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, September 28, 2006

World Can't Wait on the Radio: Friday, Sept 29
Listen to an interview with World Can't Wait at 6:20 pm onWRUW 91.1,"Guerilla Radio"

Another Oct 5 protest just added in Ohio!

12 Noon - 8:00 p.m.

on Putman St in front of City Building
Join our day of resistance against the Bush Regime. Defend our right of habeus corpus, stop the war and torture.
Call to help organize or for more details.

Other Ohio protests planned in Cleveland, Columbus, Huber Heights and Oxford.

It's not too late to organize your own protest, wherever you are.
The number of protests planned nationally has doubled since last week. We're now up to 115!
View all and post your own event here!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Cleveland organizing meeting for October 5
Sunday, October 1
1 pm
C-Space, corner of W. 44th & Clark Ave

What will it take to make October 5 a turning point in history?

This is the final week before Oct 5, a day of mass resistance to the Bush regime.
There are now over 80 cities around the country that will be partof this movement!
See an article on World Can't Wait Cleveland in the Free Times.

The organizing meeting on Sunday will be exactly ORGANIZE for the last days until Oct 5, what the day itself will look like, and what you can do to make this happen! We will have lots of lots of organizing materials that you can take with you--fliers, stickers, posters, banners,and more.

*What schools are planning walkouts? Can you organize at your school fora walkout?
*Who wants to get up Oct 5 banners over freeways all over northeast Ohio?
*Who can take stacks of fliers to colleges, high schools, movies, on buses, trains, barbershops, laundromats, and more?
*Who can send out announcements to all their friends and associates in these last days and get them to the protest? Who wants to do phonebanking, to activate all the people we've met in the last few months?
*Who can help wake people up to the sights and sounds of October 5th? Banner drops, giant public art, poster lines along commute lanes, flyering busses and trains, radio news, soundtrucks, building the heart and determination to make this truly a day of mass political resistance.
*Who wants to organize a car caravan from their suburb or town to the rally downtown on the 5th? Get your friends, people from school, workplace, congregation or neighborhood to meet at a pre-determined time andspot, decorate your cars, and be a traveling advertisement.
*Who can organize a 'specialty' contingent (ie: librarians or a school or club) to march to the rally site together, with their own banners, signs and chants? Or getting people to line E. 9th with signs and noisemakers? Or during the rally to organize others to go out into communities calling on people to 'join us,' bringing back more people for the 4 pm March?
*Who can help set up the rally site and help with set up, transport, and clean up?


And join us in our Outreach plans from now through Sunday:

Thursday--Jonathan Kozol speaks in Cleveland (noted author and educator and signer to the World Can't Wait Call)
3 pm at Cleveland State University, Drinko Hall in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave
7 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue

Friday and Saturday--Join us at the WeCount 2006 Conference:
A Conference about Fair Elections and Democracy
At the Cuyahoga Community College, metro campus
Friday from 6pm to 10pm (Theater)
Saturday from 9am to 9pm (SC10, Theater)

2 pm Film Showing: "Iraq for Sale"
Enclave Coffee house, 4124 Erie St, Willoughby
8 pm Victoria Parks performs, singer/songwriter from Columbus
Enclave Coffee house, 4124 Erie St, Willoughby

**Funds urgently needed for local rally and materials: $3,000
Checks or money orders to:
World Can't Wait
PO Box 609034
Cleveland OH 44109

Contact us at 216-633-6200

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

9 days til Oct 5...

Day of Mass Resistance to the Bush Regime

In more than 80 cities around the country, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us - making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

Where will you be? What will you be doing?

No School, No Work...

In Cleveland:

Join us at the 'Free Stamp' in Willard Park, E.9th & Lakeside

Noon - 8 pm

We will set up a "Camp Creative Resistance," right across from the Federal Building.

All day: art, musicians, speakers, poets, drum circles, and more.

March at 4 pm: through downtown and ringing the Federal Building with people, banners and yellow "crime scene" tape: this is where Crimes Against Humanity are being committed!

