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Cindy Sheehan, Fellow Commies In Hawaii

Just back from her whirlwind tour of England, Scotland and Ireland, Mother Sheehan is jetting off for yet another all expenses paid vacation peace campaign in Hawaii.

From an email received by one of S&L's embedded correspondents:

Cindy being intervie...

Talk by Cindy Sheehan in Honolulu Hawaii Jan 4th

Wednesday, January 4, 7 pm Talk by Cindy Sheehan Church of the Crossroads 1212 University Avenue, Honolulu Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan's son, Army Spc. Casey A. Sheehan, was killed in action in Sadr City, Baghdad. Soon thereafter Cindy, along with other family members of soldiers killed in Iraq, founded Gold Star Families for Peace.

Late last summer Cindy spoiled George Bush's vacation by going to his Crawford, Texas ranch to demand that he meet with her. When he refused, she set up camp along the road leading to his ranch. Over the next month, thousands of people joined Cindy at "Camp Casey" (named after her son). Cindy's courageous action inspired millions in the U.S. and around the world, and has re-invigoratorated the anti-war movement; she is also among those recognized in Time Magazine's New Year's issue, and in this month's Vanity Fair.

Since August, Cindy has been speaking in cities and towns across the U.S. She was a featured speaker at the huge September 26th anti-war march/rally in Washington D.C., and was among 400 people who were arrested at the White House on the day after (where she was again demanding to meet with Bush).

Cindy is author of Not One More Mother's Child, published by Koa Books, Maui (www.koabooks.com)

Cindy will be introduced by Ann Wright (career State Department diplomat who quit her post in protest of the war in Iraq). Ann was among the organizers at Camp Crawford, was arrested with Cindy at Washington D.C. in September, and then in Crawford, Texas during the Thanksgiving holidays. She has been on a speaking tour since September, and will also share some of her experiences.

Doors will open at 6:15, and a video of Camp Casey will be shown from 6:30 to 7 pm, and again after the talks. There is limited seating in Weaver Hall (about 300), but a large tent will be set up outside with a video/audio feed. And if it's nice weather there will be space for many more on the lawn. Information tables from many organizations will be set up by 6:15 so come early to meet with friends, check out the information, and get a seat.

No admission; calabash for donations.

For further information, contact Carolyn Hadfield 944-3106 or Ann Wright 741-1141.

I hope the IRS is keeping track of all of these engagements. Given that Cindy has vowed to never pay taxes again and that she is getting at least $30,000 for each one of her appearances, this could run into some serious money. (And, remember, whoever reports her gets ten percent.)

Funny, this announcement mentions who Ann Wright is, but don't go into much detail about Carolyn Hadfield.

Unsurprisingly, it turns out that Carolyn Hadfield is a professional America hater and a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, according to this blurb in the Honolulu Star Bulletin :

International Women's Day Celebration: Revolution Books presents a program of poetry, music and talks, 7:30 p.m. Monday, UH Manoa, Center for Hawaiian Studies Auditorium. Carolyn Hadfield from the Revolutionary Communist Party will be the featured speaker. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Call 944-3106.

And when she isn't shepherding Mother Sheehan, Ms Hadfield busies herself with desecrating the monument at Pearl Harbor:

Anti-War Demonstrations Across the Hawaiian Isles

Pearl Harbor, Oahu – Today more than 600 people went to Pearl Harbor to protest. I know that for most it wasn't an easy thing to do. This wasn't a "permitted" march and demonstration. There were risks. While organizing for this protest people constantly asked me whether I really thought we could demonstrate at Pearl Harbor during a heightened military alert. A few said they thought the NION organizers were "crazy" for attempting such a thing. Others asked whether I thought we would be arrested, whether provocateurs might provoke fights, and whether they'd need bail money. (Indeed, a military provocateur did try to provoke a fight but was prevented from doing so by the protesters).

While organizing for this protest I was struck once again by how Pearl Harbor provokes fear. It is a powerful symbol. Everyone who knows anything about the history of Hawaii knows that the U.S. stole Hawaii in order to control Pearl Harbor and the entire Pacific arena. Pearl Harbor, with its constant traffic of nuclear subs, aircraft carriers and battleships is a symbol of US domination and arrogance. It is a chilling reminder to the people of Hawaii that while we might be unsure of whether Iraq possesses any weapons of mass destruction, we know there are plenty of them right here in Hawai`i. On top of all that, the name of Pearl Harbor is constantly invoked by the US as a battle cry to go to yet another war to "defend the US" under the guise of "preventing another attack." Today 600 people overcame that fear. – by Carolyn Hadfield

It's nice to see that Mother Sheehan has found yet another soul mate.

But I sure hope no one spoils her vacation momentous work.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 2nd, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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