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Prominent Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks in Chicago Wednesday, April 11th

Cindy Sheehan, the nation's foremost anti-war activist, will have an exclusive Chicago engagement at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, 2nd floor at 5 PM tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th.

Sheehan helped spark a rejuvenation of the anti-war movement in 2005 by demanding that President Bush be held accountable for the death of her son, Casey. "Camp Casey" in Crawford, Texas drew together Gold Star Families for Peace and a host of other anti-war families and veterans groups to demand an immediate end to the war.

In her recent article "Betrayed," Sheehan demanded an immediate end to funding of the war and denounced the Democratic leadership for giving President Bush another $100 billion to continue the death and devastation. During her Chicago engagement, Sheehan will speak about an immediate end to war funding, the threat of war on Iran, and impeaching Bush.

The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the newly-formed Chicago Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. A $10+ donation is requested at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Besides the Gay Liberation Network, Sheehan's Chicago speaking engagement is also co-sponsored by the 8th Day Center for Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Chicago Area CodePINK, Christian Peacemaker Teams -- Chicago, HammerHard MediaWorks, International Solidarity Movement, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Neighbors for Peace, Northwest Indiana Coalition Against the Iraq War, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, and World Can't Wait.


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