The Culture of Bigotry

"The World Can’t Wait organizes 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."

-from World Can't Wait's mission statement adopted 2009

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Real History Lessons

The Dangers of Mike Pence

Harley | May 9, 2018

The call to impeach Trump has been stated by many, but impeaching Trump means that Mike Pence would become the next president. To some, this is an even scarier option than Trump: not only because of his conservative beliefs, but because of his prior political experience and the controversial laws he has signed into effect.

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NO BAN, NO WALL IV

Cecile Pineda | May 1, 2018

One of my readers recently remarked that, by addressing themes of immigration, and immigrant detention and deportation, this newsletter seemed to be wandering off topic.  I hereby remind readers that the issue continues and will always be personal to me: much of my childhood misery originates from my Mexican father’s undocumented status.  In the years before my birth, the U. S. suffered one of its periodic attacks of xenophobia, deporting up to 2,000,000 Mexicans. My father had every good reason to live in fear—despite his many advanced degrees, despite his exceptional linguistic abilities. But more centrally, the overarching topic is and always has been the total oppression which subsumes all other issues, and to which all other issues are related.

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United States of Denial

Curt Wechsler | March 30, 2018

From the American "foundational atrocity" of slavery to the ascendance of German Nazification in the 1930s, a refusal of collective responsibility hindered a national reckoning for state-sponsored terror. It also enabled the forced displacement of millions of "undesirables," a policy now embraced by President Trump, along with the hideous programs advocated by his new cabinet-designates: preemptive war and torture, both war crimes.

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Comparison of ICE Raids to Nazi-era Roundups Is Hard to Avoid

Curt Wechsler | March 14, 2018

The French term for targeted arrest of wartime Jews was rafle; in Denmark and the Netherlands, the practice was called razzia. The Polish lapanka can be translated as "to catch." By any name, the German tactic of enforced deportation was illegal and immoral, condemned as a war crime under international law. 

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War Is Peace, Bad Is Good, and Mike Pompeo Is a Diplomat

Curt Wechsler | March 14, 2018

tilersonIf confirmed as secretary of state, the former Kansas congressman "would become the first person to have served as both the United States' top spy and top diplomat," notes The New York Times reporter Scott Shane. "In the new job, Mr. Pompeo would no longer be constrained by the strictures of impartial intelligence analysis...

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The Changing Nature of Tyranny

Curt Wechsler  | Feburary 14, 2018

Whether Trump/Pence is a direct replica of the Nazi regime has little relevance compared to the serious challenges he poses, argues Henry Giroux at Truthout. When people with power and influence remain silent in the face of "lies and ruthless polices" of the Trump administration, they sanction state violence characteristic of authoritarian regimes: racial cleansing, unchecked militarism and class warfare. "The first casualty of the Trump era is truth, the second is moral responsibility, the third is any vestige of justice, and the fourth is a massive increase in human misery and suffering for millions."

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Hate Speech Isn't Free

World Can't Wait | September 12, 2017

dailycaliDefense of white privilege costs the disadvantaged dearly. Ask someone who's been there. American "free speech" law protects people against physical harm -- and tolerates unlimited emotional harm. Victims of hate speech suffer as much as or more than victims of hate crime argues Fordham Law Professor Thane Rosenbaum.

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Stop the Desperation of Refugees, Stop Bombing Their Countries

World Can't Wait | July 26, 2017

In year three of the largest world refugee crisis since WW II, the Trump/Pence regime has targeted refugees as a dangerous immigrant grouping. As was said by the presidential candidate himself: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

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From Outer Space, Three Guideposts for the Resistance

Roy Eidelson | June 27, 2017

Later this summer, millions of Americans — from Oregon to South Carolina — will be looking skyward to witness a rare total solar eclipse as the moon briefly blots out the sun. Yet for so many in the United States, dark days aren’t really anything new. And they’re becoming all the more commonplace as Trump, Ryan, and McConnell advance a heartless agenda that dims the lights on pretty much everyone except the privileged few.

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These Men Stood Up to Muslim Bashing - The Least We Can Do Is Commend Their Righteous Action - Get Out In the Streets!

World Can't Wait | June 2, 2017

No More Fascist Killings!

heros"On Friday May 26, three people were stabbed, two fatally, on a Portland, Oregon commuter train, after defending two young women, one wearing a hijab, who were being harassed and verbally attacked by a white man, who shouted obscene racist and anti-Muslim slurs," reported refusefascism.org.

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Trump Wants More Power - and He Wants It Quickly

World Can't Wait | May 1, 2017

alanmarling"My administration has brought profound change to Washington," said the President of his first 100 days in office. Dismantling the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers is his end game, using the institutional mechanisms designed to preserve democracy to undermine constitutional order. 

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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.