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|Sunday, December 19th, 2010|
|Wednesday, June 17th, 2009|
At least two Iranian cities have erupted in mega-mass protests against the rigged election. And for spods there's all kinds of stuff happening on twitter, including direct action:Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is
TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for
bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become ‘Iranians’ it
becomes much harder to find them.
If you have proxies you want to share with Iranians, don't do so in public:Do NOT publicise proxy IP’s over twitter, and especially not using the
#iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the
moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new
proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they
will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran
as well as our very own persians
Thank you for reading
|Monday, November 6th, 2006|
|Thursday, May 11th, 2006|
|Tuesday, March 14th, 2006|
|Thursday, March 2nd, 2006|
Well, I'm sure everyone here already knew about this, but I figured might as well post it anyway.
At the August 28th briefing, the president was told exactly what to expect:
The chief scientist of the National Hurricane Center warned that a major levee breach was "obviously a very, very grave concern." Bush lied to the entire nation about this point just 5 days later.
Michael Brown told the president that if New Orleans flooded the Superdome emergency shelter would likely be under water and short on supplies, creating a "catastrophe within a catastrophe."
Experts and officials implored the President to prepare for, as the AP described it, "devastation of historic proportions."
President Bush didn't ask a single question during the briefing. In the next two days he campaigned, attended birthday parties and played guitar while the worst natural disaster in American history killed over 1,300 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
There can now be no mistake: President Bush had a chance to lead, and he failed to keep us safe.
In the next few days, we'll be tracking this story carefully and coordinating our response with partners in New Orleans and around the nation.
The survivors of Katrina deserve to know why the president left them to suffer the storm. And the people of the United States deserve leadership we can trust to keep our families safe. We'll work hard together until we have both.
Tonight, let's start by spreading the word:
Here's a video for you
Thanks for all that you do,
—Ben, Nita, Tom, Jen, Adam R, Justin, Adam G, Eli and the whole MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
(x-posted to <lj user="fukdagovernment">, <lj user="usa_de_quirky">, and <lj user="world_cant_wait">)
|Monday, November 21st, 2005|
Dear Mr. Bush:
I would like to extend my hand and invite you to join us, the mainstream American majority. We, the people -- that's the majority of the people -- share these majority opinions:
1. Going to war was a mistake -- a big mistake. (link)
2. You and your administration misled us into this war. (link)
3. We want the war ended and our troops brought home. (link)
4. We don't trust you. (link)
Now, I know this is a bitter pill to swallow. Iraq was going to be your great legacy. Now, it's just your legacy. It didn't have to end up this way.
This week, when Republicans and conservative Democrats started jumping ship, you lashed out at them. You thought the most damning thing you could say to them was that they were "endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party." I mean, is that the best you can do to persuade them to stick with you -- compare them to me? You gotta come up with a better villain. For heaven's sakes, you had a hundred-plus million other Americans who think the same way I do -- and you could have picked on any one of them!
But hey, why not cut out the name-calling and the smearing and just do the obvious thing: Come join the majority! Be one of us, your fellow Americans! Is it really that hard? Is there really any other choice? George, take a walk on the wild side!
Your loyal representative from the majority,
|Monday, October 31st, 2005|
Someone from worldcantwait.org lives in Pittsburgh. The school walk-outs are NOT a hoax. Go to www.worldcantwait.org for details on the Nov. 2nd Student Walk Out. See you there!
|Thursday, October 27th, 2005|
So I went to a candlelight vigil/anti-war protest last night. I think I got the point across to the people. I was with about 150 other people who showed up, and I myself was dressed in a camo jacket with my face made up to appear dead. A lot of people loved the 'costume' that I used to remember the '2000th' death in Iraq. What they don't understand is that this war has caused a lot more death than that. What about the 30,000 Iraqi civilians? What about the 100,000 troops that have been wounded beyond anything else? What about those missing/captured?
And what about the ones that happened in Afghanistan?
My sign stated it simply - 'Bush lies, who else dies?'
I hope to have some pictures, and I wanted to welcome the newest members to our community. Guys, I know you're at least reading this. Thank you, Pittsburgh, for finally coming together in one of the most memorable nights in my life. I welcome you, and I hope that you find the support you're looking for here!
