On February 25, North Carolina Stop Torture Now is raising the demand to Stop Whitewashing the Senate Torture Report. Learn more about a day of action organized by North Carolina Stop Torture Now:
Senate Torture Report Names At Least 18 CIA Detainees Transported by Aero Contractors for Torture
Debra Sweet, director of World Can't Wait, sat down with Cindy Sheehan to talk about plans for next month's Spring Rising - a series of protests and events against the expanding US war in the middle east and beyond. Find out more about Spring Rising and make your plans now to participate March 18-21 in Washington, DC.
World Can't Wait endorses actions to Shut Down Creech Air Force Base, the primary home of killer drones. We received this from activists:
Possibly 200-300 activists from 16+ states will converge at Creech AFB in early march, to unite against this horrendous and unconscionable practice: Executing people remotely from the desert of Nevada, without providing any evidence of guilt. This has got to stop! Won't you join us to SHUT DOWN CREECH? (Caravan leaving Bay Area Feb. 28)
Stop Business As Usual! We Will Not Go Back! No School! No Work!
This Call for a day of massive resistance all over the country on April 14 was adopted at the national meeting hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in Atlanta on February 7 and 8. Everyone needs to get on a mission to work from now to April 14 to make the day of stopping business as usual as powerful as possible to end the system putting its stamp of approval on police murdering people.
U.S. War on the World is Wrong
No One Should Fight in Aggressive Wars
In January of this year, for the first time, the world got to hear the full story of someone imprisoned at Guantánamo. Guantánamo Diary, by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, is the first book written by a prisoner currently locked up in the infamous US torture camp. The publisher called it, "An international publishing event."
NOTE FROM DEBRA SWEET: Ray McGovern learned in criminal court February 4 that he's not going to jail for resisting arrest or trespassing,and that if he isn't arrested in the next six months in New York City, the charges will be dismissed. Ray is now free to pursue his own charges of excessive force against the NYPD, as well he should.
Join us in DC
“Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ "shock and awe" attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war. Together we will use this time to oppose the plans and calls for growing military intervention.
I saw Clint Eastwood’s movie American Sniper the other night. It is the story of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, based on his autobiography. Kyle fought in Iraq between 2004 and 2009 when the U.S. was occupying the country. (In February 2013, Kyle was killed at a gun range by another former soldier, reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).)