Goodbye to Michael Ratner, 1943-2016

Debra Sweet | May 19, 2016

Ratner-CCRMichael Ratner, who died of cancer last week, had distinct responsibility for calling for, doing legal work to bring about, and organizing, the team of more than 600 attorneys who defended the prisoners at Guantanamo. No one else was doing that — and the government certainly did not expect anyone would.  It took winning a decision in the Supreme Court for the prisoners to get habeas corpus rights, and then winning it repeatedly. Thanks to the Center for Constitutional Rights, of which Michael was President and then President Emeritus.


Blood On Our Hands

Debra Sweet | March 30, 2016

Thanks to Sandy Davies for speaking with some of us last week on the matter of how many people have been killed by the U.S. wars in the Middle East since 2001. His sobering conclusion is that it's likely the U.S. initiated wars have killed 2 million people... a figure which shocks the conscience, but is unrecognized by those who launched and led the war of terror.


Ten Years Later, What Do You Think is Needed?

Samantha Goldman | August 16, 2015

Labor Day weekend will mark ten years since our founding conference which launched World Can't Wait. Tens of thousands responded to our ambitious yet profoundly necessary call to action to drive out the Bush regime. In the years after Bush I was proud to be a leader of World Can't Wait, an organization that decided to stay in existence and take on the important challenge of exposing and acting on the understanding that crimes are crimes no matter who does them.


Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion

Debra Sweet | November 4, 2014

Revolution and Religion Nov 15 2014

We know World Can't Wait supporters are vitally interested in the role of religion and changing the world.  You're invited:

Saturday, November 15
Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.
A Dialogue between Cornel West & Bob Avakian, live and in person.
The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive New York City
3:00 – 7:00 pm Doors open 1:30 pm



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.