(x-posted to various communities)
|Wednesday, October 12th, 2005|
God Emperor of Dune
A conversation with the god emperor:
"that is thier weakness. Duncan. Radicals always see matters in terms which are too simple - black and white, good and evil, them and us. By adressing complex matters in this way they rip open a passage for chaos. The art of government, as you call it, is the mastery of chaos."
"no one can deal with every suprise."
Surprise? who's talking about surprise? Chaos is no Suprise, it has predicatable characteristics. For one thing, it carries away order and strengthens the forces at the extremes."
"Isnt that what the rebels are trying to do? Arent they trying to shake things up so they can grab control?"
"Thats what they think they are doing. Actually, they are creating new extremeists, new radicals and they are continuing the old process."
"What about a radical that sees the complexities and comes at you that way?"
"Thats no Radical, Thats a rival for leadership."
"What do you do?"
"You co-opt them or Kill them." Current Mood: awake
|Wednesday, October 5th, 2005|
Something I wrote in a different forum
more thoughts on the erosion of posse comitatus and the impending military police state -
Starting point: Prioritize political goals.
realize that all popular political goals; resisting the iraq war, democratizing free trade, reducing corporate power in society, or whatever, are all secondary compared the the importance of maintaining the constitution. If we dont fight for the legal rights to protest, than all the other fights are already lost.
by doing something like having the iraq war the bush administration draws the attention of foriegn insurgents to a battlefeild of its choice. Well, they also draw political resistance to the battlefeild of thier choice.
THe bush administration controls the spectacle; dont follow thier lead. DOnt spend time trying to counter the actions they are obviously making, they planned on that.
they have led peoples attention to Iraq, or new orleans, or where ever, meanwhile they have been butchering the constution, and while there is some resistance, it hasnt been nearly as signifigant as it should have been.
The bush administrarion is doing its best to break down any checks on its executive authority. Its a really bad thing.
Bush is the most recent face of a campaign to disarm and disempower the citizery of this country, leaving us subject to an implacable fascist occupation.
THere are already provisions for militarization of law enforcement in a state of emergency. eroding posse comitatus isnt neccesary, it just takes us one step closer to perpetual occupation.
join the ACLU, quickly. Give them as much money as you can. go volunteer for them.
ANytime anyone you know is going to join a protest or social action campaign, tell them to quit wasting thier time, and go join the ACLU.
ANyone interested in protests or cmapaigning for any politcal change of any kind better realize, soon they may lose the rights to do that, and soldiers of one kind or another may be there to shoot them for their dissent.
though mostly well intended "taking to the streets" is a totaly counter productive strategy, it will only justify using greater force to suppress you, and its beside the point.
What is needed is a powerfull legal organization, and also a powerfull political lobby, with millions of dollars, working for many years, perhaps for generations, constantly preassuring the government to return our constitutional rights.
The ACLU is an effective force for restoring constitutional rights. THey have had many of the most severe aspects of the PATRIOT act successfully declaired unconstitutional, and they are still at work to get the rest of it thrown out. they need backup. they need cash. I see no other strategy than to support them to the greatest degree.
it probably wouldnt hurt to get involved with local governmnet, school boards, city or county organizations. It worked for the right wing christians.
any thougths from the WCW community?
|Sunday, October 2nd, 2005|
thinking hard about what I feel the most effective action anyone can take right now I have only come up with one idea so far, join the ACLU.
I've been doing some research, and I would like to hear form anyone who doesnt think this is a good idea. The ACLU is a large organization with a long history, i'm usre there are things abotu them that I dont know.
Based on my recetn examinations, its seems thety do get things done, they've had more success than anyone is getting several provisions of the PATRIOT act declaired unconstitutional.
Look over the current campaign of legal battles the ACLU is involved in, they are actually taking action and getting things done.
On Nov 2, you could leave your job, or you could stay at your job, and donate all the money you make that day to the ACLU. If millions of people would do that instead of "take to the streets" we would probably see some mojar progress.
do some research of your own: http://www.aclu.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACLU
|Saturday, October 1st, 2005|
Just talked to the local RCP
I was a freindly and engaging conversation with a guy named Scott. it was like pulling teeth to get him to say anything about plans that had been discussed by his organization.
