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The World Doesn't Have to Be This Way.


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 17 March 2011

The world doesn't have to be this way...it's just the way it is now.

People say "things won't ever change." WRONG! The people of Tunisia and Egypt showed that there is no guarantee that brutal dictatorships will last forever, even when they're backed up by the most powerful military in the world! The public workers and students of Wisconsin have surprised everyone in massing for weeks against an attempt by those grouped around the Republican Party to break them. The people of the Middle East, and those of the heartland in this country, have surprised everyone by waking up.

The unjust occupation of Iraq, the war on the people of Afghanistan, the drone bombings of Pakistan and Yemen, the secret wars, the black sites or torture and rendition, Obama's indefinite detention, the repression against Muslims and antiwar activists -- all of this is growing worse, and seems permanent.

But none of these are permanent, and our world doesn't have to be this way. It's just the way it is because we have not yet stood up to it in enough numbers to back down the forces of empire and repression.

We're going into the streets on this 8th anniversary of the attack on Iraq with a new sense of the potential power we hold. See you there!
This weekend there are three days of activities against the wars and occupations

Outreach

*On Friday March 18th* anti-war veterans will be in high school classrooms as part of World Can't Wait's "We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour" talking to students about how important their role is in resisting these wars while others will be outside high schools throughout DC leafleting and talking to students to mobilize them for Saturday March 19th.

Help with distributing flyers at highschools...
*Time: one school lets out at 12noon. Others at 2:45 and 3pm. If you can come help flyer, call Bob at 347-693-3319 and we will get you flyers and directions.

*On March 19th* people will be converging on the White House, along side war veterans, to demand an end to the illegal wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, torture and the drone bombings in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

On Saturday, March 19th, Protest at the White House/Lafayette Park...
*Date/Time: Noon
Where: Lafayette Park, H and 16th Streets NW (across from the Whitehouse)

*Look for the large Predator DRONE (that is daily murdering civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere) and the orange jumpsuits (yes, Guantanamo is still open and torture is still going on) and orange banners. Put on an orange jumpsuit, help carry the drone and banners!
Protesting
Finally on *March 20th* we'll head to Quantico, VA, where accused whistle-blower Bradley Manning is being tortured for allegedly releasing evidence of U.S. war crimes and demand his release!

*On Sunday, March 20th, Free Bradley Manning...*
Date/Time: 2pm
Where: Main St. and Rt. 1 (Jeff Davis Hwy.), Quantico, VA
Three 56-person buses have been reserved for five hours. Board buses in front of Union Station, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, in Washington, D.C., at 12:30 p.m. Buses will be boarding to return from Triangle/Quantico at 4:30 p.m. To reserve tickets for the bus ($10 round-trip). Driving directions to Quantico

If you can join in with any of the above events: dcevents@worldcantwait.net or call 347-709-2697.
On Fri, Sat and Sun call us at anytime at 347-693-3319.
Nationwide protests this weekend - find yours here.

No matter where you are protesting, send your photos, videos and reports to reports@worldcantwait.net or post to the World Can't Wait Facebook page.

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