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Left Forum Panel Discussion on Guantanamo

June 8, 2013

Eleven years since the building of the US prison at Guantánamo, and nine years after disclosures of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, US policy has settled into de facto indefinite detention of thousands. Thousands are held without the right to habeas corpus in the former US prison at Bagram, Afghanistan and rendition to countries that torture has not ended. Prisoners in Guantánamo began a hunger strike 123 days ago in desperation as no one has left since 2010 except in a coffin, forcing Obama to claim, again, that he “wants” to close the prison, but with no timetable. The provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 are still in force, despite court challenges, allowing the president to order US citizens and others who are "part of or substantially supported al Queda, the Taliban or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners" and anyone who commits a "belligerent act" against the US to be held indefinitely without charge. Features a multi-media presentation with slide show of art against torture. Debra Sweet - World Can't Wait, Jeremy Varon - Witness Against Torture, Golnaz Fakhimi - International Justice Network

“We Can Make Change” Debra Sweet on Rochester Indymedia

On April 18, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed Debra Sweet, an anti-war organizer and director of The World Can't Wait. She will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence (see the Facebook event).

In this interview, Debra talks about her entry into the peace movement, the problems with drones and the PTSD that pilots experience, the detainees in Guantanamo, who are on a hunger strike, and Bradley Manning, among other topics.

The biggest question for anybody watching this  is  what difference can you make? what can be done? is it possible to change anything? And I just want to tell you that it is and it's not only hugely necessary, but it's possible. The only thing that ever changes what a government does is the action of the people under it. Very fundamentally.

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For more about the upcoming, anti-drone "Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence in Syracuse, NY, please go to Upstate Drone Action dot org.

Debra Sweet on the Tenth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

Chicago Press Conference: 11 Years of Guantanamo! Shut It Down Now!

From Chicago World Can't Wait January 11, 2013

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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.