Emma Kaplan | November 29, 2015
I attended a rally this week to Let In the Refugees. People were there of all nationalities, backgrounds and generations. The rally was put on by Americans for Refugees and immigrants and billed as "Bring Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses" and calling for unity against Islamophobia and xenophobia. It was in support of the Seattle governor Jay Inslee's statement that Washington state would welcome refugees.
Activists with World Can't Wait joined Stop Patriarchy in San Francisco on Saturday, in an emergency response to the deadly attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic the previous day. Marchers engaged shoppers and tourists around the heavily trafficked intersection of Powell and Market Streets, carrying signs and distributing literature in support of abortion rights and women's lives.
Activists with World Can’t Wait were among the thousands who shut down North Michigan Avenue, the elite shopping district of Chicago, for more than four hours on “Black Friday,” November 27, rocking the street with our demands for “Justice for Laquan” and an end to police murders.
British Journalist Andy Worthington who wrote the Guantanamo Files and has been pushing for the release of Shaker Aamer, WE STAND WITH SHAKER, a British citizen held without charge or trial at GITMO for 14 years and cleared for release in by 2 Administrations.
23 November 2015. A World to Win News Service. The biggest political protests Afghanistan has seen in years took place over several days in early November. A large crowd (10,000 people according to the New York Times) marched across the capital to the presidential palace, where they chanted "Death to Taliban, Death to Dash" (Islamic State) and called on the government to resign.
Swedish photographer Magnu Wennman has been photographing Syrian refugees in refugee camps across the Middle East and in Europe. He captures the heartbreak and the horror of these youth who are caught in the crosshairs of U.S. Imperialism and Islamic Fundamentalism.
A week after the terrorist attack in Paris, a crucial protest demonstration took to the City Hall steps in San Francisco. Over 40 people held a speak-out and press conference to demand: Break the Silence! No More War on Syria and Beyond! Stop the Air Strikes and Targeted Killing NOW!