In recent weeks, there has been a groundswell of revulsion at the Obama administration’s program of “targeted killings” in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia using drones. And people are determined to stop the lethal use of drones around the world and for surveillance and policing in U.S. skies. World Can’t Wait is part of a nationwide effort to STOP the drones – with Chicago as a key part of the campaign.
JOIN US! Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which of these activities you want to be involved in:
* Add your name to our drone campaign eList.
* Join us to protest drones at the Chicago Air & Water Show – Saturday afternoon, August 18.
* Donate whatever you can to help finance this campaign.
We are working with Occupy Chicago, Iraq Vets against the War, Protest Chaplains, and many other groups to bring a strong, creative anti-war and counter-recruitment message into the middle of this glorification of death from the sky. Join the event on Facebook and keep an eye on our Chicago WCW blog – more details will be coming soon!
Sustain World Can’t Wait!
The national World Can’t Wait Sustainer Drive is going on now – if you appreciate the persistence, vision and mission of the World Can’t Wait, and if what you see in our work fuels your hope, please consider becoming a monthly sustainer at any level from $5 to $500. We in the Chicago chapter appreciated your support in protesting NATO in May; now we hope you will take part in growing and sustaining our nationwide strength for the months ahead.
Save the Date: Saturday, August 25
Fund Raising Party & Evening of Solidarity for Gregory!
Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago
To get involved, contact the Ad Hoc Committee for Reason.
· Videotaping is not a crime!
· Stop the Vindictive Political Prosecution of Gregory Koger!
· Former prisoners who stand up against injustice and oppression should be supported, not repressed!
Agree? Then sign this statement here!
At an historical moment when people are stepping forward in dissent and protest around the world from Tunisia to Wall Street, political attacks on those who document these courageous acts are escalating. For nearly 3 years, Gregory Koger has been fighting a completely outrageous political prosecution and 300 day jail sentence for attempting to videotape a statement by Sunsara Taylor opposing the censorship of her talk prior to a public event at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago.
This prosecution is premised on a dangerous reinterpretation of the trespass law, and the near-maximum sentence Gregory was given is an attack on all former prisoners who turn their lives around, as he has, and their right to challenge the injustices of this society. Read on…