Sustainer Spotlight: Scott Trent


Scott Trent

World Can’t Wait has a volunteer-run national office in New York City. We will be spotlighting some of our wonderful volunteers and our sustainers over the next several weeks. We are thankful to have them. You can sustain our work by making a monthly recurring donation at In addition to being an activist, Scott is also a sustainer of World Can’t Wait.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I used to play in a political horror punk band that wore makeup and spit fake blood, now I have nightly band practice with my three year old son who is a thrashing drummer.

How long you have been sustaining World Can’t Wait (giving a monthly contribution)?
Since 2007 

What motivates you to sustain World Can't Wait?
World Can't Wait has stuck to its internationalist principles since it began in 2005. They weren't taken in by the re-branding of the American empire under a new presidency, and have played the crucial role of continuing to give people a way to act from a deep moral conviction against war and torture, and the dismantling of democratic rights in this country.   

Why do you think more people should join you in sustaining?
We've learned a lot over the past two years about what our government has done, the criminal behavior it has excused and continues to commit. Whistleblowers and resisters have come under escalating attack. We need organization on a national scale that can unleash resistance to wars of aggression, expose and demand accountability for crimes against humanity, and defend resisters and whistleblowers. World Can't Wait is the best organization to do this. We have a long way to go and need everyone's help.  

As a World Can't Wait organizer, what do you to create visible resistance in addition to sustaining?
For ten years I've been involved in building opposition to epidemic police brutality amongst all kinds of people, from public housing to college campuses. Over the past year, I've also gotten more involved in the struggle for abortion rights and defending clinics from harassment from Christian fascists...and I spend way too much time on Facebook.  

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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.