Going Forward to Stop the Crimes of Our Government

Going Forward to Stop the Crimes of Our Government 
The World Can’t Wait
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National meeting of The World Can’t Wait Nov 22/23 Chicago
Register Here  or call 866 973 4463
Be part of analyzing the new political situation we’re in, deciding how World Can’t Wait will go forward, and making immediate plans to confront the crimes of your government.
Join Ongoing World Can’t Wait efforts:
NO torture in our names – Dismantle the US torture state and FIRE John Yoo, the author of the "torture memos" in the Bush White House, now at UC Berkeley Law School.
"We Are Not Your Soldiers" Tour to high school classrooms, resisting military recruiting beginning Nov 19, Atlanta!"
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I was on 125th Street in Harlem Tuesday night, and down through Manhattan until late, among people dancing in the streets, honking horns, blocking streets with joy at the election of Barack Obama. 
As we promised, World Can’t Wait was at Grant Park (left, with banner reading, "No More Wars for Empire") and other locations around the country, talking with people, experiencing the moment, and yes…arguing with and learning from people on what they think Obama will change. My favorite moment was an exchange with an African American woman, age 75.  I was wearing the orange "no attack on Iran" t-shirt.  She pointed to it and said, "I see you haven’t drunk the kool-aid…You know, that’s what Obama wants to do!"
The World Can’t Wait!  Stop the Crimes of Your Government!
People are dancing with joy to see Republicans voted out after the 8 miserable years under the Bush regime. Many are placing huge hope in Obama’s election.
But, based on what president-elect Obama says, and who he has already chosen for his team, he will preside over changes we don’t want and shouldn’t get sucked into supporting.
Some hard facts & questions:
What is there to celebrate in an Obama presidency? Making us feel good about the country again when Obama is trying to unite us to behind what he calls "the good war" in Afghanistan?  While people in the US were lining up to vote, a US air strike on an Afghan wedding party killed 34 civilians.  Another strike killed 7 more yesterday.
Obama, the "anti-war" candidate, wants to leave 50 to 80,000 troops in Iraq, and move more combat brigades to Afghanistan.  He promises to increase the US military by 92,000, ready to project American empire further on the lives of kids in high school now. Obama proposed sending drones and special forces into Pakistan – a sovereign country – and the Bush regime secretly began attacks on Pakistan in July, which have killed scores of civilians, as part of the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war.
How could we celebrate "national unity" when Obama’s vote for the FISA law opens the way for unprecedented political repression and spying on the people?  People expected Obama, who taught Constitutional law, to protect their rights, but Obama went out of his way to make an unpopular vote to bolster the "war on terror" and set the basis for expanded political repression.  He voted for an amended USA PATRIOT Act that had more draconian curbs on political protest than the 2001 version.
How can we feel Obama is "for the people" when he put all his backing behind the bailout of Wall Street banks, but tells the people only to have faith in their leaders? When he supports the notoriously racist death penalty, and blames Black people themselves for the huge prison population?  When he finds "common ground" with the most rabid Christian fundamentalist plans to do away with abortion and gay marriage?  The ban on gay marriage passed in California, benefiting from Obama’s expressed opposition to gay marriage.
In the face of huge crimes perpetrated by the Bush regime,.Obama said, "I think you reserve impeachment for grave, grave breaches, and intentional breaches of the president’s authority." 
There is a responsibility and a way for us to act:
This is not the time to "wait and see" what Obama will do after January 20, or after 6 months or a year…or never, because if he does what’s in the peoples’ interests he won’t be re-elected? He’s telling us what he will do, and the worst thing would be to get passive in the face of more crimes being done in our name.
There is a force to join with that will firmly oppose this program.  World Can’t Wait will be here, organizing a movement of resistance with a realistic aim — to bring these crimes and this whole direction to a stop. If you don’t want to join us now, remember what we’re saying, and when it does become clear to you that the crimes of your government – not matter who is president — have to be stopped, join with the kind of movement that CAN make that happen.
Only the independent action of the people can create the conditions where those in power can be forced to act in accordance with our demands.  This is the change we can believe in.
Stop thinking like an American, and start thinking like someone who cares for the whole planet.
Join the World Can’t Wait.
Support the "We Are Not Your Soldiers" tour of high schools in opposing military recruiters. 
Join the demand to end torture and dismiss, disbar and prosecute John Yoo and other high Bush administration officials for war crimes. 
Attend the national meeting of The World Can’t Wait Nov 22/23 Chicago. 
Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime
 
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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