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  • Merton Center honors [Cindy]Sheehan

    11/18/2007 11:34:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 364+ views
    The Pitt News ^ | November 16, 2007 | Sharan Kumar
    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was awarded the 2007 Thomas Merton Award last night for her work within the peace and justice community. Sheehan was unable to attend the ceremony at the Sheraton at Station Square, but accepted the award in absentia. Sheehan began her career in activism after her son, 25-year-old Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed during a mission in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Since that date, Sheehan has called for the country's leaders to end the war, recall U.S. troops and hold themselves accountable for the decisions that sent the troops to Iraq. Sheehan was forced to cancel...
  • Anti-war demonstrators march on Walker’s Point [Kennebunkport]

    08/25/2007 9:56:50 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 536+ views
    MaineToday ^ | August 25, 2007 | Staff Report
    <p>Several hundred people arrived by bus, bicycle and foot Saturday morning for a peace rally at Consolidated School in Kennebunkport, which will be followed by a two-mile march to Walker's Point, the Bush family compound.</p> <p>The peace rally started at 10 a.m. with a performance by the Raging Grannies, a crowd-pleasing group of older women in colorful clothes and wild hats who entertained the crowd with anti-war songs and chants.</p>
  • Iraq war protester says arrest won't keep him silent

    07/21/2006 9:37:16 PM PDT · by Fireinthehole · 5 replies · 599+ views
    The Macomb Daily ^ | July 10, 2006 | Christy Strawser
    "The reason this happened was they were warned, they could hold any sign they wanted as long as it didn't say 'honk' on it," Kitchen said. "They were warned a couple of weeks ago. They decided to test it, evidently." Police Chief Michael Kitchen said . . .it's illegal to "incite people to sound their horn when not reasonably necessary." Kittila said. . . police first approached protesters in mid-June and said the signs urging people to honk had to go because they caused too much noise. . . changed the signs to say 'Ferndale police say don't honk if...
  • Anti-wire tap vigil in San Francisco features Lady Liberty (& ACLU,Code Pink,Raging Grannies,MoveOn)

    02/24/2006 11:05:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/24/06 | Ian Thomas
    SAN FRANCISCO - A woman clad in a shiny silver costume, complete with a Lady Liberty hat, fell to her knees and rolled onto the concrete floor of San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza in front of about 80 people on Feb. 22 while the crowd cried “don't give up! Then a man in a white doctor's coat came along with other women dressed in bright colored granny gear passionately reciting the Bill of Rights, gradually reviving Vicki Leidner, of San Francisco, with fake blood on her face, from her mock affliction. The crowd giggled and joined in reciting. The street...
  • Raging Grannies Will Attempt to Enlist in Military on Valentine's Day in Maryland

    02/13/2006 1:33:50 PM PST · by Rand-El · 48 replies · 929+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 2/13/06 | Rand-El
    To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor Contact: Pat Salomon, 301-990-7459 or 301-254-5297 (cell), Jean Athey, 301-570-0923, News Advisory: What: Grandmothers, heartbroken and enraged over the enormous loss of life and the terrible injuries in Iraq, plan to enlist in the military. The old make wars and the young die in them; on Valentine's Day, grandmothers and others will demonstrate their love for this country and its young people by enlisting in the U.S. military in place of young people. The grandmothers vehemently oppose this war; their enlistment is not a show of support for military action in Iraq. But if...
  • `Raging Grannies' get Ariz. court date

    07/25/2005 9:34:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 339+ views
    AP ^ | 7/25/5
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Five older women known as the "Tucson Raging Grannies" pleaded innocent Monday to misdemeanor trespassing charges lodged when they tried to enlist at a military recruitment center. A judge set an Aug. 19 pretrial hearing for the women, who range from 55 to 81 years old - decades older than the maximum allowable age for recruits. The women are "pretty thoroughly anti-war; we're concerned about the environment and what's happening to civil liberties," said Patricia Birnie, a spokeswoman for the group. Birnie was with the women when they entered a recruiting center on July 13, but was...
  • ACTION ALERT! Code Pink and "Raging Grannies" set to Harrass Soldiers Tomorrow!

    07/05/2005 4:07:28 PM PDT · by GVnana · 114 replies · 3,233+ views
    An anonymous soldier | 7/5/2005
    Just got the word by phone. Raging Grannies and Code Pink reps are at the Office of the Adjutant General OTAG 9800 Goethe Rancho Cordova, CA right now, getting a briefing on their permitted "protest route" where their members will be picketing and harrassing soldiers tomorrow!
  • CA: Federal spy probe begins into California National Guard unit

    07/06/2005 6:10:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 619+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/6/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO – U.S. military authorities on Wednesday began investigating whether a California National Guard unit was established to spy on U.S. citizens, as about 30 demonstrators outside guard headquarters confronted officials backed by armed soldiers. The federal probe of the nation's largest National Guard force involves the U.S. Army's inspector general, the federal National Guard Bureau's inspector general and the National Guard Bureau's legal division. The unit has raised concern among peace activists that the Guard is resorting to the same type of civilian monitoring that characterized Vietnam War-era protests. "These are your mothers, grandmothers and neighbors," said George Main,...
  • National Guard erases data related to intelligence unit

    07/06/2005 10:37:29 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 19 replies · 613+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Jul. 06, 2005 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - Despite a request from a state senator that it preserve all documents related to a controversial intelligence unit, the California National Guard erased the computer hard drive of a retiring colonel who oversaw the fledgling project. Computer technicians at the Guard erased the officer's hard drive on June 27, said Col. Cherie Takami, the Guard's acting chief of staff. That same day, state Sen. Joe Dunn asked top military officials not to destroy any evidence concerning the special intelligence unit. On Tuesday, the National Guard rebuffed Dunn's requests for answers and immediate access to the computer, saying they...
  • Hearings planned on California National Guard's intelligence unit

    06/28/2005 8:51:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 357+ views
    AP - San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Jun. 28, 2005 | Don Thompson
    MATHER, Calif. - A California congresswoman and a state senator said Tuesday they plan separate hearings into whether a California National Guard unit was established as a spy agency. Guard spokesmen denied that was the unit's intent but declined to make the unit's commander available for an interview to fully explain its function. State Sen. Joseph Dunn, D-Garden Grove, whose budget subcommittee oversees funding for the California National Guard, ordered the Guard to turn over all documents about the unit, formally called the Information Synchronization, Knowledge Management and Intelligence Fusion program. That would include any information collected about citizens. That...