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Sheehan Announces Anti-US Concert Tour

Attention whore Busy bee Mother Sheehan is planning to follow in her hero Jane Fonda’s footsteps with an anti-American anti-USO type tour.

From Fox News:

Jane Fonda laughing with a North Vietnamese gun crew.

Sheehan, REM Frontman Plan ‘Bring ‘Em Home Now’ Concert

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

NEW YORK — Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and REM frontman Michael Stipe will headline a New York concert to urge the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

The concert, dubbed "Bring ‘Em Home Now!" will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 20, the 3rd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Rufus Wainwright and Bright Eyes will also perform, it was announced Wednesday.

Sheehan, who camped outside President Bush’s ranch in Texas last year to protest the Iraq war, will speak during the concert. Her 24-year-old son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Chuck D, Fischerspooner, Peaches, Steve Earle and Devendra Banhart are also scheduled to perform.

"It is impossible not react to the current state of affairs through personal action and artistic production," said Casey Spooner of Fischerspooner in a statement.

Organizers said the concert will be followed by a national "Bring ‘Em Home Now!" speaking tour that will feature Sheehan and various authors traveling to 15 U.S. cities in April.

More concert performers are expected to be added later.

From Wikipedia:

Jane Fonda

Opposition to the Vietnam War

In April 1970, Fred Gardner, Fonda and Donald Sutherland formed *FTA* ("Free The Army", a play on the troop expression "Fuck The Army"), an anti-war road show designed as an answer to Bob Hope’s USO tour. The tour, referred to as "political vaudeville" by Fonda, visited military towns along the West Coast, with the goal of establishing a dialogue with soldiers about their upcoming deployments to Vietnam. The dialogue was made into a movie that contained strong, frank criticism of the war by service men and women. It was released in 1972.

Of course the lefty Wikipedia can’t resist re-writing history. The name of the tour and the subsequent movie was "Fuck The Army." A fact Fonda is proud of to this day.

And she is not alone. From the GI Movement Scrapbook:

FTA, Fuck The Army, appeared on almost every U.S. military base around the world. We take pride in knowing that GI and vet opposition to that war contributed to the eventual well-deserved defeat of the U.S. in Vietnam.

Of course Mother Sheehan also hopes that someday she will also be able to brag about how she contributed to the well-deserved defeat of the US in Iraq.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 23rd, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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