Reports on Protest & Resistance

June 26, 2013: Day 140 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Summary

Protesting Guantanamo June 23, 2013The following report on the international day of action June 23, 2013 was compiled by Witness Against Torture.

Saratoga Springs, New York — Veterans for Peace member Joe Kulin, who served in the military from 1962 to 1964, led “prisoners” throughout downtown Saratoga Springs Wednesday as part of a protest calling for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.


Report on the Emergency Forum at Cooper Union

NO Government Spying on Whole Populations
Hands off Snowden & Manning
Close Guantanamo NOW

An Emergency Forum produced by World Can't Wait on June 19, 2013


Protests for Bradley Manning Around the Country

As Bradley Manning's military trial finally begins, people gathered (and through this week are still gathering) in cities around the country and around the world to demand his freedom. See more at

Fort Meade


Actions in Support of Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle:

San Francisco:
On the national day of action, a spirited, diverse crowd of protesters was in the streets of downtown San Francisco during rush hour, demanding “Close Guantánamo!” and “End Indefinite detention!” We gathered at the Federal Building, hoisting banners, tying orange paper armbands on, and many getting into jumpsuits and hoods. Initiated by World Can’t Wait, the action grew to 30 people, representing many groups: Amnesty International (AI), the Bradley Manning Support Network, Code Pink, School of the Americas Watch.


San Francisco Protests Obama's Crimes Against Our Planet

by Curt Wechsler | April 4, 2013

Protesting Obama in San FranciscoDozens of anti-war activists rallied with hundreds of disgruntled environmentalists in the streets around the cordoned-off home of Ann and Gordon Getty Wednesday, where the President was visiting with loyal benefactors. Just months into Obama’s second term in office, the administration is facing growing opposition to domestic political repression, mass incarceration, surveillance, and government action speeding climate destruction. The World Can’t Wait recognizes the potential for disaffection from business-as-usual to grow, and translate into concrete acts of resistance to the crimes of this government.


“I do not apologize for my actions that night”

West Point Protesters after Sentencing (Beverly Rice not pictured)Richie Marini  |  March 20, 2013

Beverly Rice, in her 70's, is currently serving 10 days in the Orange County, N.Y. prison system. She was sentenced by Judge Konstantinos Fatsis of Highland Falls. Her crime? Protesting Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan. In December of 2009, two months after Obama won the Nobel Peace Price, he announced from inside Westpoint military academy in upstate NY that he was escalating and expanding the war in Afghanistan with an additional surge of 30,000 more troops.


Boletín del sitio web El Mundo no Puede Esperar

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Enero - Febrero 2013: A continación unos artículos que han salido en el sitio web.

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Protest/Outreach Against Drones in Honolulu

Drone crashes Chinese New Year in Honolulu!by the Hawai'i Chapter of World Can't Wait

Friday night was the first night of the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown. Lions danced in the streets. Drumming bounced off the walls of surrounding buildings, and tens of thousands of firecrackers created constant noise. Thousands of residents, tourists and GI's filled the streets. Our huge grey drone replica hovered over the celebration - a sober reminder of U.S. warfare in 2013.


Protesting Obama's Drones and Wars at the Inauguration

Protesting drones and war at Obama's InaugurationThe Arc of Justice Coalition, a group of local DC area residents called for an end to corporate domination of our political and economic system, and for an end to the US wars and occupations that are impoverishing us all in many ways while inflicting devastation abroad. Local residents joined the parade and we collectively expressed our opposition to the continuing militarism, drone strikes, US presidential kill lists, U.S. intervention in Latin America, bailouts of banks, home foreclosures, and profits over people.


Protests Against the Eleventh Anniversary of Guantanamo

Press coverage from multiple cities

Protesting Guantanamo, DC 2013Protesters gather in US capital to demand closure of Gitmo (Borneo Bulletin)

About 200 protesters in the US capital marked the 11th anniversary Friday of the arrival of inmates at the US-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demanding its immediate closure. The demonstrators marched from the Supreme Court to Congress to the White House in Washington, chanting “Close Guantanamo now!” and “Guantanamo has to go!”

President Barack Obama vowed when he was first elected in 2008 that he would close the prison camp.


Drones Kill Kids: Protesting in Hawaii Obama's Drone Program

Ann Wright protesting Obama's drones in Hawaii

by Ann Wright

As President Barack Obama spent his last day, January 5, in Hawaii, representatives from Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can't Wait protested his assassin drone program and lack of effort on Palestinian issues in front of his Hawaii vacation home.


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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.