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Cindy Sheehan Quits as Peace and Freedom Party VP Candidate
by Lawrence Rockwood
Wednesday Sep 5th, 2012 11:19 AM
Cindy Sheehan Quits as Peace and Freedom Party VP Candidate over Ideological Dispute with Rosanne Barr. She was overwhelmingly voted down as the VP candidate of the Socialist Party USA, not because of animus toward her, but animus toward her handlers and their history. Cindy has a long history of jumping on to every conspiracy theory group from WTC7 to the so called Osama bin Laden body dumping hoax.
Cindy Sheehan announced she has quit the has Peace and Freedom Party presidential campaign as its VP Candidate. The Barr / Sheehan ticket itself was the shoddy result of the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) trashing its own rank an file members by ignoring its own primary results, just another example of backroom sectarian anti-democratic process on the American Left.

One should question whether Cindy's action was a result of an ideological dispute with Rosanne Barr or between their "handlers." Last November, an entryist vanguard sect in the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), Revolutionary Unity (RU) founded and led by Marc Luzietti, nominated her as the SPUSA VP candidate without Cindy addressing the SPUSA convention or even contacting its leadership. I do not think she was overwhelmingly voted down because of a lack of support for her personally, but animus toward the RU that had just failed in their attempt to purge an prominent SPUSA member for running on the Green Party line for governor in New York and the RU's long history of character assassination against the SPUSA leadership. Sadly, Cindy has a long history of jumping on to wagons and having second thoughts, from Alex Jone's WTC7 dubunked conspiracy theory to her belief the the faked water burial of Osama bin Laden which she embraced without a shred of evidence. However, Cindy as shown that she has the rare strength that she can still change her mind. I hope she will continue her activism with "her own" voice without the need to be associated with anyone or any group.

The American Left deserves better than popular figures that need "handlers" and parties like the PFP that ignore the votes of their rank and file. We need an electoral coalition of all parties of the left to create a virtual party where their candidates can run against each other openly and without games. A coalition of complete equals that would allow cooperation in their mutual interest that completely prohibits entryism or any other fratricidal attempts for leftist parties to co-opt each other. The winner of such a primary would not necessarily be endorsed by the individual parties in the coalition, but all the parties would benefit from the public access provide by engaging in a formal primary process. This would only be part of a new organized left based on horizontal organizing rather than vertical organizing of the past with its need for one sect to dominate everyone else and vanguards need to overturn the decisions of majority The 2012 PFP_debacle provides an opportunity to discuss such option. The anti-grassroots PFP model has failed. let us thankfully move on.
by Socialist
Wednesday Sep 5th, 2012 7:30 PM
It is sad that Cindy Sheehan is no longer campaigning. She has made a formal announcement of withdrawal at:

The fact that remains that all peace candidates, including all socialists, support the 9/11 Truth Movement by definition. Since the "Socialist" Party USA apparently does not support the 9/11 Truth Movement, it is not socialist and not for peace.

It is fundamental that the collapse of the Twin Towers and Building 7, which Building 7 was never hit by a plane, were destroyed by controlled demolition, with the military incendiary substance, thermate, found in the dust. It is also fundamental that Osama bin Laden was a CIA agent and the pre-arranged fall guy, who died in December 2001 of marfan syndrome, and had been on kidney dialysis. There is much more. All anyone needed to notice was that there was NO AIR DEFENSE on 9/11/01, proving that it was an inside job. The controlled demolition, with huge steel-framed buildings collapsing in 10 seconds in their own footprint in small enough pieces to be carted away immediately, illegally destroying the evidence, is the other major piece of evidence. The government admits that it has no evidence there were any hijackers on the planes and in fact there were none; they were all on remote control guided by the US military. This was a military operation, an American Reichstag Fire, to promote war and fascism so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class, with the greatest profits being in oil and munitions. It was a pretext for war engineered to replace the communist bogeyman that disappeared with the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. The last major pretext for war in memory was the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, which the US government now admits never happened. That resulted in the deaths of 3 million Vietnamese, 1 million Cambodians, some 58,000 Americans, and others.

All socialists should always assume all these incidents are Inside Jobs until proven otherwise. You cannot call yourself a socialist and promote the government lies. You do not have to have any political ideology to realize that 9/11 was an Inside Job. You just have to ask: Where was the air defense? Who benefits? Only the US capitalist class had the motive, means and opportunity to perpetrate the American Reichstag Fire, the 9/11 Inside Job.

