Sheehan Warns Senator Feinstein That She's Coming After Her
It was a busy day for Cindy Sheehan today at the World Social Forum:
* She warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that she would run against her if the senator did not filibuster Judge Alito
* Cindy interviewed with the Communist Party Daily newspaper The Daily Granma while at the World Social Forum
* She blamed the loss of her son on “The whim of a ruler”
Down in Venezuela, Cindy Sheehan warned Senator Dianne Feinstein that if she did not filibuster Judge Alito, that she would run against her for Senator of California.
“I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price.”
Participants of the 6th World Social Forum walk past a large photograph of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. Marked differences have appeared among Latin American leftists at the World Social Forum in Venezuela, pointing to a region with varying visions of what the left should represent. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)
Cindy Sheehan was interviewed by the Cuban Daily Communist Newspaper the Daily Granma on Thursday:
It stands out that Cindy uses the word “empire” to refer to the US government. “Empires —she explains— have always existed; unfortunately we have perfected this insane concept of pursuing world hegemony at any cost.”
“For me, peace and justice have to go together. I hope the occupation of Iraq ends as soon as possible, but that is not enough. We need a philosophy of peace to prevail in the world, that there be no more military ventures. However, for this to take place there must be a more just world where wealth is equally distributed and where human dignity is respected; a world in which the human being is really human and overcomes racial and religious prejudices.”
“I know —she clarified— that those are lofty goals, but I won’t give them up. It is the way I can honor my dead son.”
“It is shameful that such a thing could exist at this time in history. Not even the most minimal human rights are respected there. We have also learned with horror that these practices are not only conducted in that territory that the United States occupies without the consent of the Cuban people. I was shocked by the news that soldiers from my country have concealed torture camps in other countries allied to the empire.”
“In the end, it’s about no more mothers losing their sons to the whims of a ruler.”
Brazilian communist party member Aleciana da Souza Andrade sells shirts covered with the communist hammer and sickle symbols at the 6th World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. Marked differences have appeared among Latin American leftists at the World Social Forum in Venezuela, pointing to a region with varying visions of what the left should represent. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)
Cindy is scheduled to return from Venezuela on Monday and will travel to the nation’s capital to take part in an alternative State of the Union event.
Previously on the Caracas Social Forum:
Hugo’s Marxist Bush-Bash Opens, Cindy Joins Marching Marxists
Cindy Sheehan Speaks for the Troops in Venezuela
Cindy Sheehan, the “Haji” Teacher of Caracas
Update: (11:30 PM CST) I don’t believe that Cindy had anything to do with this news at Powerline, but I am sure that she thinks she did.