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Reaching students who can't remember before the war

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Recently a teacher in an urban high school who brought the We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour to his students wrote:

"After the World Can't Wait presentation, it was apparent that my students were affected. The next day one student showed me a poem he wrote about a young boy from the ghetto enlisting in the military and dying, another asked for a World Can't Wait T-shirt, and yet another, who had wanted to join the military, handed me a recommendation form for a vocational school. Others are still lost forever to the military but the "We Are Not Your Soldiers" tour offered the education American youth really need and that more teachers need to be more conscious of."

We are set on reaching and mobilizing youth who have grown up with these unjust, illegitimate wars being waged.

What if people in other countries watching CNN saw streets in the United States filled with people protesting the crimes of this government? World Can't Wait is committed to bringing that into being.

Saturday, March 19, is another war anniversary that shows there is no end in sight to the unjust, illegitimate, immoral occupation of Iraq. We don't want this anniversary to come, but as it is - we are going to make sure this 8th year anniversary is clearly protested.

World Can't Wait is working for public, visible actions commensurate with the heinous crimes committed by this government toward the people of Iraq, along with Veterans for Peace and ANSWER Coalition.

Be a part of waking people up to spread anti-war protest.  Now is the time to support World Can't Wait in organizing in the classrooms and in the streets. 

Get involved and help support:

Washington D.C. Friday/Saturday March 18/19/20

Protest in front of the White House on Saturday, and help with outreach at high schools on Friday: We Are Not Your Soldiers - Stop These Wars NOW!  Sunday, march at Quantico VA base where Bradley Manning is held.
$2,000 needed for posters, flyers, organizing

SF Bay Week of March 14-19

Ethan McCordThe We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour in local high schools.  Anti-war veteran Ethan McCord will be joining the tour there.  Ethan said that when he spoke on the tour in NYC, he felt he "found [his] calling."  Students are still contacting him to work through their thoughts on the military.  The week ends with an anti-war march in San Francisco.
$3,000 needed for travel & organizing materials

Local Actions Saturday March 19 United Vigils, Protests, Teach-ins

Organize your own March 19 event or register a planned event here. World Can't Wait will supply flyer & poster designs, sample press releases, and help publicizing your event.

I've heard that you appreciate the information and resources provided by these e-newsletters and World Can't Wait's 4 websites: World Can't Wait, War Criminals Watch; Fire John Yoo; and We Are Not Your Soldiers.  But did you know about our Spanish site which is read by thousands from outside the U.S?

Those of you hungry for more documentation of the excellent, informative, and courageous events during the Berkeley "We Say No to Torture" week this past fall should take a look at too - almost all of the events are now available for viewing on YouTube. You can watch them here.

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Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait, initiated in 2005 to "drive out the Bush regime" by repudiating its program, forcing it from office through a mass, independent movement and reversing the direction it had launched. Based in New York City, she leads World Can't Wait in its continuing efforts to stop the crimes of our government, including the unjust occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture and detention codes, as well as reversing the fascist direction of U.S. society, from the surveillance state to the (more...)
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