Chicago World Can't Wait Chapter | Septemeber 16, 2016
“Snowden,” Oliver Stone’s latest film opening this week, is about a young man’s journey of discovery and his courage in going where the evidence took him until, finally, he felt compelled to take action he would never have imagined, let alone considered, at that journey’s start. And Stone succeeds in showing and bringing alive what Snowden discovers, despite the fact that most of us might find the technology involved mind-numbing on its own.
On Sunday 9/11, the scene downtown near the WTC was very subdued. We covered a large sidewalk area with anti-war displays, including a drone model and large banners. No one in authority said a word, though we had applied for no permits. MANY fewer people walked by than we saw in 2011 when we did a similar display at the same location. But people from Syria, Afghanistan, all over Europe, Asia, and Africa, stopped to talk. Fewer people took our flyers than have done so recently, including when we protested the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and ran out of materials.
"Due to global warming, widespread drought and increasingly polluted water systems, the projected availability of clean freshwater in years to come to meet the rising demands of a growing global population is among the most daunting human challenges of this century," writes Joachim Hagopian at Global Research. "In the same way that without air to breathe, without water we humans cannot sustain life for more than a few days."
Debra Sweet | September 9, 2016
On September 9, the 45th anniversary of the murderous attack by NY State police on the Attica prisoners, whistle-blower and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning announced that she began a hunger strike:
“Today, I have decided that I am no longer going to be bullied by this prison—or by anyone within the U.S. government. I have asked for nothing but the dignity and respect—that I once actually believed would be provided for—afforded to any living human being.”
Debra Sweet | September 10, 2016
It'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:
"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!
We Are Not Your Soldiers, a project of World Can’t Wait, will start its tenth year of bringing recent veterans of U.S. wars to speak in high schools and colleges. The need to stop US wars for empire against peoples around the world is more urgent than ever.
Last night more than 200 people stood near the entrance of the East-West Center to "greet" President Obama. About 100 held signs: "U.S. Military Destroys the Planet," "No TPP," "No More Ko`oholawe's", "Navy Sonar Kills Whales," "Military Occupation is Not Conservation, "No DOI Rule Over Kanaka Maoli" and many, many more. Many of the people without signs were UH students hoping to get a glimpse of Obama.
World Can't Wait, Hawaii Chapter | August 27, 2016
This morning's Advertiser announced that President Obama will addressing Pacific leaders and philanthropists at the East West Center on Wednesday evening sometime between 5:30-7:30. We'll be there and invite you to join us at a signholding against the crimes of the U.S. Military in the Pacific. Following are details of the actions on Wednesday, August 31st and Saturday, September 3rd: