Debra Sweet

Telling the Truth vs. the Election Game

By Debra Sweet

World Can't Wait at One Nation Rally

World Can't Wait at One Nation Rally

It’s election time, and our problem, as people who care about humanity, is not that the Democratic Party is likely to lose big at the polls. Our problem is that the crimes of our government continue under the Democrats, and far too few of the millions in this country who know this are acting to stop these crimes by independent, mass action.

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“Killing Club” in U.S. Army Symbolizes Occupation of Aghanistan

By Debra Sweet 

Nine years old this coming week, the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is in the news for 1) Pakistan attacking NATO supply convoys crossing their border into Afghanistan because a NATO airstrike killed 3 of their soldiers; 2) a book by Bob Woodward reveals severe splits at the top of the U.S. government, and in the military, over what to do about the failing war, and 3) hearings at Ft. Lewis-McCord on charges that members of an Army Stryker Brigade engaged in killing Afghan civilians for sport.
 
Protests aimed at stopping war occupation are planned for this week, in New York City, for October 16 in Chicago, and elsewhere we’re urging people to show the Collateral Murder video. One protest to be seen by millions is the ad signed by 2600+ to be published in The New York Times later this week.
 

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Defend Women's Reproductive Rights in Charlotte and Albuquerque

By Debra Sweet

YOU are needed! This summer (starting this weekend) Operation Save America led by the notorious Flip Benham will be swarming Charlotte, NC.

 
Benham has pledged to shut down Family Reproductive Health, a long time provider of women's health care, including abortion services.

Starting Saturday July 17, Operation Save America (creators of the "INTOLERANT" t-shirt) a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics, is calling on anti-abortion forces to "storm the gates of hell" in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women's right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.

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US Forces in Iraq Shift to Long-term Occupation

By Debra Sweet 
 
Sunday, the Associated Press reported "BAGHDAD - An American solider was killed in a rocket attack in southern Iraq on Sunday, the U.S. military said, marking the first American fatality since the last combat unit in Iraq pulled out of the country."

As the "last" combat brigade left Iraq, President Obama prepares to give a major speech next week.  He probably won't claim victory; that would be laughable.  He will claim that the U.S. is taking responsible action, now that the Iraqis are ready to "step up" and run "their own" country.  This is the same plan the Bush regime had, but framed and re-branded, Obama-style, to cover a thoroughly illegitimate occupation.

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Torture Goes on at Bagram

By Debra Sweet
 
Join a World Can't Wait conference call moderated by War Criminals Watch advisory board member Ray McGovern, featuring Josh Herlands, on the International Justice Network's team, which is doing crucial work exposing the on-going use  of "enhanced interrogation techniques" at Bagram prison --while the Obama administration fights against the right for all Bagram prisoners to habeas corpus.  
 
Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to join the conversation.

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How YOU Can Help People See the Truth Exposed by Wikileaks

By Debra Sweet 
 
When an activist from World Can't Wait sent me a link to Thursday's Pentagon press conference, and called Geoff Morell, their spokesman a "pompus ass," I thought that wasn't really a news flash.

But really, to get the full impact of the government's threat to Julian Assange & Wikileaks for revealing the government's "property," you have to see Morell's sneer as the Pentagon reacted to Wikileak's posting of its huge "insurance" file, presumably designed to make sure the information is still available if their sites are shut down, or they are rounded up.

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Commanders Change but this War is STILL Wrong

By Debra Sweet

 
Join me in protesting Tuesday morning as General David Petreaus is rubber-stamped by the Senate to replace General Stanley McChrystal as US commander of the occupation of Afghanistan.
 
Senate Armed Services Committee 9:30 am Dirksen G-50
 
Download a new poster or bring your own.  866-973-4463 for latest info.  All of you who are not in the DC area, please support us by displaying the poster elsewhere, and donating to the Rolling Stone ad. 

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More War Crimes Exposed - Now, What Do We Do?

By Debra Sweet

3 days after documents of 8 years of war crimes against the people of Afghanistan were leaked, what does the U.S. government do?  Admit or apologize for the crimes?  No -- go after the leakers!  Pentagon Launches 'Manhunt' for Document Leaker.  Cut off the funding for the wars? No, vote another $59 billion!  On Friday U.S. Conducts Afghan massacre - On Tuesday Congress Votes to fund more death.

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Who are the Criminals?

 By Debra Sweet 

 
The Crimes Are Crimes statement has been published in The New York Review of Books, The Nation, and now, will next be placed in The Humanist. You can help spread this message and challenge the conscience of people by signing, donating and printing it out for your community (ask store owners if they will display this poster!).
 
The more I've shown the 17 minute version of Collateral Murder -- even to seasoned anti-war activists -- the more I see how important it is that people SEE this video.

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Drawing Our Own Conclusions

By Debra Sweet

I saw the film Restrepo over the weekend, having read of the film makers' intention to "capture the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers" without making a "political statement." "This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you."

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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.