What the Hell Just Happened? What are We Going to do About it?

phoneFrom Cindy Sheehan

On Thursday, November 8th, 8pm to 9pm Eastern,  Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox is sponsoring a National Community Conference Call with Glen Ford, the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, the most consistently honest and courageous voice of dissent against Obama/Empire from the black left intelligentsia.Glen's blog can be accessed here.


Who is the Worst Civil Liberties President in US History?

obamabushb4by Glenn Greenwald

The following interesting question arose yesterday from what at first appeared to be some petty Twitter bickering: who was the worst president for civil liberties in US history?


Respectable Murderers: An Open Letter to Dan Ellsberg by David Swanson

Obama has been able to get away with much that we would never have allowed McCain to achieve.

Dear Dan,

You and I are getting ready to tape a debate on the question of whether to vote for Obama (in "swing states"). It will air on Lila Garrett's "Connect the Dots" show on KPFK next Monday. I'm looking forward to it, if for no other reason, because I think our public discourse lacks much serious debate between people who respect each other's intentions.


The Real Difference Between the Republicans and the Democrats

From Revolution Newspaper

A lot of people feel that say what you want, there is a deep-down philosophical difference between Republicans and Democrats. It goes like this: the Republicans believe in "every man for himself," while the Democrats believe "we're all in this together."


Dennis Loo on Social Justice, Activism, and the 2012 Vote

dennislooby Dennis Loo

Elections are not what most people believe them to be: an opportunity for the PEOPLE to decide who will represent them and what the overall policies are going to be. Elections are not even the place where the people get to choose the lesser evil.


An Argument, but Not One We Wanted to Hear

by Debra Sweet

I was listening to the "foreign policy debate" while reading blogs and tweeting. Among people I follow there was a lot of interest in whether the drone war would come up. It was brought up by Mitt Romney, approvingly, and then not spoken to by Obama. People also hoped Guantanamo would come up; it didn't.


Obama Moves to Make the War on Terror Permanent

by Glenn Greenwald

A primary reason for opposing the acquisition of abusive powers and civil liberties erosions is that they virtually always become permanent, vested not only in current leaders one may love and trust but also future officials who seem more menacing and less benign.

The Washington Post has a crucial and disturbing story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize – to make officially permanent – the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.


Blood is Their Argument: The Real Campaign Trail

by Chris Floyd

"...for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument?" -- Shakespeare, Henry V

Even as the presidential candidates meet in ersatz agon to spew their self-serving lies and scripted zingers in a "debate" on foreign policy, the real campaign -- the campaign of blood and bone, of death and terror, being waged in Pakistan by the American government -- goes on it all its horror.


US Justice Likely Coming Soon to Benghazi with Extrajudicial Executions

by Glenn Greenwald

Ever since the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Obama officials, including the President himself, have been vowing that the perpetrators will be "brought to justice". That, of course, is typical American-speak for: "without any evidence presented or due process afforded, we will execute suspects by bombing them from the air, along with anyone who may have the misfortune of being in close proximity to them."


What Crime Would Obama Have to Commit for You to Stand on Principle and Refuse to Vote??

You know Romney is a fascist and that the racist lunatics are all whipped up against Obama.  So you are thinking of voting for Obama.  But before you do—and before you put your money and energy and hopes into “the lesser evil”—let us ask you a question:


Who is Barack Obama Really? An Examination of Obama’s Domestic Policies

by Dennis Loo | October 8, 2012

They want you to think that you’re making the decisions along with your fellow citizens when we aren’t doing that at all...

As Rebecca Solnit put it in admonishing the Left to support Obama’s re-election: Obama may be killing innocent children abroad, but that’s not new for American presidents (!!), and Obama at least is promoting health care in ways that Mitt Romney wouldn’t.



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.