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Feb 17-18: Cindy Sheehan in Chicago

Cindy and VetsGold Star parent and antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan joins Gold Star Families for Peace activist Juan Torres this weekend for a series of events sponsored by local peace and student groups to support counter-recruitment, the third citywide March 18th antiwar mobilization and the launch of a new antiwar majoritycampaign aimed at local elected officials -- beginning with Chicago congressman Rahm Emanuel.

Sheehan galvanized the nation last summer when she set up a 23-day encampment outside the Crawford, Texas ranch of President Bush, calling on the administration to end the war in Iraq. This January, Sheehan was arrested in the nation's capitol during the President's State of the Union address for wearing a tee shirt that said " 2,245 Have Died. How Many More?"

Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan was killed in Sadr City in April 2004 -- barely three months before Chicagoan Juan Torres’ son Juan Jr. was killed in Afghanistan. Schedule of Events


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