Prayer vigil scheduled for this afteroon
By David Edwards on 8/19/2005, 12:34pm PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Brad is on the way to Camp Casey in Crawford to amplify the voices of the anti-war movement and provide us with extended daily broadcasts of The BRAD SHOW. We need your donations to make this mission successful so, please, take a moment and donate what you can.

In the meantime, there is more news coming out of Crawford than we can keep up with. Cindy has had to return to California to tend to her mother who had a stroke. The protestors have vowed to increase their numbers and continue calling for President Bush to answer Cindy's questions.

Protestors marched to the Bush 1600 acre palatial estate ranch to deliver letters to the First Lady. Emily Sharpe of Crawford Update reports...

This afternoon, over 100 of us marched three miles from Camp Casey to the gate of President Bush's ranch in 90 degree heat, all to deliver hundreds of letters written by women to Laura Bush. Our marching group ranged from infants to octogenarians, and was led by some really gutsy moms.

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As we walked along singing "This Land is Our Land" and "God Bless America," we couldn't fathom that we were about to do what no one had done before: march up the entrance of the President's ranch, special delivery in hand, without shots being fired. But we definitely did not expect what was there waiting for us... emerging from behind the beefy Secret Service agents was a Bush staffer ready to personally accept our letters to the First Lady!

(Be sure to click the following link to view all of the Camp Casey updates!)

CNN reported this morning that protestors were beginning to move Camp Casey to the new area which is closer to Bush's property.

Watch the video clip (Windows Media format).

MSNBC gives an update on Cindy's mom and the prayer vigil that is planned for this afternnon.

Watch the video clip (Windows Media format).

DemocracyNow! broadcasted live from Camp Casey this morning. Here is a sampling of some of Amy Goodman's excellent interviews:


Cindy Sheehan: "I Was Just a Spark That Lit This Fire"

video stream


Army Vet Ann Wright Running "Field Operations for Peace, Not War"

video stream


Mother Nadia McCaffrey Showed the World a Casualty of the Iraq War

video stream


State Senator Becky Lourey Lost Her Son in Iraq, Now She's Fighting Against the War

video stream


Navy Officer Charlie Anderson: "We Don't Need Yellow Ribbons, We Need Help, We Need Jobs"

video stream


Mom Protests War on Eve of Son's Deployment to Iraq

video stream


F.B.I. Whistle-Blower Colleen Rowley Says No to Occupation

video stream


Crawford Peace House Supports Camp Casey

video stream

In an interview with CNN, Senator Hagel says that Bush should have invited Cindy into his 1600 acre palatial estate ranch and spoken with her.

Watch the video clip (Windows Media format).

In other news, KWTX of Waco, reports that supporters of the president are planning a rally today at the Crawford High School stadium.

Help us tell the media that we are strong in numbers, that we don't want war, but we must finish the job, the group said in a prepared release.

Town & Planet
has prepared another great slide show of the Wednesday night vigils
in support of Cindy Sheehan.