The Expanding War on the World

America—Up to Its Eyeballs in Mass Murder and Starvation in Yemen

Revolution Newspaper, revcom.us | November 14, 2016

While the presidential election campaign was going on, America was up to its eyeballs in the mass murder of thousands of people, and the starvation of millions more. These war crimes were never mentioned, and many may never have heard about the country being devastated: Yemen.

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Don't Lose Sight of War Crimes

Debra Sweet | October 19, 2016

I asked 15 people educated in the U.S. to point to Yemen and Syria on a map. 3 could. 

I don't blame people who don't know about the world, because they've been taught by a system which puts America first.

However, the region throughout and beyond the Middle East — from Afghanistan down to Somalia — is roiling right now. Millions are trying to leave, beset by bombs and starvation, caught between the imperialist countries seeking control and the reactionary fundamentalist Islamists seeking to push them out.

The question for us must be what is the U.S. doing there?

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U.S. War Crimes in Yemen

Revolution Newspaper | October 15, 2016

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Aftermath of the Saudi bombing of the funeral hall, Sana'a, October 8. (AP photo)
On Saturday, October 8, hundreds of people gathered in Yemen’s capital Sana’a to mourn the death of the father of an official in the government backed by the Houthi movement and elements of the former regime. These are forces which have been under assault by Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the U.S., for the last 18 months.

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San Francisco Fleet Week -- Whose Idea Was This, Anyway?

World Can't Wait, San Francisco Chapter | October 5, 2016

galleryclassicsdfplane PhotoGallery-thumb-300x341-2731Once again, Bay Area residents and visitors suffer the noise and vibration, pollution, and fear of a mid-air crash as fighter jets terrorize small children, seniors, pets, and local wildlife. The U.S. Military establishment is in town to recruit kids to sign up to go kill for Empire.

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When Are 5,000 Soldiers Not Ground Forces?

Curt Wechsler | September 29, 2016

IMG 3059-thumb-300x337-2729When the President says so. Deployment of 600 more troops to Iraq is "consistent with Mr. Obama's policy not to commit American ground forces again in Iraq," says the White House.

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Truth Be Told, It's Up to Us - Stop U.S. Wars For Empire

Debra Sweet | September 10, 2016

warsignsIt's no secret that government leaders conspire to advance U.S. hegemony in the Middle East with their illicit 'war on terror' response to the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. That horrific event advanced the criminal program of your government, sacrificing liberty to a false promise of security:

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9/11 No Excuse for Expanding War of Terror

Curt Wechsler, World Can't Wait Steering Committee member, in San Francisco | September 10, 2016

ourgriefisnotawarcry"Our grief is not a cry for war,"  messaged a grouping of artists drawn together by the events of September 11th, 2001. Once again, it's time for those who share this same sensibility — all of us who want a better world — to cry out in protest: All this has not been done in our names! We rededicate ourselves to resist the machinery of war and repression and rally others to do everything possible to stop it. The U.S. must end these wars now!

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Tell Them About Yemen

Debra Sweet | August 26, 2016

yemen destructionWhen people living in the U.S. express disbelief, or shock, that the U.S. is involved in overt wars & secret ops in 7 Muslim countries, because Obama "wouldn't do that," tell them about Yemen.

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U.S.A.: Force for Good in the World? Or Neck-Deep in Blood?

Revolution Newspaper | August 15, 2016

Very regularly over the last 11 years, since World Can't Wait was formed to drive out the Bush regime, I've received suggestions, and sometimes grand plans for how to raise the demand to abolish nukes, the military machine, the drones, spying, and so forth.

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Giving Heart to People All Over the World

Jill McLaughlin | June 15, 2016

In the Wake of the Orlando Massacre by Resisting and Opposing U.S. Wars for Empire

When I woke to the news Sunday morning June 12th about the horrific massacre at the LGBTQ night club, Pulse in Orlando FL, my heart was very heavy and my gut twisted. As speculation by the media and officials about the shooter were being made I became very worried. Would this act of violence against LGBTQ people by a man who they said claimed allegiance to ISIS be used as justification for yet more bombing of innocent people, more indefinite detention, more repression of civil liberties by our government?

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Teaching Peace: We Are Not Your Soldiers Visits NYC High Schools to Reveal Devastation Caused by U.S. Military

World Can't Wait National Office Staff | June 3, 2016
 

Visit We Are Not Your Soldiers for more information or to schedule a speaking engagement at your school.

wanys2Have you killed before?” a wide-eyed student asked him. Jeremy answered that he never pulled the trigger, but he does regret every day, every hour, the role he played in death and suffering.

Jeremy is a young, tall, green-eyed ex-Marine officer. His life was very good; his Connecticut town wealthy, educated. On his way to a college class in 2001, he saw everyone crying. A large screen showed the second tower falling. At that moment, he felt a powerful solidarity with other Americans. His grandfather was an Iwo Jima veteran. After 9/11, Jeremy experienced national pride, and in 2006, he signed up.

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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.