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Protest Kissinger Getting Intrepid Freedom Award

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will receive the Intrepid Freedom Award on May 23rd for his distinguished career "defending" the values of freedom and democracy. Kissinger developed the plans for millions of war deaths, millions of refugees, millions maimed. He was responsible for the crimes against humanity in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Chile and many other countries, including Iraq. Protest Kissinger at Manhattan's Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th St.,  NYC  May 23rd, 5:30pm

New York Times Ad On Closing Guantánamo

by Debra Sweet                     My friend Stephen Phelps, Senior Minister at The Riverside Church, signed The New York Times ad on closing Guantanamowe plan to publish next week, and sent a note saying he would “begin to send the hope around to some others.”  This hit me strongly.  For the last four+ years, since Obama promised to close it, nothing hopeful has come out of Guantanamo.

Stop the Torture! Close Guantánamo! End the War Crimes & Violations of Fundamental Rights!

by Debra Sweet          We’ve been pondering hard on what more we can do to create a political situation where Obama has to back down, release at least a few of the men at Guantanamo, and be forced into closing the prison. All of our frequent protests, petitions, call-ins, editorials and op-eds are part of what's needed.

May 2013 Appearances/Protests of War Criminals

Here is the list of appearances/Protests of War Criminals for May, 2013. If any of these war criminals are in your area, please plan something around their appearance. We will be happy to help you get things started.  You may access posters and leaflets on our website - http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/downloadable-materials/173-posters-a-leaflets

Protecting Humanity from US Drones

by Debra Sweet               The April month of protest against US drone warfare and surveillance ended very strongly in Syracuse Sunday with a protest of hundreds of us at Hancock Air Force Base, where drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — are piloted over Pakistan, Afghanistan, and perhaps Yemen, Somalia and other countries.  Picture the starkness of the political clash.

 

Syracuse protest

The President Runs A Concentration Camp

by Debra Sweet            President Obama seems to fear that the hunger strike of the Guantanamo prisoners endangers the United States' reputation. He doesn't want them to die. So we learned today when he was questioned by a reporter. See Obama's remarks, and pertinent commentary from Kevin Gosztola: Obama’s Deluded Remarks Ignore His Role in Keeping Prisoners at Guantanamo.

First Inside Account of 4/13 US attack on Guantanamo Hunger Strikers



by Debra Sweet.      From Reprieve, UK:     Tear gas and shotguns – Guantanamo detainee gives first inside account of raid. Younous Chekkouri, a detainee who has been cleared for release but remains held in Guantanamo, has given the first inside account of the raid carried out by prison authorities on Saturday 13 April.

"We Can Make Change"

 

by Debra Sweet  On April 18, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed Debra Sweet, an anti-war organizer and director of The World Can't Wait. She will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence (see the Facebook event).

Protests planned for Bush "Lie-bury

by Debra Sweet          Protests planned for Bush “Lie-bury” dedication this week at SMU in Dallas:

Guantanamo + Silence = Death Camp

by Debra Sweet   Does visible resistance against Guantánamo still matter? Jill McLaughlin, member of the World Can't Wait Steering Committee says yes emphically.

Kissinger to Receive "The Intrepid Freedom" Award May 23rd

by Fred Branfman        Henry Kissinger is to receive “The Intrepid Freedom” award on May 23, 2013, for “defending freedom and democracy”,at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

“A life whose only value was death. I saw this in the village of my birth, as every day and every night the planes came to drop bombs on us. We lived in holes to protect our lives. I saw my cousin die in the field of death. My heart was most disturbed and my voice called out loudly as I ran to the houses. Thus, I saw life and death for the people on account of the war of many airplanes in the region of Xieng Khouang. Until there were no houses at all. And the cows and buffalo were dead. Until everything was leveled and you could see only the red, red ground. I think of this time and still I am afraid.”

Nationwide April 11th Actions to Close Guantánamo

by Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait         Protests organized for April 11 to close the prison at Guantanamo and support the hunger strikers there are spreading. See the list below. Let us know if you will be protesting that day. Scroll down for more resources.

JOIN US THURSDAY 4/4 DISCUSSION ON BRADLEY MANNING

3 years after the release of the video Collateral Murder by Wikileaks, which did do much to focus attention on U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Bradley Manning faces life in prison for sharing it.

We will be on the phone with Kevin Gostzola, author of The Dissenter who covers Bradley Manning's case.
10pm EDT/ 7pm PDT.

Email debrasweet@worldcantwait.net if you want to register for the call.

Being GTMO Prisoners for a Moment

by Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait                            Saturday was the first time it felt like spring in NYC, and crowds of people filled Union Square Park watching jugglers and musicians, and just hanging out.  It was so heartbreakingly pleasant, one felt bad bearing the news to tourists that out of many things wrong in this class-divided world, we were about to challenge them to take notice of one very important thing. Ten of us put on orange jumpsuits to mark the 51st day of the potentially deadly hunger strike by men imprisoned by the U.S.

