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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Our Next Steps:

1. We will be holding national teach-ins on all the 7 "your government" indictments in our Call . We plan on having authoritative voices speak on torture, war, theocracy, attacks on women's rights, bigotry, attacks on science, detentions. If you want to be part of this, contact us asap. These teach-ins will take place between October 26 and October 30. Time and place in Cleveland to be announced soon.

2. World Can't Wait made the most significant national protest of the torture bill ("Military Commissions Act of 2006) with the full page ad we ran in the New York Times on Oct 4. We need to represent to the world that "we are not a nation of torturers!" And we'll make that visible by wearing ORANGE. Abd we'll be getting out on the streets on a regular basis.

In Cleveland, we'll be making orange t-shirts, big posters of torture victims to hold on street corners, street theatre, doing banner drops, billboards (this costs a lot, but gets the word out and could draw media attention).

On Saturday, Oct 14, we'll be tabling at John Carroll University at the Counter Recruitment Conference 10 am- 2 pm, in the University Center. And we'll be at the Amy Goodman event that nite at 7 pm at JCU. We'll have orange t-shirts, ribbons, etc.

Do it yourself: EVERYONE can put on orange ribbons or cut pieces of crepe paper (very cheap!) and write NO TORTURE, and pin them on your shirt or jacket. Make a bunch of these and get them out on your campus, workplace, place of worship, on the bus, wherever.

And on Halloween! have as many people as possible, put out the word, for folks to dress as torture victims or Guantanamo detainees on Halloween


We really want your imput. We want to learn all we can about what people thought about the Oct 5 events, why they came or didn't come, and what will it take to drive out the Bush Regime. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts and send to us at

1. Did you think about coming out on Oct 5, and why or why not?
2. Did you hear about Oct 5 on the radio, TV, NY Times, Reader, other?
3. If you came to the rally and march,
a) Why did you decide to come? What did you weigh in making your decision?
b) What did you think of the march and rallies?
c) Did you talk to other people about coming with you? What did they say? Did they come

with you? Why or why not?
4. If you didn't participate in organized activities on Oct 5,
a) What led you to decide not to join it? What did you weigh in making your decision?
b) Did you talk to other people about whether they were participating? What was their

5. How are you looking at the situation in this country at this time?
Are there things keeping you up at night? Your major concerns?
6. Did you hear about the recent passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that effectively

legalized torture, took away the 900 year-old writ of habeas corpus for whoever the president
designates, and gave US officials retroactive amnesty for crimes against humanity?
7. What do you think of the Bush administration' s growing threats toward Iran and military

preparations for an attack on that country?
8. What do you think about the role of Democratic Party leadership on these issues?
9. Do you think something more has to happen before people will come together to drive out this

regime? If you didn't participate, what would make you cross the line to do so?
10. What do you think WCW should do to build on Oct 5 and develop a political force that can drive
out this regime?