- Call to Action
- Steering Committee of World Can't Wait
Before the election, on Tuesday, World Can't Wait Steering Committee member Dennis Loo wrote:
The U.S. president will carry forward a covert and quite probably overt war upon Iran and the other nations that are being occupied by U.S. forces, the privatization of core parts of the New Deal will continue, the gap between the 1% and the rest of us will grow wider and wider, global warming’s catastrophic impact on the planet will accelerate, devastating larger and larger swaths of the globe, women, minorities, LGBT folks, and immigrants will continue to catch hell, education will remain under siege from the privateers, the rule of law will be more and more openly replaced by executive actions and dissent will be further criminalized.
What will also continue and increase will be the basis for people to rise in protest and seek another world than the terrible one that those in charge of us are presiding over... continue reading.
Last night, Curt Wechsler wrote:
If there’s one thing that yesterday’s exercise in electoral politics demonstrates, it’s the extent to which addiction to a “lesser of two evils” mindset guarantees progression of the fascist state in America.
The endorsement of war crimes represented by a vote for either of the dominant parties is a tough pill to swallow for people of conscience. It is vital at this particular moment to renew resistance to a “new normal” of endless war and disregard for fundamental human rights. And to demand re-commitment of activists to stop the continuing crimes of their government.
That which we refuse to resist…
Jill McLaughlin added:
To say that it has always been a choice of two evils as a reason to endorse a proven war criminal for fear of losing your right as a woman or an lgbt person doesn't speak to the reality and in fact flies in the face of reality. Obama spent his first four years "finding common ground" with the Christian right that more ground was actually ceded to them and at the same time committed egregious crimes against the people of the world. To say that it has always been a choice of two evils and vote for more of this out of fear lacks thought and imagination...one should ask themselves does it have remain that way and what can I do to change that?
What do you think about what's next? As we are gathering more reports and commentary, we hope you'll join a special conference call tonight organized by Cindy Sheehan.