Summer of Love 07 by Cindy Sheehan

Summer of Love ‘07
On a Journey for Humanity
Cindy Sheehan

The other day I came out of my short retirement due to
yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided
that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a
people’s movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are
in office the less chance we have of recovering the
heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and
the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the
planet from corporate and individual waste and
pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a
perfect world: incarceration for the criminals against
humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to
be taken today.

Since the announcement of the Walk, circumstances have
changed. Rev. Lennox Yearwood is not going to have his
hearing for Conduct Unbecoming until the end of
August, and we were going to begin our walk after his
hearing on July 12th in Macon, GA. So consequently,
we are going to begin our Journey on July 10th in
Crawford, Texas.

Our Journey will take us through places such as Ft.
Benning, GA, and New Orleans where Bush Crimes have
had such a deeply detrimental affect on people.
Torture and the continued criminal lack of help for
the people of the Gulf States are two of BushCo’s more
heinous crimes.

Our Journey will also take us to House Judiciary
committee members’ offices where we will sit-in and
demand that they institute Articles of Impeachment
against Bush and Cheney immediately. On July 23rd, we
will be in Congressman John Conyers’ office to
encourage him to take the lead on impeachment. A
sit-in in his office is possible and likely.

The US part of our Journey will end in New York City
where on July 27th we will stage a demonstration in
front of the UN to highlight the refugee crisis in the
Middle East caused by the Bush High Crime Cabal.
are millions of people displaced by the atrocity in
Iraq and, no matter what former US Ambassador and
leading neo-con war criminal, John Bolton says: the US
does owe the people of Iraq more than we can ever
repay. The very least we owe them, though, is a
relatively safe country to live in and basic human
rights like: homes, food, clean water and medical

On July 29th, we will be re-creating the Summer of
Love and hold a “Gather-in of Hearts” in Central Park
with leading activists and musical entertainment.
Proceeds will go to Iraqi Refugees and for medical
supplies for Iraqi hospitals.

When we are finished in NYC, a few of us will be
Journeying to Amman, Jordan to help refugees in Jordan
and Syria. We will visit the camps to assess the depth
of the humanitarian crisis that is causing so many
children to unnecessarily and tragically suffer. We
have so much in this country. How can we allow
our brothers and sisters to go without basics? Who can
sleep comfortably at night and enjoy three square
meals a day when other people only have moldy bread to
eat and are starving? Do you think of the people of
Iraq and the refugees literally dying of thirst when
you go to turn on your tap for plentiful, clean water?
Our animals here in the US are treated better than
many humans on our planet. As MLK, Jr said in his
speech at the Riverside Church on April 04, 1967: “My
government is the biggest purveyor of violence.” Our
government has killed enough people to populate many
small states in the US and has forced millions more to
flee their places of birth. Our governments will never
change, but our hearts can and we can do much to
alleviate suffering and change the world.

Since I announced the Journey for Humanity, I have
received a lot of support and encouragement, and many
“I’ll be with you in spirits.” We appreciate your
moral support, but we need your bodies and your
dollars if you can’t participate. Our world is in an
environmental, political and humanitarian state of
emergency at this point and participation in a
People’s Movement for Change, Justice and Humanity is
becoming mandatory by our membership in the Human

Our route and flyer for the “Gather-in of Hearts” is
posted at Camp Casey Peace Institute. Donations can
also be made there. Visit our MySpace page and be our

We also need volunteers in cities along the route to
help coordinate rallies/actions and food/ housing for
walkers. To volunteer, e-mail Dede Miller at or call: 562-912-5838 (we don’t
take blocked calls.)