Regarding the means of "driving out the bush regime" he would say no more than this:
millions of people will "take the streets" and make this nation ungovernable.
regarding what supposed to happen then:
thats a conversation to be had after millions of people have taken to the streets and made this nation ungovernable.
he's really into the idea of making this nation ungovernable, he rejects the viability of any political solution, and he feels that any vision of exactly what should be achieved afterward, should only be discussed afterward. He defiently avoided any discussion of the RCP's goals aside from the WCW.
Break it now, fix it later. that strikes me as incredibly short sighted.
I enjoyed talking to Scott, he's a much more positive idealist than the rest of the old, bitter communists I've run itno around here.
|Friday, September 30th, 2005|
but just in case you were not informed, the RCP is not in charge of the World Can't Wait movement.
I keep hearing this.
they conceived it, they motivate it, they plan it, they advertise it, they set the terms, and it serves their ends. When you say they are not "in charge" what do you mean? Is someone else in charge?
do you know of some other organization that is using the WCW to build constructive alternatives or functional political stragies? do you know of some non-communist , non-revolutionary end of the WCW? if so, I want to know what they think they are getting out of it, seriously, i'm interested, I cant find anyone who's willing to actually talk about what this action is supposed to be gettign us. people dont seem to want to take responsibility for what happens after Bush. It would seem they are content to leave that strategy to someone else, and that someone else seems to be the RCP.
please, inform me, tell me this is not the case. It is clear that you dislike the RCP,
It's true. and I also hate bush, that puts me in a strange position these days. A position I'm trying to find a way to work with, and I'm not willing to break our system so that one totalitarianism can replace the other. I know I'm not alone. and therefore accordingly, since it is involved in the cause, you are logically inducting that the purpose of everyone involved in the movement, organizations far many than only the RCP, have the same purpose that somehow you have implied."
no, I do not think everyone shares the goals of the RCP, in fact, i suspect most people involved in the WCW do not share the goals of the RCP. However they are cooperating with the RCP agenda, whether they share the goal of communist revolution or not.
People are so angry with Bush that they are just going along with whatever the RCP leads them into, without even questioning what the result of the action is supposed to be. doesnt this seem weird to anyone else?
guys, i can get a lot worse than bush, a lot worse. read about the past couple of marxist-lenninist-maoist revolutions. read the RCP website, thats what they want to happen again. Take a look at china's human rights record, take a look at thier environmental policies, you want to see that here?
and I didnt just come up with this idea, this is what the local communists in detroit tell me, this is what they describe on their website. I talk to these people, do you?
answer this: if the WCW movement is really anti-bush, and not in fact anti-constitutional US government, then why dont they advocate political alternatives that do not require revolution? I like the constitution, I like the bill of rights. I'd like things in this country a lot more if our government actually respected it, but I see this as work to be done.
I'm suggesting that they (the RCP) are more interested in working toward revolution than finding a real answer. They impress everyone by talking about getting rid of bush, but that talk is a smokescreen for their revoltionary objectives. They would be well satisfied to see fellow travelers "take to the streets" and get thier asses busted, just to increase the discontent with the current regime. they want to increase the anger, to "wake people up". there are ways to do this without plunging us into a new dark age, but thats not something communism has ever understood.
Their Revolution wont happen, they are to few and Bush has the red states, but a sea-change in the goals and methods of our government might happen if peoples energies are channeled in constructive, instead of destructive, directions.
I see this as a time in history when we have the chance to build, the break through. It would be a shame if we chose this moment to break down instead.
It seems that the person who posted before me is not the only one misinformed about the involvement of the RCP with the World Can't Wait mobilization. I think I need to quote the comment I left on his post in an attempt to clear the problem with the RCP or at least to inform people a little more.
