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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.

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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.

 

George Bush

Denouncing Torture and "Zero Dark Thirty" in Hollywood

Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait                          It happened on The Hollywood Walk of Shame. World Can't Wait joined with ICUJP and other groups in a march and vigil that took over the intersection at Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave for about 45 minutes on Sunday, Feb 17. This is the famous scene where Oscars will be awarded in one week. Actor David Clennon spoke at a nearby church and then led the group of about 40 people, all ages, down to the Avenue of the Stars. 

Where is the Hope in Stopping the Planet's Destruction

by Debra Sweet                            It’s a good thing that tens of thousands of people, many young, braved the cold Sunday and marched around the White House demanding that Barack Obama turn against the Keystone Pipeline.  The pipeline is already a disaster for Canada, and for the ultimate recipients of the oil, whether that’s the U.S.

Protesting for the Planet - Sun. 2/17 Washington D.C.

by Debra Sweet                 Tuesday night we heard from Barack Obama that climate change demands immediate action, but the solution appears to also be the problem:

"The good news is, we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth.  I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago."

Resisting the NDAA's Terrible Indefinite Detention Provisions

Videoby Debra Sweet               I really encourage you to view Raymond Lotta's presentation and the interesting discussion from this past Sunday's webcast. Lotta went into the history of political opponents of governments targeted in 1930's Germany, and in the U.S. in the 50's, 60's and 70's, as well as what he called the "disturbing turn" in the lawsuit against the NDAA, Hedges v.

John Brennen, Drones & President Obama

by Debra Sweet                    With the kind of "kabuki theater" questioning the Senate gave John Brennan last week during a public hearing, it's certain they will confirm him as Director of the C.I.A. This should not be any surprise. Diane Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee hasn't met a national security "concern" yet that didn't trump the rights of the people; we know she was one of the select few briefed by the Bush regime when they began torture, or excuse me, "enhanced interrogations."

Climate Crisis Conference, Sat. 2/16 - Chicago

by Chicago Chapter World Can't Wait                  Haven't we all felt outraged and frustrated when we read another horror story about the devastating impact of climate chaos on life around the planet? Yet decades of international conferences and non-binding 'agreements' have done nothing to moderate the spreading destruction.

Instead, our government has sabotaged those talks and passed draconian laws to brand environmental activists as "terrorists." We must and can come together to consider this situation, deeply, and dedicate ourselves to reversing it  - because humanity and the planet come first. And we're doing that, here in Chicago, at the Climate Crisis Conference on February 16!

Stop the Crimes Against the Planet Rally! No Keystone XL Pipeline!

2/17/13 -12-4PM (Arrive at 11:30am)-Rally at the National Mall and March to the White House. The climate crisis is creating weather patterns that aren't just extreme -- they're downright freaky. Our leaders can't sit around and twiddle their thumbs anymore, and it's up to activists like you to make sure they get the memo.

The climate crisis is creating weather patterns that aren't just extreme -- they're downright freaky. Our leaders can't sit around and twiddle their thumbs anymore, and it's up to activists like you to make sure they get the memo.

Proest Outreach Against Drones in Honolulu

by World Can't Wait, Hawai'i Chapter                 Friday night was the first night of the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown. Lions danced in the streets. Drumming bounced off the walls of surrounding buildings, and tens of thousands of firecrackers created constant noise. Thousands of residents, tourists and GI's filled the streets. Our huge grey drone replica hovered over the celebration - a sober reminder of U.S. warfare in 2013.

Drone crashes Chinese New Year in Honolulu!

White Paper = Whitewash of Targeted Killing

by Debra Sweet                Tuesday on Democracy Now, Daniel Ellsberg pointed out that President Obama is "thinking like John Yoo." The White Paper leaked just as the drone-in-chief/assassination czar John Brennan begins hearings to become the new head of the C.I.A. doesn't rise to level of the more sophisticated memo like the one Yoo wrote to justify torture (download PDF) but it's just as chilling. Apparently the Obama administration is giving the memo which this White Paper is based on to Congress today.

Stop the Drones - Stop the Wars

by Debra Sweet
World Can't Wait's focus on stopping the use of armed and surveillance drones by the U.S. is principally based on our opposition to the immorality of attacking vast populations, and linked to our mission to bring people to see that U.S. occupations are not legitimate.

Poisonous gas in the first "world war;" nukes in the second; napalm against the Vietnamese people; and white phosphorous in the Gulf War are technologies so heinous that at least millions of people recoiled, and removed their support from the imperialist belligerents.

January and February 2013 War Criminal Appearances

U.S. war criminals are speaking and promoting their latest books in various cities around the country in January and Feb. 2013. Check this out to see if any are in your area. We will help and publicize your protest. Reproducible leaflets and posters are available on:  http://warcriminalswatch.org/index.php/downloadable-materials

1/21/2013 - DC - March for Peace Against War

by Debra Sweet               Washington was strangely quiet yesterday, in contrast to 2009. Though hundreds of thousands came out to the Mall to celebrate another term for Barack Obama, there wasn't bubbling, hopeful excitement in the air this time.

Protesting Drones

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