Why protest the DNC? Elaine Brower (mother of a U.S. marine deployed on 3 combat missions to Iraq & Afghanistan) shares why she is going.
YOU can “be there too” by supporting our drone/orange jumpsuit contingent. Activists are converging from around the country, but the drone can’t pay its own way, and the dramatic postcards for protesters and delegates were not free. $2,000 isn’t much for our dynamic crew to bring a message to the international press. Please kick in $5 or more today.
Anti-war message at the Air & Water Show in Chicago! Cheers to the protesters!
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This Monday, July 23 in Oakland, Barack Obama will speak to a big campaign rally at the Fox Theater raising funds for his candidacy and his program. As he speaks inside the Fox, anti-war protesters will be outside, saying NO to these wars and occupations, NO to the drones, torture, and kill lists — NO MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT MAY BE!
Join World Can’t Wait – Afghans for Peace – Iraq Veterans Against the War – Courage to Resist – Code Pink – Bradley Manning Support Network – and March Forward, to assemble, rally, speak out and march against America’s illegitimate, immoral, horrendous wars and occupations and the whole package of crimes that are part of them.
OBAMA’s FUNDRAISING EVENT: Fox Theater, Telegraph btwn 18th/19th Streets, Oakland. Obama to speak in person. Program time approximately 6 PM-9 PM.
Doors open 4:30 to ticketed guests ($100-$1000’s each).
PEOPLE’S ANTIWAR PROTEST: Bring your signs, your friends, your voice.
Assemble starting at 3:00 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway, Oakland).
March from Oscar Grant Plaza to the Fox Theater
[If you arrive after 3 PM, come as soon as you can, protest will be in the area 3-9 PM]
OUR MESSAGE: War is not an abstraction and lives hang in the balance. These wars mean the escalating, horrendous use of drone warfare as America’s “clean” weapon of choice. The torture known from Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo is reaching new heights at Bagram today (with Guantanamo still open). Massacres of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen are daily routine and do not even usually make the news. Meanwhile, at the White House every Tuesday Obama signs off on a new assassination target list. We demand an end to all this, and we also demand that accused army whistler-blower Bradley Manning be freed, and Hands Off Wikileaks!
SHOULD YOU JOIN THIS PROTEST?
Some say: Don’t protest Obama now, you’ll only aid the lunatic Republicans. We should throw in with the “lesser of two evils” and go from there …
Some say: Obama’s foreign policy and these wars are a negative, but on the positive side he’ll do better for Americans with the economy and health care, so don’t undermine him now …
World Can’t Wait says: WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM! Consider yourself called to action! You’re invited to join us, to act in conscience, to stand with the people assaulted by your government.
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.”