The Terrapin Times

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

BREAKING: Sheehan To Visit Campus


Original Post: September 13, 2005, 11:22 pm
Last Updated: September 14, 2005, 9:58 am

The Terrapin Times has learned that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will be speaking on the University of Maryland campus on September 27 at 8:00 pm in the Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and first-come, first-served.

Sheehan attracted media attention over the summer when she erected a campsite outside President Bush's Texas ranch during his vacation. She was protesting the war in Iraq and demanding answers for the death of her son, Casey Sheehan.

Sheehan demanded a meeting with the president. Such a meeting -- which would have been her second with Bush -- was not granted and she departed on an Eastern US bus tour that will end at the White House and culminate in "massive" anti-war demonstrations in the nation's capital.

Sheehan and supporters were later quoted expressing their gratitude that Bush did not grant a meeting, because it would have ended their media-saturated protest.

According to the Democracy Collaborative, which was co-founded by UMD political economy professor Gar Alperovitz, Sheehan will address "the Iraq War and the costs at home." She will encourage students with advice on how they can end the war and bring about political change in Washington.

She will be joined by Alperovitz, Middle East expert Professor Shibley Telhami and activist/U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Zeese.

Several members of the Democracy Collaborative have outwardly expressed support for Democratic candidates and liberal organizations. For information on their giving habits, click on the names:


Benjamin R. Barber

William A. Galston

Harris Wofford

Sondra Myers

Developing ... stay tuned for updates ...


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