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  • Ben and Jerry’s cofounders arrested at Capitol protest

    04/19/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies ^ | April 19, 2016 | ELIZABETH KOH
    The cofounders of the popular Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol protesting big money in politics. Jerry Greenfield, 66, and Ben Cohen, 65, were arrested with about 300 others for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according to a statement from U.S. Capitol Police Monday. All demonstrators were processed and released the same day.
  • 128 ‘Artists and Cultural Leaders’ Sign Open Letter Endorsing Bernie Sanders

    09/22/2015 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)’ campaign on Friday unveiled a list of actors, directors, musicians and tech industry players and who have endorsed the independent Vermont Senator and self-described socialist’s bid for the presidency. Actors Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, John C. Reilly, Danny DeVito, and Sarah Silverman are among the 128 “artists and cultural leaders” that have put their names to an open letter calling for Sanders to be the Democrat presidential nominee.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Newest Flavor: Iran Deal Ice cream entrepreneurs are sweet on Presi

    08/21/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 8/20/2015 | Paul Miller
    In an email sent to supporters of the progressive political group, ice cream icons Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen asked recipients to join them in supporting the Iran deal to keep “America out of another war in the Middle East.” Lobbyists and billionaires plan to spend over $40 million to stop the diplomatic deal with Iran—the one the Obama Administration negotiated to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. That’s dangerous, because if too many Democrats listen to the flood of hawkish, misinformation-ridden TV ads—and if they vote with Republicans—they could override the president’s agreement in just about a month.
  • It’s Official: Israel is Now Apartheid South Africa

    03/19/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | 03/19/2015 | Ben Cohen
    (Image: a Jewish settler in Hebron throws wine on a Palestinian woman)The election of Benjamin Netanyahu to his fourth term as prime minister of Israel has solidified what many have already known about the state of Israel: it is a racist, colonial state that cannot be considered a democracy in any shape or form. Netanyahu’s opponent, Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog had looked set to win the hard fought election, but Bibi’s desperate last minute plea to the hard right appeared to have tipped the balance. “The right’s regime is in danger,” Netanyahu had told potential voters on Facebook. “The Arabs...
  • Liberal Groups Keeping Close Eye on Dean (Backbone Campaign .. LMAO)

    02/25/2005 11:11:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 563+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/05 | Malia Rulon -AP
    WASHINGTON - A year ago, an activist group from the Seattle area gave Howard Dean (news - web sites) a thin, golden statue of a backbone. The Oscar-like award honored the former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont governor for standing up against the Iraq (news - web sites) war and other Bush administration policies. Now, as Dean settles into his new role as head of the Democratic Party, that golden spine has come to represent, for many liberal Democrats, Dean's potential to develop a tougher, take-no-prisoners attitude among the party faithful. "There's no gut-check required for Dean. Dean just needs...
  • Cindy Sheehan Will Go To Jordan For Peace Talks

    07/28/2006 10:30:15 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 126 replies · 2,796+ views
    From the (Vermont) Burlington Free Press: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan cancels Vermont visitJuly 28, 20Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has canceled her visit to Vermont because she plans a trip to Jordan for peace talks there, organizers announced today.Sheehan was to have attended a rally Sunday at Montpelier's Unitarian Church.The rally will still be held, with Vermont organizers planning to address renewed efforts to end the war in Iraq and pursue impeachment of the Bush administration.The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is free and public. It’s sort of like Ike saying he would go to Korea.Only different.
  • Ben and Jerry's running ad blaming 'Bush's Illegal War' for New Orleans Deaths

    09/30/2005 1:19:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 122 replies · 3,170+ views
    Fox News | 9/30/05
    Just shown on Fox News -- Ben and Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen is co-sponsoring a full page ad in towmorrow's NY Times allegedly showing dead people floating in water in New Orleans over the declaration that 'If Bush hadn't sent the Army to an illegal war in Iraq there would have been enough troops in the US to avoid the death toll from Hurricane Katrina.' Does it get any more loathsome than this?
  • Who's funding Cindy Sheehan

    08/27/2005 6:38:54 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 24 replies · 1,619+ views
    KGO-TV ^ | 8/27/5 |
    With the President back at his Crawford ranch, the anti-war protest right outside his ranch is getting a lot more media attention. ABC7 looks at who is financing the operation and who's providing on-the-ground support.
  • Ben and Jerry's founder pays for PR firm for mother of fallen son (Sheehan again)

    08/20/2005 2:49:51 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 96 replies · 3,957+ views
    PR World ^ | 8-20-05 | Mark Hand
    Ben and Jerry's founder pays for PR firm for mother of fallen son by Mark Hand PR Week Worldwire 19 Aug 2005 Bush: vigil outside President's ranch CRAWFORD, TX - The PR firm working for Cindy Sheehan as she protests outside President Bush's ranch in Texas campaigning over the death of her son killed in Iraq has been paid for by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. The 24-hour media attention being lavished upon Sheehan owes as much to the professionals supporting her as it does to the emotional impact of her story. Fenton Communications is assisting...
  • Attend a vigil for Cindy Sheehan, soldier's mom

    08/17/2005 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies · 915+ views
    True Majority ^ | August 17, 2005
    The movement to bring the troops home has a new, powerful voice in Cindy Sheehan. She's the mother of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq, and her vigil outside President Bush's ranch has become an international symbol for the effort to end the war. This week, let's show the world that there's a huge number of people across America who want this war ended. Here's how you can keep the momentum building! MoveOn, TrueMajority and Democracy for America have teamed up to organize nationwide "Vigils for Cindy Sheehan" (and for all military families and Gold Star...
  • A mother's plea evolves into a cause (Ben and Jerry creator backing and coordinating media coverage)