Some of the speakers and performers at Camp Creative Resistance:

Carlos Jones, Reggae Musician; Bob Fitrakis, Ohio Green Pary Gubenatorial Candidate; Julia Shearson, Council on Islamic American Relations; E&J NTOXICATED, Ghetto Wisdom; Farhad Sethna, immigration attorney and patriotic American; Jamie Kilstein, Slam Poet and Author; Drumplay; Mark Kuhar, poet; Chicahua Necahual, Mexican Freedom Fighter, writer, and poet; Katie Daley, poet; Terry Provost, poet; Don Bryant, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network; Jack McGuane, poet laureate of Lakewood OH; Zach; Vicky Boatright,artist, and more



Sunday, September 24, 2006


In 11 days, people in Cleveland will be joining with tens and tens of thousands around the country to "Bring This to a Halt." Many people have newly joined this movement, and are taking part in building for this day of mass resistance against the Bush regime.

Fliers are being distributed by the thousands, hand to hand, stacks left at coffee houses and barber shops, in high schools and galleries, at concerts and on buses; close to 4,000 stickers have already gotten up and out in just a few days. People have heard psa's played on college radio, and our ads have been seen in USA Today and the Free Times. Thousands of dollars have been raised locally to contribute to all this. People are posting Oct 5 announcements on their blogs and websites, and sending announcements to their listserves. Momentum is building towards Oct 5!

We need to keep it up, and expand it geometrically...and you can be part of doing that. Download the fliers and stickers on the website; organize a walkout at your school, post on myspace and your blogs, play the psa's, join a phonebanking team.

We also need to start preparing for THE DAY itself. Many people have come forward to add their voice to the rally (see updated list below). We have all the proper permits from the city. Some of us are already working coordinating and working with the speakers and perfomers; security; insurance; equipment rentals; MC'ing, donations, and more.

If you can let us use your sound equipment, generator, or stage for Oct 5, please contact us immidiately!

There are many crucial tasks that still need to be done to make Oct 5 a success. We need volunteers to take up tasks for the rally and march. Please look over the list below, recruit your friends and associates to help out, and let us know what you can do.

Contact us at

There will be a volunteer coordinator to work with and assist all who volunteer and making sure they know what they'll be doing on Oct 5. ALL VOLUNTEERS are asked to meet
next Sunday Sept 30 at 1 pm at C-Space (W. 44th & Clark Ave.)

If you don't feel you can volunteer at this time, there is a very important way that you can contribute to October 5: we still need to raise thousands of dollars locally to pay for the cost of local advertising, printing materials (fliers, posters, stickers), rental of equipment for the rally (stage, sound, insurance, etc). We need a minimum of $3,000.
Please send checks to: World Can't Wait PO Box 609034 Cleveland OH 44109

VOLUNTEER TASKS: this list in not all inclusive; if there's something else you want to volunteer for, just let us know.

1. Pick up crew: equipment and transport to rally site, ie: sound system, stage, tents, banners, signs, tables, chairs, trash cans, etc.

2. Set up crew: set up the above at the site, including sound, decorating with banners, art displays, etc

3. Equipment: to call around and rent sound system, stage, generator, bullhorns

4. Shoppers: for banner material, umbrellas (parasols for peace), paint, brushes

5. March leaders: making sure signs are distributed before march, knowing the route, leading chants, crime scene tape street theatre as we go around the federal building

6. Clean-up crew: 4-6 garbage cans / heafty bags to site, pick up trash, load into truck at end of day take to landfill/dumpsters

7. Break down crew: stage, sound system, and return to rental places

Endless Wars! Torture! Katrina! Theocracy! Bring this to a Halt!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

11 days until Oct 5

We have tons of materials: fliers, stickers, posters, etc. Let's get them out there. To get materials, contact us or download flier, sticker

What You Can Do On Your Own Time

*download the fliers and stickers (above): distribute them at school, work, neighborhoods, etc.
*post announcements on myspace, facebook, blogs, listserves, websites; including video on youtube
*Buy an All Day RTA Pass and ride the busses and trains getting out flyers, stickers, etc as well as talking to people about coming out on the 5th and getting contact information
*When you are at a movie, show up early and put flyers in seats. Pass around a contact sheet just before the movie begins.
*When eating out, shopping, going to the library, etc. always look for a community bulletin board A
sk business owners, librarians, etc. to take a stack of flyers to set out.

