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2008-10-29 15:00:18

Actor Sean Penn escorted activist and San Francisco congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan to the San Francisco premiere of his new film "Milk." Penn, a San Francisco resident, plays the title character in the film about the life and assassination of San Francisco Supervisor and gay-rights leader Harvey Milk. "Like Sheehan, Penn is a longtime critic of the Bush administration and its handling of the Iraq war. His political activism has included a tour of Iraq and travel to post-Katrina New...

2008-10-28 18:00:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean Penn, a San Francisco resident, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor and director, and star of the film "Milk," a biopic of the life and assassination of San Francisco supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk, will escort activist and San Francisco Congressional Candidate Cindy Sheehan to the film's San Francisco release at the Castro theater tonight. Like Sheehan, Penn is a long-time critic of the Bush administration and its handling...

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...

2006-07-03 19:05:00

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 150 protesters sat in front of the White House on Monday to savor their last meal before starting a hunger strike that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq. The demonstration marking the Independence Day holiday was organized by CodePink, a women's anti-war group that called on volunteers to abstain from eating for 24 hours from midnight on Monday. Some protesters said their fast would continue beyond July 4th. Anti-war...

2006-03-06 16:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist whose son was killed in the Iraq war, was arrested with three other protesters in New York on Monday after a rally with women from Iraq. Sheehan became a central figure in the U.S. anti-war movement last summer after she camped outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch and has been arrested at least two other times at protests. On Monday, she had joined a delegation of women from Iraq at the rally at the United Nations, urging the...

2006-02-22 19:50:12

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Fischerspooner, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Devendra Banhart and Peaches have signed on for "Bring 'Em Home Now," a March 20 concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The event is tied to the third anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq and will feature a speech by antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. Proceeds will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace....

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 21:08:49

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol Police dropped charges against activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for arresting her in the House of Representatives chamber shortly before President Bush's State of the Union address. Sheehan, who became a central figure in the U.S. anti-war movement after her son Casey was killed in the Iraq war, was taken from the Capitol in handcuffs and charged with unlawful conduct after refusing to cover an anti-war slogan...

2006-02-01 00:05:00

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Capitol Police dropped charges against activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for arresting her in the House of Representatives chamber shortly before President Bush's State of the Union address. Sheehan, who became a central figure in the U.S. anti-war movement after her son Casey was killed in the Iraq war, was taken from the Capitol in handcuffs and charged with unlawful conduct after refusing to cover an anti-war slogan on her T-shirt....

2006-02-01 12:37:37

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wife of a senior House of Representatives Republican was told to leave the House chamber during President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech for for wearing a shirt bearing words of support for U.S. troops. "Shame, shame," Rep. Bill Young of Florida said on the House floor on Wednesday, condemning the treatment of his wife Beverly by the U.S. Capitol Police. "She was ordered to leave the gallery, because she was doing ... what the president said we...


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