The Expanding War on the World

Teaching Peace: We Are Not Your Soldiers Visits NYC High Schools to Reveal Devastation Caused by U.S. Military

World Can't Wait National Office Staff | June 3, 2016

Visit We Are Not Your Soldiers for more information or to schedule a speaking engagement at your school.

wanys2Have you killed before?” a wide-eyed student asked him. Jeremy answered that he never pulled the trigger, but he does regret every day, every hour, the role he played in death and suffering.

Jeremy is a young, tall, green-eyed ex-Marine officer. His life was very good; his Connecticut town wealthy, educated. On his way to a college class in 2001, he saw everyone crying. A large screen showed the second tower falling. At that moment, he felt a powerful solidarity with other Americans. His grandfather was an Iwo Jima veteran. After 9/11, Jeremy experienced national pride, and in 2006, he signed up.


A Vote for the Democrats Would Be a Vote for War Crimes

Revolution Newspaper | May 2, 2016

24hillary-lede-superJumbo-v5The New York Times ran a feature, "How Hillary Became a Hawk," in its magazine May 1, 5 years after Obama & Clinton cheered on the killing of Osama bin Laden and his family members. "Throughout her career she has displayed instincts on foreign policy that are more aggressive than those of President Obama — and most Democrats," they say.

What does that tell us about what's coming? fills out examples that the Times article does not.


Quiz: What is Most Needed in the World Now?

Debra Sweet | March 28, 2016

Quiz: what is most needed in the world now is:

1. Unjust, immoral and illegitimate war of terror by the U.S. carried out against 7 countries in our name, along with torture and mass surveillance.


We Were Baby Killers for U.S. Imperialism

Revolution Newspaper | February 15, 2016

My Lai massacreI am writing to because this is the one place that consistently stands with the people of the world against all forms of oppression and for a radically different and far better world. The reason for this letter is the current wave of patriotism, using America’s soldiers and veterans to justify every conceivable crime and atrocity being carried out by the “troops,” i.e., the U.S. military.


Playing Games with War Deaths

Nicolas J S Davies |
There’s a double standard in how the U.S. mainstream media reports civilian deaths depending if the U.S. military is fighting the wars or not, accepting absurdly low numbers when the U.S. is at fault and hyping death tolls when “enemies” are involved, a manipulation of human tragedy, says Nicolas J S Davies.


How many people have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia? On Nov. 18, a UN press briefing on the war in Yemen declared authoritatively that it had so far killed 5,700 people, including 830 women and children. But how precise are these figures, what are they based on, and what relation are they likely to bear to the true numbers of people killed?


The 2011 U.S.-NATO War Helped Turn Libya Into Hell on Earth: Now the Imperialists Are Preparing to Wage War Again

By Larry Everest | February 1, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |

400 mediter Focus-LIBYA-METhe rulers of the U.S. empire are once again facing new difficulties and challenges in the greater Middle East region. Once again they feel compelled to escalate their military intervention—even though their own aggression contributed in a major way to the difficulties they now face, and even as they have few good options and no certain path to victory. Their invasions and bombing campaigns create incredible suffering for the masses of people—something hardly ever discussed in the ruling class’ media. And their invasions exacerbate the global clash between Western imperialism and reactionary Islamic Jihad.


YES, This IS the United States of America—We Need to Move Beyond That in the Interests of Humanity

Revolution Newspaper | December 21, 2015

On December 10, a full-page ad appeared in the New York Times under the headline, “IS THIS AMERICA?” with a large image of an American flag at half-mast in the background. The ad calls out:


How to Stand Up to Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Help the Refugees: Act to Stop the Crimes of Our Government

Jill McLaughlin | December 20, 2015

Recently I have noticed a lot of good sentiment all over social media around the need for people to take a stand against anti-Muslim bigotry. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino there has been a frightening rise in attacks against Muslims here in the U.S. and Europe. You can read for yourselves about this disturbing trend from a piece by Glenn Greenwald or in this piece on Alternet.


Human Rights Day: "America;" ISIS & Trump

Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait | December 10th 2015

Human rights day gets smugly celebrated by those who run this country as a day to call on the failures of societies with which the U.S. is not allied.  China, Venezuela, Iran -- bad.  No mention of Saudi Arabia, Israel, or, for that matter, the United States where 42% of people on death row are African American, while the population is only 12% African American.



Warsan Shire | December 10, 2015

A-Syrian-refugee-holding-009-640x384no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well


World Can't Wait Initiates Protest to STOP U.S. War

World Can't Wait, SF Bay Chapter | November 22, 2015

SF-bullhorn-Nov222015A week after the terrorist attack in Paris, a crucial protest demonstration took to the City Hall steps in San Francisco. Over 40 people held a speak-out and press conference to demand: Break the Silence! No More War on Syria and Beyond! Stop the Air Strikes and Targeted Killing NOW!



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.