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Cynthia McKinney's Anti-War Tour Comes to Philadelphia


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Michael
- 1065 days ago - opednews.com
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, back from Libya, calls for an end to America's wars and says she stands with any country that is invaded.



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Dandelion G. (381)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 1:22 pm
In the article it said:

"We need someone in the White House who thinks like us and not just one who looks like us. We have to act like we're free if we want to be free. We have to liberate ourselves from war-mongering political parties."

My comment:

Aho Sister!

The Key word is Political Parties. It matters not the color of the face or the sex of the face for that matter if the majority of the people in both parties are continuing on the same road of destruction. I understand a President can't do it all, but..........He certainly could be out there saying.......He is doing EVERYTHING in HIS POWER to bring our troops HOME. After all HE IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

No more excuses.......end these wars for MANY reasons.
PETITION END THE WAR
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME
MARCH FORWARD TO END WARS
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 1:32 pm
Glad to see and hear that Cynthia McKinney is still around doing her activities.

She was one of the few people who wanted bush impeached and did come up
with papers to do so and did present them in Congress.

International Action Center-sponsored "Report from Libya: Impact of U.S. war in Africa" tour is one of her
many accomplishments. She was also on the boat to help deliver supplies to the people in the Gaza.

Cynthia was a Congresswoman from Georgia until the state did redistricting and outed her.

I'm glad Cynthia is still around and being an activist.

TY, Michael.
.
 

Penelope Ryan (172)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:00 pm
I so whole heartedly agree with Dandelion. The ploitical parties are feeding on the people of this country. They have all but devoured the middle class. yet we offer ourselves up to them and gkeep on truckin' Wish i had an answer, as long as their is greed they will keep on. The evil is tto far right now but the left isn't really better just the lessor of the evil. A third party can't survive here. Maybe if we all went independant.....ty Michael
 

Good H. (3827)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:06 pm
The Green Party accepts NO CORPORATE donations, and does not listen to corporate lobbyists.

It is the corporations who have corrupted democracy and buy the politicians of BOTH parties.

If you want out of the Matrix, register and vote GREEN PARTY.

Be in the machine, or get out of it. Simple, actually.
 

Good H. (3827)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:08 pm
The Dualopoly in Congress, Senate and White House are supporting the wars, torture, and corporate takeover of US and the rest of the world.

If you do not agree with this, take your power away from them. Stop voting for either Democrats or Republicans. They are both the problem. Why vote for and support what is the problem?

Stop supporting huge corporations, shop local.
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:36 pm
I''m gonna stick to Ron Paul for him being right about ending the Fed, Wars and even the Dug War. If we ever have sound money and peace, lots of other things would fall into place.
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:44 pm
It is a pity that soldiers died for our right to vote, and we have no one to vote for. All of our politicians, except for a few like Bernie Sanders, are slaves to the money interests.

 

Mary T. (188)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 2:49 pm
Noted and thanks Michael.
 

Joycey B. (750)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 3:02 pm
Noted with thanks Michael
 

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 3:19 pm
There are many aspects of Obama's and NATO's handling of the Libyan revolt with which I disagree, starting with Obama's violation of the War Powers Act. But, when Cynthia McKinney says she "stands with any country that is invaded," just who or what is she standing with? "The country," she says, meaning what? The nation-state? The nation-state meaning the coercive government of the tin soldier dictator Muammar al-Gadaffi? Or the Libyan people, most or at least many of whom wanted regime change, were willing to suffer to get it, and did not hesitate to take up arms to achieve it?

And what position are we are we advocating? Absolute pacifism? Self-centered isolationism? Or something more nuanced? And if that last, isn't it at least clear that the U.S.'s actions in Libya are not fully equatable with our actions in Iraq? Much less such past interventions as Vietnam or the failed Bay of Pigs?

Understand, I'm not sure of the answers to some of those questions; but I think we all need to ask ourselves those questions, lest "peace" become just another slogan.
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 3:31 pm
I've heard that Ghadafi was working on Nationalizing Libya's Oil. It all sounds right out of John Perkins' Book, ''Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.'' (Which John once was.) I find it fishy that the rebels had a State Bank within a Month after the Bombs started falling. Perkins talks of how Corporate Empire goes into Countries for Resources, while ending up leaving the Countries in debt. Basically.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 3:49 pm
Glad to see and hear that Cynthia McKinney is still around! She & Kucinich would make a frisky team!:)
 

Michael Carney (207)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 5:01 pm
I like right across the river from Philadelphia, I saw an article in Saturdays, Philadelphia Daily News about this, but it didn't really go into much detail, sadly...Cynthia mcKinney, is a good and smart Woman, and she's 100% on point about this...
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 5:14 pm
Thank you , noted .
 

Pat B. (354)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 5:31 pm
Thank you, Michael for this great post, and that Ms. McKinney is still working for the people!!! Wish she'd come to Austin!!!
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 5:52 pm
Thanks for the article/read Michael...Great comments came from it. I can only agree with them as I think we're all sick of wars for profits and or just insaniTea of heart/minds etc. Anytime a voice of reason comes forth it's a great thing and Cynthia does deliver that voice loud and clear.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 6:08 pm
thanks Michael, noted. good article and good comments!
 

Lydia S. (172)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 6:36 pm
Thanks.
 

Monique Pouchet (236)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 7:40 pm
Thanks.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 7:59 pm
thanksa good article and good hearing a voice of reason
 

Billie C. (2)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 8:14 pm
she should be arrested as soon as she puts a foot on usa soil. she's a traitor. she even went and stood in support of that fool in iran. to bad they didn't keep her. shes could be one of many wives and used anyway they want to.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 10:09 pm
Thanks Michael
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday August 28, 2011, 10:17 pm
I have to agree with Myron on this issue. I hate war, and I believe it should be declared only when our country is under attack or when it's absolutely necessary, on a humanitarian level, to do so. Engaging in war to protect corporate interests is NOT an option.

