“For every 10 to 15 people killed, maybe they get one militant….I don’t go to count how many Taliban are killed. I go to count how many children, women, innocent people, are killed.” This photograph by Noor Behram shows three children orphaned by one of Obama’s Drone attacks. Tell them you are voting for the lesser of 2 evils.
Thursday July 19
10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific
Hear from 2 activists we work closely with:
Kevin Gosztola, reporter forFireDogLake (The Dissenter blog), with updates from the July 16-19 hearings in the case of Bradley Manning, the accused Wikileaks whistleblower. Kevin has been attending all court hearings and has one of the most comprehensive overviews of how the case is unfolding. Kevin says: “Consider donating to support the heart of the anti-war movement. If you really oppose this war in Afghanistan, if you really want an end to permanent occupation in Iraq, send money to the people ensuring that there are regular protests throughout this nation.”
Nick Mottern, Director of kNOw Drones Tour will be on to talk about ways to bring the horrific reality of drone warfare to the largely ignorant American public. Nick says: ”I appreciate working with World Can’t Wait because it takes on torture, war crimes, the persecution of Bradley Manning, drones, stop and frisk by the New York City Police and other abuses of power in a very clear, aggressive way. It is a small organization that has a big impact because the World Can’t Wait people are highly responsive, imaginative and reliable in their commitment to each other and their allies.”
A hallmark of the Obama administration has been the use of unmanned drones and a presidential “kill list,” killing hundreds of people, including children, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Somalia. World Can’t Wait is part of the kNOwdrones tour which brings replica Reaper drones to shopping areas and schools, and will be in the streets at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC, September 3-7.
War Criminals Watch, a project of World Can’t Wait, tracks the public appearances of official in the former Bush administration, to publicly expose and challenge their role in committing war crimes. We assist students in research, and supply materials for visual protest on campus through warcriminalwatch.org and firejohnyoo.net.
“Consider donating to support the heart of the anti-war movement. If you really oppose this war in Afghanistan, if you really want an end to permanent occupation in Iraq, send money to the people ensuring that there are regular protests throughout this nation.”
-Kevin Gosztola, blogger and co-author of Truth & Consequences: The US vs. Bradley Manning
You can count on World Can’t Wait organize protest when it’s urgently needed. As the U.S. began threatening war on Iran this year, we pulled together people in 80 cities to protest. We produced a compilation on DVD of material about the “Collateral Murder” incident released to the world by Wikileaks which is free for group showings and school classes. Volunteers in our national office, mailings, 4 websites, conference calls, educational forums, and the production of outreach materials contribute information and leadership to people across the country, especially those who may not have a protest community where they live.
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Apache helicopter targets farmers Wardak Province, Afghanistan, pilots sing Bye Bye Miss American Pie.
Stuff Obama Supporters Say…Catalog of stuff people say in defense of the current occupant of the White House.
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Another Afghan Family Extinguished by a NATO Airstrike by Glenn Greenwald
“A suspected NATO airstrike killed eight civilians — including six children — in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial spokesman said.
The airstrike took place Saturday night in Paktia province, said Rohullah Samoon, spokesman for the governor of Paktia. He said an entire family was killed in the strike.”—CNN
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