April 2013- Resistance to US Drone Warfare Month.

by Debra Sweet, World Can't Wait Director         Starting this week, World Can't Wait and many other groups begin a month of impressively diverse actions aimed at stopping U.S. drone war and surveillance. We hope all supporters will find a way during this month to join in with planned actions. Set up your own, or find one of the many ways of making visible your opposition to:

Historians Against the War Conference April 5-7, 2013

Historians Against the War April 2013 Conference's theme, “The New Faces of War”,  highlights the many ways that war-making has changed in recent decades, especially in the early 21st century. It takes place in Towson University in Baltimore, MD.

World Can't Wait will present at 9:00 am on Sunday morning: 

Indefinite Detention and War against Iran: How Are These Strands of US Foreign Policy Connected?

A National Security State in and out: history will not be kind.

Ray McGovern, ex-CIA analyst: Attack Iran? Who Dares Quibble?

H. Candace Gorman,esq.: Like Sisyphus: Defending Men in Guantanamo

Thomas A. Drake,ex-NSA executive: Perversion of Power: Perfect Storm

Debra Sweet, World Can’t Wait:Moderator

April 2013 Appearances/ Protests of War Criminals

This is an exciting month with several protests already planned, including a major series of events in Dallas around the Bush Library and an Obama demo in San Francisco. Check out what's happening in your area of the country or plan something yourselves.  We'll be happy to help publicize your event. Posters and leaflets are available on our website.

The Guantanamo Hunger Strike Gets Attention....And More Dangerous

I scare myself when I look in the mirror. Let them kill us as we have nothing to lose. We died when Obama indefinitely detained us. Respect us or kill us. It is your choice. The US must take off its mask and kill us.
~ Faiz al-Kandari

Join the World Can't Wait Conference Call

by World Can't Wait Director Debra Sweet
On the phone THURSDAY March 20
10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific

The “American” War Isn’t Over for the Iraqi People...

by World Can't Wait Director Debra Sweet                      Yes, I know it wasn’t all of the  countries of the Americas which made war on Iraq.  It was the United States of America, as Barack Obama is so fond of saying, dragging along with it the coalition of the bribed and coerced.  Just as it was for the Vietnamese people an American war, while we called it the Vietnam War, this one is known in Iraq as the American War.  We have to accept that.

March 19: The Anniversary Iraqis Can Never Forget.

by World Can't Wait Director Debra Sweet              Early today, I'll be driving to Highland Falls, NY, near the US Military Academy at West Point, the site of many protests over George Bush's Global War on Terror.  Six friends will be sentenced tomorrow in local court there for protesting Obama's expansion of the war on Afghanistan in 2009, and because it's the tenth anniversary of "shock and awe" we feel compelled to throw up a protest.

Iraq meme

Petition to save Lynne Stewart's life

Lynne Stewart has devoted her life to the oppressed – a constant advocate for the countless many deprived in the United States of their freedom and their rights.

Reflections of 10 years os Illegitimate US War in Iraq

by  the Steering Committee of World Can't Wait            Samatha Goldman:Ten years ago, I was a student in high school when the war in Iraq began. At 15, I threw myself wholeheartedly into resisting the war. I remember the agony and outrage I felt when despite mass protest, a war based on lies was waged in our names...

 

Afghanistan Protest Case Court Support

 

On December 1, 2009, hundreds of people gathered outside West Point at the US Military Academy to protest Barack Obama's announcement that he was vastly expanding the US war on Afghanistan.

The Illegitimacy of the US "Global War on Terror"

by Debra Sweet, Drector, World Can't Wait              Two recent stories powerfully capture the illegitimacy of the US "global war on terror." 1. The former Obama press secretary says he was told to deny US drone program existed.  For four years, the President has been expanding U.S. use of drones, while developing the execution and legal justification for the targeted killing policy. A military drone program has finally been admitted, and there is fierce struggle over the CIA drone program, delaying the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Secretary.

John Owen Brennen - War Criminal

 

Name: John Owen Brennan

Born: September 22, 1955 in North Bergen, NJ

Profession: Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and Assistant to the President (2009 – present)

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Bradley Manning Update

by Debra Sweet, Director, World Can't Wait           Today, at Ft.

March 2013 War Criminals Appearances/Protests

 

Check out to see if there any actions against these war criminals in your area.  If not, you might think of planning one. Contact us if you need our assisstance.  Please post a note and some photos of you protest on our Facebook.  There are reproducible flyers and posters on our website in the resources box on the left.  Click on Downloadable Material and then on Flyers and Posters.

 

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