Here you can find statements from individuals and organizations in support of The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime.

Hear from the following voices on why you must come out to the protests called for October 5th:

Why I Signed the Call:


Voices from November 2nd, 2005 Protests:

(The movement to drive out the Bush regime was launched with protests across the country on Nov. 2nd, 2005, the anniversary of Bush's "re-election. Below are statements in support of the Nov. 2nd protests.)


Mumia Abu-Jamal

Medea Benjamin (Code Pink)

Father Luis Barrios

Dahr Jamail, independent journalist

Tomas Olmos

Malik Rahim (Common Ground Collective, New Orleans)


Cindy Sheehan

Stephen Rohde

Gore Vidal


Howard Zinn












Voices from State of Emergency  Protests:

(On Jan. 31st, 2006, the night of Bush's state of the union address, World Can't Wait organized protests across the country followed by a rally demanding "Bush Step Down" in Washington, DC the following Saturday, Feb. 4th.  Below are statements made before or during the state of emergency protests.) 

Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid

Ed Begley, Jr.

Elaine Brower at Feb. 4 Rally in DC

Cerritos College MEChA

Burt Cohen, Former NH State Senator

Carl Dix, Spokesperson for the Revolutionary Communist Party, at the Jan. 31st rally in NYC

Daniel Ellsberg

Rabbi Michael Feinberg

Georgetown Law Students

Hampton University Students

Larry S. Jones, Americans United for Seperation of Church and State

Rev. Deborah Lake at Feb. 4 Rally in DC

Mark Leno, California State Assemblyman

Aimara Lin, Not In Our Name Project

Mark Crispin Miller

Oakland Education Association Resolution

Tomas Olmos, member of National Advisory Board of World Can't Wait

Congressional Candidate Chris Owens

Rev. Meri Ka Ra, KRST Unity Center

Mark Ruffalo

Rebecca Shaeffer, Georgetown Law Student at Feb. 4 DC Rally

David Swanson at Feb. 4 DC Rally

Sunsara Taylor at the Feb. 4th Rally in DC

Gore Vidal: "President Jonah"

Howard Zinn: A Message to Students


Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:

Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood
James Abourezk
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Pam Africa
Vincente Alba
, Laborers Union Local 108, New York
Alberto Lovera Bolivian Circle, New York
Allison Aimee
Aris Anagnos
Arab American Community Coalition
Carlos Arango
, Director, Casa Aztlan*
Edward Asner

Asociación Tepeyac, New York
Axis of Justice
Rosa Ayala
, Justice for Janitors*
Russell Banks
Father Luis Barrios
, Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas, NYC
Rev. Willie Barrow, Women Connecting*
Ed Begley Jr.
Harry Belafonte
Medea Benjamin
Dave Berenson
, Cleveland US Green Party
Michael Berg, anti-war activist
Jessica Blank, writer & actor
William Blum
Joan Bokaer
, founder, Theocracy Watch
Blase Bokaer, author
Bob Bossie, SCJ, 8th Day Center for Justice*
Father Roy Bourgeois
St. Clair Bourne, filmmaker
Elombe Brath, Patrice Lumumba Coalition, NYC
Catharina Breinhold, musician with Nina Hagen
Carol Brightman, author of Total Insecurity
Dennis Brutus, Center for the Study of Human Rights
Gabriel Byrne
Campus Anti-War Network (CAN)