very important: we need to establish locations that can be "official WCW materials pick up spots" throughout the area. Talk to your local coffee shop, record store, library branch, church, etc and set it up with them. Once you've established a pick up spot:

*Let us know so it can be publicized

*Make sure you keep the place stocked with material and ask them how it's going

Banner and sign making party for October 5 protests Sunday from 1-5 pm
C-Space, w. 44th & Clark Ave
needed: donations; art supplies, paint, brushes, material, sheets, plastic sheeting, umbrellas
Creative Ideas and Participation!

Thursday, October 5 in Ohio
No matter where you are in Ohio, hold your own protest...and let us know. Big city, small town, rural area, college or high school. We'll post it here.

just added: Oxford, OH!
All day
The park on high street
We're organizing a protest for World Can't wait in Oxford, OH, home of Miami University.
We're still getting things figured out, but something will happen.

Noon- 8 pm
Free Stamp at Willard Park, E. 9th & Lakeside

Across from the Federal Building, downtown
We will set up a "Camp Creative Resistance," right across from the Federal Building.
There will be art, musicians, speakers, poets, an open mic, drum circles, and more.

We will March! and ring the Federal Building with people, banners and yellow "crime scene" tape: this is where Crimes Against Humanity are being committed!

Speakers and performers at Camp Creative Resistance:
Carlos Jones, reggae musician; Bob Fitrakis, Ohio Green Party Candidate for Governor; Julia Shearson, Council on Islamic American Relations; E&J NTOXICATED, Ghetto Wisdom; Farhad Sethna, immigration attorney and patriotic American; Jamie Kilstein, Slam Poet and Author; Drumplay; Mark Kuhar, poet; Chicahua Necahual, Mexican poet and activist; Katie Daley, poet ; Terry Provost, poet; Jack McGuane, poet; Zach, musician; Vicky Boatright, artist; Alex from EarthRhythms; and more...


10 am- World Can't Wait will be participating in a press conference with the Central Ohio Peace Network on the steps of the Franklin County Board of Election (280 E. Broad St)
noon- 4 pm Statehouse, at Broad & High
4 pm March from Statehouse to Federal Building (200 No. High St, at Spring)

Huber Heights (near Dayton)
Community Park
(across from Wayne High School)
I'm walking out of Wayne high school with some friends and we're going to sit across the street at community park and protest the bush administration. Im going to try to get the news involved...if anyone else has any better/other ideas for what to do here, e-mail me and im def. down.

Funds urgently needed for national and local publicity, Oct 5 events, and more.
click on logo to donate nationally
In Cleveland and Columbus: send checks or money orders to: World Can't Wait PO Box 609034 Cleveland OH 44109

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Declaration of Peace – Days of Action
Thursday Sept 21- Thursday, Sept 27
co-sponsored by World Can’t Wait – Cleveland, NOAC and many others

9/21 - International Day of Peace:
YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.

Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Peace Memorial fountain (Key Plaza)
Evening: Nakaia Wellness Center, 3984 Kent Rd, Stow 330-686-2979
Holding an International Peace Day Peace Party. We are offering dinner and will show "Peace X Peace: Women in the Frontlines." Dinner begins at 6:30. $4 for dinner and movie (RSVP for dinner)

9/22 - YOUR GOVERNMENT is openly torturing people, and justifying it.
Federal Building - noon to 2:00 p.m. – Theme: Guantanamo – Shut it Down!
An Evening for Peace - Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC, 2592 W. 14th Street
(across from Lincoln Park in Tremont) Cleveland, OH, 44113
A concert with Jerry Douglas Legget, singer, songwriter and peace activist, with special performance by Carla Monzo of the Antaeus Dance Company. Local newscaster Leon Bibb will be the MC. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow. Ample parking available on the street and across from the church.
Also, Stephen Miles, Author of Oath Betrayed.. Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror speaks in Oberlin - 4:00 p.m. William A. Moffett Auditorium at Mudd Library, Oberlin College. At 8:00 p.m. First Church Oberlin - Dr. Miles documents the role of U.S. Medical Personnel in the widespread torture of detainees by the U.S. in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo

9/23 - YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.
A New Enlightenment: Rational Discourse in Today's World Conference
Sheraton Independence Hotel, 5300 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131
Featured Speaker: Chris Mooney author of The Republican War on Science
9:00 am- 4:00 pm – Cost $60 in advance / $65 regular registration
Also, Weekly Peace Vigil at West Side Market – 11:00 a.m. to noon
Movie Showing – "Why We Fight" – Enclave Cofee Shop in Willoughby at 2:00 p.m.

9/24 - YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.
Northwest Ohio Antiwar Coalition,
An all day walk for justice,peace and democracy thrue Cleveland Ohio. Proposed date, Sunday,September24, linking all inner city churches along the way to Cleveland Public Sq.

9/25 - YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.
65th and Detroit - noon to 2:00
Evening - Showing of Katrina Film - TBA

9/26 - YOUR GOVERNMENT puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.
Noon - 2:00 p.m. - Federal Building
Evening - Wheels of Justice Tour, Presentation/Discussion featuring Elce Redmond and Dan McGowan
C-Space, 4323 Clark Ave. on the Near West Side, Cleveland, OH 44109
contact: Oren Casdi (216) 631-2233

9/27 - YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.
Public Square - noon to 2:00 p.m. with literature regarding Blackwell’s desire to ban abortions even when the women's life is in jeopardy.
Also, Evening – Wheels of Justice Tour, Presentation/Discussion featuring Elce Redmond and Dan McGowan
St. Joseph Center in Cleveland, 3430 Rocky River Drive on the west side of Cleveland
Presentation/Discussion by:Elce Redmond and Dr. Dan McGowan
contact: Brian Fry,

Monday, September 11, 2006

*Listen to new psa for Oct 5!
Recorded by Carlos Jones,
Cleveland area Reggae musician and signer of the World Can't Wait call
Get it out to any dj's you know, make copies, post to blogs and websites, send out to your e-lists, play it at coffee houses, at school, at work, etc.

*Look for our ads in the Free Times!
Sept 13 (this week!), Sept 20, and Sept 27

Massively getting into the media is going to lift up our reach to the millions in this country for October 5; to the people who who are deeply distressed over the direction in which the Bush regime is dragging the country - and the world... All the people who are outraged over the way in which this regime is arrogantly seeking to bludgeon into submission people in the Middle East, and throughout the world, while trampling on the rights of the people in the U.S. itself...

World Can't Wait is planning on publishing a FULL PAGE AD in USA TODAY (the largest circulated daily in the country) on Sept 19, When Bush shows up at the United Nations with his sights set on perpetrating another huge crime-war on Iran-actions and ads must be everywhere.

In Northeast Ohio, we would also like to get ads in the Call & Post, Al Sahafa, Homeless Grapevine, campuses papers, and more.

The ads in the Free Times will cost us $2,000. The cost of the ad in USA Today will be over $104,000.

How much is it worth to drive out the Bush regime?
What can YOU do to raise money?

1) Make a donation today (yes, that means you)
Donate or to World Can't Wait, Cleveland PO Box 609034 Cleveland OH 44109

2) Raise money in the buckets EVERYWHERE that you go: at events, when you distribute fliers, tabling, etc.

3) Write a personal note on why you are funding World Can’t Wait and send this fund appeal and the call for October 5 to your e-list and ask people to send to their list. Or snail mail it to your friends and ask them to send it to their friends.

4) Hold a house party to raise money for World Can’t Wait. A kit for this can be found on the donate page of our web site. Watch the new video of the Bush Crimes Commission session in Berkeley with Daniel Ellsberg, ex British Ambassador Craig Murry, Larry Everest and Janis Karpinski (available on line) and ask your guests to write checks to World Can’t Wait. But don’t stop there! Get everyone involved in taking history into their hands and bring new people into the movement to drive out the Bush Regime — no prior experience required!

