Debra Sweet's Blog

Stop the Crimes of Your Government

Monday July 12, I spent a day in DC Superior Court supporting six anti-war activists on charges that arose from March 20 arrests at the White House while protesting the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.  Elaine Brower and Matthis Chiroux were found guilty in a bench trial of… Read full post »

TUESDAY July 6 7:00 pm

Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster Report Back & Strategy Meeting

First Unitarian Universalist Church 5212 South Claibourne Avenue @ Jefferson, New Orleans, LA

Agenda:

Photographs and Report from Jake & Nicollette of the past 3 days of oil sightings in F… Read full post »

Dr. Tiller

DR. GEORGE TILLER: HERO

Interns Needed!

If you are looking for a non-profit (unpaid) internship with the opportunity to learn a lot and contribute to the utterly unique and dynamic national organization that is World Can’t Wait, get in touch… Read full post »

“In the past few weeks, it has become common knowledge that Barack Obama has openly ordered the assassination of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, because he is suspected of participating in plots by Al Qaeda.  Al-Awlaki denies these charges.  No matter.  Without trial or other judic… Read full post »

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We Are Not Your Soldiers Banner at the March 20 Protest

We had a lively conference call this past week (apologies to everyone who couldn’t get on or got bumped off due to the number of calls coming in) with people from around the country listening to a conversation between Elaine… Read full post »

Collateral MurderI invite you to join Cornel West, Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, Carl Dix, Bill Quigley, William Blum, Ann Messner, Joyce Kozloff and hundreds more in signing a new statement: Crimes Are Crimes – No Matter Who Does Them (see below). We are going on record to separate ourselves from the dir… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2010 3:37PM

Abortion Empowers You!

Abortion Changes You anti-abortion messages

Anti-abortion messages from Abortionchangesyou.com

Currently anti-abortion ads are running on NYC subways.  Abortionchangesyou.com perpetrates confusion, shame, guilt, and disinformation to discourage women from having abortions.

Here are some things we’re doing to challenge these ads:… Read full post »

In my decades of escorting women through anti-abortion protesters and into abortion clinics, I’ve  observed that there are a variety of culturally different responses to the bullying, whining, pushing and threats.  I’ve seen Latinas dissolve into tears and confusion when confronted at t… Read full post »

Protesting John YooSeven years of U.S. war and occupation of Iraq were marked with varied protests in the U.S. last weekend. There were more of us than last year, in 2009, when people widely believed the election of Barack Obama was going to end these wars.  It’s important we’re out there to go… Read full post »

I”m not sure what was worse; sitting in an auditorium for a speech by the head of CIA clandestine operations, or having most of the audience give a standing ovation afterward.  There were some low points in between, too.

Michael Sulick, Direction of CIA Clandestine Operations

Michael Sulick, Director of CIA Clandestine Operations

Thursday ni… Read full post »

Thanks to scientists who studied female reproduction, there are women in the world fortunate enough to have access to the birth control pill.  Take a few of them after being raped, or any kind of unprotected sex where one fears pregnancy, and the “morning after pill” prevents implantatio… Read full post »

Sisters & Brothers:

Seven years after shock and awe in Iraq, and 14 months into the “change you can believe in,” things are going in a terrible direction.

One outrage after another:

Obama’s expansion of the war in Afghanistan to 100,000 troops  is not saving Afghan civilians, b… Read full post »

MARCH 20, 2010 12:58AM

John Yoo Confronted in VA Today

War criminal John Yoo got protested by more people than he attracted in two appearances today.  His presentations were
disrupted with questions at least six times, and a venue was wrapped in yellow “crime scene” tape.

150, maybe more, came out in Charlottesville to protest John Y… Read full post »

World Can’t Wait activists are intensely committed to stopping the “Bush” program.  Though we didn’t succeed in our collective efforts to drive out the Bush regime, we set a standard, on principle, for challenging the government not to carry out crimes in our names.

But havin… Read full post »

Abortion Providers Are AppreciatedIt has been 17 years since Dr. David Gunn was shot and killed on March 10th.  He was the first abortion provider murdered by the so-called “pro-life” movement.

Begun by the group Refuse & Resist in 1996, March 10th: “Abortion Providers Appreciation Day” is marked b… Read full post »

It’s outrageous enough that Obama’s Justice Department has declined to pursue criminal, or even professional misconduct charges, on Bush White House lawyers who cooked up “legal” justification for torture, indefinite detention, secret rendition, and the whole nasty suite of �… Read full post »

US Troops Out of Iraq & Afghanistan NOW!
Stop the Wars & Torture for Empire!

Saturday March 20, on the 7th anniversary, U.S. invasion of Iraq

CNN on February 23, 2010, more than eight years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan:

Twenty-seven civilians died and 14 others were wounded in t

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MARCH 3, 2010 10:25AM

Mikael Rudolph, Activist & Mime, RIP

Mikael Rudolph 10-5-06

Mikael Rudolph 2006

Mikael Rudolph died at home in Minneapolis on Friday, after struggling with cancer for several years.  He was a well-known mime, traveling nationally to perform. He was a principal organizer of protests in Minneapolis to Drive Out the Bush Regime 2006 – 2008.  He po… Read full post »

Angie

Angie the Anti-Theist

Angie the Anti-Theist stirred up a lot of controversy by live-tweeting as she had a medical abortion last week, as a public service.  Thank you Angie!

Angie the Anti-Theist Lives Tweets her Abortion

Angie says, “I found out about a week ago Saturday that I was pre… Read full post »

Their words and actions are enough to undo any illusions about the U.S. occupation.

U.S. Marines Promoting Democracy in Afghanistan

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Does anyone think we’re getting a true picture of what’s happening in Helmand Province during the US/NATO offensive in Marjah?

General David Petraeus, who runs the whole Euro/Asian military occupation “overseas contingency operation” as head of CENTCOM, says this battle is an… Read full post »

Friday, after 5 delays, the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility finally issued its report on whether John Yoo and Jay Bybee are guilty of crimes associated with their role providing legal cover for torture while working in the Bush White House.  Since the findings were leaked we… Read full post »

Why you should join protests on March 20, wherever you are:Afghanistan

If you can find news of the largest U.S./NATO offensive of the past 8 years in Afghanistan last week, it’s likely to be profiles of the soldiers and Marines who are up against tough odds, but “sure to prevail.” Those… Read full post »