For more, see:
DVD that is a Must See at http://loosechange911.com/
and http://www.loosechange911.com/loose-change-911-an-american-coup/


San Francisco Bay Area site that combines the economy with 9/11 Truth:

Festival 2012
— An Exploration of Deep Events
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/the-911-files (The 9/11 Files)

http://noliesradio.org/ which has announcement and picture of Building 7 just before controlled demolition although not hit by any plane and a picture of Dr. Steven Jones, a physics expert, who found thermate, a military incendiary substance, in the dust of the demolished World Trade Center):
Every Weekday – 1 hour – at 3pm Pacific * 6pm Eastern * 22:00 GMT
9/11 Teach-in
Don’t Miss our Sunday – 911 Teach-in Marathon – 5 hours every Sunday
9am Pacific * 12 noon Eastern * 16:00 GMT – Sunday
a compilation of all 5 previous weekday shows

heard at 94.1 FM, KPFA, Berkeley, CA weekly on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and on WBAI, New York, 99.5 FM, Fridays at 9 a.m. and online at:

Also the weekly Friday 8 a.m. Project Censored Show on the Morning Mix Program on KPFA, 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA at



http://www.sd911truth.org (San Diego)
http://www.dc911truth.org/ (Washington DC)
http://www.911truthbristol.com/ (Bristol, UK)
http://www.911truth.eu/en/ (Europe: Links to European websites)

Military incinerated remains of 9/11 victims of this military operation, 2/28/12 AP report, “Partial remains of 9/11 victims went to landfill”

http://tv.globalresearch.ca/themes/9/11-war-terrorism (9/11 videos)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=theme&themeId=18 (9/11 articles)
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15601 (Griffin: Bin Laden died Dec 2001)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24622 (Dr. Pieczenik: Bin Laden died Dec 2001 of marfan syndrome, genetic disease that shortens life span.)
http://911blogger.com/news/2011-05-06/michael-ruppert-proof-obama-lying-about-killing-bin-laden (DNA sample not possible in time frame given.)
(Roberts, 8/4/11: The Mysterious Death of OBL: Creating Evidence Where There Is None)
http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24625 (In 48 hours, bin Laden “death” story changed for pending presidential election)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30654 (“Who Was Osama? Who Is Obama? By Michel Chossudovsky)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=30671 (One Year On, Still No Evidence For Osama Bin Laden's Killing by Brit Dee)







(Fiction Film on Bin Laden “death” appearing 1 month before 2012 presidential election-further proof that it was a campaign publicity stunt to boost a failed presidency.)

Go to Socialist Viewpoint at
for videos and articles on the 9/11 Truth Movement including, in Volume 9, No. 3, May-June 2009, “Exotic High Tech Explosives Positively Identified in World Trade Center Dust” by Editor, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, at
which also has this article at:
http://www.ae911truth.org/info/51 based on a scientific article at
by Niels H. Harris, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen.
See also:

http://www.ae911truth.org/ (architects & engineers)
http://911speakout.org/?page_id=222 (physics tutorial)
http://stj911.org/blog/ (Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice)
http://mp911truth.org/ Medical Professionals
http://www.fightingforgod.com/ (Gold, Oil, Drugs)



1.Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
2.9/11 Facing Our Fascist State by Don Paul (Excellent research all done in 2001-2002; obviously an Inside Job from the beginning. The evidence is in this book.)
3.Waking Up From Our Nightmare by Don Paul and Jim Hoffman (Good color photos & research)
4.Cognitive Infiltration by David Griffin (2010) (The title is an insidious phrase promoted by an alleged lawyer appointee of Barack Obama, Cass Sunstein, promoting an illegal activity, joining and disrupting 9/11 Truth Movement organizations instead of open debate, providing evidence for the government’s conspiracy theory, which does not exist. Sunstein-Obama are openly promoting fascism. This book does reiterate all the evidence for the 9/11 Truth Movement in 156 pages plus 477 footnotes.)
5.The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7 by David Griffin (2009)
6.Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive? by David Griffin (2009) (Bin laden died in Dec 2001). See also http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15601
7.New Pearl Harbor Revisited by David Griffin (2008)
8.The Hidden History of 9/11, ed by Paul Zarembka (2008), articles by David Griffin, Jay Kolar, Zarembka, Don Trent Jacobs, Nafez Ahmed, David MacGregor, Bryan Sacks, Diana Ralph, with Appendix by Bertrand Russell: 16 Questions on the JFK Assassination (teaches how to investigate a crime)
9.The 9/11 Conspiracy, edited James Fetzer (2007), articles by John Austin, David Griffin, James Fetzer, Jack White, Judy Wood, Joseph Firmage, Morgan Reynolds, Rick Rajter, Elias Davidsson, Peter Dale Scott, John McMurty plus excellent photos
10. 9/11 Contradictions by David Griffin (2008)
11. The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions by David Griffin
12. The New Pearl Harbor by David Griffin
13. Debunking 9/11 Debunking by David Griffin
14.Painful Questions by Eric Hufschmid
15. The Iron Triangle (on the Carlyle Group) by Dan Briody
16. 9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions by Rowland Morgan & Ian Henshall
17. 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA by Webster Tarpley
18. Body of Secrets by James Bamford (Good on Operation Northwoods)
19. The War on Truth by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed
20. Towers of Deception by Barrie Zwicker (with DVD enclosed)
21. 9/11 and American Empire edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott
22. Flight 93 Revealed by Ian Henshall and Rowland Morgan
23.The Terror Timeline by Paul Thompson
24.Welcome to Terrorland: Mohammed Atta & the 9/11 Coverup in Florida by Daniel Hopsicker
25.The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistleblowers and The Coverup by Sander Hicks
26.The Terror Conspiracy by Jim Marrs
27.Inside Job by Jim Marrs
28.Forbidden Truth by Jean-Charles Brisard & Guillaume Dasquie
29.Pentagate by Thierry Meyssan
30.9/11: The Big Lie by Thierry Meyssan

by Konsider
Wednesday Sep 5th, 2012 8:01 PM
Definition of SOCIALISM from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Belief that 911 was an inside job doesn't mean you are a socialist.
by Socialist
Thursday Sep 6th, 2012 4:45 AM

