Kent State marks 1970 shootings

KENT, Ohio, May 4 (UPI) -- Kent State University in Ohio Friday marked the 37th anniversary of the day National Guardsmen shot and killed four students during a Vietnam War protest.

Sheehan, four others arrested in Texas

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested along with four other protesters outside of U.S. President George Bush's Texas ranch.

Sheehan lawyer: Police acted improperly

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Cindy Sheehan and her co-defendants in a New York misdemeanor trial claim arresting officers treated them harshly.

Vet who ran down crosses gets probation

WACO, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A disabled Vietnam veteran has been given probation for destroying a memorial set up by anti-war activists near President George W. Bush's Texas ranch.

Rove fends off protests at GOP fundraiser

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Fending off anti-war protests, White House adviser Karl Rove told Republicans in Texas a strong economy will drive GOP candidates to November wins.

Activist Sheehan hospitalized in Texas

WACO, Texas, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has been hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration in Waco, Texas, it was reported Saturday.

Sheehan back to bug president in Crawford

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has taken up residence in Crawford, Texas, for a second summer to protest the Iraq war under the nose of President Bush.

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Peace activist moves to Bush ranch town

CRAWFORD, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in the Iraq war, reportedly plans to move to Crawford, Texas, the site of U.S. President George Bush's ranch.

Peace groups launch 'Troops home FAST'

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Three peace groups, Women for Peace, Global Exchange and Gold Star Families for Peace, are going on a hunger strike against the war in Iraq.

Canada urged to provide deserters' haven

OTTAWA, May 4 (UPI) -- Cindy Sheehan, the American anti-war activist, has urged Canadians to provide a sanctuary for U.S. military deserters.

Springsteen unveils 'Seeger Sessions'

ASBURY PARK, N.J., April 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen went old-school with a 17-piece band as he unveiled "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" in Asbury Park, N.J.

Musicians to stage anti-war concert

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- More than a dozen musicians plan to join forces for a New York anti-Iraqi War benefit concert called "Bring 'Em Home Now."

Peace mom arrested at U.N. rally

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was among four arrested at an anti-Iraqi war rally outside the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Lineup set for anti-war concert

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will be the guest of honor at the "Bring 'Em Home" concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.
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Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan (L) inspects a long sign saying "Bring them home alive" at the Crawford Peace House in Crawford, Texas, on November 25, 2005. Sheehan is back in Crawford bringing the anti war message to President Bush. (UPI Photo/Ron Russek II).

Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American anti-war activist whose son, Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed during his service in the Iraq War by the Mehdi Army on April 4, 2004. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended anti-war protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch—a stand which drew both passionate support and angry criticism. She ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008. She is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, saying: "I don't think much has changed since the Bush administration."

Cindy Sheehan was born in Inglewood, California in 1957. Her father worked at Lockheed while her mother raised her family. She graduated with honors from Cerritos College and studied history at UCLA. She worked as a youth minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vacaville, California for eight years, and also coordinated an after-school program for at-risk middle school children for the City of Vacaville. In 1977 she married Patrick Sheehan, in Norwalk, California; they had four children, including Casey Sheehan (born in 1979), who was later killed in action in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Patrick Sheehan filed for divorce August 12, 2005, citing irreconcilable differences.

Sheehan states she initially questioned the urgency of the invasion of Iraq, but did not become active in the anti-war effort until after her son's death. Sheehan and other military families met with United States President George W. Bush in June 2004 at Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, Washington, about three months after her son's death. In a June 24, 2004 interview with the Vacaville Reporter, published soon after the meeting, she stated, "We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled. The President has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached." She also stated that President Bush was "... sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis.. I know feels pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of God."

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