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, January 18, 2007

Jan. 27: Protest in Washington DC - Stop the War Now

Join World Can’t Wait in Washington DC on Saturday January 27 th. Join us in raising a concrete and realizable goal for 2007: Impeach Bush for War Crimes!

500 people in Washington DC are needed to:
*Distribute signs and stickers saying “IMPEACH BUSH for WAR CRIMES!” and “DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME” and 100,000 copies of the our Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime
*Find hundreds of new organizers and enlist them for immediate political action across the country, including teach-ins and a campus speaking tour February/March.
*Help form a contingent wearing orange jumpsuits to represent the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, who can now be legally tortured and denied habeas corpus under the Military Commissions Act. The message that “Torture + Silence = Complicity” needs to be part of the outpouring on Jan. 27.

Contact us right away: 866-973-4463 or, or in Cleveland at 216-633-6200

Hook up with World Can't Wait beginning at 9am Saturday, Jan. 27, at 4th Street and Madison Drive, at the edge of the Mall, across from the National Gallery of Art east building (click here for a map). This is a 5-block walk down the hill from Union Station (Red Line Metro Stop) and about the same distance from the Smithsonian Metro stop (Orange and Blue Line).

The Jan. 27 protest is being organized by the United For Peace & Justice Coalition, of which World Can't Wait is a participant.

George Bush has a dramatic and risky plan to escalate and expand the war, not all of which he’s revealed. As he was speaking last Wednesday, US forces went into Kurdish territory, broke into an Iranian diplomatic building, and seized files and people, in violation of the sovereignty of both Iran and the Kurdish region – a clear provocation. Now, 3 aircraft carriers are in the Persian Gulf. As someone said at the World Cant’ Wait national meeting this past weekend, “this is the start of another war, not just the expansion of this one.”

There is no way a president who has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity should be in office. Now he’s pledged to commit more and worse – he is moving towards war with Iran. A president who has no popularity and little legitimacy should have none.

Transportation from Cleveland
Seats: $50 per person, round trip ($60 after January 12th)
Join the Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition (NOAC) and United for Peace and Justice in a massive march on Washington D.C., on January 27, to call on the new Congress to take immediate action to end the war!
Buses from Cleveland depart Friday, January 26, 2007, 11:30 p.m., Gordon Square (W.65th & Detroit) returning Sunday, January 28th, early morning. Seats are $50 per person, round trip ($60 after January 12th). Some financial help may be available. For reservations, call 216-736-4716, email: or send a check made out to NOAC to: NOAC c/o NEO AFSC, 2101 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221. Be sure to include your contact information so we can notify you of any last minute details.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Report Back: End the War NOW /
No Torture Actions
Jan 11 in Cleveland

On a windy cold day on Jan.11 in Cleveland , Ohio we had 3 actions against Gitmo and the continued war and Bush's announced troop escalation plan in Iraq..

In the early hours of morning rush hour a group of us posted ourselves with banners outside of the Federal Courthouse where the deportation hearings are rountinely held. We recieved many honks from the morning commuters.

At 2 p.m. we hit the recruitng station and recieved many honks for peace there as well. Several people debated with us there including a soldier in uniform. Some came across the street and joined us. We also handed out flyers of the call .

Later about 30 folks showed up at Public Square to do street theatre and roll the Gitmo cage thru downtown Cleveland. Catholic workers dressed as detainees and military police and looked very authentic. It was evening rush hour so a lot of people saw us as we chanted loudly thruout. finally ending up at the Federal Building where we had open mic. Some folks joined us.
We recieved many stares and honks for peace thruout all of our actions. The blown up pictures of torture victims also recieved much attention from passerbys.

This was a good day because folks from the Catholic Workers, Cleveland Non Violence Network, Not In Our Name , NOAC , WCW and a few new faces all joined together to say no to Guantanamo and the continued escalation and occupation of Iraq.

I would have liked to see many more show up but for Cleveland and with the cold weather and last minute call to action most felt it was succesful and a good day of action. However the press did not show up.

I finished off the day by reciting the Pledge of Resistance . Despite the intense cold and unforgiving wind that treated our signs and banners like sails folks hung in there with high spirits and loud voices until the end.

"We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For- Another World Is Possible"

Monday, January 08, 2007

Thursday, Jan 11

This Thursday, Jan 11, there will be protests nationwide regarding 2 of the most damning and impeachable offenses of the Bush Regime: the war on Iraq and torture.

Bush plans to announce an increase in troops on Wednesday, his "surge" strategy in Iraq. Protests are being called by many groups across the country the Day After the announcment, including World Can't Wait and True Majority. When Bush announces "more", we say NO!

Thursday also marks the 5th Year of US imprisonment and torture. Groups around the country will also be protesting to Shut Down Guantanamo.

Below is a listing of 3 protests in Cleveland on Thursday, Jan 11.

*8 to 9 am protest torture at the Federal Courthouse, W Huron & Superior, downtown Cleveland (

*2 pm at the Lakewood recruiting station at 15608 Detroit Ave. When Bush announces "more", we say NO! Protest and street theatre...we will be wearing orange

*4 to 5 pm. Start @ 4pm on Public Square and March to federal building. Please join Cleveland Peace and Justice groups to call for the Closure of Guatanamo Bay and all Secret Prisons. We will be marching to the federal building in Jumpsuits and a Prison Cage to Dramatize the Horror of Toture and the lives of detaines. (

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

As the Bush regime continues its unjust war on Iraq and even considers sending more troops, on New Year's Eve the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq reached 3,000. An estimated 655,000 Iraqis have been killed since the war began.

PROTEST If Bush Announces More Troops
Every day the media reports developments of the possibility of a major deployment of tens of thousands of U.S. troops into Iraq. Plan for protests to assemble at military recruiting centers the day after a troop increase is announced. Prepare signs and banners now that read "No Troops, Not More Troops - Drive Out the Bush Regime" as part of the efforts to make maximum impact on the press and public.