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Friday, August 19, 2005

Cindy Sheehan's symbolism
Seattle Times
by staff

"The daily image of a grieving mother protesting the death of her soldier son by standing in the withering sun outside President Bush's Texas ranch is a poignant symbol. Bush would do well to pay attention to the image and the woman behind it. .... Until this one mother's protest, the public lobby against the war was displayed largely through yard signs and bumper stickers. People dared not outwardly disdain the war for fear of being accused of not supporting the troops. But Sheehan has served as a catalyst for various groups with their disparate views of the war and of the military. At least for now, these groups are largely under one umbrella. Wednesday night, thousands across the country and abroad held candlelight vigils — including 3,000 people in the Puget Sound region — to support Sheehan." (08/19/05)
Whatever happens, Cindy Sheehan will not be moved
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
by Tony Norman

"When 1,600 vigils sparked by her protest were held around the country Wednesday night, Cindy Sheehan would not be moved. Citing her example, an organic and principled anti-war movement has begun gathering steam.Yesterday, Cindy Sheehan's 74-year-old mother had a stroke, so the protester left Texas to be by her side in Los Angeles. Sheehan knew she could leave because thousands of citizens have taken her place. Perhaps one of those protesters has motives pure enough to warrant a few minutes of the vacationing president's time. Either way, Cindy Sheehan's nationwide vigil shall not be moved." (08/19/05)



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