Ithaca Blog

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan in Ithaca Tonight

Cindy Sheehan, among the most strident and uncompromising of American anti-war activists, speaks in Ithaca tonight, at the Women's Community Building.

Ms. Sheehan's activism is personal. It began with the death of her soldier son in the line of duty in Iraq.

It continues, past George Bush, into the Obama administration.

Sheehan went to Norway to protest the Peace Prize award to President Obama. Last month, she created an encampment at the Washington Monument to protest continuing American presence in Iraq, and increased military action in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

More than twice as many Americans - 332 - have been killed in Afghanistan as in Iraq in the past year. The number is expected to escalate drastically as most of the 30,000 troops President Obama ordered to Afghanistan will be sent this summer.

Is it possible to be too strident against war? Decide for yourself tonight, at 7 pm.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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