War Crimes Byte

By Debra Sweet

One of the important developments in 2010 is that Wikileaks published information which revealed U.S. war crimes and the diplomatic operations of the U.S government.  Instead of prosecuting officials responsible for these crimes, the U.S. government has unleashed a series of vicious attacks on Wikileaks.

The Obama administration is attempting to re-write laws in order to silence Wikileaks.  Assange’s life is threatened in the national media. The U.S. military and State Department has banned personnel from reading these documents. Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Bank of America ban people from donating to Wikileaks.  But people are resisting such bans. Columbia Journalism professors protested Columbia's ban, and it was rescinded! 

Do people need to know that the U.S. military killed 68 people, including 21 children, in one airstrike in Yemen, a country the U.S. isn’t even at war with? Do they need to know that the U.S. is working with the Pakistani government to wage drone strikes on civilian populations in order to dominate that region?

We say YES!

Download, print and post onto your laptop this sticker.

In the spirit of the new year, we encourage you to send a holiday message to:

* Bradley Manning, who has been held in solitary confinement for 7 months as the alleged "leaker" to Wikileaks of war crimes committed by US forces. Update on the inhumane conditions he is being held in.
   
* and to Lynne Stewart, human rights attorney and a member of World Can't Wait's Advisory Board, serving 10 years as a victim of the Bush regimes "war on terror,"  in federal prison.

Send cards to:

Bradley Manning
c/o Courage to Resist
484 Lake Park Ave #41
Oakland CA 94610

Lynne Stewart
#53504-054
FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127

Bring it to a public place & take a photo and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Even better, get a group photo!

Post your photo on your facebook profile, on World Can’t Wait’s fan page, on your blog and wherever else you think it can get seen.   Distribute these stickers to family, friends, and co-workers this holiday season. Make it your facebook avatar!

Imagine this image as bumper stickers on cars lining busy LA highways or Columbia University’s campus saturated with laptops bearing this sticker. Help make it possible. World Can’t Wait has designs ready and plans to distribute bumper stickers, laptop stickers—all we need is $1,200. Make your tax-deductible donation today.


Debra Sweet, Elaine Brower, Richie Marini, Matthis Chiroux, Ray McGovern and 125 others were arrested at the White House on December 16th. They were released after a few hours. Debra and about 40 others are contesting the fine, and will be in court later this spring. Stay tuned for updates via Facebook & Twitter.

HOLD the date for spring anti-war actions sponsored by World Can't Wait, Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and others.  The weekend of March 19/20 2011 marks 8 years since Shock & Awe began the devastation of Iraq.  It's not over!  We'll be in Washington and plan on protests around the country.

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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.