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2006-08-06 12:36:23

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Cindy Sheehan, who gained international attention a year ago for protesting the Iraq war, returned to the town near President George W. Bush's ranch on Sunday to resume her protest. Talking to reporters, Sheehan defended the purchase of a 5-acre (2 hectare) plot of land for use as a protest location. The land was purchased by her supporters through a third party to keep secret her connection to it. "I just had a third party do it because I know that they...

2006-02-09 15:13:35

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cindy Sheehan, the anti-Iraq war activist whose son was killed in the conflict there, put an end to speculation on Thursday that she would launch a long-shot bid to become a U.S. senator from California. Sheehan, speaking in front of San Francisco City Hall, said she would not run for the office. "If I thought that running for Senate would bring our young people home more quickly I would do it in a minute, but I am not convinced that that would do so,"...

2006-02-01 00:35:00

WASHINGTON -- Activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested in the House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday shortly before President George W. Bush gave his State of the Union address because she refused to cover up an anti-war slogan on her shirt. Sheehan, who was attending the speech as the guest of U.S. Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California, was taken from the Capitol in handcuffs and charged with unlawful conduct, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. A Reuters photographer said...

2006-01-31 21:12:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police at the U.S. Capitol arrested anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Tuesday, shortly before President Bush was to give his annual State of the Union speech, a police spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman, Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, said she had no immediate details. Sheehan had been invited to be a guest at the address to a joint session of Congress by U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, a California Democrat. Sheehan, who became a central figure for the U.S....

2006-01-10 13:27:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who won wide attention with an anti-war vigil outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch after her soldier son was killed in Iraq, is writing a memoir, to be published in September. Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books said in a statement the book would tell the "wrenching, yet profoundly inspiring story" of how she got over her despair after her son's death in April 2004 by launching her peace campaign. Sheehan, who is...

2005-12-11 08:15:03

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who won wide attention with a vigil outside President George W. Bush's ranch in the name of her soldier son killed in Iraq, is the subject of a new play by Nobel laureate Dario Fo. "Peace Mom" received its world premiere in London on Saturday night, starring British actress Frances de la Tour, with both Sheehan and Italian dramatist Fo in the audience. The one-woman show is based on extracts from Sheehan's letters to Bush and...

2005-12-11 06:40:05

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who won wide attention with a vigil outside President George W. Bush's ranch in the name of her soldier son killed in Iraq, is the subject of a new play by Nobel laureate Dario Fo. "Peace Mom" received its world premiere in London on Saturday night, starring British actress Frances de la Tour, with both Sheehan and Italian dramatist Fo in the audience. The one-woman show is based on extracts from Sheehan's letters to Bush and...

2005-11-26 13:25:43

By Patricia Wilson CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, under political pressure to change his Iraq policy, on Saturday thanked the families of troops killed in the war for their sacrifice as peace activists gathered near his Texas home. Bush, who is spending a six-day Thanksgiving break at "Prairie Chapel" ranch, paid tribute to more than 2,000 members of the U.S. military who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and assured their families Americans would...

2005-11-25 15:54:12

By Patricia Wilson CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's hopes for a brief reprieve from the bitter Iraq war debate were dashed on Friday when peace activist Cindy Sheehan rallied her troops in protest near his central Texas ranch. Bush is spending a six-day Thanksgiving break at "Prairie Chapel," about 8 miles from the tiny town of Crawford where Sheehan dedicated a memorial garden to her son Casey, a soldier who died in Iraq last year. "We're here to say that the...

2005-11-25 15:48:20

By Patricia Wilson CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's hopes for a brief reprieve from the bitter Iraq war debate were dashed on Friday when peace activist Cindy Sheehan rallied her troops in protest near his central Texas ranch. Bush is spending a six-day Thanksgiving break at "Prairie Chapel," about 8 miles from the tiny town of Crawford where Sheehan dedicated a memorial garden to her son Casey, a soldier who died in Iraq last year. "We're here to say that the...