    08/14/2005 1:51:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1,635+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 14, 2005 | Michael A. Fletcher
    ....TrueMajority, an antiwar group founded by Ben Cohen -- one of the creators of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream -- hired Fenton Communications, a Washington public relations firm that has worked intermittently with Sheehan over the past year to coordinate media coverage. With this help, Sheehan has courted coverage from the traveling White House press corps with a news conference. A schedule of when relatives of other military casualties in Iraq are expected to join Sheehan in Crawford was distributed to reporters. Her team coordinated an antiwar rally attended by hundreds in Crawford yesterday. Sheehan also launched a television ad...
  • Obama's war chest filled with Hollywood gold (DNC Keynote Speaker)

    07/17/2004 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 896+ views
    AP via Daily Southtown ^ | July 17, 2004 | Dennis Conrad
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate candidate from Chicago who has become the Democratic Party's latest rising star, is drawing enough support from the entertainment industry to put on his own variety show. From comedian Chris Rock to singer Barbra Streisand to musician Herbert Hancock, entertainers have written out checks of $1,000 or $2,000 to help the 42-year-old Illinois state senator win the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Peter Fitzgerald. Film directors Rob Reiner ("The American President") and Edward Zwick ("The Last Samurai" and "Courage Under Fire") both contributed in the past three months, according to Obama's...
  • Pentagon Asks to Shield Military Ranges from Suits

    04/07/2004 12:43:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 173+ views
    reuters | 4/07/04 | Charles Aldinger
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon (news - web sites) asked Congress on Tuesday to help shield the U.S. military from environmental lawsuits which defense officials charged were threatening to close hundreds of live-fire training ranges in the country.   The Defense Department said it wanted approval of "modest clarifications" in law that would, for example, grant bases three-year exemptions from some provisions of the federal Clean Air Act to allow initial testing of new weapons, such as the planned Joint Strike Fighter. Individual states would have a right to decide whether to accept an exemption. The exemptions, the Pentagon...
  • Ben & Jerry's co-founder begged for enemy of U.S.

    01/30/2003 2:42:18 PM PST · by Houmatt · 75 replies · 569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 30, 2003 | Joe Kovacs
    In the moments before America was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, Ben Cohen, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream kingdom, was begging for a real enemy of the U.S. to show up. In an ironic and hauntingly prophetic Internet column dated Sept. 4, 2001, Cohen posted an "enemy wanted" ad, hoping that a worthy adversary would soon make itself known to justify President Bush's defense budget: ENEMY WANTED. Serious enemy needed to justify Pentagon budget increase. Defense contractors desperate. Interested enemies send letter and photo or video (threatening, OK) to Enemy Search Committee, Priorities Campaign, 1350 Broadway,...
  • Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream Funds Sarandon Anti-Bush Commercial (Blech Alert)

    01/28/2003 6:50:58 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 58 replies · 1,551+ views ^ | 1-28-03 | Godsgrrl
    The spot is being paid for by an anti-war group called True Majority, run by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream fame. It urges Bush to seek a peaceful resolution and to allow the inspections to continue.more...
  • Part VI - The VVA - The Vietnam Victims of America

    10/26/2002 4:32:56 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 1,119+ views ^ | Originally published at Newsmax, June, 1999 | B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley
      Part VI - The VVA - The Vietnam Victims of America B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley Exclusive to Excerpts from Stolen Valor: How The Vietnam Generation Was Robbed Of its Heroes And its History by B.G. Burkett and Glenna WhitleyTo order Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heros and its History please Click HereWhen Joe Yandle and Eddie Fielding drove up to the liquor store in Boston that June evening in 1972, they were looking for quick drug money. The two men had pulled half-a-dozen stickups already that day. Yandle, frantic for his...
  • Part III - Will the Real Vietnam Vet Stand Up?

    10/26/2002 4:28:07 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 32 replies · 1,265+ views ^ | Originally published at Newsmax June, 1999 | B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley
    Part III - Will the Real Vietnam Vet Stand Up? B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley Exclusive to Excerpts from Stolen Valor: How The Vietnam Generation Was Robbed Of its Heroes And its Historyby B.G. Burkett & Glenna WhitleyTo order Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heros and its History please Click Here America won World War II. Vietnam was "the only war America ever lost." In World War II, everybody pulled together. Vietnam was the class war, the war in which wet-behind-the-ears, poor, uneducated, minority men were chopped to pieces while college boys thumbed...
  • Part II - Welcome Home, Babykiller

    10/26/2002 4:24:21 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 645+ views ^ | Originally published in Newsmax June, 1999 | B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley
    Part II - Welcome Home, Babykiller B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley To order Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heros and its History please Click Here In the mid-Eighties, while raising money to build the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, I tried to interest reporters in writing about the memorial only to be asked about homelessness or the supposedly widespread affliction of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among Vietnam vets. Often, I visited the office of a corporate leader or philanthropist and asked for a donation to the memorial only to be told: "Those losers? Why the...
  • Part I - Rambo and the Bogus War Heroes

    10/26/2002 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 18 replies · 1,691+ views ^ | Originally published at Newsmax June, 1999 | By B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley
      Part I - Rambo and the Bogus War Heroes By B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley To order Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heros and its History by B.G. Burkett & Glenna Whitley please Click Here Scruffy John Rambo, carrying a bedroll and wearing a field jacket emblazoned with an American flag, stares down at a quaint country house by the side of a sparkling lake, with snow-capped mountains in the distance. A black woman hangs freshly laundered clothes on a line. The first scene in the 1982 movie First Blood appears idyllic. But...