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(82) Comments | Posted January 22, 2006 | 8:06 PM

Much as I wish I could take credit for the word "matriotism," another woman wrote to me and gave me the concept. I was so intrigued by the word that I have been meditating on the possible ideology behind it, and a new paradigm for true and lasting peace in...

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The Opposite of Good is Apathy

(44) Comments | Posted January 6, 2006 | 2:33 PM

"The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead." --William Lloyd Garrison

The apathy of most of America is stunning and appalling to me. When I found this quote I was filled with wide-eyed wonder that...

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Friends Don't Let Friends Commit War Crimes

(25) Comments | Posted January 2, 2006 | 1:23 PM

"You're like an ambassador for peace," a Spanish journalist told me as we finished one of the dozens of interviews I gave in Europe. I did this interview right before I went to meet with the Spanish Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.

In reality, I did feel like an ambassador...

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2006: The Year the Chickenhawks Will Go Home to Roost

(53) Comments | Posted December 28, 2005 | 4:31 PM

Since hot, hot Camp Casey in August, some amazing grass roots actions have taken place all over the country. People are starting to speak up and Congress has begun to take action against the criminal and neo-Fascist regime that tried to take over America.

From Camp Casey...

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Comfort Zones

(69) Comments | Posted December 11, 2005 | 11:10 PM

Today was bitterly cold as I walked from the Charing Cross Tube Station to Parliament Square in London. I was heading there with my traveling companion, Julie, to go and visit Brian Haw after several exhausting, but productive days in England and Scotland.

Brian is a peace...

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Camp Casey 5

(82) Comments | Posted November 28, 2005 | 11:37 AM

The spin on the news about our weekend in Crawford is wrong and very incomplete.

I was just watching a local news show that said our rally was "poorly" attended on Saturday. There were over 500 people that came in and out on Saturday. I don't call...

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Having a Great Time, Wish You Were all Here or, Throw the Bitch in the Ditch

(65) Comments | Posted November 25, 2005 | 11:46 PM

Camp Casey Thanksgiving, Crawford, Texas

I was feeling very down when I was flying to Waco yesterday. I did a lot of crying and missing Casey on the way out from Sacramento. I am not at the place in my grieving yet where I can look at all of our...

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Open Letter to George's Mama

(68) Comments | Posted November 17, 2005 | 11:54 PM

Dear Barbara,

On April 04, 2004, your oldest child killed my oldest child, Casey Austin Sheehan.

Unlike your oldest child, my son was a marvelous person who joined the military to serve his country and to try and make the world a better place. Casey didn't want to go to...

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Court Day

(127) Comments | Posted November 16, 2005 | 12:23 PM

Today is the day that a portion of the 376 people who were arrested in front of the White House are going to court to fight our arrest.

Out of the 376, 125 have their appearance day today. The court (Scooter and Karl's court) is expecting about 60 to 70...

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The True Cost of War

(110) Comments | Posted October 31, 2005 | 9:50 PM

This immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq has cost the world so much. George and his reckless war of choice have cost the American taxpayers billions of dollars that could be better spent at home. Judging from Katrina, Iraq has cost our country much of its security. It has cost...

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October 26

(47) Comments | Posted October 27, 2005 | 11:22 AM

"If you believe in what you are doing, give me your stiffest sentence. If you don't, then resign."

Yesterday, started off with a "bang" when we went to Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath in the section where the Iraq War dead are buried. In our group yesterday...

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(75) Comments | Posted October 26, 2005 | 11:00 PM

News Hounds is upset at me for seeming to hang up on Bill Kristol, the chickenhawk-in-chief. But really, folks, a fear of confronting neocons and other warmongers is not among my failings. Here is what happened.

I have a firm rule, after many bad experiences, of never appearing on...

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Grim Milestone

(129) Comments | Posted October 26, 2005 | 3:59 PM

As we all know, the American death toll in Iraq reached 2000 yesterday. I believe most people in America are in mourning today whether we are pro- or anti-war. I can speak for myself, I am.

A few dozen of us held vigil at the White House yesterday. At 6...

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Not One More

(20) Comments | Posted October 25, 2005 | 1:14 AM

"Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless and corrupt." Mahatma Gandhi

Unfortunately the 2000th American death in Iraq is tragically coming up too soon. I am in Washington, DC now and along with a coalition of peace groups and local activists, we will be holding vigils...

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They Are Not Numbers

(20) Comments | Posted October 21, 2005 | 6:31 PM

I received this email the other day. I have removed the names:

Dear Ms. Sheehan ~ I wasn't sure how else to contact you, so am sending this thru the gsfp website. I just want to thank you for posting your essay entitled, 'A Peaceful Day' dated...
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Peaceful Day in Iraq

(21) Comments | Posted October 17, 2005 | 6:24 PM

I keep hearing on the news that this past Saturday was a relatively "peaceful" day in Iraq. Despite many reports already of alleged election fraud (shades of Ohio and Florida), George and his cronies are cautiously optimistic that the referendum for the constitution will pass. George Bush says that it...

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Supporting Hillary?

(45) Comments | Posted October 16, 2005 | 11:35 PM

I would love to support Hillary for President if she would come out against the travesty in Iraq. But I don't think she can speak out against the occupation, because she supports it.

I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again: As...

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(38) Comments | Posted October 13, 2005 | 2:00 PM

Going to the movies was something Casey and I enjoyed doing together. Casey was a Theater Arts major in college and he went with a critical eye. Since I love sharing my children's passions with them, Casey and I would go to the movie theater often.

We saw two...

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I Have Arrived. I Am Home.

(15) Comments | Posted October 9, 2005 | 11:16 PM

I was honored and humbled to be in the presence of holy man Thich Nhat Hahn today at MacArthur Park in a very Hispanic neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Tha^y, (teacher) as he is known, is a Buddhist monk who was active during the Vietnam War years bringing peace...

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From Despair to Hope

(27) Comments | Posted October 7, 2005 | 8:58 PM

There were many nights after Casey was killed and we buried him that I had to restrain myself from swallowing my entire bottle of sleeping pills. The pain and the deep pit of hopeless despair were almost too much to cope with. How can a person be expected to live...

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