Wednesday, May 30, 2007

  • Cindy Sheehan, From Grieving Mother to Antiwar Leader

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    Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has announced she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq War. We take a look back at how she helped galvanize the antiwar movement over the past two-and-a-half years following the death of her son Casey in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • "We Will Retool...and Come at It from a Different Direction"–Cindy Sheehan Says She Will Return After Stepping Back as Antiwar Leader

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    Cindy Sheehan has been the face of the U.S. antiwar movement for the past two years. In August 2005, she set up Camp Casey outside President Bush’s Crawford estate in memory of her son Casey, who was killed in Iraq. Now Cindy says she is stepping back from her role as a leading campaigner against the Iraq War. In this Democracy Now! special, Cindy Sheehan joins us for the hour to talk about her decision. [includes rush transcript]

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