The United States' involvement in Libya was of short duration, relatively cost-effective, and didn't cost a single American his or her life --but undoubtedly saved the lives of countless Libyans. Please, don't ever forget Qaddafi's role in the plane crash that took the lives of hundreds of American civilians on Pan Am flight #103! Or the fact that Qaddafi was a dictator and a routine violator of human rights. What he did to Libyans who called for his resignation were the acts of a sadist.

Quietly, and without any fanfare, President OLbama authorized the initiative that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Quietly, and without fanfare, he authorized the military assistance that was lent to the people of Libya as they sought liberation from Moamar Qadaffi. In contrast, consider ten years of war initiated by George Bush, the lives lost, the damages incurred, the hatred inspired, the deficit created, and the image that's burned into our memories of George Bush donning a flight suit on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln --with more fanfare than the average person could stomach.

I could very well be wrong, and I'm sure that many of my friends here on Care2 disagree with me, but I still have faith in our President. That's subject to change, of course, but something inside of me is telling me to trust this man. He may not yell, scream and threaten --but in his own quiet way he's made some brilliant and effective decisions. I'm giving him more time to prove himself. He's had much too much to deal with because of the ineptitude of the previous administration.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (277)
Monday August 29, 2011, 12:02 am
A GREAT POST MICHAEL
 

Toni C. (508)
Monday August 29, 2011, 12:06 am
Noted and thanks, John for the article. Sorry I couldn't give you a green star this time... When people start defending Obama about his performance since he's been in the White House... I would like to tell them to look at his WAR record... it's just a continuation of the Bush years, and it is WRONG More and more, he's beginning to act like he's nothing more than a corporate puppet who doesn't care about the poor and middle classes of America. I DARE him to PROVE me WRONG!!
 

Elle J. (282)
Monday August 29, 2011, 1:00 am
I haven't much respect for Cynthia McKinney since she raised hell at the capitol because a guard didn't recognize her. Standing with countries other than her own is disgusting. GWB invaded Iraq and he intended to do that even before he was selected in 2000 and no that isn't a typo! Same thing in 2004, won by deceit and deception! As far as Lybia is concerned, they were not attacked by the USA. In fact,no soldiers were specially deployed. They were sent there to keep Gadhafi from killing his own people. I never supported the was in Iraq. After9/11, we went to Afghanistan to catch Bin Laden to no avail. Then GWB convinced Congress to attack Iraq which was unpresidented. They did not attack us! After leaving Afghanistan, Al Quida grew and grew until they became what President Obama is trying to eliminate! This is why we have war.....don't blame President Obama. He inherited a mess and he has been stonewalled ever since he took office because the republicans want to make him a one term president.. That is the crux of the matter. As far as Cynthia McKinney is concerned, she will win no praises from me!
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Monday August 29, 2011, 3:25 am
I try to keep these words of Tom Paine close to my heart, so my mind's eyes stay open, ''The World is my Country, its People my Brother, and to do good for Mankind is my religion.'' John Perkins' Book, ''Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,'' explains how Corporate Empire has ripped off poorer Countries, and that has produced, the fruits of, Renegade Muslims giving their lives to attack US on 911.

http://youtu.be/n7Fzm1hEiDQ

http://youtu.be/RHGM0ni7Yx4

 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 29, 2011, 10:10 am
Thanks for the article and for the great comments (with an exception or two)...especially Dandelion, Jae and Beehive Lady. Maybe someday...hope it's soon.
 

. (0)
Monday August 29, 2011, 12:28 pm
noted with thanks, Michael
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday August 29, 2011, 1:07 pm
thanks
 

Patricia W. (94)
Monday August 29, 2011, 4:34 pm
TY Micheal for the great post.

Sending a Green Star to Bee Hive Lady
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Ray M. (0)
Monday August 29, 2011, 8:28 pm
Good to see someone is coming forward. Too bad it didn't start back with the ficticious war in Iraq.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 4:13 am
noted
 

Rita De Vos (87)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 12:59 pm
Thank you Michael!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 30, 2011, 7:21 pm
Another good one...thanks Michael.
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 5:41 am
I think McKinney is a great Patriot, with courage, compassion & intelligence. A careful examination of what she says, and the context in which she says them negates any of the criticisms of her I see here.

As far as Ron Paul is concerned, Michael, we have often overlooked his lesser known dark politics, and you should take a look at this:
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/7195-adele-m-stan-alternet

Bottom line: wanting to "end the fed" is not enough. He's not a people's candidate; he'd hang us out to dry.

McKinney, on the other hand, has a world view that is just for all people, and for all life on this planet.
 

Dotti Lydon (116)
Wednesday August 31, 2011, 10:31 am
Noted and thanks for the article. Am a bit slow getting to it. My Inbox is over loaded. Hope to play catch up today.
 

Christia F. (158)
Thursday September 1, 2011, 3:18 pm
Noted.
 

Michael Dewey (1039)
Friday September 2, 2011, 3:01 am
Pamylle, The Doctor would end the wars (The drug war too.) and close all over seas bases. In my mind's eyes, he is the best chance the people have. Farmers would also be able to grow Hemp, for the Paper, Plastics, Cloths and Bio-fuel we could produce from it.

As far as S.S and Heathcare, there are enough movements of the people on those issues, which he would have to deal with.

He is no Authoritarian. I hope he wins the GOP Primaries so people can get a clear view of where he is coming from, which the Main-Slime-Media-Machine has not yet given him. We need his voice in the debate next year. About 433 days until election so we have time.
 

Carole R. (7)
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 2:58 pm
Good to know.
 
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