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  • Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan to discuss march on the Pentagon

    05/24/2018 2:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    LNP Newspaper ^ | April 6, 2018 | Earle Cornelius
    On the morning of April 4, 2004, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan was an altar server at the Palm Sunday Mass at his military base in Iraq. By nightfall he was dead. Sheehan’s death led his mother, Cindy Sheehan, to question why the U.S. was involved in the war. The rationale behind the war, she said, kept changing. She founded Gold Star Families for Peace and, in August of 2005, famously staged a month-long protest encampment at then-President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch. This Friday, Sheehan will speak in the auditorium of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut...
  • Antiwar activists seek boost from Trump's Afghanistan announcement

    08/21/2017 2:18:03 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Peace movement leaders are debating the future of antiwar activism if President Trump announces Monday evening that he is sending more U.S. troops to the nearly 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. ... If there is more opposition to the war, however, activist Cindy Sheehan fears it will be only because of who occupies the presidency. "If Trump announces that there will be a continued U.S. military presence or an increased presence, I am afraid any opposition from the ‘left' will only be anti-Trump, because, of course, Obama escalated in Afghanistan and maintained that illegal war for the entire eight years of...
  • The Trump resistance can be best described in one adjective: female

    07/24/2017 2:44:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 23, 2017 | L.A. Kauffman
    It’s now been six dizzying and nauseating months since Donald Trump took the oath of office, and the brightest spot on the American political landscape is the grassroots resistance that has sprung up to counter his regime. No previous president ever faced so many protests so early in his term, and the millions who have taken to the streets since January can already take significant credit for stalling and frustrating key aspects of Trump’s agenda, from his Muslim ban to his bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There are numerous qualities that distinguish this organizing upsurge from past waves...
  • At least 196 police officers injured in G-20 protests

    07/07/2017 2:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2017 | Jordyn Phelps and Morgan Winsor
    At least 196 police officers have been injured in protests in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, where the G-20 summit is taking place. The demonstrations, which began Thursday ahead of the summit, continued Friday as thousands of officers clad in riot gear sought to prevent the mostly anti-capitalist protesters from disrupting the summit. One officer suffered a fractured limb, police said. Large fires burned in the streets of Hamburg after a second day of violent demonstrations. Protesters looted nearby buildings as well. While some groups of protesters staged peaceful demonstrations, others torched vehicles and hurled objects at officers. Police used...
  • Talking to 11 NYC women (and one man) on Women’s Day about striking, Trump, and why capitalism sucks

    03/10/2017 1:11:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fusion ^ | March 9, 2017 | Katie McDonough and Molly Osberg
    On March 8, American women were called upon to withhold their paid and unpaid labor in honor of International Women’s Day. In New York, thousands rallied in multiple locations to protest myriad injustices, from the basic tenants of capitalism to the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump. Throughout the day, we asked those women—and one man who was inexplicably around—what they were striking for. Full names, ages, and locations are listed as provided. Mariana Poyares, 30, New York Why strike? We all have solid, structural reasons to be striking today. The main idea is to start building a feminism for the...
  • Kshama Sawant calls for wave of anti-Trump protests and strikes on May Day

    02/24/2017 11:06:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE — Socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant is calling for a wave of protests and strikes on May Day this year against President Donald Trump and his policies. Sawant penned an article in the socialist publication Jacobin Magazine titled Why We Should Strike on May Day. “Since Inauguration Day, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight against Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. Yet the president is continuing his attacks,” she wrote. Sawant called for rank-and-file union members and labor leaders to bring forth resolutions to strike on May 1. She also called for “mass peaceful civil...
  • Supporters Want Bernie Sanders To Start His Own Party

    02/11/2017 8:33:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 10, 2017 | Juliana Rose Pignataro, International Business Times
    Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic presidential nomination last year, but it appears he hasn’t lost the ardent support of his fan base. Some people who were “feeling the Bern,” including members of the Vermont senator’s campaign staff, certain delegates and a group of volunteers began a campaign Thursday for Sanders to spearhead his own political party. “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party” is aimed at transforming Sanders’ amorphous, widespread support base into a new, concrete political party. The proposed party said it intends to mobilize opposition to President Donald Trump. “This party will offer new progressive electoral choices...
  • Trump protesters plan to open 'movement house' in Washington DC

    12/25/2016 6:43:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt
    A group of millennial activists from across the country plan to open a “movement house” in Washington DC next month, which will serve as a permanent base to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The organizers are mostly women of color, many of whom campaigned for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary. The house, which will be set up by inauguration day on 20 January, has been dubbed “District 13”, in a reference to a rebellious neighborhood in the Hunger Games books and films. Activists told the Guardian that it will serve as a “space for the best kinds of troublemakers from...
  • Code Pink praises Donald Trump after debate

    02/15/2016 8:36:12 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 222 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is being praised by Code Pink, a group working to end U.S. wars and militarism that has protested the Iraq War. Trump garnered support from the organization during the GOP debate Saturday night when he called the Iraq War a mistake and accused the George W. Bush administration of lying before the invasion.
  • Rand Paul Challenges Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Iran

    01/26/2015 4:56:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times Taking Note Blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | Carol Giacomo
    Politicians who oppose President Obama can bluster all they want, grab headlines and curry favor with donors yet don’t have to be responsible for their (too often) irresponsible critiques and prescriptions on foreign policy. So it was refreshing to hear Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky split with some of his fellow Republicans on Iran during a presidential forum on Saturday organized by Freedom Partners. As far as Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are concerned, negotiations involving the United States and five other major powers on Iran’s nuclear program are endangering America and the world. “They’ve...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.Coalition not letting Ferguson crisis go to waste (Investigative Report)

