Continuing to Expand the Mission of The World Can't Wait & War Criminals Watch
by Debra Sweet, Director of The World Can't Wait
Announcing a two-part sustainer drive that humanity needs you to be a part of!
We have a goal of 50 more sustainers, collectively giving $1,000 monthly by July 31st, and another round doing the same in September so that we can continue and expand the mission of World Can’t Wait.
By the end of the month, with you as a sustainer, we can gain the footing to take on the mounting crimes. We could not exist without our 60 current sustainers, but with this plan, by September 31st our shoe-string operational budget can be met.
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This month marks six years since our first action where we distributed thousands of copies of the "Call to Drive Out The Bush Regime" at the Live 8 Concert in Philadelphia, puncturing an atmosphere of paralysis. World Can't Wait has continued to be the voice trumpeting the moral and political imperative of mass visible action to stop the crimes of this government. We have heard from many readers on this list how important it was to see us stick to our principles when Obama came on the scene.
Six years later, this movement is needed NOW more than ever. The U.S. government is now engaged in four brutal wars of aggression (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen) and is militarily engaged - using drones - in Pakistan and elsewhere. As we stated in the Crimes are Crimes statement, "in some ways Obama is worse than Bush." We can see this playing out, not only in the expansion of wars, but in torture policy, repression, and spying. The Obama administration has imprisoned more whistleblowers than any other administration. Abortion and birth control are increasingly inaccessible.
It is in this political landscape, that we are launching an important intervention. This fall will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan. While war criminals are on tour bragging about the brutality they have committed, we will be out there resisting these horrors saying, “not in our name.” We will be reaching high school students who were only six when the wars started, encouraging them to be the generation that stops these wars by resisting recruiters.
While the election literally mobilizes silence we will be mobilizing people to speak the truth and publicly resist - giving people the only moral option in these times.
The tremendous example of millions of people in the streets this past spring throughout the Mideast has thrown down an inspiring challenge to us living in the U.S. of independent mass action - not settling for what the rulers deem acceptable. We have to take that inspiration and take responsibility here, setting our sights on nothing less than reversing the horrors of the last ten years.
We need you to join us in fulfilling our mission to organize people living in the United States to repudiate and stop the fascist direction initiated by the Bush Regime, including: the murderous, unjust and illegitimate occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan; the global "war of terror" of torture, rendition and spying; and the culture of bigotry, intolerance and greed.
All our actions are made possible through donations and volunteers. Our all-volunteer national office in New York City is the lifeline for those who want to act. It provides exposure and ways to act through the production of 4 websites, e-lists and materials, and it provides a structure for organizers across the country by developing materials and coordinating actions.
• If you appreciate reading our e-lists, speaking to one of our office volunteers, receiving Collateral Murder DVDs, using our fliers and War Criminals posters, become a sustainer today.
• If you can’t make it into the streets to protest but connect with us online, become a sustainer today.
• If you tune into our webcasts, attend forums we organize, or hang our ads on your wall, become a sustainer today.
• If you join us in the streets and like holding up signs with our politically and morally sharp messages, become a sustainer today.
• If you don’t know what to do but doing nothing just won’t do, become a sustainer today.
No matter who you are or where you are. No matter if you can give $2 a month or $1,000 a month, you are needed. These crimes can be stopped but only with your involvement.
Together, we can stop the crimes of this government and make some REAL change.
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