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A live program & international webcast in support of the Spring Days of Action – 2014, a coordinated campaign in
April and May to End Drone Killing, Drone Surveillance and Global
Tahir, film maker, Wounds of Waziristan An independent journalist
reporting on conflict, culture and politics in Pakistan, she has followed the
U.S. drone attacks there for years. Maria
LaHood, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights who
specializes in international human rights litigation, seeking to hold government
officials and corporations accountable for torture, extrajudicial killings, and
war crimes abroad.
Carl Dix, Vietnam War
resister & Revolutionary Communist Party. A leader of protests
against police brutality, stop-and-frisk, & founder, with Cornel West, of
the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
With information from
the Granny Peace Brigade, kNOwdrones and World Can't Wait on what you can do to
in your schools & communities to create a political situation where the U.S.
is forced to back off from using targeted killing in our
Sponsored by kNOwdrones & World Can't Wait, Action for
Justice Committee / The Community Church of New York Unitarian
How Chelsea sees
herself, as interpreted by artist Molly
Chelsea Manning writes:
“I would like to thank all of you for your
support. Without your efforts–including organizing, fundraising, and public
education–my court martial would not have been nearly as visible to the public,
and many of the serious issues in my case would have gone unnoticed...
hope that you will continue supporting my fight for justice. My case impacts
important issues that affect many, if not all Americans. These include the
rights of an accused not to be subjected to harsh and unnecessary pretrial
punishment, the right to a speedy trial, the right to timely and complete access
to relevant evidence held by the government, and the right to a public trial.
Your support for my case going forward can even help to define the limits of
power held by the military’s convening authorities, the Executive Branch, and
the US Government.
A group of
people who have lost loved ones to US drone strikes in Yemen will next week
(Tuesday April 1) launch a national organisation with the aim of supporting
affected communities and highlighting the civilian impact of the covert
programme. Protesting the “Elder Statesman” War
Criminal Henry Kissinger
Kissinger, one of the top war criminals in the world, was invited to Chicago to
give the key note address at a March 20th fund raising dinner for the Illinois
Holocaust Museum. Humanitarian or War Criminal? was the question posed by a
broad coalition of groups, with World Cant Wait Chicago among the core, that
came together to say loudly, War Criminal, a man who deserves to be behind
bars, not dishonoring the memory of all who perished in the Holocaust. Over 40
people came out to deliver that message, including Gay Liberation Network,
Jewish Voice for Peace, 8th Day Center for Justice and more.
Brant Rosen, author of Wrestling in the Daylight and a member of the
rabbinical counsel of Jewish Voice for Peace who could not be present, sent a
message stating, "I cannot understand how a man who was the architect of our
nation's war crimes in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, who was instrumental in the
brutal coup in Chile and other acts of illegal international intervention around
the world could possibly be considered an appropriate speaker at a gathering
that celebrates humanitarianism.
Henry Kissinger has been dogged by
protests any time he appears in public and many of us in Chicago were proud to
continue that trend.
Cheers to “The
California Department of Corrections!”
Thanks to the California Department of Corrections,
which urges transparency in the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners. Or should we
continue to allow the military to hide forced feeding and solitary confinement
because the prisoners aren't "American?" Oh wait, they do that in California to
"American" prisoners, too. See correctionsdepartment.org
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David Petraeus & His Legacy in Iraq & Afghanistan 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Event CUNY Graduate Center 356
5th Avenue NYC
April 3-4Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Strategy Session to Plan an October 2014 month of resistance. John Jay
College. Write for
details. Fri/Saturday April 11-12Emergency
Actions to Stop the War On Women. Contact Stop
Save the date: Friday May 23
Guantanamo is Still NOT Closed Nation-wide protests on the year
anniversary of President Obama's second promise to close it.
Renew your commitment to sustaining the movement
putting humanity and planet the first; sustaining an organization that won’t
stop until the crimes do.
Tho I often feel inundated ... underwater ... overloaded with
email feeds on many issues in my stuffed email In Box, I just wanted to thank
you for the accessible and readable and scannable email you sent "The State of
the 'Union' from the Outside."
Hope to join the February conference call,
especially on extreme cognitive dissonance of Edward Snowden vs.blather about
keeping America "safe" ... and the travesty of left-behinds and hunger strikers
Keep the flame hot!
Regards, Marie M. Upstate
Thanks for the in-depth report on your encounter at
the 'MSA West' conference.
I was amused to find myself surprised that the
Muslim students you described were as ignorant of the drone war as the average
American student is (I suspect without real knowledge) and then realized I was
stereotyping them with the expectation that, as Muslims (and therefore with a
presumably bigger 'dog in the fight') they'd be far more aware of the issues
than your article describes rather than seeing them as just another segment of
the American student population.
Nonetheless, it's evident that WCW did a
great job of consciousness raising at that conference!
I appreciate the
e-mails you (all) send and continue to be proud how you put my small
contribution to work for 'the cause'.
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