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Anti-War Activists Demand an Immediate End to US Occupation

Press Advisory
October 5, 2010
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Contact:   Debra Sweet 866 973 4463
Elaine Brower 917 520 0767

Thursday, October 7 Begins 10 Years of War on Afghanistan
Anti-War Activists Demand an Immediate End to US Occupation


What: Street protest against Afghanistan War
Where: Times Square Recruiting Center, 44th & Broadway
When: Thursday October 7  5:00 pm
New York, NY –  On Thursday, October 7, World Can’t Wait will join other activists at the Times Square Recruiting Center, 44th and Broadway for a rally and protest demanding the complete and immediate withdrawal of all military troops and private contractors from Afghanistan.

Elaine Brower, a member of the National Steering Committee of World Can’t Wait says, “This country is brutalizing the people of the middle east for such a long time it has become mass genocide.  My son did three tours in the wars and occupations, and has returned home to a broken and divided country because killing is never right.”

On October 7, 2001, then President George Bush ordered the completely invasion of Afghanistan.  President Obama escalated troops levels to over 100,000, with more troops on the way.  This is the longest in US history. 

Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can’t Wait says, “The most powerful country in the world is destroying the poorest.  Civilian casualties, and US military casualties are going up with the surge of US troops.  President Obama is increasing drone bombing attacks on Afghanistan and Pakistan, increasing public opposition to the occupation.  Stop it now, for humanity's sake.”

War Resisters League, Code Pink and Veterans for Peace will participate.

New Yorkers to Say "Welcome Cordoba House" at Sunday Gathering to Stop Islamophobia

Press release from NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia

As a national controversy is growing over the building of the proposed Cordoba House, New Yorkers will welcome Muslims to downtown Manhattan on Sunday August 22. 

The new NYC Coalition to Stop Islamophobia announced today that it will gather near the proposed site at the former Burlington Coat Factory location on Park Place Sunday to "counter racist messages and attacks against Muslims and Islam," and to "welcome Cordoba House."

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Monday August 16: Protest Against Torture Author John Yoo

 

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Thursday, August 12, 2010
 
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Back To School at UC Berkeley Law: “Torture Professor” Draws Protest

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SF: Dramatizations (art and action) of Gulf Disaster

 

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
 
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PHOTO OPS: Dramatizations (art and action) of Gulf Disaster

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Anti-war Leaders at the United States Social Forum Condemn U.S. War on Afghanistan, No Matter the General or Strategy

June 24, 2010

Press Release
                                                                                                    Contact: Elaine Brower 917 520 0767
                                                                                                                   Worldcantwait.org
 
Anti-war Leaders at the United States Social Forum Condemn U.S. War on Afghanistan, No Matter the General or Strategy
 
What: Rally & march against US war on Afghanistan
When: Thursday June 24 3:00 pm
Where: Cobo Hall, front doors
 
Gathered in Detroit today for the US Social Forum, anti-war leaders will address Barack Obama’s replacement of General Stanley McChrystal with General David Petraeus and condemn his strategy of expanding the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. 

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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.