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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I ask this sincerely: what kind of country targets rescuers, funeral attendees, and people gathered to mourn? If a Hollywood film featured a villainous King ordering lethal attacks on rescuers, funerals and mourners — those medically attending to or grieving his initial victims — any decent audience member would, by design, seethe with contempt for such an inhumane tyrant. But this is the standard policy and practice under President Obama and it continues through today. Recall the outrage that was sparked when WikiLeaks released its Collateral Murder video showing a U.S. Apache helicopter during the Bush era firing on unarmed rescuers, who had arrived to retrieve the initial victims who had been shot and were laying wounded on the ground. That tactic continues under President Obama, although it is now expanded to include the targeting of grieving rituals.
- Glenn Greenwald
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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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Making the victims of NATO/US drone wars visible outside Canadian Consulate before the NATO Summit.
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