Green Card Soldier

Debra Sweet |  May 10, 2023 

Special Opportunity to Attend ZoGrom Panel Discussion with We Are Not Your Soldiers presenter Lyle Rubin this Thursday May 11 at 7:00 pm ET - Be sure to register here.



A Week of Education & Action to Honor Peacemaking and Whistle-blowing

Debra Sweet | April 19, 2023

defuseDaniel Ellsberg Week:
A Week of Education & Action to Honor Peacemaking and Whistle-blowing
- April 24-30

Daniel Ellsberg — the Pentagon Papers whistleblower who has been an inspiring activist for peace since the early 1970s — recently wrote a public letter disclosing that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, with a prognosis that he has only three to six months to live. Dan was a major source for the film The Movement & the Madman, above.


New Vietnam War film goes one step too far

Paul Ryder | April 17, 2023

A new documentary film on PBS, “The Movement and the Madman,” spotlights the 1969 Moratorium demonstrations for peace in Vietnam. These events marked the passage of the peace movement from the groundbreaking stage (1965-1969) to the stage of great expansion, flooding into the American heartland (1970-1975). 

While I recommend the new film, it goes one step too far by asserting the demonstrations actually prevented a U.S. nuclear attack on Vietnam.  It would be fair to say the Moratorium demonstrations helped delay other forms of military escalation, such as the mining of Haiphong harbor. But the nuclear attack was just a weak bluff.

The film’s title refers to Nixon’s notion that if he could make Hanoi leaders think he was capable of any barbarity, even a nuclear attack, they would capitulate at the negotiating table. As Nixon put it, “Ho Chi Minh himself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace.” [1]


Two pieces of interest from The New York Times

Debra Sweet | March 28, 2023

Everyone knows I don't love the Times, but I read it to know what those who run this country are saying, and sometimes I find enlightening info and opinions. See:

1. Friday's interview with Daniel Ellsberg, The Man Who Leaked the Pentagon Papers is Scared, who is also featured in the film The Movement and the Madman, above. He continues to show great courage in exposing the crimes of the government, even as he has announced he has only months to live due to pancreatic cancer.  The interviewer asked, "Why haven't we seen nuclear weapons used since 1945?" Dan's answer:


Shooter Nation: Reading a Pathological Memoir 20 Years After the Invasion of Iraq

Paul Street | March 19, 2023

shooterDear readers: a Sunday instead of Monday piece this week because I want this to go up on March 19, the exact 20-year anniversay of the criminal US invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Sweet child in time
You'll see the line
The line that's drawn between
Good and bad
See the blind man
Shooting at the world
Bullets flying
Oh, taking toll
If you've been bad
Oh, Lord, I bet you have
And you've not been hit
Oh, by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes
Bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

-        Deep Purple, Child in Time

"The Human Values of Comradeship and Love"

Recently in the used book section of the local Mennonite thrift store, as the 20th anniversary of the United States (US) invasion and occupation of Iraq drew near, I ran across a paperback that reminded me of what a twisted imperialist shithole of a mass-murderous nation I've inhabited all my life: Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005), by Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin.


Sudan's Struggle

Debra Sweet | March 18, 2022

sundan1Introducing a new blog by Carol Dudek: In the fall of 2019, we cheered on the great outpouring of mass protest which brought down the 30-year president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir. The determined, outraged, participation of women was especially decisive in forcing his resignation.

But last October, the military staged a coup to remove the interim government which succeeded al-Bashir. An intense 5-month battle has ensued in the streets, with people coming back time after time even though the military has killed many hundreds.


The World Still Cannot Wait

Debra Sweet | December 1, 2021

The world still cannot wait for the United States to cease being the biggest danger to world peace. Please support the message from people living in this country that humanity and the planet come first with your year-end donation.

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Twenty years after bombing its way into Afghanistan, U.S. troops left in chaos, with the Taliban back in power and in possession of the weapons with which the U.S. littered the country. Half the population is now in danger of starvation. The U.S. brings disaster to the globe as the Biden administration targets Afghanistan and the region with its “over- the-horizon” force of weaponized drones, bombers, and the CIA in continuing the war of terror. World Can’t Wait joined the Ban Killer Drones coalition toexpose the illegitimacy, injustice and immorality of the U.S. program of weaponized drones and targeted killing.

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World Can't Wait joined BanKillerDrones.org and others in support of whistleblower Daniel Hale.


Trump, Trumpism, and 21st Century Fascism

Dr. Steven Jonas | February 4, 2021

This article was submitted by long-time World Can't Wait supporter and prolific writer Dr. Steven Jonas. You can read more of his articles on BuzzFlash and OpEdNews.

The U.S. is a capitalist country governed by a constitutional government that controls the apparati of the “State:” legislative, executive and judicial. Governments use these principal State elements primarily to maintain the power of the dominant economic class – that is the “ruling class.” Within the country, this class controls the means of production, distribution and exchange. For capitalists, the primary function of the economy is the production of profit – in other words, the excess value arising from production, distribution, and exchange, both for the expansion of those functions and for personal use.


Join Me in Marking 50 Years 

Debra Sweet | December, 3 2020

The New York Times, December 4, 1970December 3, 1970:  I was 19. I knew enough about the US war in southeast Asia to know it was wrong.  I had protested since 1968, and especially after it became known in April 1970 that Nixon had secretly bombed Cambodia, I was outraged along with the world.  But here, 7 months later, I was in The White House, about to receive the "Young American Medal for Service" from Richard Nixon.


COVID-19 is Deadly, but the Trump/Pence Regime is Making it Deadlier

Curt Wechsler | April 12, 2020

Trump's Response to COVID-19 Is KILLING People, Threatening Millions!

91370939 902937886812919 7958426180166615040 n A 'pandemic' contempt for medical advice characterizes the Trump/Pence regime's response to COVID-19. Many White House cheerleaders share in the Christian Right's denial of science; suppressing truth and accountability. When asked about his own culpability for delayed action in addressing the crisis, placing millions at risk of infection, Trump answered, "Yeah, no, I don't take responsibility at all."  



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