The American anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan pledged to fast all summer in outside the ranch of President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas.
"This war is a crime," the anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan told a crowd of clapping, cheering protesters in front of the White House in Washington. "We represent millions of Americans who withdraw their support from this government." Cindy Sheehan pledged to fast all summer in outside the ranch of President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas.
The unusual initiative was organized by a women's anti-war organization Code Pink. The organizers called to volunteers to abstain from eating for 24 hours, starting on midnight on Monday, July 3, 2006. The group's spokesman, Meridith Dearborn said that their aim is to spotlight and bring into renewed public discussion the US war on and occupation of Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,700 US soldiers and thousands of Iraqui men, women and children.
Among supporters of the hunger-strike initiative are among others Hollywood stars Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. "We have to put our own lives on the line, and I'm willing to do that," said activist Diane Wilson, who pledged to fast until the United States withdraws from Iraq.
One picture of the many civilians who continue to be killed every day in Iraq--men, women and children--as a result of the occupation of their country by the United States.
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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, News, Politics and Science. Nr. 109, JULY 2006