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Jill McLaughlin is an activist/organizer with the World Can't Wait. She currently sits on the national steering committee of World Can't Wait and has been an active activist/organizer with the Chicago Chapter of World Can't Wait. She has written extensively on the topics of ending the illegitimate and immoral wars/occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, torture, and assaults on civil liberties. You can read other articles and essays written by her at www.worldcantwait.net
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Taking it with (Less than) a Grain of Salt
Not so many years ago a young man lay naked, beaten, and chained to a floor in a place not known by you or me...until now. It is a secret CIA black site called the Salt Pit. If his story is like that of many others, he was probably handed over by warlords or members of a rival tribe looking for a handsome reward. But this case has not and will not be investigated. Read more on why that is here
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 “Get Out of the F....ing Bed!”: The “Good War”=War Crimes
This article covers the raid of an Afghanistan hospital by U.S. troops. As we approach the anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan we will see these crimes of our government continue. What will the people of this country do about it?
(3 comments) Friday, May 8, 2009 Our Leaders Won't, But We Can Prosecute War Criminals
This essay emphasizes that because the Department of Justice is not likely to seek prosecutions that the people will have to take on the moral responsibility of creating a situation through mass protest and resistance to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is also a call to Join in the May 28th protests across the country.
(5 comments) Monday, March 2, 2009 Into the Black: Torture and Real People
Binyam Mohamed was recently released from Guantanamo. Note his humanity and recognize your own, those whose conscious has been shocked by the crimes of torture. Act outside the framework of politics as usual to bring these crimes to an end rather than relying on the leadership to end the torture state.
(9 comments) Monday, February 2, 2009 No I Can't: A Dissident to U.S. Empire But A Fighter For Humanity
This a synthesis of how the so called "war on terror" is a war of terror and empire even under Obama. It points to the escalation of the illegal war in Afghanistan and that despite the executive orders torture and indefinite detention will continue. It highlights the basis and necessity for protests and resisitance in this country even under Obama's presidency.
(8 comments) Monday, December 29, 2008 To My LGBT Brothers and Sisters: Obama Never Promised Us A Break with The Christian Right
This article is a call to LGBT not to accept the terms being set by the right or the progressive/liberal pundits regarding Obama's invitation to Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. This is a time for all of us to make heard and visible that will not accept living under a government where unity and common ground with religious fanatics is sought after at the expense of minority groups.
(1 comments) Sunday, November 9, 2008 Oh America, So Much to Answer For
This article is a challenge to the people of conscience to truly examine what President-elect Obama will bring in terms of a departure from the last eight years of the Bush Regime. It calls on the people of this country to be accountable for what our government has done and continues to do and to take responsibility for stopping these crimes by building and joining with a mass movement that acts outside official politics.