On Voting Your Conscience
Announcing World Can't Wait Sustainer Drive
As I've been speaking around the country this spring, I've found many people genuinely agonizing about this election.
I feel their pain. World Can't Wait has not swayed from our principles, in elections years or other times. We will be on the streets, in the classrooms and neighborhoods exposing the wars for empire, the torture, the whole Bush-like direction of the US.
Our message will be consistent. Vote your conscience: support actions against US wars. World Can't Wait sustainers are a special group of committed individuals who give monthly so that this message can consistently get out.
Between July 9-31 join us in this drive to ready our people, materials, and organization for the fall and beyond, when people really need to hear our message that "Humanity and the Planet Come First - Stop the Crimes of Your Government."
You can skip right to the gifts from our friends in the band Outernational, and film maker / activist Dennis Trainor.
Lots of people participated in the call last week where Kevin Gosztola and Ray McGovern discussed the prosecution of Bradley Manning and the extradition request of Julian Assange. Kevin reports that on Monday June 25, the military judge in the Manning case ruled in favor of the defense, for a change in ordering the prosecutors to turn over some information to the defense, an issue that's at the heart of the denial of fair procedure to Manning.
A major concern, if Ecuador grants political asylum to Julian Assange, is that Assange will be arrested by the UK once he steps out of the Ecuadorian Embassy apartment. Read more here from Dennis Loo, of the World Can't Wait Steering Committee: Julian Assange and What is at Stake. Ecuador, which this week announced its military will no longer attend the School of the Americas to be trained in torture, has responded publicly and favorably so far to Assange's case.
We talked about what people can do on the call. In addition to publicizing the information on both cases (and marching in the Pride contingents Sunday), we think showing the Collateral Murder film which was the first Wikileaks release, and for which Manning is being charged -- is a good idea. You can order copies of Collateral Murder. Ray also suggests showing this short documentary: Shooters Walk Free, Whistleblower Jailed.
Protest Obama's Kill List
Thursday, June 28 at Noon
Federal Building, corner of Clinton and Water Streets, Syracuse peacecouncil.net
National Organization for Women Conference Presentation
For Humanity and Our Sisters: End the U.S. Wars of Occupation
Debra Sweet and Elaine Brower, for World Can't Wait, will speak at the National Organization for Women 2012 Convention on Friday June 29. We'll be talking about the effect of US wars of occupation on women in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the U.S. Join us if you're attending.
Todos Somos Illegales:
We love this 4 minute music video from the band Outernational. Please share, spread, comment on it!
An OccuDoc - now available online, full-length!