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Debra Sweet, Executive Director, World Can’t Wait, To Receive 2012 American Humanist Award as “Heroine”

For immediate release 
May 7, 2012

Debra Sweet, World Can’t Wait Director, will receive the 2012 American Humanist Association’s (AHA) Humanist Heroine Award. The award will be presented at the AHA national conference on June 9 in New Orleans and is a joint presentation of the AHA and its Feminist Caucus. Since 1982, this award is given annually to women who promote and advance the ideals of human rights and gender justice using a non-theological approach. Past awardees have included Judy Norsigian, Robin Morgan, Julia Sweeney and Amy Goodman.

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Stop & Frisk Practice of NYPD to be Challenged at Trial of “New Freedom Fighters”

Click here for more on the protest last October 21.

For Immediate Release
April 24, 2012
Contact:  Steve Yip 917 868 6007 Elaine Brower 917 520 0767

When:      Monday, April 30
Press Conference 8:45 am; Trial 9:30 am
       
Where:     Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 100 Centre Street, on street, trial Room 506
               
What:       Dr. Cornel West and Carl Dix, leaders of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and 18 others to be tried for disorderly conduct arrests protesting NYPD “Stop and Frisk”
 
New York NY – On Monday, April 30, 20 protesters will stand trial on disorderly conduct charges in the first mass trial of Occupy Wall Street-related arrests stemming from an October 21, 2011 non-violent civil disobedience protest of “stop and frisk” policy at the NYPD 28th Precinct in Harlem. 

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February 15th: Occupy Military Recruiters

PRESS ADVISORY
February 13, 2012

Contact:  Elaine Brower, 917-520-0767 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEMONSTRATION AGAINST MILITARY RECRUITMENT! 

When: Wednesday, February 15th, 12:00 noon
Where: Rally at BMCC, 199 Chambers Street
             Then march to military recruitment centers on Chambers St.
Why: There are four military recruitment centers within two blocks of Borough of Manhattan Community College and Stuyvesant High School

New York NY – On Wednesday, February 15th activists from Occupy Wall Street, We Are Not Your Soldiers, World Can’t Wait, CodePink, Veterans for Peace, NY War Resisters League, Grandmothers Against the War and Washington Heights Counter Recruitment will rally at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street.
 
Elaine Brower, military mom and project coordinator of We Are Not Your Soldiers says, “We want no recruiting centers within 10 blocks of schools!  The recruiters are preying on our youth.  We call for a public debate with the recruiters.”

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Press Release from World Can't Wait on February 4 -No War on Iran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Elaine Brower   917-520-0767  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 4 International Day of Action: NO U.S. War on Iran

78 locations Begin New Antiwar Movement Against Sanctions, Attack on Iran

When:  Saturday, February 4, 2012 see locations here and here

New York, NY: Sixty peace and civil rights groups will gather in almost 80 cities, primarily in the U.S. and Canada tomorrow to oppose moves by the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government to wage war on Iran.

A statement by the February 4 coalition, whose demands are, “No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations,” says, “The U.S. has authorized harsh economic sanctions that could literally destroy and devastate the lives of millions of Iranian civilians. In addition to the sanctions, there have been targeted assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and a U.S. surveillance drone was discovered in violation of Iranian sovereignty and airspace.”

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Dozens Arrested at the 28th Precinct in Harlem to Stop "Stop & Frisk"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2011
 
DOZENS ARRESTED AT 28TH PRECINCT IN HARLEM TO STOP “STOP & FRISK”
 
Cornel West, Professor, Author, Public Intellectual
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party
Rev. Stephen Phelps, Interim Senior Minister of Riverside Church
Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Debra Sweet, Director of World Can’t Wait
Rev. Omar Wilks, Unison Pentecostal Church
Prof. Jim Vrettos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Elaine Brower, Military Mom and World Can’t Wait
 
According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, 33 were arrested, including Occupy Wall Street protesters.
 
The NYPD’s notorious program of STOP & FRISK was the target of hundreds of demonstrators who marched from the Harlem State Office Building to Harlem’s 28th precinct this afternoon. At the station, Cornel West, author and Princeton professor, Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Rev. Stephen Phelps, interim senior minister of Riverside Church, and dozens of others were arrested in an act of non-violence civil disobedience. Among those arrested and protesting was a large contingent from downtown’s Occupy Wall Street.
 

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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.