The Expanding War on the World

When Are 5,000 Soldiers Not Ground Forces?

Curt Wechsler | September 29, 2016

IMG 3059-thumb-300x337-2729When the President says so. Deployment of 600 more troops to Iraq is "consistent with Mr. Obama's policy not to commit American ground forces again in Iraq," says the White House.


Truth Be Told, It's Up to Us - Stop U.S. Wars For Empire

Debra Sweet | September 10, 2016

warsignsIt's no secret that government leaders conspire to advance U.S. hegemony in the Middle East with their illicit 'war on terror' response to the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. That horrific event advanced the criminal program of your government, sacrificing liberty to a false promise of security:


9/11 No Excuse for Expanding War of Terror

Curt Wechsler, World Can't Wait Steering Committee member, in San Francisco | September 10, 2016

ourgriefisnotawarcry"Our grief is not a cry for war,"  messaged a grouping of artists drawn together by the events of September 11th, 2001. Once again, it's time for those who share this same sensibility — all of us who want a better world — to cry out in protest: All this has not been done in our names! We rededicate ourselves to resist the machinery of war and repression and rally others to do everything possible to stop it. The U.S. must end these wars now!


Tell Them About Yemen

Debra Sweet | August 26, 2016

yemen destructionWhen people living in the U.S. express disbelief, or shock, that the U.S. is involved in overt wars & secret ops in 7 Muslim countries, because Obama "wouldn't do that," tell them about Yemen.


U.S.A.: Force for Good in the World? Or Neck-Deep in Blood?

Revolution Newspaper | August 15, 2016

Very regularly over the last 11 years, since World Can't Wait was formed to drive out the Bush regime, I've received suggestions, and sometimes grand plans for how to raise the demand to abolish nukes, the military machine, the drones, spying, and so forth.


Giving Heart to People All Over the World

Jill McLaughlin | June 15, 2016

In the Wake of the Orlando Massacre by Resisting and Opposing U.S. Wars for Empire

When I woke to the news Sunday morning June 12th about the horrific massacre at the LGBTQ night club, Pulse in Orlando FL, my heart was very heavy and my gut twisted. As speculation by the media and officials about the shooter were being made I became very worried. Would this act of violence against LGBTQ people by a man who they said claimed allegiance to ISIS be used as justification for yet more bombing of innocent people, more indefinite detention, more repression of civil liberties by our government?


Teaching Peace: We Are Not Your Soldiers Visits NYC High Schools to Reveal Devastation Caused by U.S. Military

World Can't Wait National Office Staff | June 3, 2016

Visit We Are Not Your Soldiers for more information or to schedule a speaking engagement at your school.

wanys2Have you killed before?” a wide-eyed student asked him. Jeremy answered that he never pulled the trigger, but he does regret every day, every hour, the role he played in death and suffering.

Jeremy is a young, tall, green-eyed ex-Marine officer. His life was very good; his Connecticut town wealthy, educated. On his way to a college class in 2001, he saw everyone crying. A large screen showed the second tower falling. At that moment, he felt a powerful solidarity with other Americans. His grandfather was an Iwo Jima veteran. After 9/11, Jeremy experienced national pride, and in 2006, he signed up.


A Vote for the Democrats Would Be a Vote for War Crimes

Revolution Newspaper | May 2, 2016

24hillary-lede-superJumbo-v5The New York Times ran a feature, "How Hillary Became a Hawk," in its magazine May 1, 5 years after Obama & Clinton cheered on the killing of Osama bin Laden and his family members. "Throughout her career she has displayed instincts on foreign policy that are more aggressive than those of President Obama — and most Democrats," they say.

What does that tell us about what's coming? fills out examples that the Times article does not.


Quiz: What is Most Needed in the World Now?

Debra Sweet | March 28, 2016

Quiz: what is most needed in the world now is:

1. Unjust, immoral and illegitimate war of terror by the U.S. carried out against 7 countries in our name, along with torture and mass surveillance.


We Were Baby Killers for U.S. Imperialism

Revolution Newspaper | February 15, 2016

My Lai massacreI am writing to because this is the one place that consistently stands with the people of the world against all forms of oppression and for a radically different and far better world. The reason for this letter is the current wave of patriotism, using America’s soldiers and veterans to justify every conceivable crime and atrocity being carried out by the “troops,” i.e., the U.S. military.


Playing Games with War Deaths

Nicolas J S Davies |
There’s a double standard in how the U.S. mainstream media reports civilian deaths depending if the U.S. military is fighting the wars or not, accepting absurdly low numbers when the U.S. is at fault and hyping death tolls when “enemies” are involved, a manipulation of human tragedy, says Nicolas J S Davies.


How many people have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia? On Nov. 18, a UN press briefing on the war in Yemen declared authoritatively that it had so far killed 5,700 people, including 830 women and children. But how precise are these figures, what are they based on, and what relation are they likely to bear to the true numbers of people killed?



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.