Two Protests, Six Weeks Apart

by Debra Sweet 


August, 2009, in Portsmouth New Hampshire, an armed protester threatens to "water the tree of liberty" with the blood of tyrants and patriots.


September, 2009, in Pittsburgh, unarmed protesters challenge the G-20 leaders to stop destroying the earth, and exploiting its people.               


For whom did the batons, gas, sound weapons, National Guard and curfews get deployed?  Who got  arrested?  Who got endless news coverage and who got almost none?  Whose free speech was protected and who was criminalized?


Outraged by the police/military repression of protest at the G-20 in Pittsburgh?  Sign this letter to be delivered Friday October 2, and ask your friends to sign it.


Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait



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.