5) Hold a car wash or bake sale, and sell posters and get out leaflets as you do so.

6) Canvas your neighborhood with our new leaflet to raise money

7) Write an article or put an ad in your professional or church newsletter, your MySpace page or music zine (the possibilities are endless -- you get the idea).

8) Contact foundations or major funders that you have a personal connection to, and put them in touch with the World Can’t Wait National office at 866-973-4463.

What have you not done that you could to Drive Out the Bush Regime?
Do something that can make a difference to the whole planet and our collective future today.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Over 1,100 came out to meetings in nearly 50 cities on Sept. 7 to organize for the October 5 protests against the Bush Regime!

In Cleveland, we had a very successful meeting, connecting with people from all walks of life to organize for a Day of Mass Resistance to the Bush Regime.

There is a month til October 5...and there's plenty to do! Below is a list of some of the events you can join us at. In addition, if you are an artist, student, fundraiser, blogger, have a radio show, belong to a faith community, club, neighborhood association, or just want to drive out the Bush Regime, we need YOU. Get out the word!

Mobilize for October 5
upcoming events in Cleveland:

Monday, September 11

Federal Building, E. 9th & Lakeside
noon- 1 pm

bring signs and banners:
Our Grief is not a Cry for War
Don't Attack Iraq
October 5: Bring This To A Halt!

Saturday, September 16
Join us at our table at the Tremont Arts Festival
all weekend, all day
Lincoln Park, W. 14th & Starkweather

Film Showing: "Sir! No Sir!"
2 pm
Enclave Coffee House, 4124 Erie St., Willoughby

A film about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam. This is the story of one of the most vibrant and widespread upheavals of the 1960’s – one that had profound impact on American society, yet has been virtually obliterated from the collective memory of that time.

Tuesday, September 19
Bush Crimes Day
local details coming soon!

Saturday, September 23

Film Showing: "Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush"

2 pm--Enclave Coffee House, 2124 Erie St, Willoughby

Friday and Saturday, September 29 & 30

A Conference about Fair Elections and Democracy

At the Cuyahoga Community College, metro campus
Friday from 6pm to 10pm (Theater)
Saturday from 9am to 9pm (SC10, Theater)

Saturday, September 30

2 events at the Enclave Coffee house, 4124 Erie St, Willoughby
2 pm: Film Showing
Bush Crimes Commission

8 pm: Victoria Parks performs, singer/songwriter from Columbus

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

*Sept 7 update*

Endless Wars!
We need YOU to bring this to a halt!

Thursday, September 7
Organizing meetings in Ohio for a Day of Mass Resistance to the Bush Regime on October 5


7 - 9 pm Cleveland State University
room 364 of the University Center

E. 21st & Euclid

Speakers at meeting will include:

Columbus, OH
7 - 9 pm

Victorian Midnight Cafe, 251 West 5th Avenue (at Neil)

Huber Heights (near Dayton)
7 pm

behind Rushmore Elementary

Im getting some information together and trying to get alot of people to come so they can learn about world cant wait, please tell everyone you know to come!!!! We need to get a good plan together for Oct. 5th. we need as much help as possible.


Agenda for Organizing Meeting

7-8:00 pm Opening Plenary:

We will start with a Dramatic Reading of the World Can't Wait Call, and aquaint people with the politics and purpose of October 5. We'll hear messages from leaders of the movement and people of conscience on why the Bush Regime must be driven out, and why everyone has to put their principal energies into organizing for October 5.

8- 9:00 pm Break-out Planning Sessions:

1) Mass outreach with the Call, including major events like concerts and campuses that must be mass leafleted and postering
2) Fund-raising: Planning broad & targeted efforts to reach funders (individuals, emergency grants, organizations)
3) Production of October 5 (program, sound, march monitors, banners and signs)
4) Artists and creative art work for and building up to the 5th
5) Outreach to organizations to endorse and actively mobilize for the 5th
6) Internet - creative ways to get this all over the internet 7) College campuses and High Schools At the meeting, we will have materials in huge numbers, including flyers, posters, stickers and organizing packets.

Join Us!