My response to his post was:
"mmmm... I guess you could view it that way if you want to, but just in case you were not informed, the RCP is not in charge of the World Can't Wait movement. Sure they have the common interest of wanting to stop the Bush regime, but that does not mean that their purpose is what you say it is. Everyone who shares this interest is involved, including republicans. Organizations that are not affiliated with any political party are also involved. It seems the RCP has been the fundamental source of advertising for the Nov. 02 mobilization, and that's why people are directly involving each [with the] other, and even "blaming" the RCP for the goals of the protest.
It is clear that you dislike the RCP, and therefore accordingly, since it is involved in the cause, you are logically inducting that the purpose of everyone involved in the movement, organizations far many than only the RCP, have the same purpose that somehow you have implied."
I hope this educates those who like to jump to deductions without having the complete picture, and those who like to go out of context with their implications.
the world cant wait website is a non-statment.
you can bet the RCP has a plan. heres what I think they imply, but will not state overtly:
THe RCP wants a fight, with us, thier fellow-travellers, on the front line.
by attacking bush they are in fact attacking our entire government, our whole model of society.
their desire to see bush out of office is in fact second to thier desire to see our electoral and government proccess broken. They would rather see our government broken than see bush legitimately impeached.
they want the WCW event to be the first in a campaign of events, the spark that ignites a larger breakdown. by thoughtlessly supporting a broad range of unspecified insurectionary action they garuntee someone, somewhere, will be mistreated harshly by police as a part of this demostration.
they will sensationalize the fascist brutality, agitate further conflict and try to turn the anti-bush demostrations into anti-government actions of escalating intensity.
Communists love martyrs and they love discontent, they will keep making people angry on whatever pretext they can find, and with lots of uninformed people "taking to the streets" there will be no shortage of dramatic justifications to mobilize.
THe WCW event will create an infrastructure, a lose network with a hard core, the RCP, that can function as a command structure for further action.
THey dont need to actually succeed in their revolutionary aspirations, Its probably not a real goal in this generation.
ALl they need to do is waste our time, keep us from finding real answers, and keep us from actually participating in functional solutions.
The RCP just wants thinks to get worse, they want more preassure on us from a tyranical police state, if thing get worse, it makes their revolution all the more likely in the future.
I get these ideas from actual conversations I've had in the last few weeks with actual RCP members here in detroit. they are angry people.
anyone who already hasnt should check out the RCP website and read about Marxist-Lenninist-Maoist communism, because unless you figure out some other plan, thats exactly what you are participating in.
All that being said i now want to talk pro-active solutions, I've heard very little in the way of workable ideas lately.
I think that if your organisation is affiliated with the RCP and that it's aims are in step with theirs it should be posted in your profile.
Don't get me wrong, but while I am strongly opposed to criminal groups like the Bush gvt. My aims as an activist and my means of achieving them are quite different than those of any insurectionary organisation.
If this is not the case though I would really like to know what this comunity has by way of a manifesto or statement of action so that I can make a more informed decision about how or if I am in the wrong comunity.
your personal goal
I've been talking to the local RCP. they are a pretty intense bunch. THey are very clear about what the WCW is; another step on the road to thier revolution.
so since we agree, we dont like bush, and we want something different:
and we know the RCP want this to move towards large scale violent insurrection and eventual communist revolution in the U.S.
Do you agree with the RCP?
are you a member of the RCP?
are you a communist?
what are some possible results that you would like to see come from your actions on Nov 2nd?
|Wednesday, September 21st, 2005|
call for submissions
I'm writing a zine called "The Christian Radical" and I need content... as in I NEED CONTENT! I am looking for short written pieces of progressive Christian thought or opinion. I will consider poetry as well and it doesn't have to be religious.
If you have anything to say on Liberation Theology, the Emerging Church movement, Christianity and Anarchy, Non-Violent Direct Action, Nuclear Abolition, Homosexuality and the Church, the works of mercy, War and/or Peace, really anything along these lines, or if you are a photographer and have black and white photos I'll accept those too.
for exerpts of the upcoming first issue go here:http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=broken_anthem&keyword=Exerpts&filter=all
further exerpts in my blog are tagged "the christian radical"
please no short stories at this time.
you can send submissions to
the . christian . radical . zine (at) gmail . com Current Mood: x-posted in humanmajority