Reports on Protest & Resistance

Disrupting Sessions

World Can't Wait | Janurary 10, 2017

On Tues. Jan. 10th, protesters disrupted racist Senator Sessions confirmation hearing and were removed in handcuffs. They were dragged out chanting, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA” and "We refuse to accept a fascist America. We have to be in the streets starting January 14 to stop the Trump/Pence fascist regime from coming to power." 


More Than 1,200 Law School Professors Say NO! to a Rascist, Misogynist Attorney General

Curt Wechsler | January 5, 2017

C1Q4e4PUsAA3iXc-thumb-300x225-2147A letter to Congress, signed by professors from 170 law schools in 48 states, urges the Senate to reject nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general reports Washington Post writer Sari Horwitz. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings for Sessions on January 10-11.


Mark Hamill calls Donald Trump's Cabinet picks A who's who of really despicable people

Emma Kaplan | December 10, 2017
images-1Mark Hamill,  known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, told the Daily Beast.."…. If you look at what's being assembled for our government its like, yikes." Its a who's who of really despicable people."


Showdown Looms at #StandingRock

World Can't Wait | November 28, 2016

The battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is the expression of the determination of thousands of indigenous people coming together - the largest such gathering in over a century - and, through their perseverance and example, inspiring thousands more to join with them to stop another disaster for our water and the life that depends on it. And make no mistake: President Obama has the power to stop the military assault on the Water protectors. The Army Corps of Engineers is under the cammand of the executive branch. BUt he has not. Instead, he declared November "National Native American Heritgae Month."


Harold Koh: Hillary Clinton's Attorney General?

World Can't Wait, Chicago Chapter | November 1, 2016

koh1At an event at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Law School titled "The First 200 Days, Foreign Policy Law Challenges for the Next Administration," Harold Koh spoke last Friday about his life as a top legal advisor to Clinton under Obama's Dept. of State.


Berkeley Law School Harbors a War Criminal: Indict, Prosecute, Disbar John Yoo

Curt Wechsler, | November 1, 2016

CIMG3091 2Saturday October 29th World Can't Wait San Francisco and friends took a stand against 'Torture Professor' John Yoo and his handlers at UC Berkeley Law School.


We Protested the 15 Years of the Devastation of Afghanistan

World Can't Wait | October 13, 2016

2016-10-7 times sq afghanistan-2On Friday October 7, we marked the sad anniversary of fifteen years of war against Afghanistan.  World Can’t Wait and other activist groups including Veterans for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, the Raging Grannies, War Resisters League and NYS Green Party protested against the war outside the military recruting center on Times Square.


Support & Spread the Athletes' Protests Against Police Murder & War!

Emma Kaplan | October 2, 2016

MiamiDolphins-football-protestOn August 26, NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick put a lot on the line when he refused to stand for the national anthem. He explained, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”  Almost immediately Colin was slammed for being unpatriotic, receiving racist taunts and death threats.


Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike as Army Promises Gender Reassignment Surgery

Debra Sweet | September 16, 2016

C Manning Finish-1Chelsea said Tuesday, “I am unendingly relieved that the military is finally doing the right thing. I applaud them for that. This is all that I wanted — for them to let me be me... But it is hard not to wonder why it has taken so long. Also, why were such drastic measures needed? The surgery was recommended in April 2016. The recommendations for my hair length were back in 2014. In any case, I hope this sets a precedent for the thousands of trans people behind me hoping they will be given the treatment they need.”


Come Out with Outraged People

Debra Sweet | September 16, 2016

usrevmapOn Sunday 9/11, the scene downtown near the WTC was very subdued.  We covered a large sidewalk area with anti-war displays, including a drone model and large banners.  No one in authority said a word, though we had applied for no permits.  MANY fewer people walked by than we saw in 2011 when we did a similar display at the same location.  But people from Syria, Afghanistan, all over Europe, Asia, and Africa, stopped to talk.  Fewer people took our flyers than have done so recently, including when we protested the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and ran out of materials.


Chelsea Manning on Hunger Strike

Debra Sweet | September 9, 2016

Note: Chelsea Manning has ended the hunger strike after her demands were met!

chelsea2014Pride150On September 9, the 45th anniversary of the murderous attack by NY State police on the Attica prisoners, whistle-blower and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning announced that she began a hunger strike:

“Today, I have decided that I am no longer going to be bullied by this prison—or by anyone within the U.S. government. I have asked for nothing but the dignity and respect—that I once actually believed would be provided for—afforded to any living human being.”


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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.