Reports on Protest & Resistance

“It’s better than having everybody blown up”...

Carol Dudek | November 11, 2019

That’s what Martha Hennessy said when asked if she is sad about the possibility of going to prison. Martha is one of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 who walked onto the largest U.S. plowshares preactionNavy Trident Nuclear Submarine base in the world, carrying an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. On April 4, 2018, the seven members entered the base in Georgia, cut fencing, hammered a concrete missile monument, poured out their own blood, draped crime scene tape around the area and spray-painted “Love One Another” on the ground. That day was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, who admonished: “The greatest purveyor o violence in the world is my own government."

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Out of Ireland: These Antiwar Vets Can't Come Home

Carol Dudek | October 17, 2019

ED3 2243-1024x691I had the privilege of talking with two Veterans For Peace who are being detained in Ireland because of their antiwar actions there. Tarak Kauff and Ken Mayers are U.S. military veterans who went to Ireland with a delegation to join Veterans For Peace Ireland and Ed Horgan, its founder, in ongoing opposition to U.S. military presence at Shannon Airport.  Ed Horgan is a 20-year veteran of the Irish military.  

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CLOSE GTMO TRUMP! Action from Thursday at Grand Central Station NYC

Cat April Watters | Febuary 3, 2018

A group from World Can’t Wait, Witness Against Torture and the ACLU came to the main area of Grand Central Station on Thursday to say “NO!” to Trumps plan to keep Guantanamo open and fill it with more indefinite detainees. Jeremy Varon of Peaceful Tomorrows holding the CLOSE GTMO sign addressed the circle of demonstrators and the public at GCS raising “egregious violations of due process” against those held in GTMO. Varon expressed Trumps plan to “indefinitely detain whom ever he wants with no charge or trial and no process by which people can plead their innocence and ever be released from the prison.” Varon went on to discuss the law suit against Trump by the Center for Constitutional Rights for his egregious human rights violations. Varon stated that Trump’s policy is Racist against Muslim’s and compared it to the Muslim ban and “rooted in vile racism”.

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Drone Resisters Acquitted!

upstatedroneaction.org | March 2, 2017

spc-ramstein-solidarityFour drone resisters, James Ricks, Daniel Burns, Brian Hynes, and Ed Kinane, from the 2015 big books action were found innocent of all charges at 11pm at the Dewitt Town Court. After deliberating for only about a half hour, the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty on all charges. Applause erupted in the courtroom upon the jurors' announcement of the verdict. The four were charged with obstruction of government administration, disorderly conduct, and trespass and faced a year in jail. Following the rendering of the verdict, a juror approached Brian Hynes and said "I really support what you are doing. Keep doing it."

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Pianist/composer and organizer Arturo O'Farrill's opening remarks from the Musicians Against Fascism Benefit for RefuseFascism.org

Arturo O'Farrill | January 19, 2017

Tomorrow a very bad man will take the nation's highest office. His biographer called him a sociopath. His behavior towards women is lamentable. His racism is legendary, He has lied repeatedly. He has questionable ethics and the conflict of interest between his ill-gotten office and his business dealings is shady at best, and criminal at worst. 

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Message From Emma, in the streets of D.C.

Emma Kaplan | January 19, 2017

Please read and consider this important message from Emma Kaplan, member of the World Can't Wait Steering Committee:

My name is Emma and I am one of the many volunteers who came to Washington DC to STOP Trump and Pence from coming to power. Not waiting until Friday or Saturday but to stop him from being inaugurated as President of the United States.

We have been out in the streets every day and every night here in DC, growing to hundreds and tonight we must grow to thousands & soon to millions to bring DC to a halt.

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NO TORTURE - CLOSE GUANTANAMO!

World Can't Wait | January 11, 2017

dieinOn January 11, the 15th anniversary of the opening of the US torture prison at Guantanamo, there were protests around the country.

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Disrupting Sessions

World Can't Wait | Janurary 10, 2017

On Tues. Jan. 10th, RefuseFascism.org protesters disrupted racist Senator Sessions confirmation hearing and were removed in handcuffs. They were dragged out chanting, "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA” and "We refuse to accept a fascist America. We have to be in the streets starting January 14 to stop the Trump/Pence fascist regime from coming to power." 

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More Than 1,200 Law School Professors Say NO! to a Rascist, Misogynist Attorney General

Curt Wechsler | January 5, 2017

C1Q4e4PUsAA3iXc-thumb-300x225-2147A letter to Congress, signed by professors from 170 law schools in 48 states, urges the Senate to reject nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general reports Washington Post writer Sari Horwitz. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings for Sessions on January 10-11.

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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.