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May - June 2012 Appearances/Protests of War Criminals Nationwide

Here's the May - June war criminals appearance list. Get out your protesting shoes and bring along your friends and co-workers. We can help with whatever you might need to get things rolling with your demonstrations.
 

George Bush
6/4/12 - Grapevine TX
6/22/12 - Las Vegas NV

Dick Cheney

Hunanity Confronts the "Blue Bloc" in Chicago

What did thousands of people accomplish by protesting in Chicago this week during the NATO Summit? If you have thoughts on that, please write me.   Mine:   "NATO = Peace & Security," as banners across the Loop said?  No, NATO = Protest, in Chicago, from here on out. The words "NATO Summit" were always accompanied by the word "protest" in Chicago media. This began to get people asking what we were protesting.  When World Can't Wait went out to neighborhoods with our multi-language "Humanity & the Planet Come First," people asked, "are you the protesters? You're here!" Some of the most economically crushed, riding the bus from work, gave us small donations to support the protests. People opened their homes and hearts.    

Protesting NATO War Crimes in Chicago

Yesterday was pretty intense. We arrived at Grant Park to a heavy police presence.  Some of us had not slept well the night before after hearing the news of that the police had raided the homes of NATO protesters and then falsely charged them of “plotting terrorism". The police had also driven a car into a crowd of non-violent NATO protesters that same night.

They Have Military Alliances; We are Allied with the People of the World

Yesterday in Chicago we took to the streets for humanity and the planet! Watch video. As Obama met with Afghan president Karzai and told the world that "hard days are ahead in Afghanistan" we gathered with thousands in downtown Chicago in opposition to the war criminals meeting. Watch unedited video from the livestream of Friday's event: International Voices for Humanity and the Planet.

Protesters, Clergy, Community to Remember Victims of U.S. / NATO Wars
Monday, May 21  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church 125 E. 26th St., Chicago

Protest the Crimes of Our Government & NATO in Chicago 5/12-5/21

We’re putting the focus on the victims of the US/NATO wars all week!  Let's keep up the momentum: Spread the word and invite your friends to come along, learn about the crimes of NATO and get involved in the movement to put them to a stop.  We are inviting people everywhere to contribute the names of victims of NATO violence, using the hashtag #NATOvictims. We will recite the names as part of a Memorial for the Victims of US/NATO Wars on May 21, the second day of the NATO Summit. Stay tuned for more details of the event -- to be released shortly.

Stop the US Drone War Weekend - 5/18-20, 2012, NYC

Stop the Drone War Weekend @ Fordham & Radio City

 

 

 

  • Friday, May 18 – 5:15 pm. - Gather Main Entrance at 2853 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY.At 6:00 pm.   Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be presenting the Fordham Baccalaureate Mass for the Fordham University Commencement for the Class of 2012. Urge Archbishop Dolan to speak out against the drones controlled out of Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, NY, which is part of his eccelesiastical province.

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    Protest Obama's Commencement Address at Banard College, NYC, 5/14/2012

    Protest When Obama Gives Barnard Commencement Address.  Protest the ongoing, escalating and spreading wars!  The commencement starts at 12:30.    It will be held on the South Lawn of the Columbia campus. Meet outside the gates at 116th Street and Broadway.  Sponsored by War Criminals Watch, World Can't Wait and Occupy Harlem.  Contact warcriminalswatch@worldcantwait.org

    When: 5/14/2012

    War Criminals to Meet in Chicago, But Somehow Protest Will be the Danger?

    The NATO International Security Force, which we all know is actually led by the U.S. military, killed a woman and her 5 children in an airstrike in southwestern Afghanistan Sunday, and then yesterday expressed “regret” for what they call their “mistake.”

    Military tribunals, the crowning achievement of a US system of indefinite detention and torture aided by all the NATO countries, and which defense attorneys assert are rigged by the U.S. to assure the execution of 5 men in Guantánamo, have begun, in the process of continuing the unending U.S. war on terror (Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald May 7:  9/11 defense attorneys call Guantánamo detention, trial rules ‘unjust’).

    Protest John Yoo at UC Berkeley Law School Commencement

    Friday is the 2012 Commencement ceremony at UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall).  How time flies!  Yet another class of successful, proud graduates will celebrate Commencement having spent their entire law school career with a war criminal, as defined under international law and legal precedent, on the faculty. Torture Lawyer John Yoo is still at Boalt, teaching constitutional law, and ethics.

    War In Afghanistan for at Least 12 More Years

    Tuesday's highly secretive, midnight meeting between US President Obama and Afghan President Karzai was spun by the administration as somehow being about the end of US occupation of Afghanistan. The furtive, hurried, vague agreement signed by a deeply unpopular puppet government isolated inside multi-billion dollar US protection makes both sides look only more desperate for legitimacy.

    We've recounted since 2009 the story of the NATO/US "surge" of troops and cash which Obama threw at the people of Afghanistan, leading to a surge in civilian deaths, further assaults on women's rights, more night raids and anger among the people at the occupiers. This agreement extends all that until 2024!

