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Press TV/Sunday Sep 28, 201404:42 PM
An American antiwar activist in California says that if Americans unite with people around the world against “US imperialism”, they can have a “profound effect” and “play an immense role” in global events.

The antiwar movement in the United States became “fractionalized” and “fractured” during the George W. Bush presidency because the movement was focused more on Bush and the Republicans rather than the whole US strategy, said Cindy Sheehan, whose son, US Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in the Iraq War.

“We need to get over our thoughts here in the United States that there’s anything different between Democrats and Republicans,” Sheehan told Press TV in a phone interview on Friday.

“We have to take the principled stand against US imperialism and that citizens of the United States, if they do this, can play an immense role in the outcome of humanity and what’s happening in the Middle East [and] Northern Africa,” she added.

In August 2005, Sheehan attracted international media attention for her prolonged protest against Washington’s war policy at a camp outside Bush's Texas ranch after her son was killed in Iraq. She is also an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

Sheehan ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 and was the 2012 vice-presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. She has also announced her candidacy in the 2014 California Governor's Election.

 


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