The World Can’t Wait Chicago chapter is meeting tomorrow Monday Aug. 18th (7 PM) at St. Gertrude’s, in the building at 6214 N. Glenwood (just a few blocks east of the Granville stop on the Red line, with a big parking lot for those who drive). We will be discussing ideas and plans for the People’s Climate March in NYC in September and we also be discussing ideas of how to be a part of and bring others into stopping the U.S. backed Israel Assaults On Gaza
On Saturday August 16th The Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo, of which Chicago World Can’t Wait is a part of gathered at North Avenue Beach to protest the annual Air and Water Show. While people come to enjoy the spectacle of planes and boats we reminded them that many of these planes are instruments of death used in the advancement of empire. Here are some following links on news coverage of the protest http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/16/thousands-crowd-lakefront-as-blue-angels-return-to-chicago-air-and-water-show/
Here is video of the die in we did at the Air and Water showhttp://
From Debra Sweet, Director of World Can’t Wait, on Thurday evening’s Stop Israel’s War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity on the People of Gaza
“Thursday evening’s gathering at Cooper Union to Stop Israel’s War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity on the People of Gaza focused on bringing voices from Gaza on the depth of the destruction there; the enabling role of the huge U.S. government political, economic and military support for Israel’s occupation of Gaza, and on ways people in the U.S. can be active in stopping that support.
It was great to see so many people at the event. Thanks to our volunteer livestreamer, Jay, we were able to get the signal across the globe. We know that people in Palestine and Israel were watching, and one of the speakers, who was in Malaysia. You can watch it here. Very soon, we’ll have audio and video clips and many more photos from other volunteers. You can see some now at the Facebook event.
The program brought the lives of people in Gaza to the screen, and into our consciousness. Fida Qishta, a Palestinian film maker, who brought a clip of her film “Where Should the Birds Fly”, spoke briefly herself, and then brought up Mr. Mansour, a journalist who happened to be visiting from Gaza for a few days. She translated from Arabic. We were riveted as he related being “numb” from the bombing, and from losing so much. Two film makers, and three other speakers told of the direct losses people have suffered. You can see Fida and the journalist in a clip that’s just been posted.
There’s much more to share from the many fine speakers, so stay tuned.
photos: Deanna Gorzynsky. Video: Cat Watters
While about 400 people were at the Gaza event, about 1,000 people gathered at Union Square, and many marched to Times Square, for a protest of the police killings of Mike Brown in Ferguson MO and Eric Garner in Staten Island.”