On a Journey for Humanity By Cindy Sheehan

On a Journey for Humanity By Cindy Sheehan

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Summer of Love ‘07

On a Journey for Humanity

By Cindy Sheehan
July 6th, 2007

The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people’s movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are in office the less chance we have of recovering the heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the planet from corporate and individual waste and pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a perfect world: incarceration for the criminals against humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken today.Since the announcement of the Walk, circumstances have changed. Rev. Lennox Yearwood is not going to have his hearing for Conduct Unbecoming until the end of August, and we were going to begin our walk after his hearing on July 12th in Macon, GA. So consequently, we are going to begin our Journey on July 10th in Crawford, Texas.

Our Journey will take us through places such as Ft. Benning, GA, and New Orleans where Bush Crimes have had such a deeply detrimental affect on people. Torture and the continued criminal lack of help for the people of the Gulf States are two of BushCo’s more heinous crimes.

Our Journey will also take us to House Judiciary committee members’ offices where we will sit-in and demand that they institute Articles of Impeachment against Bush and Cheney immediately. On July 23rd, we will be in Congressman John Conyers’ office to encourage him to take the lead on impeachment. A sit-in in his office is possible and likely.

The US part of our Journey will end in New York City where on July 27th we will stage a demonstration in front of the UN to highlight the refugee crisis in the Middle East caused by the Bush High Crime Cabal. There are millions of people displaced by the atrocity in Iraq and, no matter what former US Ambassador and leading neo-con war criminal, John Bolton says: the US does owe the people of Iraq more than we can ever repay. The very least we owe them, though, is a relatively safe country to live in and basic human rights like: homes, food, clean water and medical care.

On July 29th, we will be re-creating the Summer of Love and hold a “Gather-in of Hearts” in Central Park with leading activists and musical entertainment. Proceeds will go to Iraqi Refugees and for medical supplies for Iraqi hospitals.

When we are finished in NYC, a few of us will be Journeying to Amman, Jordan to help refugees in Jordan and Syria. We will visit the camps to assess the depth of the humanitarian crisis that is causing so many children to unnecessarily and tragically suffer. We have so much in this country. How can we allow our brothers and sisters to go without basics? Who can sleep comfortably at night and enjoy three square meals a day when other people only have moldy bread to eat and are starving? Do you think of the people of Iraq and the refugees literally dying of thirst when you go to turn on your tap for plentiful, clean water? Our animals here in the US are treated better than many humans on our planet. As MLK, Jr said in his speech at the Riverside Church on April 04, 1967: “My government is the biggest purveyor of violence.” Our government has killed enough people to populate many small states in the US and has forced millions more to flee their places of birth. Our governments will never change, but our hearts can and we can do much to alleviate suffering and change the world.

Since I announced the Journey for Humanity, I have received a lot of support and encouragement, and many “I’ll be with you in spirits.” We appreciate your moral support, but we need your bodies and your dollars if you can’t participate. Our world is in an environmental, political and humanitarian state of emergency at this point and participation in a People’s Movement for Change, Justice and Humanity is becoming mandatory by our membership in the Human Race.

Our route and flyer for the “Gather-in of Hearts” is posted at Camp Casey Peace Institute. Donations can also be made there. Visit our MySpace page and be our friend!

We also need volunteers in cities along the route to help coordinate rallies/actions and food/ housing for walkers. To volunteer, e-mail Dede Miller at tiggerloli@aol.com or call: 562-912-5838 (we don’t take blocked calls.)

Walk Route

Date – Leave – Arrive

July 10 Crawford Tx — Houston Tx
July 11 Houston Tx. — New Orleans La.
July 12 New Orleans La. — Montgomery Al.
July 13 Montgomery Al. — Ft. Benning Ga,
July 14 Ft. Benning Ga — Atlanta Ga.
July 15 Atlanta Ga. — Gainsville Ga.
July 16 Ganisville Ga. — Clemson SC
July 17 Clemson SC — Charlotte NC
July 18 Charlotte NC — Greensboro NC
July 19 Greensboro NC — Lynchburg NC
July 20 Lynchburg NC — Charlottesville Va
July 21 Charlottesville Va. — Richmond Va.
July 22 Richmond Va. — Arlington Va
July 23 Arlington Cem — White House/ Capital
July 23 Washington DC — Philadelphia PA.
July 24 Philadelphia PA — Allentown PA
July 25 Allentown PA — New York City NY
July 26 United Nations Action
July 27 Begin to Gather at Central Park
July 28 TBA
July 29 Gathering of Hearts Fest Central Park

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Bush’s war of terror on 04/04/04. She is the co-founder and president of Gold Star Families for Peace and The Camp Casey Peace Institute. Read other articles by Cindy.

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5 Responses to “On a Journey for Humanity By Cindy Sheehan”

  1. Friedrich B. Herman Says:

    Cindy Sheehan is an attention junkie. As far as I can tell, she’s done nothing to further the cause of bringing the troops home. Quite the opposite. She’s provided a public face for the far left liberal movement which, frankly, is irrational and uncompelling. Re-enacting the Summer Of Love? Yes, that will appeal to most mainstream liberals (NOT!).

  2. Chris Says:

    Cindy, I have a few questions that I wish you would answer….but before I ask them, let me first say that I personally despise PRESIDENT Bush & that I strongly support his impeachment (although I come from the political Right):

    Are you physically unable to use the words “President” & “Bush” together, side-by-side?

    Do you refuse to accept the fact that George W. Bush IS the President of the United States?

    Do you have such a deep-rooted hatred for the man that all you can do is say “Bush” or “BushCo” when referring to him?

    I have yet to hear you use the phrase “President Bush” once in all of the years that I have been reading your articles or listening to you. Why can’t you show at least a little respect for the Office for the President of the United States by referring to President Bush as President?

    Inquiring minds wanna know.

  3. carolyn Says:

    cindy –
    i understand that you did not even get out of your car yesterday in charlotte, north carolina. i am supposing that you saw all of those patriotic americans waiting there to protest YOU, and you wisely decided to retreat. expect to see us in virginia/pennsylvania/new york and any other place that you go.
    you do not speak for america – you should return to retirement.

  4. dzarkhan Says:

    I’m still not sure why you people leave posts for her in places I’m sure she will never look….

  5. Grover Says:

    Most of these postings come from GOA, the Blackshirt squad organized and paid for by the White House? What is so threatening about anti-war dissent, which is a Constitutional right, unless you are an authoritarian who would be happier in Burma where you can attack protestors and break their heads? Maybe you fellas didn’t get enough war, and need a few more combat tours to get your fill, if in fact nay of you saw any combat at all.

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