Send a message to the people of the world on March 19, the anniversary of “shock and awe” on Iraq

WE CANNOT BE SILENT as remote-controlled drones bomb civilians in rural Pakistan … as whole villages are obliterated by 25 tons of bombs dropped in Afghanistan … as permanent bases are established in Iraq, already ravaged and torn apart by years of war and a corrupt and brutal regime set up by the U.S. … as torture at Guantanamo and Bagram prisons continue in our name.

What is life like in Iraq after eight years of U.S. occupation?

Iraqi and Johns Hopkins’ physicians count more than one million Iraqis killed. According to the Veterans Administration, more than 50,000 veterans have killed themselves since these wars began. 4.5 million Iraqis were displaced. 50,000 U.S. troops remain, re-named “advise and assist troops.” But they are still killing and dying in Iraq, and the American media has left.

The Iraqi government routinely tortures prisoners with the full complicity of U.S. forces. Journalists are detained and beaten, and women now have fewer rights than under Saddam Hussein, as Human Rights Watch detailed in a report just released.

Almost 10 years after George Bush began the so-called “global war on terror,” the U.S. is still bombing, killing thousands of civilians in Afghanistan in the past year. Most are women and children. In May 2009, in an incident recently revealed via WikiLeaks, American bombs created “an inferno of screaming, mangled and bloody people” in Bala Baluk, Afghanistan, killing at least 89 civilians. This story, among many, was covered up and kept from people here, but will never be forgotten by those victimized by this horror.

The wars rage on with Barack Obama as commander, and frame the ethical and political backdrop against which national and international events take place. Guantanamo remains open as a threat to people around the world, including journalists with WikiLeaks who have been targeted by the U.S. for exposing details about the horrors of the ongoing occupations.

Obama’s military is increasing conventional bombings and drone strikes against Pakistan and Afghanistan. Afghans are caught between the corrupt Karzai regime backed by the U.S. and local warlords, and the Taliban.

People standing up in determined, prolonged protest and fearlessly telling the truth is the only way to stop these wars. Join in bringing this message to many more people living in the U.S.

Find out more about what is really being done in our names at worldcantwait.org.

Signs in Wisconsin, where crowds are protesting on workers’ rights and public sector programs, say: “Egypt, We Watched You, Now Watch Us!”

TO ALL OF HUMANITY, WE SAY: U.S. wars & occupations are not in our name! Stop These Wars Now!

FrIday, March 18
“We Are Not Your Soldiers” Tour in Washington DC Schools

Saturday, March 19
Protest @ The White House, 12:00 pm
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Sunday, March 20
Support Brad Manning @ Quantico, VA
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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.