The Expanding War on the World

The 2011 U.S.-NATO War Helped Turn Libya Into Hell on Earth: Now the Imperialists Are Preparing to Wage War Again

By Larry Everest | February 1, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |

400 mediter Focus-LIBYA-METhe rulers of the U.S. empire are once again facing new difficulties and challenges in the greater Middle East region. Once again they feel compelled to escalate their military intervention—even though their own aggression contributed in a major way to the difficulties they now face, and even as they have few good options and no certain path to victory. Their invasions and bombing campaigns create incredible suffering for the masses of people—something hardly ever discussed in the ruling class’ media. And their invasions exacerbate the global clash between Western imperialism and reactionary Islamic Jihad.


YES, This IS the United States of America—We Need to Move Beyond That in the Interests of Humanity

Revolution Newspaper | December 21, 2015

On December 10, a full-page ad appeared in the New York Times under the headline, “IS THIS AMERICA?” with a large image of an American flag at half-mast in the background. The ad calls out:


How to Stand Up to Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Help the Refugees: Act to Stop the Crimes of Our Government

Jill McLaughlin | December 20, 2015

Recently I have noticed a lot of good sentiment all over social media around the need for people to take a stand against anti-Muslim bigotry. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino there has been a frightening rise in attacks against Muslims here in the U.S. and Europe. You can read for yourselves about this disturbing trend from a piece by Glenn Greenwald or in this piece on Alternet.


Human Rights Day: "America;" ISIS & Trump

Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait | December 10th 2015

Human rights day gets smugly celebrated by those who run this country as a day to call on the failures of societies with which the U.S. is not allied.  China, Venezuela, Iran -- bad.  No mention of Saudi Arabia, Israel, or, for that matter, the United States where 42% of people on death row are African American, while the population is only 12% African American.



Warsan Shire | December 10, 2015

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home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well


World Can't Wait Initiates Protest to STOP U.S. War

World Can't Wait, SF Bay Chapter | November 22, 2015

SF-bullhorn-Nov222015A week after the terrorist attack in Paris, a crucial protest demonstration took to the City Hall steps in San Francisco. Over 40 people held a speak-out and press conference to demand: Break the Silence! No More War on Syria and Beyond! Stop the Air Strikes and Targeted Killing NOW!


Break the Silence: No More War on Syria and Beyond

World Can't Wait | November 16, 2015

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The devastating events in Paris that have left 129 people dead are a horror. Ordinary people massacred while simply living their daily lives.

This came a little more than a month after France, part of a U.S. led coalition, carried out dozens of airstrikes on Syria. This coalition had previously launched 3,000 airstrikes in Syria, massacring ordinary people in Syria who were simply living their daily lives.


A Terrorist Attack in Paris, a World of Horrors, and the NEED FOR ANOTHER WAY

November 15, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |
On November 13, simultaneous attacks across Paris took the lives of at least 129 people. ISIS—the reactionary armed Islamist movement now dominating parts of Syria and Iraq—has apparently taken “credit” for these attacks. The victims were normal everyday people. They were eating in cafes, attending a soccer game, or walking down the street. They were people of all walks of life, from France and around the world. The gruesome and arbitrary nature of the killing—including the massacre of 89 people trapped in a concert hall where a rock band was playing—could only be intended to create an atmosphere of societal chaos and fear. And the attack was clearly undertaken with knowledge that it would be invoked by France and the U.S. to supposedly justify new rounds of repression and war. The cruel horror of the Paris attacks should be unequivocally denounced.


So Much for Voting to End Wars

Debra Sweet | November 3, 2015

“[T]he Obama team never planned to outlaw the policies, despite what some of his supporters on the left may have thought when he took office.”

Updated February 2016

Eight years ago, people were so over George Bush, and so ready for an end to the Bush regime's wars, that they began hoping Obama would follow through on early promises to stop them.


No One Blows The Whistle to Further Their Career

Robert Greenwald | July 2015

It’s way too easy for you and me, living our daily lives, to overlook the personal hardships whistleblowers are going through everyday just so we can keep America a true democracy.snowden

Edward Snowden is still living in exile. Thomas Drake was indicted, lost his job and his pension. Franz Gayle is the target of ongoing investigations and lost the career he loved. 

Next Thursday, July 30th is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day - a time to honor whistleblowers and push for the de-criminalization of truth telling.

Help us celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day by hosting a free screening of War on Whistleblower in your home, community, church or school.


US Might Stands Behind Another Slaughter in the Middle East: Yemen at Edge of Famine Brought on By US-backed Saudi Bombings

Debra Sweet | July 11th, 2015

A cease fire collapsed quickly this week, as Saudi bombers pounded Sanaa and what they say are "military" targets in Yemen.  More than 3,000 people have died since March, with more than 15,000 wounded, according to the United Nations.


"Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the Middle East, is maintaining a blockade on imports of fuel, food and medicine to the Arab world’s poorest nation.  Yemen’s health system is on the brink of collapse – the country is a step away from famine, says Suraya Dadoo, writing in South Africa about the silence of the rest of the world about this atrocity.   "Saudi tactics in Yemen are frighteningly reminiscent of Israel’s in Gaza: siege; ruthless airstrikes; targeted bombing of schools, homes and hospitals; and collective punishment."



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.