Rosemary Candelario, pro-choice activist
Tim Carpenter, dir., Progressive Democrats of America
Chicago ADAPT
Ward Churchill
Margaret Cho
Ward Churchill
Citizens For Legitimate Government
Kate Clinton
David Cobb
, 2004 Green Party Pres. Candidate
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Gerry Cohen
, Hollywood Director
US Rep. John Conyers Jr.
Harry T. Cook II
, Recor, St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Irwin Corey, comedian
Carlos Cornier, percussionist, Funadesi, Old Town School of Folk
Barry Crimmins, Air America contributor & correspondent
Chris Crutcher, children's book author
Culture Clash
Charles W. Dahm
, Pastor, St. Pius V, Chicago
Chris Daly, SF Board of Supervisors
DC Anti-War Network
Rev. Greg Dell
, Broadway United Methodist Church
John Densmore
Jesse Díaz Jr.
Diane DiPrima
, beat poet
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party
Leonard Dominguez, Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, IL
Dominican Women's Development Center
Ariel Dorfman
, writer
Tom Duane, NY State Senator
Michael Eric Dyson
Steve Earle
Niles Eldredge
, curator of Natural History Museum
Edwin Ellis, President of Veterans for Peace, LA*
Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Pentagon Papers
Eve Ensler
Martin Espada
, poet
Michelle Esrick, actress, filmmaker
Donelle Estey, Artists Against the War
Christian Ettinger, ex. producer of The Weather Underground
Jodie Evans
, Code Pink
Samina Faheem Fundas, American Muslim Voice*
Nina Felshin, curator, writer
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ralph Fertig
, president of Humanitarian Law Project
Rev. John Fife
Jane Fonda
Barbara Forrest
, prof. Southeastern Louisiana Univ. (testified in Dover against intelligent design)
Francis Fox Piven
Michael Franti
, musician
Aaron Freeman, comedian
reg e. gaines, poet & playwright
Martin Garbus, attorney
Deborah Glick, NY State Assemblywoman
Global Justice and Peace Ministries, Riverside Church
Frances Goldin
, literary agent
Bill Goodman, Center for Constitutional Rights
Sam Greenlee, filmmaker & poet
André Gregory, theater director
Andy Griggs, Exec. Board of United Teachers of LA
Jose Guerrero, artist & muralist, Chicago
Lawrence Guyot, former SNCC member and former Chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Nina Hagen, singer, "mother of punk"
Paul Haggis, film director, "Crash"
Haitian Coalition for Justice
Sam Hamill
, Poets Against War*
Suheir Hammad, poet
Kathleen Hanna, Le Tigre
David Harris, writer, founder of The Resistance*
Stephen Hays, Board of Woodstock Film Festival
John Heard, actor
Jon Hendricks, artist
Jon Hendrix, jazz singer/lyricist
Hermandad Mexicana
Warren Hern
, MD, MPH, PhD, dir. Boulder Abortion Clinic
Eric Hilton, musician, Theivery Corporation
Hip Hop Caucus
Merle Hoffman
Rev. Robert M. Hollum
, pastor, Lutheran Place
Dorothy Hoobler, author
Marie Howe, poet & writer
Impeach Bush Coalition
Mesha Monge Irizarry
, Idriss Stelley Foundation
Abdeen Jabara, past pres., American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Com.*
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
Ron Jacobs
, writer
Bianca Jagger, actress & activist
Dahr Jamail, independent journalist
Pramila Jayapal, Exec. Dir., Hate Free Zone Washington
Alan Jones, Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College*
Bill T. Jones, choreographer
Rickie Lee Jones
Sarah Jones
, poet & actor
Esther Kaplan, author of With God On Their Side
Brig. Gen. (ret) Janis Karpinski
Casey Kasem
Jeff Key
, Iraq war veteran and writer, "The Eyes of Babylon"
Ali Khan, America Muslim Council
Margot Kidder, actress
C. Clark Kissinger
Frances Kissling
, president, Catholics for a Free Choice*
Yuri Kochiyama
Rev. Earl Kooperkamp
, St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Ron Kovic, author & Vietnam Veteran
Joyce Kozloff, artist
Jonathan Kozol
Reona Kumagai
, Pres. of Princeton Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Jim Lafferty, Exec. Director of the NLG of LA
Ray Laforest, organizer DC 1707 AFSCME, member Pacifica National Board
Beth Lamont
Jessica Lange
, actress
Mark Leno, CA State Assemblyman
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun magazine
James Levin, co-director, Cleveland Festival of Arts & Technology (Ingenuity)
Philip Levine, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner
Simon Levy, dir., What I Heard About Iraq
Toby Devan Lewis
Bruce Lincoln
, prof., History of Religion, Univ. of Chicago
Margarita Lopez, NY City Council Member
George Lois
Haki R. Madhubuti
, publisher, Third World Press
Devorah Major, poet & novelist
Make the Road by Walking
Mike Malloy
, syndicated radio talk show host
Lucinda Marshall, founder, Feminist Peace Network*

Bill Martin, philosopher
Bill Martinez, attorney, producer (Audioslave concert in Cuba)
Luis Matos, union organizer, 1199
Father Matthius, Pastor, St. Pius V, Chicago
Malachy McCourt, actor & author
US Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Peter McLaren
, UCLA Prof.
Ellen McLaughlin, actress & playwright
Camilo Majia, conscientious objector
Rosie Mendez, New York City Council
Dave Meserve, Arcata, CA City Council member
Allen Michaan, owner, Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA
Carol Migden, CA State Senator
Carly Miller, Clothing of the American Mind
Mark Crispin Miller
Millions More Movement
, Pittsburg/Antioch CA org.
Ross Markarimi
Bill Mitchell
, co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace*
Leon Mobley, musician
Alderman Joe Moore, Chicago's City Council
Tom Morello, Audioslave
Tracie Morris, poet
Viggo Mortensen
Andrew Mu-ana
, Images Sal-n, East LA
Roger Mumford, Forefront Homes LLC
Andrew Munana, Images Salon
Steve Murphy, editor of Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Cecil Murray, retired Minister First AME Church, LA
Craig Murray, former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan
National Lawyers Guild, National Office
Amando Navarro, Chair of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside
Network in Solidarity with the People of the Philippines
Bill Nevins
Northwestern College Feminists
Not In Our Name
Mike and Julie Nussbaum
Susan Nussbaum
Efia Nwangaza
, national co-chair, Jericho Movement
Brian O'Leary, PhD, author, former astronaut
Bertell Ollman, prof., Dept. of Politics, NYU
R. Tomas Olmos, Pres., Mexican-American BA Found., LA County
Barbara Olshansky, Center for Constitutional Rights
E. Rendel Osburn, Southern Christian Leadership Foundation
Chris Owens
, Congressional candidate
US Rep. Major Owens
Jose Padilla
, exec. Dir., CA Rural Legal Assistance*
Christina Page, author of How The Pro-Choice Movement Saved America
Grace Paley, writer
Patrick Henry Democratic Club
Harvey Pekar
, American Splendor cartoonist
Sean Penn

