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Journalist Expert on U.S. Prison in Guantanamo Speaks on 11th Anniversary of Illegal Prison

For Immediate Release January 10, 2013

Andy Worthington has spent the last seven years researching and writing about Guantánamo, and the men held there.  Based in London, he is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, and the co-director, with Polly Nash, of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo.”

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Veterans, Occupiers and War Opponents Protest US Wars for Empire and Demand Release of Pfc. Manning at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

What: Rally & photo-op
When: Tuesday, September 4 starting at 12noon

Where: Marshall Park (3rd and McDowell), Charlotte NC




Today, outside of the Democratic National Convention, protesters will gather in support of the soldier accused of leaking classified records to WikiLeaks, Pfc Manning.   They will demand that the Army drops charges against Manning, on the basis that the leaks provided essential information to the public about the effect of the "global war on terror," most notably the Collateral Murder incident where Iraqi civilians were killed.  Protesters insist that all the wars the US is engaged in, both covert and conventional, end immediately.

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Protesters, Clergy, Community to Remember Victims of U.S. / NATO Wars

Above, protesting the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20. More photos

Press Advisory

21 May 2012

World Can’t Wait


Debra Sweet 718 809 3803
Lina Thorne 718 825 9119
Worldcantwait.net
Monday, May 21 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trinity Episcopal Church , 125 E. 26th St., Chicago

As the Obama administration expresses fury at Pakistani resistance to further NATO war operations and excludes Pakistan's president from the NATO Summit, members of the wider community will gather to memorialize people killed by U.S. airstrikes and drone attacks in Pakistan as well as in the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as U.S./NATO operations in Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere.  Recognizing what veterans on Sunday called "the burden of blood that has stained these medals", Trinity Church has opened its lawn to expressions of grief and remembrance by the entire community.

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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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KPFA Radio Special Featuring Andy Worthington & World Can't Wait

Welcome to a special broadcast by Project Censored on Pacifica Radio. Join Mickey Huff, along with co-hosts Dr. Peter Phillips; Dr. Andy Roth, the associate director of Project Censored; and Abby Martin of Media Roots. Today's special program is "Brought to Justice"? -- The Indefinite Detention and Targeted Killing of the Rule of Law. Joining us will be investigative journalist Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files and co-director of Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo; Pardiss Kebriaei, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who has represented a number of the men detained at Guantanamo and is also counsel in Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, which concerns targeted killings by the executive in zones outside of armed conflict. We will also have music and commentary from one of the most notable political folk musicians of our time, the one and only David Rovics. We hear from Dr. Almerindo Ojeda, professor of linguistics and director of the Guantánamo Testimonials Project at University of California, Davis; and we round out today’s special with Stephanie Tang of World Can’t Wait.

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 Coverage from Feb. 4 Day of Action - No War on Iran

Protesting Possible War Against Iran (Agence France-Press)

Posted February 4, 2012

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday in New York and pacifist groups took to the streets in dozens of other US and Canadian cities in a “Day of Mass Action” against a possible war with Iran.

About 500 protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Times Square and marched to the headquarters of the US mission to the United Nations and to the Israeli consulate.

“No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations,” read a banner leading the march.

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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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Group "World Can't Wait" preparing to protest APEC

KHON-2 Honolulu:

The group has a permit to gather at Old Stadium park ahead of Saturday's march.

"In the spirit of the whole occupy movement happening across the country a place where people can come down and discuss politics networking sit down share some food have some water sit in the shade sing some songs play some drums make some signs you name it,"says Liz Rees, World Can't Wait.

Protestors will march toward the Hale Koa hotel where President Obama and the first lady will be hosting a dinner for the world leaders.

The group expects several hundred protestors to turn out for the march.

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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.