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Eyes Wide Open

 As you know President Obama is shortly expected to announce an increase in the number of troops sent to Afghanistan. 

Will this expansion...

  • Rebuild the houses, villages and farms destroyed by bombs and artillery?
  • Provide security so that children can attend school?
  • Protect women from rape and other violence perpetrated by war lords and their minions?
  • Staunch the flow of drugs from the country and the drug lords (and others) who profit from them?
  • Provide food and basic medical necessities for all?
  • Make the world a more secure and peaceful place?
The obvious answer is NOT at all LIKELY!
Will the expansion ...
  • Increase the flow of refugees to camps in overburdened cities?
  • Increase the number of Afghanis held in "indefinite detention" in US-run prisons?
  • Increase manyfold the number of civilian deaths?
  • Cement the direction that the US has taken in the Middle East and that may very well end in disaster for the world as we have known it?
The obvious answer is VERY Likely!
We are the people responsible for ending the wars!  Since it seems likely that Obama will not announce the expansion until very near Thanksgiving, we must act immediately to demand not expansion but withdrawal from Afghanistan.
World Can't Wait Plans an "Eyes Wide Open" Exhibit This Weekend!
We have requested permits and expect to be in Washington Square on Saturday or Sunday and in Times Square on Monday.  A confirming e-mail will follow.
Bring signs or other representations of opposition to the expansion of the war.
Saturday or Sunday November 14 or 15
Washington Square Park 1-5 pm


Surge of Support Needed: $5,000 in 48 Hours

By Debra Sweet

World Can't Wait has been able to do some amazing things while operating on a shoestring budget.

We've organized War Criminals Watch protests, disrupting business as usual in Grand Central Station, New York, and hounding war criminals like Karl Rove and John Yoo.

We've mobilized to support the targeted abortion doctor in Nevada, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, after his colleague, Dr. George Tiller, was murdered.

We broke into national news - twice this year - with large protests shutting down the military's new video-game based recruitment center in Philadelphia.
We organized the We Are Not Your Soldiers speaking tour, taking the brutal truth about the reality of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to high school students in their classrooms.
We're leading visible resistance this coming week, the start of the ninth year of the war and occupation of Afghanistan. 
While we don't operate on a shoestring out of principle… even a shoestring wears out!

Donate this coming Monday and Tuesday towards our goal of $5,000 in 48 hours. This will sustain this national movement and its website and office through the fall and enable World Can't Wait to continue and grow this much-needed resistance movement.

Think of all the amazing things done with so little (and compare but don't despair at the enormous cost of death and destruction your tax dollars are financing now to the tune of $915 billion!).

Sign up for this online event and write why you want to see a surge of resistance this fall. Invite your friends to join us, either on our website or on Facebook.


Main Calls to Action


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.