In This Post
- Protest on the anniversary of the longest U.S. War on Sunday Oct. 7th
- Not One More Day In Jail For Gregory Koger: Sign the New Statement to Stand with Gregory
- Climate Crisis Chicago Meeting Sunday Oct. 7th before the protest of the U.S. War on Afghanistan
What do YOU have to say to the longest war in US history? To the vicious prosecution of a fighter against injustice? Join us to oppose both!
Protest with us this Sunday – No More Decades of War on Afghanistan!
When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 pm
Where: Start at Tribune Tower Plaza (435 N. Michigan Ave.)
March to Obama’s Campaign HQ (E. Randolph & N. Michigan Ave.)
And on to Boeing Corp. HQ (100 N. Riverside Plaza)
On the 11th anniversary of the longest war in US history,
WE SAY NO TO ENDLESS WAR AND OCCUPATION!
… and NO also to Guantanamo and torture – prosecution/persecution of Bradley Manning and all whistleblowers – NDAA and all indefinite detention – drones – the threat of war on Iran …
Join us, Vets for Peace, CodePink and many others to show there are people living in the U.S. who say NO! to the crimes being committed in our name and demand an end to all of it. And yes, your presence is necessary. Friends, haven’t you heard? Some say we’re too hard on Obama. They say yes, he’s murdering civilians and laying waste to their countries – and signing off on assassination “kill lists” every Tuesday — but on balance, he has saved American lives with his enlightened health care and environmental policies.
What do YOU say to that? Debra Sweet, director of World Can’t Wait, has this to say: “[A]nyone who puts a preference on lives of people from this country over the rest of the planet, and who relegates the longest occupation in U.S. history to a side issue, is complicit in its continuance.”
If you can’t join us on Sunday, there are many other ways to support this action – forward this email to friends, “join” the event on Facebook and invite friends there to attend, and donate to World Can’t Wait so we can continue our work – thanks, because we can’t do it without YOU!
* Not One More Day in Jail!
*We Support Gregory Koger and Oppose this Wrongful Conviction!
Gregory Koger’s appeal of his outrageous conviction has been turned down by the Illinois Supreme Court. The State’s Attorney has moved to revoke his bond. The situation is urgent.
Chicago World Can’t Wait urges you to sign the above statement here. Even if you have signed previous statements opposing Gregory’s prosecution for videotaping a peaceful protest against censorship, this is a new statement opposing this new attack. It will be presented to Cook County authorities at an upcoming action – we will keep you posted!
We in Chicago World Can’t Wait believe that a climate crisis summit can attract both activists and (non-activist) people who are concerned – even distraught – about the devastation of our planet but have not seen a way to act to stop it. By coming together, we can form a network in this area and a foundation for coordinated actions, locally and even nationally.
Our next meeting will be this Sunday, Oct. 7, 11:30 am to 1 pm (so you can go to the Afghanistan war protest too) at Next Door, Blue Room, 659 W. Diversey, Chicago. Details and notes from recent meetings are available at our blog.