Charges against Sheehan to be dropped

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Charges against anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who was arrested before President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech, will be dropped, NBC said.

Time magazine names 'People Who Mattered'

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- While Time magazine named U2 frontman Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates its "Persons of the Year," several others were tapped as "People Who Mattered."

Bush promises to stay the course in Iraq

CRAWFORD, Texas, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- President Bush marked Thanksgiving weekend by remembering the troops in Iraq and their families in his weekly Saturday radio address.

Anti-war protest continues near Bush ranch

CRAWFORD, Texas, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Antiwar protesters remain camped near President Bush's Texas ranch on land belonging to one of his neighbors.

Texas anti-war protesters dealt setback

WACO, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A dozen anti-war protesters camped near President Bush's ranch were arrested Wednesday and a Waco, Texas, judge rejected their challenge of new rules.

Cindy Sheehan convicted of illegal protest

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved military mother turned war protester, and dozens of her supporters were fined Thursday for a protest at the White House.

Sheehan arrested in White House protest

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan, who led protests outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch this summer, was arrested outside the White House. Sheehan, 48, was among about a dozen protestors hauled away after they refused to end non-violent civil diso

Tens of thousands protest war in capitol

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of opponents of the war in Iraq traveled to Washington for a massive demonstration in front of the White House Saturday.

NYPD breaks up Sheehan's anti-war speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- New York City police broke up an anti-war speech by activist Cindy Sheehan because the gathering didn't have a permit to use a megaphone.

Cindy Sheehan signs with speakers' bureau

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan has signed with a speakers' bureau for a series of speaking appearances across the country.

Cindy Sheehan goes on the road

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Anti-war mother Cindy Sheehan headed for Houston Tuesday morning, part of a short tour scheduled to follow President Bush back to Washington.

Anti-war protest draws other side to Texas

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Like enemy armies facing each other across no man's land, supporters and opponents of President Bush's Iraq policy have been facing off near his Texas ranch.

Anti-war protesters defied by supporters

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Anti-war protesters camped outside U.S. President George Bush's Texas ranch are being confronted by military families who claim they are disrespectful.

Joan Baez plays concert near Bush ranch

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- More than 500 people gathered near President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch for a musical protest by folk singer and peace activist Joan Baez.

Bush radio address answers war protesters

CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- President Bush said he would soon be meeting with U.S. service personnel who served in Iraq and other theaters so enemies won't have to be faced at home.
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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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