Jan 06 2012

Cindy Sheehan: The Anti-war movement was co-opted by the Democrats

Source: Independent Political Report

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From the Socialist Party Socialism 2010 Conference: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan speaking about the co-option of the early 21st century US peace movement by the Democratic Party.

Sheehan ran for Congress as an independent in 2008 against Nancy Pelosi (In a seven-way race, Sheehan came in second with 46,118 votes (16.14%) to Pelosi’s 71.56%), and later switched her registration to the Peace and Freedom Party, which is the only ballot-qualified socialist party in California. She agreed to run as the Socialist Party USA’s vice-presidential nominee for the 2012 elections, but the party’s national convention voted on October 15th, 2011, to block her candidacy, because she isn’t a member of the party.

H/T Punk Patriot.


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