By Debra Sweet
"Peace of the Action" starts Monday, March 15 near the Washington Monument as an ongoing protest to demand that the occupations of Iraq & Afghanistan end. Cindy Sheehan was in New York recently with Chelsea Neighbors for Peace, calling on people to participate in its first action, Camp OUT NOW. I will be speaking there on Wednesday March 17, with David Swanson on the need for prosecution of war crimes.
Cindy’s new book, Myth America II is online. She includes World Can’t Wait in acknowledgements as a group that has made her life easier over this past year and thanks "Debra Sweet from World Can’t Wait for being the unwavering moral backbone of this movement and my support ‘group’ when I was at my all-time Obama-lowest."
Cindy and the thousands of people protesting Saturday, March 20 against Obama’s wars, including World Can’t Wait, are pushing to make history and change the disastrous direction the U.S. government is pursuing. Find flyers & post your event. Actions in Washington DC, Chicago, Charlottesville VA, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles. Sign up on Facebook.
The World Can’t Wait’s sustainer fund drive runs through March 15. We can and must fulfill our goal of reaching monthly expenses to strengthen the national resistance to the crimes of our government. You can sign up here at any level you choose.
From other World Can’t Wait leaders:
Dennis Loo: If Obama’s Been a Disappointment…
World Can’t Wait has acted on and fought for the fundamental truth that only the independent, autonomous actions of the people taking direct action can bring the fulfillment of these preceding, critical goals and constantly warned that easier "solutions" such as electoral politics on behalf of politicians promising to be our saviors are no solutions at all. World Can’t Wait needs your support this weekend. It operates on a shoe string budget and does amazing things.
Emma Kaplan: Why I am Not Disappointed in Obama…
World Can’t Wait is an organization that is willing to and can lead people to do this. We need to reach the millions of people that are out there who didn’t get our message before the election, to those who weren’t ready to hear and to those who are now waking up. We need to fight to bring forward a competiting moral authority that is not made up of racists and religious teabaggers. This is something that Obama never claimed to do and something that the Democratic party will never do.
This is something that World Can’t Wait IS pledging to do.
Jill McLaughlin: Pass the Hat Kind of Music For The People Of The World…
I believe that anyone who cares about humanity can be a part of this movement whether through being an activist/organizer, volunteering in our national office, or being a financial supporter. All of it is precious, all of us are precious, and it all needs and can be built upon to build a movement that will stop the crimes of our government.