Reports on Protest & Resistance

Chicago Chapter: Challenging People with "Collateral Murder" and Marching Against the War

Chicago Chapter - War Crimes Must be StoppedFrom the Chicago Chapter

On Saturday, October 9th  local World Can't Wait activists showed the Wikileaks video "Collateral Murder" in downtown Evanston.  We projected the video onto the side of a large red sculpture at the corner of a busy intersection.  Many of the people who were willing to stop and look at it were very young, some still in high school. One young woman knew exactly what this video was, telling her friends that it showed U.S. troops "killing innocent civilians in Iraq." She went on to say that two Iraqi journalists had been killed.

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Protests and Speeches Mark Berkeley's "Say No to Torture" Week

By Nadia Prupis 

As the heat rose in Berkeley, California, this week, so did the temperament of the students, faculty and organizations that formed the city's first "Say No to Torture" week, a seven-day call to action created by World Can't Wait, Progressive Democrats of America, and several other groups. The week was developed in response to the recent surfacing of evidence of torture used abroad by US forces, with Berkeley feeling a particularly personal stake in the effort as the home of law professor and alleged war criminal John Yoo.
 
While serving as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States under the Bush administration, Yoo drafted a memorandum advising the president, the CIA and the Department of Defense on the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," stating that acts of torture such as sleep deprivation and waterboarding may be legally permissible through wide interpretation of presidential authority. Yoo's August 1, 2002, Interrogation Opinion, signed by Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, has now become widely known as the Torture Memos.

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Berkeley Says No to Torture: October 10-16

Botero PaintingsSeptember 21, the Berkeley City Council adopted this Resolution, endorsing a whole week of events. Approval by the official leadership of this "small city with a big reputation" will tell the country that ANY community can take a meaningful stand against the torture and demand its end.

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Over 20 cities rally support for Bradley Manning

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Daniel Ellsberg speaking up for Bradley Manning. Watch the Oakland event here.

From Courage to Resist

The Days of Action to Support Bradley Manning kicked off with packed hall in Oakland, Thursday, September 16, "Afghanistan: Occupation, Wikileaks, and accused Whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning" with Daniel Ellsberg, Col. Ann Wright (ret.), and Ray McGovern. Watch the event here.

 

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Collateral Eye Opening…

Collateral MurderBy Teen4Peace

It was mostly dark on Friday night, on the corner of Shattuck & Allston in downtown Berkeley. The only light other than the streetlights, passing-by automobiles, and peoples' electronic companions (which they were buried in to escape the harsh realities of this cruel world), came from a video- being projected onto the side of the old Ross building.

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The Disobedient on Why They Resisted the Ft. Hood Deployment to Iraq

Behind the Scenes Look at Resistance Against Deployment of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Iraq

Iraq vet: "I'm here because I think I can give some hope to these soldiers, especially if they want to resist... You don't have to go and murder people if you don't want to. You can stand up. These feelings and these doubts that you're having, they are legitimate feelings. And don't ever let those feelings go away. Because that's when you lose your humanity. Hopefully we can change some minds today."

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A Great Day in Chicago – Taking World Can’t Wait to the Warped Tour

By Lina Thorne 

The Chicago Chapter of World Can’t Wait went to the Warped Tour Saturday July 31, bringing our resistance movement to thousands of high school students and other youth attending this all-day outdoor music festival.
 
We had orange bandannas, t-shirts saying "Military Recruiters Get the Hell Away from Me," flyers and several large signs: one "Wrong Army Wrong" and another with a Botero painting from the Abu Ghraib series.
 

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Challenging Youth in Camden, NJ: We Are Not Your Soldiers

Soldiers Are Not HeroesBy Koyuki Yip

Under the non-profit tent @ the Camden, NJ – Warped Tour - Matthis Chiroux (the Iraq War resister), Jessica, and I embraced the 95 degree weather to set up the World Can’t Wait table and meet young people to bring the We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour to their school, town, or wherever.  It was an unbearably hot day, but it was a pretty amazing day, because we talked to hundreds of kids, passed out flyers, and posted flyers around the venue.  

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Anti-Muslim Repression Continues: The Newburgh 4 Case

Project Salam, the legal advocacy group set up in response to the Bush-initiated repression and targeting of Muslims living in the U.S., has followed and continued to protest as the same policies continue under the Obama administration. Watch this video of the developing case in Newburgh, NY and their protest outside the courthouse on Monday.

We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour: Hitting SF Bay Area and UC Santa Barbara this Week

From We are Not Your Soldiers!

On May 5th, the tour will be going in to the high schools in the Bay Area.  Friday May 7 at 7:00pm, we will be at the Multi-Cultural Center-Theater on the Campus of UCSB.  Don’t miss this! The We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour, a project of the World Can’t Wait, is not your typical counter recruiting presentation.
 
World Can’t Wait Activists and Iraq war veterans have teamed up to present the reality of ongoing wars of occupation, and the need for a resistance movement led by young people that can spark and inspire a much needed and more determined anti-war movement. The future of the young and the future of the people of the world are intertwined as we all hang in the balance.

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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.