To support socialism is not just to support collective ownership of the means of production by the workingclass. It is also a political analysis of capitalism. The 9/11 Inside Job was perpetrated by the capitalist class for the same reason the capitalist class does everything else: To maximize its profits. A socialist by definition assumes all of these political bombings and similar incidents are Inside Jobs until proven otherwise. The evidence presented here is massive and is being studied worldwide, as the above international websites verify. This smear of Cindy Sheehan by the so-called "Socialist" Party (Who are these people? How many are in this crackpot group?) for supporting the massive 9/11 Truth Movement which is based on all of the above evidence and much more, is criminal. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BE A SOCIALIST AND SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT'S LIES ON THE 9/11 INSIDE JOB.


This writer, and millions more, do not vote for any candidate who opposes the 9/11 Truth Movement.
by Socialist
Thursday Sep 6th, 2012 7:32 AM
It is almost the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job. By the way, the government's lie is a conspiracy theory. Not only do you have to support the 9/11 Truth Movement to be a socialist, you have to support the black, gay and women's liberation movements, you have to support labor organizing, you have to support the Palestinian liberation struggle, and you have to support replacing nuclear and fossil fuels with solar, wind and tidal power to save humanity and the earth.
I don't know Lawrence Rockwood. If I did, I might know the answer to the question in my title.
Mr. Rockwood's article is full of misinformation. I am writing this in an attempt to correct what I can.
First of all, Cindy Sheehan is withdrawing from her active campaign for Vice-President for personal reasons. She is still on the ballot and advocates that people vote Peace and Freedom.
I have been following Cindy Sheehan's journey from peace mom to revolutionary socialist, and from registered Democrat to independent candidate for Congress against Nancy Pelosi to Peace and Freedom Party member (which she has been for a number of years). I have heard her speak out against the "robber class" (the capitalists) and for filling the needs of all people, including the need for health care, housing, and free education at all levels. I seem to have missed the conspiracy stuff. Cindy is a working class person whose sister (hardly a "handler") helps her with her campaigns.
I remember that Cindy Sheehan was nominated as Vice Presidential candidate of the Socialist Party. I understand that she was rejected because she is not a Socialist Party member. Because she is not an opportunist, she did not join the SP simply in order to secure the nomination.
The person who got the most votes in the Peace and freedom Party primary was Rocky Anderson. Mr. Anderson decided not to pursue the nomination and did not appear at the convention. It is well known that the Peace and Freedom Party primary in California is not binding. The delegates are elected by running for central committee. The Socialist Party has numerous Peace and Freedom Party registrants in California but only a handful ran to become delegates.
If the Socialist Party had done the minimal work to get their delegates on the June ballot and prepared their candidates to give competent presentations at the convention, I believe the nomination could have been theirs. I am sorry that they are resorting to trashing one of our treasures in the movement instead of looking for ways to grow their party.
by iggy
Sunday Oct 7th, 2012 8:17 PM
"Last November, an entryist vanguard sect in the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA), Revolutionary Unity (RU) founded and led by Marc Luzietti, nominated her as the SPUSA VP candidate without Cindy addressing the SPUSA convention or even contacting its leadership. I do not think she was overwhelmingly voted down because of a lack of support for her personally, but animus toward the RU that had just failed in their attempt to purge an prominent SPUSA member for running on the Green Party line for governor in New York and the RU's long history of character assassination against the SPUSA leadership."

Actually, Cindy was never voted on at all: the SP right-wing faction (which Mr Rockwood is very much a part of and he in fact, chair this fiasco) changed the rules right on the spot and as a result, even to this very day, one does not have to be a member to get the nomination for SPUSA Pres, but they do for SPUSA VP.

To respond to the lady above: Rockwood is always trying to pick fights and create needless divisions both inside and outside the SPUSA with fabrications and by writing shit articles like this. He is a disgrace and an embarrassment.
by L Rockwood
Sunday Apr 7th, 2013 6:44 PM
Again, the point of my article was to note that the SPUSA decision not to run Cindy was not based on animus toward her, but the Stalinist sect supporting her. As this sect is no longer in SPUSA to attack the reputation and character of our leadership, to establish tribunals to purge our membership, and to attack our candidates, I am not sowing any division in the SPUSA. And I want to thank Marc for this, specifically the unilateral decision of this "great leader" to take his sect out of our party.

You need to read 1984 to understand Marc and his totalitarian approach to language. Peace is War. Democracy is totalitarian dictatorship.

We are only one of many parties glad to be rid of this Chekist policing freak.