2006: The Year the Chickenhawks Fly the Coop
by Cindy Sheehan
hot Camp Casey in August, some amazing grass roots actions have
taken place all over the country. People are starting to speak up,
and Congress has begun to take action against the criminal and neo-fascist
regime trying to take over America.
From Camp Casey
to Katrina to use of chemical weaponry and extraordinary rendition
to spying on American citizens, Bushco has miserably failed our
country and the world. We as Americans said "enough is enough." We
sacrificed a lot when we showed up in DC and other cities around
the country in the hundreds of thousands to show that we withdraw
our consent from government by murderous thugs. They have betrayed
their offices and the Constitution.
This was also
the year that we began to hold such Democrats as Hillary Clinton,
Joe Lieberman, Joe Biden, and Diane Feinstein (list is by no means
all inclusive) accountable for their support of what George is doing
There are Camp
Caseys in front of Hillary's and Chuck Schumer's offices on Long
Island every Friday, as well as one in front of Diane Feinstein's
Los Angeles office on Fridays, also. There has been a Camp Casey
in front of Kay Bailey Hutchinson's office in Dallas since August.
Several protestors have been arrested in Dallas exercising their
First Amendment rights. We need to let all warmongers know that
we mean business when we say "bring them home now." Set up Camp
Caseys in front of your Senator's or Congress person's office if
they support George’s wars of aggression.
Star Families for Peace is planning many activities for the
first part of 2006. Join us if you can.
31st, we will be in Washington, DC, for the State
of the Union address when George gets up in front of Congress and
the world and lies through his teeth about how great everything
is going in Iraq and here at home. His idiotic policies have ruined
Iraq and made the world a more dangerous place. Terrorist attacks
have tripled world wide since he decided to "fight them over there."
He also may be laying the groundwork for further acts of vicious
aggression against Syria and Iran. GSFP and representatives from
other peace organizations will be gathering in DC to give the "Real
State of the Union." Check our website for place and time.
Love of God, Can't you Make Him Stop? Recently, it was revealed
that George only interacts with four people: Laura, Condi, Karen
Hughes, and his Mom. His Mom, the Ice Queen who didn't want her
"pretty mind" burdened with the images of flag-draped coffins coming
home, lives in Houston. On President's Day, (Feb. 20) we will be
demonstrating in front of her house to implore her to reject the
obscene riches that her family and their friends are making off
of this occupation, and to beg her to finally do the right thing
and make her son stop this insane war OF terror against the world.
On President's Day, when we have the day off, let’s demonstrate
against George and Dick, who are illegitimately in power anyway.
If you can't make it to Houston, organize your own President's Day
Casey Peace Foundation will hold its first annual Peace Festival
and Concert on April 4, 2006. April 4th is the day Casey
and Martin Luther King, Jr., were killed. We want to turn it into
a day for celebrating peace. The Camp Casey Peace Foundation will
be awarding the Casey Sheehan Peace Prize, a cash prize, to a young
peace activist every year. We want to foster the growth of the idea
of solving problems non-violently, and young people are the ones
who get killed in the old men's wars. More details as the event
Easter Edition: We will be heading back to our leased land in
Crawford April 11th for Easter, which is April 16th.
Easter is a time of renewal. Casey was killed on Palm Sunday and
his body was returned to us in the cargo section of a United Airlines
flight on Holy Saturday and we buried him two days after Easter.
Last Easter Season was so painful to us. This Easter we will again
be demonstrating in front of the man's home who is responsible for
such pain and heartache in the world. But, we will be there with
a renewed sense of hope that the Chickenhawks will have no more
victims. Like Michael Moore, I want to be a fly on the wall when
Bush and company are hauled out of the White House in handcuffs.
Impeachment is not necessary for people who never were elected…eviction
is what is needed. If you can't join us in Crawford, set up your
own Camp Casey near you.
In 2005, we
learned that we have the power. We learned that we can't rely on
the propaganda media or the empty promises of our elected leaders.
We learned that we need to be the change that we desire to see.
can and does make a difference.
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Cindy Sheehan © Copyright 2005 by Robert
All rights reserved.
We cannot relax
in 2006. We cannot slip back into the apathy and complacency that
the neocons rejoice in. We need to keep pounding, working, and fighting.
We need to support organizations like Gold
Star Families for Peace, Veterans
for Peace, Code Pink,
and Iraq Veterans Against the War,
or the peace organization of your choice (like this site) so we
can continue our struggle for peace with justice.
2006 will be
a great year for the people of our country. I know it.
It won't be
easy, but we will prevail and the struggle will be worth it.
Sheehan [send her mail]
is the mother of Spc.
Casey Austin Sheehan, KIA 04/04/04 She is co-founder of Gold
Star Families for Peace. She is the author of Not
One More Mother's Child and Dear
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