Reports on Protest & Resistance

What happened when Obama came to the East-West Center?

World Can't Wait - Hawai'i | September 1, 2016

Ann-military-destroying-the-worldLast night more than 200 people stood near the entrance of the East-West Center to "greet" President Obama.  About 100 held signs:  "U.S. Military Destroys the Planet," "No TPP," "No More Ko`oholawe's", "Navy Sonar Kills Whales," "Military Occupation is Not Conservation, "No DOI Rule Over Kanaka Maoli"  and many, many more.  Many of the people without signs were UH students hoping to get a glimpse of Obama.

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Anti-War Activists Protesting The Air & Water Show Provide Spectators A Chance to Use the Thinking Part of Their Brains

Chicago chapter, World Can't Wait | August 26, 2016

The annual Chicago Air & Water Show, sponsored by Shell Oil and Boeing, is the largest such free public display of deadly military airpower in the country. Jets screech across the skies above the Chicago lakefront for most of a weekend, projecting the sounds that terrorize large swaths of the world. Here, the City offers this spectacle as “entertainment."  Some people flee the city to avoid the sounds and the crowds. Last Sunday, World Can't Wait and Voices for Creative Nonviolence went into the thick of it to bring some truth and challenge people attending what our banner declared to be “The Air & War Show.”

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Neither Candidate running for president will stop the U.S. war on the world... it's up to us

Debra Sweet | August 10, 2016

itsuptousLast week I asked for your responses to the Democratic Party organizing people to chant "USA! USA!" to drown out chants of "No More War!" at their convention. No surprise -- everyone who wrote expressed disgust at the the naked, chauvinist expression of supoprt for imperialist war from the Democratic Party.

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Did You Expect The Democrats to Chant USA! USA?

Debra Sweet | August 3, 2016

No-More-Endless-WarsWorld Can't Wait, in coalition with other groups, formed a small yet politically important presence in Philadelphia last week outside the convention. Thanks to the generosity of the Arch Street United Methodist Church we had the use of the sidewalk outside the building (which was around the corner from the Convention Center - one of the locations being used by the DNC) and a place to enter to cool off and recover intermittently from the tremendous heat and sun.

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We Won't Choose Between A Fascist & A War Criminal

World Can't Wait | July 26, 2016

"Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in," says Bernie Sanders. Indeed. And Sanders' fidelity to the imperialist system that enforces U.S. hegemony over that world promises ever greater hardship and misery for all of humanity. 

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Midwest "Break Free from Fossil Fuels" Protesters Rally Against BP Refinery

World Can't Wait Chicago Chapter | May 18, 2016

photo1Members of World Can't Wait Chicago joined impassioned groups and individuals from across the Midwest at the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana on May 15 to say no to fossil fuels. This was one of dozens of coordinated actions around the world (more here). After a rally that drew about 750 people, we joined a march and walked for over a mile past enormous oil tanks, railroad tracks used by trains transporting huge quantities of oil and tall smokestacks some emitting flames. 

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“Inside Drone Warfare” – The Las Vegas Symposium Tapes

Nick Mottern | April 21, 2016

Thanks to the financial contributions by many of you who are reading this, the “Inside Drone Warfare” symposium was held at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas School of Law on March 30, 2016 - in the shadow of Creech AFB, the largest drone control and training center in the U.S.

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Commitment to Standing Against Endless War, Killing, and Violence

Amanda Bass, Advisory Board, War Criminals Watch | March 20, 2016

World Can't Wait was among the courageous institutions that stood in solidarity with the NYU law students who, in the Spring of 2015, authored a Statement of No Confidence in Harold Koh due to his role as one of the key legal architects of the Obama Administration's targeted killing program.

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No Government Break-ins to Phones

Debra Sweet | Feburary 23, 2016

appleprotestThanks to our friends at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation we've learned of Tuesday's rallies against the federal court ordering Apple to break the encryption on its I-Phones, citing one particular case of a phone linked by the FBI to the killings in San Bernadino. 

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Grandma Drone Resister’s Letter from Jail

Ithaca Catholic Worker Mary Anne Grady Flores’ | Feburary 11, 2016

Greetings, Dear Friends—unnamed

Joy swept through our cell block, Jamesville County Jail, Pod 4, Thursday, January 28.

That evening some of the fifty-nine women in our Pod rushed up and knocked on my cell door. They reported the six o’clock news had shown twelve drone resisters handcuffed, sitting on a roadside curb, waiting to be taken into custody.

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Hancock Drone Resister Grandma Goes to Jail

Upstate Drone Action | January 19, 2016

Mary-Anne-Grady-Flores-Press-Conf 1-19-16-2DeWitt, NY, Jan 19   Following a 1/2 hour press conference, Mary Anne Grady Flores, a mother, grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, then handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse.

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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.