Reports on Protest & Resistance

Student Protest Forces Condoleezza Rice to Pull Out of Rutgers Commencement

Interview by Revolution | May 5, 2014

On May 2, Condoleezza Rice released a statement that she was bowing out of an invitation she had received to give the commencement speech at Rutgers University on May 18. This is a major victory for students at Rutgers University who had been organizing escalating protests to demand that the university rescind her invitation. Fifty students staged a sit-in outside the Rutgers University president's office, and 100 students had confronted him with sharp questions and chanted their opposition when he appeared publicly a few days later. News of the students' protests spread around the world.


Making Visible the Victims of the Drone Wars

CornelDebra Sweet | April 29, 2014

Sunday I was in Syracuse, NY for a mass protest against drones, and of the outrageous “orders of protection” granted by a local judge against specific protesters, aimed at keeping them away from Hanock Air Force Base, from where drone operations in Afghanistan are piloted. We began at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church with almost 500 as Cornel West spoke about poverty, racism and drones. "How does virtue stand up to brute force?" he asked, quoting WEB Dubois. One way Cornel answered is that we cannot allow the victims of US imperialism to be invisible.


Three Weeks into Days of Action to Stop US Drone Wars & Surveillance: More than 90 Actions

Debra Sweet | April 23, 2014

CIA drone strikes over the last few days have taken the lives of “more than 3 dozen militants” according to US and Yemen government statements. They admit to kiling three civilians, and if patterns hold, may be forced to admit that people branded as “militants” may not have been armed combatants, and certainly may not have been part of al Queda, as the U.S. military has alleged.


Hancock 17 Drone War Crimes Resisters' Verdict Is In

Press Release from Upstate Drone Action | February 7, 2014

All found guilty of  disorderly conduct but acquitted of trespassing; Order of Protection extended 2 years; Judge decides to send a message


The Story of My Arrest at David Petraeus' Speaking Engagement

Deb Vanpoolen | February 3, 2014

David PetraeusThe Essential Facts:
As I sat in that room, I decided my action would be designed to send a fissure through David Petraeus’ edifice of lies with the intent to reach someone with the truth who desperately needed to hear it like I once did.


Talking with Muslim Students about Protesting the US Drone War

World Can't Wait - San Francisco | January 27, 2014

Student workshop against dronesIn January, just after the Close Guantanamo NOW Tour left the Bay Area, World Can’t Wait gave a workshop about the U.S. drone wars at the Muslim Student Association’s “MSA West” annual conference. The 1,000 plus students there come from campuses up and down the West Coast and further west also.  The conference title this year was “The Islamic State of Mind” and the basis of the conference and its sessions went to that from many different disciplines, but all faith-based.


Close Guantanamo Billboard Goes Up Outside Torture Taxi Airport

Tarak Kauff | January 8, 2014

Guantanamo BillboardYesterday a billboard went up in North Carolina. Not your typical commercial billboard. The placement and the content were unique. The billboard with graphic artwork depicting two kneeling black hooded prisoners practically screams “Close Guantanamo!” at passing motorists. The 28 ft long 12 ft. high behemoth is  placed  4 miles east of I-95 on Hwy 70 in Johnston County, NC.  The Johnston Co. Airport is home to Aero Contractors, notorious CIA torture taxis that delivered “suspects” to Guantanamo and other black sites.


Activists at Schumer Drone Policy Protest Accept “Community Service”

Beth Adams | January 14, 2014

Summary: At a Pre-trial Hearing today at the District of Columbia Superior Court, 500 Indiana Avenue, defendants Beth Adams (Massachusetts), JoAnne Lingle (Indiana) and Alice Sutter (New York) accepted a Diversion offer the Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, which included assigning the same sentence to all three defendants: “sixteen hours of Community Service in the defendants’ home jurisdictions” in exchange for Dismissal of the charges of “Blocking, Crowding and/or Incommoding“ on government property. This resulted from their protest and arrest on November 18, 2013 outside of the office (Hart Senate Office Building) of Senator Charles E. (Chuck) Schumer (NY), a vocal supporter of drone program development in both his home state of New York and also in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Students Silently Protest US Government’s Use of Drones

Alison Fu | November 13, 2013

Drone Protest in BerkeleyDressed in all black with solemn expressions on their faces, students from UC Berkeley and nearby schools stood on the steps of Sproul Hall midday Wednesday to silently protest the government use of drones both domestically and overseas.


Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Report

Stop Patriarchy | October 25, 2013

This summer the dynamic of an uncompromising anti-abortion movement sweeping the nation unchallenged by an uncompromising force standing unapologetically for abortion rights and for women's liberation, ENDED.  Dozens caravanned, hundreds rallied, and thousands contributed to changing the terms of the abortion debate.  This was the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, and now, we urge you to take a look at the recently released, 50+ page summation, celebration, and serious look to the future, that is The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Report.


Anti-Drone Protests During the UN Meeting

Nick Mottern | October 1, 2013

UN anti-drones protest, NYC September 2013This is a preliminary report on last week's  six–day (Sept. 23-28)  street witness that was organized at some of the busiest locations in New York City  by the Granny Peace Brigade (GPB) to call for an international ban on weaponized drones and drone surveillance.


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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.