World Can't Wait, OHIO

World Can't Wait is organizing people living in the United States to take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration. We seek to create a political situation where the Bush administration's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking U.S. society is reversed.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Wednesday March 19: 5 Years of Illegitimate War! End It! Drive the War Criminals from Office!
World Can't Wait calls on everyone to get into the streets and PROTEST, demanding an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. Download materials here.
In Cleveland:
Thursday, March 20th 2008, 4 pm

Student Walk Out/March and Rally to Commemorate 5th Anniversary of IraqWar/Occupation
Cleveland Public Square

Join local chapters of students for a democratic society (Lakeland CC,Cleveland State and Shaker Heights High School) and other local peacegroups, including NOAC, for a march starting at the Cleveland Veterans Memorial Public Square and ending at George Voinovich's office. Please circulate to Cleveland Area members!!

in solidarity Libby Klancher440.488.6778

March 19th will mark the beginning of the 6th year of the U.S. occupation ofIraq. Enough is enough! CODEPINK, along with a coalition of peace and social justice groups are organizing creative, nonviolent acts of civil disobedience across the country and in Cleveland. Our actions complement those taking place at one of multiple sites, illustrating the real costs ofwar and offering visions for a more just and sustainable world, a world at peace.

If you want to help send a message to our representatives that 5 years is too many, join us at University Circle Arabica on Friday, March 7th at 8 pm. We will be discussing and creating banner drops over local highways in the Clevelandarea on Wednesday, March 19th to mark this horrific anniversary. 11300 Juniper Road, Cleveland, OH 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Please join us on Friday at University Circle Arabica!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Upcoming meetings for Columbus, Ohio chapter of World Can't Wait

Sunday, February 17
Sunday, March 16th

Both meetings will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Northwood-High Building
2231 North High Street, in conference room 100.

Off SR 315, take the Lane Ave. exit South towards High Street; go left on High St.; at the first light(Northood), take a left; take your first left into the parking lot. Ample free and secure parking.

Both meetings will focus on upcoming events: teach-ins; lectures and most importantly, strategic planning for the March 19th demonstration in Columbus, Ohio on the 5th year of the illegal war against the occupied people of Iraq. Meet up time/location, WCW Burning Globe posters needed by participants; two volunteers needed to carry chapter banner.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wear & Display Orange Jan. 11th

World Can't Wait is part of Shut Down Guantanamo, a protest at the White House led by Amnesty International and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, followed by a Guantanamo Prisoner Procession to the Supreme Court, and a funereal ceremony remembering the four men who died in custody at Guantanamo, and mourning the death of Habeas Corpus.

In Cleveland this Friday, January 11
5 pm: Gather on Coventry, in Cleveland Heights Look for people wearing orange, including orange jumpsuits, and holding a big NO TORTURE banner
7 pm: Come hear the voice of the voiceless at a reading from the collection "Poems from Guantánamo: the Detainees Speak." This reading is to commemorate six years of unlawful detention of humyn beings at the United States run detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

WHO: Concerned humyns for humyn rights
WHAT: Poetry reading
WHEN: Friday, 01.11.08, 7 pm
WHERE: Mac's Backs Paperbacks, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland, 44118
WHY: We are a civilized people who believe in the rule of law

Monday, December 17, 2007

Declare it Now! house party in Columbus
Sunday, January 6

A groundswell of orange, assisted and amplified by the voices of prominent people and musicians wearing and promoting orange on TV, radio, and on stage at concerts can break people out of this conundrum where millions are just furious but still numbed and rendered inactive by the complicity of the loyal opposition Party and by the anaesthetizing effects of the presidential elections.

"Declare It Now" House Party in Columbus
Sunday, January 6th, 2008
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Northwood-High Building at 2231 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio (near Lane Ave. & Ohio State) in conf room 100.

This event is to increase awareness of the’ declare it now’ campaign. Orange gear will be available for a nominal donation. There will be a 50/50 raffle and light refreshments will be available. A chapter member will be doing a presentation on torture. Donations will be solicited during this event. This event is a fundraiser for both the national office of World Can’t Wait and the chapter with each to recieve 50% of all monies raised. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENT; WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE, MAIL A CHECK MADE OUT TO WORLD CAN’T WAIT, AND MAIL IT TO STEVE VARGO, 1150 FARMHURST COURT, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43204. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL; NO AMOUNT IS TOO LARGE. Contact

Saturday, November 17, 2007

upcoming in Cleveland and Columbus

Cleveland- Wed. Nov 28
Hear Author Larry Everest
The hour is getting late...Why a U.S. Attack on Iran Must be Stopped
Wednesday, Nov 28 at 7 pm
Macs Backs, 1820 Coventry Rd in Cleveland Hts.
Who REALLY Holds the People of the World Nuclear Hostage?
McWorld/McCrusade versus Jihad, and the Need to Bring Forward Another Way
What Will It Take to Stop the War?
Larry Everest is the author of "Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda" (Common Courage 2004). He has covered the Middle East and Central Asia for over 25 years for Revolution newspaper and other publications, reporting from Iran, Iraq, Palestine and India. Everest traveled to Iran in 1979 and 1980, shortly after the revolution, interviewed Islamic militants holding the U.S. Embassy, and reported from Iranian Kurdistan. He testified before the 2005 World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul, and helped organize the 2005-2006 Bush Crimes Commission. He's a contributor to "Impeach the President - the Case Against Bush and Cheney" from 7 Stories Press. His recent articles can be found at, including his 9-part series —“The U.S. & Iran: A History of Imperialist Domination, Intrigue and Intervention” at

Mr. Everest is appearing in Cleveland to support Revolution newspaper’s Expansion and $500,000 Fund Drive. Donations welcomed!