    11/14/2014 5:45:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A complex organization stands behind the A.N.S.W.E.R.Coalition.org signs in Ferguson, Missouri. A.N.S.W.E.R.Coalition is part of an enterprise structured like Charles Handy’s “Shamrock” organization with: (1) “a core of qualified professionals working in a Task Culture;” (2) “contracted specialists” and: (3) “part-time, seasonal and temporary workers.” (1) A.N.S.W.E.R.’s core of professionals includes seasoned protest organizers, the political cadre of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), and a D.C.-based law firm – the Partnership for Civil Justice. These “professionals” share a political worldview, and, in multiple cases, common addresses, phone numbers, and operatives. These three groups are the focus of this...
  • Why President Rand Paul Will Keep America Safer Than Bush, Obama, and Hillary Clinton

    11/13/2014 8:25:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    President Rand Paul will keep you safer than the president who brought America into Iraq and Afghanistan, the same man who in 2000 argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements. He'll keep you safer than the president who just doubled America's military presence in Iraq, yet in 2011 promised, "The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year." Rand Paul will also keep you safer than Hillary Clinton, a centrist with a neoconservative advisor named Robert Kagan who is quoted in The New York Times as saying, "I feel comfortable with her...
  • Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

    11/13/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Veteran's Day 2014 | Justin Peligri
    The video appears on the website of Voices of Liberty, a group led by former Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It lobbies against "unjustified wars, unconstitutional surveillance, [and] extrajudicial drone assassinations," according to its website.
  • Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week

    09/28/2014 2:34:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Review's Campaign Spot ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Big, busy Morning Jolt to close out the week — an appalling failure of immigration law enforcement, an indictment in that long-forgotten GSA conference scandal, another trip down memory lane for a beloved prematurely-canceled television show, and then this glaring change in our national politics: Funeral Services for the Anti-War Movement Will Be Held Next Week Howard Kurtz writes the obituary of the anti-war movement. Born in 2003, the movement experienced sudden difficulties in January 2009, struggled and limped along for the past few years, and finally collapsed in the street in front of the White House least week: Medea...
  • Liberal Activist: Anti-War Left Giving Obama a Pass Because He's Black

    09/25/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 25, 2014 | Tony Lee
    As President Barack Obama launches air strikes in Syria, anti-war activists are frustrated that he is getting a pass from groups traditionally opposed to military intervention. According to the Washington Post, only 22 anti-war activists protested near the White House this week, and "it was the latest display of how Obama has neutralized the left." Left-wing activist David Swanson, "who voted for Obama in 2008 before switching to the Green Party," told the Post that "if George W. Bush were launching wars with Congress out of town, oh, it would be flooded." But he said liberals give Obama a pass...
  • ‘Burn Their Houses Down’ – The Progressive Activists The Media Doesn’t Want You To See

    09/25/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It was a protest for the planet, or at least it was billed that way. Progressive activists marched under the “green” banner this week in New York City to call for “action” on climate change. But what was the “action” they were advocating? White the media covered senators, actors, and celebrities at the event, they stayed away from the masses. That wasn’t an accident. One idiot shows up at a tea party event with a Confederate flag and the media covers that person like they started the movement, but hundreds, if not thousands of violent, anti-capitalist, anti-American lunatics damn near...
  • Secretive Leftwing Network Discovered through WI Records Law (An NGO/Union/MSM Journ-o-list?)

    07/30/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    A low-profile Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists has been discovered thanks to Wisconsin’s open records law. A Media Trackers inquiry into the actions of a University of Wisconsin professor turned up records and communications from “Gamechanger Salon,” an online community that provides a forum for leftwing activists and leaders to share tactics, strategies and opinions. Operating as a closed Google Group, much of what the network does is unavailable for public review. However, a document listing the network’s membership and a policy manual describing the mission and ground rules for the entity...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl's Post-Dramatic Stress

    06/14/2014 11:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It is likely that many people will die young because Bowe Bergdahl chose to act out a childish, grandiose fantasy in which he cast himself as a wise and courageous man of mystery and adventure. Both his parents and the American taxpayer supported Mr. Bergdahl to play pretend soldier with a script that reads like a cheesy story for eleven-year-old boys. In Bergdahl’s feverish imagination, which he was tragically allowed to enact, he was a magnificently skilled survivalist who also solved the problem of war in his environmentally and socially sensitive walk about the new world order. He played the...
  • Code Pink, American Muslim Alliance welcome home Bowe Bergdahl

    06/10/2014 5:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    CODEPINK @codepink Veterans for Peace @codepink & American Muslim Alliance outside the white house to say #WelcomeHomeBowe #CloseGitmo 3:09 PM - 10 Jun 2014 11 Retweets 5 favorites Members of Code Pink gathered in front of the White House today to welcome home Bowe Bergdahl, who is reportedly in a military hospital in Germany. They were joined by representatives of Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and the American Muslim Alliance. A slightly wider angle shows a rather cozy gathering, with signs calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and the closure of Guantanamo. ANSWER Coalition @answercoalition #Bergdahl isn't...
  • The Bergdahl Saga Could Explode in the GOP’s Face ("If only more American troops had deserted")

    06/09/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 9, 2014 | Bob Dreyfuss
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, still in recovery, has become a political football to be kicked around by just about everyone, including Hillary Clinton—who is using Bergdahl’s release to distinguish herself, just ever so slightly, from President Obama. In her book, whose release this week will dominate the airways and news media, and in an interview tonight with Diane Sawyer, Clinton finesses the fact that she originally opposed making a deal with the Taliban for Bergdahl, a decision she portrays as one of the “hard choices” she had to make. Though now she’s defending Obama over the Bergdahl decision, she stressed to...