Moisés Peréz, Executive Director, Alianza Dominicana, New York*
Bill Perkins, New York City Council
Rosalind Petchesky, author, Abortion and a Woman's Choice
Peter Phillips, Project Censored, Soc. Dept. Sonoma State Univ.
Jeremy Pikser, screenwriter, Bulworth
Harold Pinter
Sterling Plumpp
, poet
Port Townsend Peace Movement
Kevin Powell
, writer
Progressive Democrats of America
Francine Prose
, novelist
Puerto Rican Nationalist Party - New York Branch
Queers for Economic Justice
Jerry Quickley
, poet & playwright
Malik Rahim, New Orleans Community Organizer
Victor Toro Ramirez, activista en el Sur del Bronx
Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights*
Reach Hip Hop Coalition
Raghava Reddy
, stem cell biologist, filmmaker
Maggie Renzi, filmmaker, producer
Eric Resnick, Gay Peopl's Chronicle* reporter
Allan Rich, screenwriter & actor
Walter Riley, lawyer
Boots Riley, The Coup
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector
Dennis Rivera
Rhadames Rivera
, 1199 SEIU Vice President
Stephen F. Rhode, Attorney
Joshua Rosenblum, Composer, Dir. of Bush is Bad
Mark Ruffalo, actor
US Rep. Bobby Rush
Douglas Rushkoff
, author
Stafan Sagmeister, graphic designer
Kalamu Salaam, Listen to the People
Angelica Salas, exec. dir. CHIRLA
JD Samson, Le Tigre
San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
Sonia Sanchez
, poet
Rev. Henry Sanders, Fountain of Life Missionary Baptist Church
Sapphire, poet & writer
Susan Sarandon
John Sayles
, filmmaker
James Schamus
Sheley Secrest
, attorney, Pres. of NAACP Seattle-King County
Rinku Sen
, Colorlines*
Rafael Sencion, Sec. Gen., Congreso Nacional Dominicano
Richard Serra, sculptor
Stephen Shapiro, professor
Rev. Al Sharpton
Lou Shaw
, writer, creator of Quincy MD
Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace
Martin Sheen
Stanley Sheinbaum
, economist
Michael Steven Smith, writer, lawyer, & radio host
Gary Soto, children's book author
Nancy Spero, artist
Dona Spring, Berkeley City Council member
Gloria Steinem
Lynne Stewart
, attorney
Jed Stone, attorney
Fernando Suarez del Solar, Guerrera Azteca Project, father of US marine killed in Iraq war
Malcolm Suber, People's Hurricane Relief Fund
David Swanson, After Downing Street
Serj Tankian
Jonathan Tasini
Mark Lewis Taylor
, Princeton Theological Seminary
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution newspaper
Studs Terkel
Juan Torres
Marrianne Torres
, Peace & Justice Action League, Spokane*
Dwight Trible, jazz vocalist
Mark Trumeo
George Tuttle & Ben Cushman
, grapegrowers
Gore Vidal
Kurt Vonnegut
Mike Vorndran
, pres. of Stonewall Young Democrats
Alice Walker
Naomi Wallace
US Rep. Maxine Waters
Wavy Gravy
Leonard Weinglass
, attorney
Rev. Dave Weissbard, Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL
Timberlake Werternbaker, playwright
Cornel West
Rev. Phil Wheaton, Co-pastor, Community of Christ, Wash. DC
Susan Wicklund, abortion provider
Joan Wile, Dir. of Grandmothers Against War
Saul Williams, poet
Standish E. Willis, Nat. Conf. of Black Lawyers
S. Brian Wilson, Veterans for Peace
Krzysztof Wodiczko, artist
Ann Wright, former US diplomat
Daphne Wysham, Institute for Policy Studies
Peter Yarrow
Leeland Y. Yee
, Speaker pro Tem, CA State Assembly
Juanita Young, October 22nd Coalition*
David Zeiger, filmmaker, Sir, No Sir!
Zephyr, graffiti artist & writer
Robert Zevin, Robert Brooke Zevin Associates, Inc.
Howard Zinn
Dave Zirin, What's My Name, Fool? Sports & Resistance in the US

and thousands more..

*Affiliation for identification purposes only 



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.