Reports on Protest & Resistance

Activists at Schumer Drone Policy Protest Accept “Community Service”

Beth Adams | January 14, 2014

Summary: At a Pre-trial Hearing today at the District of Columbia Superior Court, 500 Indiana Avenue, defendants Beth Adams (Massachusetts), JoAnne Lingle (Indiana) and Alice Sutter (New York) accepted a Diversion offer the Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, which included assigning the same sentence to all three defendants: “sixteen hours of Community Service in the defendants’ home jurisdictions” in exchange for Dismissal of the charges of “Blocking, Crowding and/or Incommoding“ on government property. This resulted from their protest and arrest on November 18, 2013 outside of the office (Hart Senate Office Building) of Senator Charles E. (Chuck) Schumer (NY), a vocal supporter of drone program development in both his home state of New York and also in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Students Silently Protest US Government’s Use of Drones

Alison Fu | November 13, 2013

Drone Protest in BerkeleyDressed in all black with solemn expressions on their faces, students from UC Berkeley and nearby schools stood on the steps of Sproul Hall midday Wednesday to silently protest the government use of drones both domestically and overseas.


Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Report

Stop Patriarchy | October 25, 2013

This summer the dynamic of an uncompromising anti-abortion movement sweeping the nation unchallenged by an uncompromising force standing unapologetically for abortion rights and for women's liberation, ENDED.  Dozens caravanned, hundreds rallied, and thousands contributed to changing the terms of the abortion debate.  This was the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, and now, we urge you to take a look at the recently released, 50+ page summation, celebration, and serious look to the future, that is The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Report.


Anti-Drone Protests During the UN Meeting

Nick Mottern | October 1, 2013

UN anti-drones protest, NYC September 2013This is a preliminary report on last week's  six–day (Sept. 23-28)  street witness that was organized at some of the busiest locations in New York City  by the Granny Peace Brigade (GPB) to call for an international ban on weaponized drones and drone surveillance.


World Can't Wait Speeches on Syria

Protesting a US war on Syria in San Francisco September 7, 2013San Francisco September 7, 2013
Stephanie Tang:

What we need is for people to Stop Thinking Like Americans and Start Thinking About Humanity!

Why is this important? Because this crisis could go off in many different directions. The U.S. could choose to head on and attack – as Obama planned, and as then John Kerry told us could be the president’s choice with or without Congress. Or there could be new obstacles to this plan, which make Obama seek other political and military resolutions.


1000+ March for Bradley Manning in SF Pride

San Francisco Pride 2013San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of World Can't Wait | July 6, 2013

In San Francisco's biggest-ever Pride parade, this year the Bradley Manning contingent was the largest of all the non-corporate contingents.  Organized by the Bradley Manning Support Network, over 1000 people marched, sang, blew whistles and chanted, lofting a forest of huge Bradley Manning banners and rainbow-draped signs. 


June 26, 2013: Day 140 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Summary

Protesting Guantanamo June 23, 2013The following report on the international day of action June 23, 2013 was compiled by Witness Against Torture.

Saratoga Springs, New York — Veterans for Peace member Joe Kulin, who served in the military from 1962 to 1964, led “prisoners” throughout downtown Saratoga Springs Wednesday as part of a protest calling for the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.


Report on the Emergency Forum at Cooper Union

NO Government Spying on Whole Populations
Hands off Snowden & Manning
Close Guantanamo NOW

An Emergency Forum produced by World Can't Wait on June 19, 2013


Protests for Bradley Manning Around the Country

As Bradley Manning's military trial finally begins, people gathered (and through this week are still gathering) in cities around the country and around the world to demand his freedom. See more at

Fort Meade


Actions in Support of Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Seattle:

San Francisco:
On the national day of action, a spirited, diverse crowd of protesters was in the streets of downtown San Francisco during rush hour, demanding “Close Guantánamo!” and “End Indefinite detention!” We gathered at the Federal Building, hoisting banners, tying orange paper armbands on, and many getting into jumpsuits and hoods. Initiated by World Can’t Wait, the action grew to 30 people, representing many groups: Amnesty International (AI), the Bradley Manning Support Network, Code Pink, School of the Americas Watch.


San Francisco Protests Obama's Crimes Against Our Planet

by Curt Wechsler | April 4, 2013

Protesting Obama in San FranciscoDozens of anti-war activists rallied with hundreds of disgruntled environmentalists in the streets around the cordoned-off home of Ann and Gordon Getty Wednesday, where the President was visiting with loyal benefactors. Just months into Obama’s second term in office, the administration is facing growing opposition to domestic political repression, mass incarceration, surveillance, and government action speeding climate destruction. The World Can’t Wait recognizes the potential for disaffection from business-as-usual to grow, and translate into concrete acts of resistance to the crimes of this government.


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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.