Johnson won the right to burn the flag against enforced patriotism in the U.S. Supreme Court's 1989 landmark decision, Texas v. Johnson. For the police to effectively nullify this right in actual practice undermines this decision at a time when it is more imperative than ever to protect the right to dissent.
Within the next several weeks, President Obama will announce that up to 20,000 more troops will deploy to Afghanistan - in addition to replacing up to 14,000 support troops with "trigger-pullers." This will only mean increasing the death and destruction brought to the Afghan people.
And U.S. involvement in Iraq is not onlynot over, but is becoming a permanent occupation.
We are beginning to see more people openly object to the US occupation of Afghanistan. And your help and money are needed!
From October 3-17 the anti-war movement will be gathering, marching, and doing direct action against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. World Can't Wait will be in front of the White House with the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Monday, October 5 with the "Museum of Torture" displaying for the nation the details of what the torture memos directed CIA operatives to do to detainees.
On Tuesday, October 6, the day George Bush began the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, we're calling on high school students, and their supporters to protest military recruiting, inside the schools and after school. The We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour is gearing up now, as school starts, to bring Iraq & Afghanistan vets into classrooms with the truth about what joining the military means now.
World Can't Wait projects War Criminals Watch and Fire John Yoo are intensifying efforts to make the demand for prosecution of war criminals heard from college students where the criminals are teaching; in front of court houses where they preside, and across society. We agree with the Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys that Eric Holder's appointment of a prosecutor to look into whether there should be any investigations of low level torturers, only, is a "sham and a diversion."
And we will not be diverted!
And, because we are still opposed to the whole direction the Bush regime took this society, we are sticking to our principles in opposing the dangerous attacks on science, the religious intolerance, gay-bashing and continual moves to restrict women's right to abortion & birth control by states and right-wing groups. We'll be at the National Equality March on October 10/11 and anywhere abortion doctors are being threatened with death from the anti-abortion movement.
How many other organizations can promise you that? I'm asking you to dig deeply to keep World Can't Wait functional as we are as lean and earnest as we can be in stopping the crimes of the United States government... and while the world can't wait, people in this country are waiting to hear from us!
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The future is unwritten; which one we get is still up to us!
, Director, The World Can't Wait
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what World Can't Wait means to you!
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.