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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 21, 2006

Sheehan to speak on O'ahu, Maui, Big Isle from tomorrow

Advertiser Staff

Cindy Sheehan, famous for her antiwar protests near President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch, will speak here on Iraq and Iran.


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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan will begin a three-island speaking tour in Honolulu this weekend.

Sheehan, of Vacaville, Calif., became the face of the anti-war movement last summer. After her son, Casey, was killed while stationed in Iraq in April 2004, she went to Crawford, Texas, to confront President Bush about the war. During the 26-day vigil that followed, hundreds of people joined her.

Sheehan will give a talk at 7 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church of Honolulu, 1020 S. Beretania St.

Sheehan, who recently staged an Easter encampment at "Camp Casey," just outside of Bush's Crawford ranch, is continuing to speak out against the war in Iraq and also is focusing on U.S. military threats to attack Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

There will be no admission fee, but calabash contributions toward expenses will be accepted. For more information, call Not In Our Name-Hawai'i at 534-2255, or American Friends Service Committee, 988-6266.

Sheehan will touch down on Maui for a second talk at 8 p.m. Sunday, after a 6:30 p.m. screening of the award-winning documentary "Sir! No Sir!" at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.

"Sir! No Sir!," winner of the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and an Independent Spirit nominee for best documentary, tells the story of how thousands of American GIs rebelled against the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Tickets to the movie are $10; free for students 18 and under. Sheehan's talk is free. For more information, call Maui Peace Action at (808) 572-3255.

On Monday, Sheehan will give two talks on the Big Island. The first will be at noon at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo, Campus Center Room 301. Calabash for donations. For more information, call Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, (808) 966-7622.

The tour's final talk will be at 6:45 p.m. at Aloha Theater, in Kainaliu. Buy tickets ($7) at Mele Kai Music, Island Framing Co., Kona Boys Kayak, and Pauls Place. For more information, call ALOHA All Our Loved Ones Home Alive, (808) 324-7061.