    Who’s Blocking Drone Protest at Hancock AFB

    Hancock Drone Protesters

    33 people were grabbed by county sheriffs on April 22, a few blocks from the main gate of Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse NY.  Faster than you can say “parading without a permit,” people at the front of a single file, silent march along a mostly deserted suburban road, were cuffed and stuffed into police cruisers.  Others were arrested standing near the gate of the base, where people do a protest vigil every two weeks, because pilots based at Hancock control drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) over the skies of Afghanistan, and perhaps over other countries in the region.

    Humanity & the Planet Come First - Stop the Crimes of Your Gov't & NATO

    Protest the Chicago NATO meetings May 12-21,2012- sign up now! Visible Protest Needed! The US-led NATO military machine is carrying out illegitimate, unjust, and immoral wars on six countries. When we visibly protest in Chicago at the NATO meeting, we will show the world that people here do not accept the crimes carried out in our names by the principal NATO countries. International media must see thousands of us demanding that our governments stop committing these war crimes. Humanity and the planet come first.

    Shutting Down a Military Recruiting Office Near Little Kabul: Afghans for Peace Protest US War on Afghanistan

    by Stephanie Tang

    Friday, March 30, Fremont CA:  Outraged by the March 11 massacre of 17 villagers in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, people took to the streets of Fremont, California in a bold anti-war march and direct action that shut down the local Armed Forces Career Center (recruitment office) for the afternoon.

    View more photos

    SAY NO TO THE NATO MEETING IN CHICAGO - PROTEST MAY 20-21

    NO to NATO & U.S. Wars!

    May 20-21 the NATO military alliance will meet in Chicago.  Is this a sign of international cooperation and diplomacy at work in Obama's hometown, as NATO claims?

    No. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance through which the U.S. and its European allies dominate through military aggression, keeping the globe safe for Western imperialism. The greatest crimes of the US "war on terror," the massive death of civilians, the network of secret prisons and rendition, and the "humanitarian" interventions have all been done with NATO's forces and sometime, with its hand-wringing for appearance' sake.  Bill Ayers writes in
    We Say NO to NATO:

    COMMUNITY DRONE EDUCATION

    Please join with us from April 12-14 in Brooklyn to speak to our neighbors while a model drone is displayed and informational materials are distributed.  This is being done in the Congressional district of Edolphus Towns, who is on the Drone Caucus.  For more information, visit KnowDrones. An informative panal on Drones is happening on April 14.
    • April 12
      10 am – 2pm, Borough Hall Farmers Market, Joralemon and Court.
    • April 13
      10 am – 2 pm, Trader Joe’s, Atlantic and Court.
    • April 14

    PROTEST WHEN JOHN YOO SPEAKS ON "TAMING GLOBALIZATION"

    Title:
    Protest When John Yoo Speaks on "Taming Globalization"
    When:
    04.06.2012 - 04.06.2012 11.30 - 14.00
    Where:
    Gulliver's Restaurant - Irvine

    PROTEST JOHN YOO IN SANTA MONICA, CA

    John Yoo is speaking at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monicom. We will picket on sidewalk outside hotel at 6 p.m.. Bring signs stating what you think about John Yoo and Torture.  Wear orange jumpsuits and/or black hoods (black t-shirt works well) to represent the thousands that are tortured and still held in prison. The protest is called by World Can't Wait.

    April/May Appearances of U.S. War Criminals Around the Country

    April & May 2012 War Criminal Appearances
    George Bush
    4/19/12 - Las Vegas NV
    4/21/12 - McKinney TX
    5/3/12 - Lexington KY
    5/11/12 - Billings MT

    Dick Cheney
    4/3/12 - San Antonio TX
    4/14/12 - Cheyenne WY

    Protest When John Yoo Speaks on "Taming Globalization"

    Protest When John Yoo Speaks on "Taming Globalization"  3/28 - 5:30-8pm

    The New York Athletic Club  180 Central Park South, New York, NY

    "Speakers:  

    John Yoo, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall Law School, University of California-Berkeley and Former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice

    Protest War Criminal Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Baltimore on Tues. March 27

    Join us for an important demonstration on Tuesday, March 27 in Baltimore, Md. in front of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to protest war criminal Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who will be there for a speaking engagement. People will be mobilizing from around the area to attend this protest and transportation will be organized from different parts of the region.

    For five years, McChrystal was the head of the Joint Special Operations Command, a highly secretive force within the U.S. military which carries out covert operations ranging from combat missions to assassinations. The Joint Special Operations Command grew in size and scope under McChrystal, and now Adm. William H. McRaven is pushing for even greater autonomy and for a vast increase in the Special Operations presence in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Stopping the US Drone War: A Chilling Feature of War of Terror

    Under the US global war of terror, 40% of the US budget goes to preserve and expand the US empire, killing people in the Middle East to protect a global system of exploitation. As an integral part of the terror program, drones are a weapon of choice. The Obama administration is coordinating drone strikes in at least six countries: Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan. In fact, these drones are being used eight times more by the Obama administration than by the Bush regime, in programs run by the military and the C.I.A. Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel argues that such strikes are legally justified under international law, basing its argument on the Bush doctrine of borderless, endless “war on terror.” On an almost daily basis, drones circle miles above Earth, following targets. The pilots may live and work out of Colorado or on a base in upstate NY or even in some other part of the world.