Colombus- Sun. Dec 9
World Can't Wait Chapter meeting
Sunday, Dec. 9th
1-2:30 p.m.
Northwood-High Building in conf. room 100 at 2231 North High Street, near OSU & Lane Ave.

Discussion and agenda to focus on chapter direction for 2008; how to get beyond, 'preaching to the choir' uses for Iran quiz; survey results. contact or visit

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Columbus World Can't Wait meeting

Sunday, November 18th
chapter meeting of the Columbus chapter of World Can't Wait
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Northwood-high Building (near OSO/Lane Ave.) at 2231 North High Street.
Ample free and secure parking.

Agenda: continuing disussion of the direction that the chapter will take in 2008. Please read and be prepared to discuss, Debra Sweet's report on the national meeting distributed at the last meeting and/or mailed to you; go to and under 'wcw steering committee orientation for Islamo-Fascism Awareness week, CLICK ON 'TAKE THE IRAN QUIZ.' ***PC, this is a good item(like declare it now wear orange)to post on our chapter website. We will have discussion on this quiz: is this a tool we can or want to use? If so, how can it best be used? Do we want to canvass local colleges with clipboards and have interested people take the quiz? We could give each person who takes it, another copy of it to take with them. We could also use this opportunity to distribute our chapter pamphlet. ONLINE DISCUSSION ON ANY AGENDA ITEMS TO VARGO.CHE@HOTMAIL.COM

Thursday, October 11, 2007

We urge you to attend the following events in Cleveland this month
October 2007 The World Can’t Wait (for us to act) Plans to Drive Out the Bush Regime

Wednesday, Oct 17
Detainee Rights Demonstration

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Federal Building, East 9th Street & Lakeside, downtown

10.17 is the one year anniversary of the Military Commissions Act, stripping the right of habeas corpus from "unlawful enemy combatants." This demonstration is a public rejection of the act, as well as a promotion of humyn rights for everybody, everywhere. Concerned Humyns for Humyn Rights will host an open mic and then lead a march through downtown Cleveland to the Federal Courthouse.
**If you feel so inclined, please feel free to wear an orange jumpsuit or just the color orange to highlight why we are marching.

Monday, Oct 22
"YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance."
National Day Against Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation
5 pm: Meet at Luke Easter Park in the parking lot near the corner of MLK and Kinsman (Across the street from Zelma George Rec Center.)

THIS IS GREATER CLEVELAND'S OWN JENA 6 MARCH AGAINST INJUSTICE, EXCESSIVECHARGES AND SENTENCING, MISTREATMENT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, ETC. We will march down Kinsman to the 4th District, which is the home of many whohave killed, abused, assaulted and verbally mistreated our citizens.

MARCH FOR: Eren Beyah, Brandon McCloud, Terrance Allen, Angelo Miller, Henry Bell, Devonte Jackson, LaRoy Renshaw, Arlington Wilson, Stanley Strnad, Keith Moore, Ricardo Mason, James Rhodes, Darnell Davis, Richard Jacobs, Guy Wills, Cedric Wynn, Jean Hankins, Frances Pugh, Brandon Robinson, Craig Bickerstaff, Crenshaw, Horton, Wilson, Robert Sutton, Kenny Phillips, and others. Bring pictures of loved ones who have been killed or abused. Bring signs for fair and equal treatment under the law.

If you have any questions, please call Bill Swain at 374.0682; Art McKoy at326.5619, Alvin Brooks at 832.7369; Calvin Brooks at 849.1436; or Judy Martin at 990.0679(c). (October 22 Organization, Revolutionary Communist Party, Black On BlackCrime, Inc., Survivors/Victims Of Tragedy, Inc., FOCUS, NIA.)


Saturday, Oct 27
"YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. "
Buses from Cleveland to Chicago for the National Mobilization to End the War in Iraq!

This is a regional Action in Chicago, Illinois- 1 of 11 Massive Demonstrations for Peace in Boston, Chicago, Jonesborough, Tenn., Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Buses from Cleveland to Chicago depart Saturday, October 27, 2007, 7:00 a.m., Laborer’s Hall (3250 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland) returning Sunday, October 28th, early morning. Seats are $45 per person. Some financial help may be available. For reservations, call 216-736-4716, or e-mail: . You can also download and mail a reservation form with your check at . Just follow the mailing instructions on the reservation form.