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Gulf Emergency Protesters Present Demands to Unified Command Center, New Orleans

June 21, 2010
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                                                                                                            Contact: Larry Everest 504 644 7214
 
Gulf Emergency Protesters Present Demands to Unified Command Center, New Orleans
 
25 people mounted a spirited protest today in New Orleans, embodying the determination of Saturday’s Gulf Emergency Summit which resolved to get out the truth about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, and to build mass independent action to stop it. This is the first time protesters went into the offices of the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Center, which recently moved from Roberts, LA.

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Emergency Summit Organizers Denounce Obama’s Gulf Speech: “Utter Failure to Stop Gulf Oil Catastrophe” – Call for “Broad Peoples’ Response”

 

June 16, 2010
Contact: Larry Everest 504-644-7214                                                                 
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Emergency Summit Organizers Denounce Obama’s Gulf Speech: “Utter Failure to Stop Gulf Oil Catastrophe” – Call for “Broad Peoples’ Response”
 
Organizers of the Gulf Emergency Summit refuted President Obama’s Tuesday night speech:

* "The claim that BP will soon capture 90 percent of the gushing oil is likely yet another in a 59-day string of government and BP deceptions about the magnitude of the blowout and the effectiveness of BP’s "fixes." Just today the size of the gusher was increased to between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels a day – 60 times what BP and the government initially claimed. Some experts warn oil could be pouring into the Gulf for months more," said Emergency Summit organizer Larry Everest. 

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World Can’t Wait – MEDIA ALERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April 17, 2009
Press contact: Doreen Marshall (949.887.0297)
Bush's Department of Justice legalized torture. Now Obama's Department of Justice won't prosecute and will even provide free legal representation to torturers.  Your government refuses to bring war criminals and torturers to account. Will you remain silent or get informed, take a stand and build a movement to stop torture and demand accountability for war crimes?
WHAT: Forum on National Security, Rule of Law & Torture:  The Torture Memos of John Yoo
WHEN: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 10 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: Chapman University Law School, Kennedy Hall, Rms. 237 A&B, 370 N. Glassell (at Sycamore), Orange, CA 92866
WHY: John Yoo, while working for the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel, drafted legal memos which, some say, influenced the U.S.’s decision to legalize torture. John Yoo is currently a visiting professor at Chapman University School of Law, where the controversy continues.
 
“John Yoo’s complicity in establishing the policy that led to the torture of prisoners constitutes a war crime under the US War Crimes Act”.  Cited from testimony provided to U.S. Congress on May 6, 2008 by Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild President.

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The Torture Memos of John Yoo

World Can’t Wait received the following press release from the Stop Torture Coalition at Chapman University
 
Stop Torture Coalition – MEDIA ALERT
 
WHAT: Forum on National Security, Rule of Law & Torture:  The Torture Memos of John Yoo
WHEN: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 10 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: Chapman University Law School, Kennedy Hall, Rms. 237 A&B, 370 N. Glassell (at Sycamore), Orange, CA 92866
WHY: John Yoo, while working for the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel, drafted legal memos which, some say, influenced the U.S.’s decision to legalize torture. John Yoo is currently a visiting professor at Chapman University School of Law, where the controversy continues.
 
“John Yoo’s complicity in establishing the policy that led to the torture of prisoners constitutes a war crime under the US War Crimes Act.”  Cited from testimony provided to the U.S. Congress on May 6, 2008 by Marjorie Cohn, National Lawyers Guild President.

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The World Can't Wait! No Matter Who Becomes President, Only YOU Can Stop the Crimes of Your Govt!

The World Can't Wait! No Matter Who Becomes President,
Only YOU Can Stop the Crimes of Your Government!

The crimes of your government are so deeply shocking that huge numbers of people in the U.S. want to put the hated Bush years behind. We must stop these crimes. But we can't vote them away.

YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in its sights.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is openly torturing people, and justifying it. YOUR GOVERNMENT puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule. YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

Who is going to stop the fascist re-making of US society & endless war?

Not McCain. A McCain/Palin "victory" would mark a locking in of the whole fascist direction that has made 8 years of Bush a nightmare for the planet. McCain is himself a war criminal who dropped carpet bombs on Vietnam and has suggested staying in Iraq for "a hundred years of war." Palin is a religious fascist who won't accept the science of evolution, opposes abortion, calls the war on Iraq "God's will," winks at racist outbursts from her audiences and suggests that those who oppose her are "terrorists."

And NOT Obama, who:
IS PRO-WAR! He voted, as recently as June 2008, and every time he could, to fund the war in Iraq; 50-80,000 troops there until at least 2013, and plans to increase the size of the U.S. military by 92,000 troops. He says "We need more troops, more helicopters, better intelligence-gathering and more nonmilitary assistance to accomplish the mission" in Afghanistan, where the U.S. military has regularly killed scores of civilians. Obama suggested that Bush launch missile strikes inside Pakistan, which Bush began secretly in July, killing scores of civilians. Obama threatens Iran with "all options" (including nukes).
IS FOR POLICE STATE SPYING! Voted for Bush's FISA spying bill which gave immunity to those who broke the law, and allows more government spying than Bush even asked for.
IS FOR RESTRICTING, NOT DEFENDING, WOMEN's RIGHT TO ABORTION! He will expand Bush's faith-based programs. Obama seeks "common ground" with religious fanatics who want to criminalize abortion and birth control.

Only you - not your government - can bring any of this to a halt. If you want these crimes to end, don't put your hopes in empty promises of "change." The whole world hopes to see the people in the U.S. break out of the killing confines of official politics and take things in a radically different direction.

We need an increasingly visible, independent political force of RESISTANCE, PROTEST, and ACTS of CONSCIENCE that people can join with and persevere with until this whole direction is stopped.

There is such a movement, but it's not big enough. The World Can't Wait! For the past three years, we have been resisting the fascist program of our government, and no matter who wins, we are not going away after the election!

No matter who the president is, stop the endless wars!

People of conscience must take responsibility for what their own governments do. Step UP as someone who won't allow these crimes. Stop thinking like an American, and start thinking like a human being!

The World Can't Wait

 

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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.