    3-16-12 Demonstrators Outside Waldorf Astoria, NYC When Bush Speaks

    On Thursday, March 15th, about 15 stalwarts protested George Bush's appearance at a meeting of the Drug, Chemical, and Associated Technologies Assn. to a host of NYPD and mixed reviews by those attending and those passing by.  The demand to prosecute Bush for war crimes received lots of thumbs up as well as thumbs down and some analysis -- both cogent and not.

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    Forum 3/22, 2012 7pm U.S. - Israel Assault on Iran: The Growing Danger of War

    Forum: U.S.-Israeli Assault on Iran: The Growing Danger of War, the Urgency of Resistance, and the Need to Bring Forward Another Way

    March 22, Thursday, 7pm Revolution Books 146 W. 26th Street New York City
    Leila Zand is the Director of Fellowship of Reconciliation's Task Force on the Middle East. She is an Iranian-American who lived in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and the reform years of the late 1990s.

    Out in the Streets: Talk with People to End the Bush/Obama Wars

    We've been out on the streets over the last week talking to people about the wars begun under the Bush regime, which are now fully Obama's wars, and how they remain illegitimate, unjust, immoral.  And how the only force authoritative force to stop them is us, forming ourselves into a much larger, louder, more determined movement.

     

    Kudos to Wesleyan Students at War Criminal Scalia Demonstration

    MIDDLETOWN, CT: At Wesleyan University March 9, 2012  students and Occupy Connecticut members protested an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “Scalia and Wesleyan’s President Roth were watching banners and condoms drop from the balcony, and there was nothing they could do. Even when the guard escorted us out for wearing Guantanamo jumpsuits, we got our point across,” said Cesar A. Chavez, first-year Wesleyan student.

    Before Scalia’s speech, about forty Connecticut residents calling themselves Occupy Citizens United joined with Wesleyan students, chanting “Legacy of blood and war, what’d you make Bush president for?” and “Sexist, racist, anti-gay! Justice Scalia, go away!”

    Left Forum This Weekend. War Criminals Watch & World Can't Wait on Several Panels.

    War Criminals Watch will be presenting two great panels at Left Forum, Pace University, NYC. 3/17-3/18,2012

    In addition to the above panels, we will be displaying a Reaper drone, and the shoes & boots of those killed in Afghanistan and Iraq outside Pace University, We also have a table in the exhibit hall and look forward to meeting you.

    War Criminals Watch and World Can't Wait's director, advisors and a steering committee member will be presenting at several other panels as well:

    U.S.-Israel War Moves Against Iran—What’s Going On, Our Responsibility to Resist Details

    No Justice Without Peace Details

    Which Way Forward? The War on Terror and the Demolition of Society Details

    An Army of Rape Details

    Is Voting a Solution? Details

    Pornography & the Sex Industry: Reclaim, Regulate, Uproot, or Abolish? Details

    ABORTION! An Urgent Part of Women’s Liberation—Differing Viewpoints on How to Win This Fight Details


    Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, NYC 10038

    How Many U.S. War Crimes Are Too Many?

    The repeated statements from President Obama this week about the killing of 16 civilians near Kandahar on Sunday have been widely reported, the incident was "shocking... tragic... outrageous... heart-breaking."  All true.

    But as Obama's expressions of grief have escalated, his expressed determination not to leave Afghanistan before 2014 have increased, joined yesterday by David Cameron, Prime Minister of the U.K.  NATO is ordering unmanned drones from the US to use in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.

    We demand: U.S. forces out of this illegitimate, immoral, unjust war on Afghanistan NOW, and pay reparations.

    Protest Bush at Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Assn.

    Please join War Criminals Watch, World Can't Wait and others outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City between 5:15 and 7:15 pm to meet and greet the guests with appropriate signage. War Criminal George W. Bush will be giving the keynote address. This is a black tie event.  The pre-dinner reception starts at 5:45 and the dinner at 7:00.  

    Protest Bush - March 15, 5:15pm  - 7pm - Waldorf Astoria - 301 Park Ave (btw 49th & 50th), New York, NY



    Protest When Yoo Speaks on Globalization

    Demonstrate against John Yoo  - March 15, 5:30 - 7pm

    Commonwealth Club - 595 Market St,  San Franciso, CA

    This is What Liberation Looks Like: U.S. Massacre in Afghanistan

    11 March 2012 - Reporting on its website tonight, The New York Times stated: “Stalking from home to home, a United States Army sergeant methodically killed at least 16 civilians, 9 of them children, in a rural stretch of southern Afghanistan [in Kandahar Province] early on Sunday [March 11, 2012].”

    After murdering these innocents one by one, this U.S. soldier - many Afghan witnesses, including one whose father was killed, saw several U.S. soldiers involved in the attack - then covered his/their victims with a blanket and set them afire.

    “This incident is tragic and shocking, and does not represent the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan,” Mr. Obama said in a statement.

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