Anti-war activist Sheehan speaks

Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist who attracted national attention for a 2005 protest outside President Bush's Texas ranch, speaks to several groups in Ashland today as she promotes a new book.

Sheehan will meet with Southern Oregon University students and local groups such as Peace House and Citizens for Peace and Justice, then speak at 7:30 p.m. at Bloomsbury Books.

Her new book, "Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution," is available only by download from her Web site, Sheehan will talk about the book and sign copies of three of her other books that are available at Bloomsbury.

In an e-mail message this week, Sheehan said she continues to call for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"There are still two wars raging," she said. "I think we still need a movement to end them. That has been my goal and the focus of my activism since my son was killed on April 4, 2004."

Sheehan in August 2005 camped outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, demanding a meeting with him over her son's death in Iraq.

Sheehan ran against Nancy Pelosi for Congress in the 2008 election, but lost.

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