Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Work for Peace, Support Cindy Sheehan

Unless you've been living in a bunker awaiting the nuclear war that George Bush will probably spark before he is frogmarched out of the White House, you have probably seen Cindy Sheehan on the news.

This woman lost her son Casey to the Iraq War on April 4, 2004 and is now camped out a few miles from Bush's Crawford Ranch where he is on vacation for five weeks. (must be nice huh).

Camp Casey, as it is now being called, is attracting Peace activists from across the country. Thanks to kossack periphrastik there are several ways you can help this brave woman stand up to the Bush War Council and demand answers on the Iraq debacle.

Whether you can go or not, please read on to see what else you can do to help.

How you can help

Go to Crawford
Donate to Crawford Peace House (PayPal now working)
Contact Your Representatives
Contact the Media, National and Local
Sign Cindy's Online Petition

Be sure to contact both national and local media for this story. A good idea is to call your local TV station before you go, and tell them where you are going and why. Offer to report updates to them from the scene. Tell your local media to cover the stories of local families who have lost children in the war and want answers from Bush.

Crawford Peace House
Cindy Sheehan Website
Gold Star Mothers for Peace
Code Pink
Military Families Speak Out
Veterans for Peace
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Vietnam Veterans Against War

dKosopedia Entry for Cindy Sheehan - Includes related diaries

Daily Updates
Texas Iconoclast: Crawford Newspaper with "Cindy Watch" http://cindysheehan.dailykos.com/

Media Blackout
Radio Show Silences Cindy
NBC doubles back on covering the story

Information for those going to Crawford
How to Prepare
Find a ride, share a ride, give a ride

Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!
With God as our Father, brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.
With ev'ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Written by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson

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