal enterprise called Navy SEAL Team 6? The United States hasn't declared war since 1941. Every war is criminal under Kellogg-Briand and under the United Nations Charter. Every murder of every human being in a war, regardless of age or gender, is an immoral and criminal murder.

Are you the same people who are starting to care about refugees from U.S. wars? Are you utterly incapable of caring about ending the wars that create the refugees by killing their loved ones?
I'm sure the sheets are comfortable, but as you sleep actual monsters are approaching your bed. Please, please, please -- PLEASE -- wake the fuck up!
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David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.
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