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Barack Obama Deserves the Nobel War = Peace Prize!

 

The U.S. organization “The World Can’t Wait,” having organized weeks of protest against President Barack Obama’s escalation of troops to Afghanistan, announced today that it accepts the wisdom of the Nobel Committee’s choice of Obama as winner of its most famous prize. We find no irony in December 10 being International Human Rights Day.
 
“We hope the Nobel Committee is satisfied that Barack Obama’s increase of US troops to occupy Afghanistan is enough to merit the prize. The speech he delivered at West Point on December 1 echoed 8 successful years of George Bush justifications, and Obama’s commitment to “win” certainly should have removed any reservation that he deserves the prize.
 

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Eyes Wide Open

 As you know President Obama is shortly expected to announce an increase in the number of troops sent to Afghanistan. 

Will this expansion...

  • Rebuild the houses, villages and farms destroyed by bombs and artillery?
  • Provide security so that children can attend school?
  • Protect women from rape and other violence perpetrated by war lords and their minions?
  • Staunch the flow of drugs from the country and the drug lords (and others) who profit from them?
  • Provide food and basic medical necessities for all?
  • Make the world a more secure and peaceful place?
The obvious answer is NOT at all LIKELY!
Will the expansion ...
  • Increase the flow of refugees to camps in overburdened cities?
  • Increase the number of Afghanis held in "indefinite detention" in US-run prisons?
  • Increase manyfold the number of civilian deaths?
  • Cement the direction that the US has taken in the Middle East and that may very well end in disaster for the world as we have known it?
The obvious answer is VERY Likely!
We are the people responsible for ending the wars!  Since it seems likely that Obama will not announce the expansion until very near Thanksgiving, we must act immediately to demand not expansion but withdrawal from Afghanistan.
 
World Can't Wait Plans an "Eyes Wide Open" Exhibit This Weekend!
We have requested permits and expect to be in Washington Square on Saturday or Sunday and in Times Square on Monday.  A confirming e-mail will follow.
Bring signs or other representations of opposition to the expansion of the war.
Saturday or Sunday November 14 or 15
Washington Square Park 1-5 pm
 

 

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.