Monday, February 25, 2013

Free Bradley Manning!

Honolulu joins the International Day of Support for Bradley Manning
18 people came out to hold signs at a busy Honolulu intersection to support Bradley Manning on his 999th day of incarceration.  It's been a long time since we've been out on the streets in Bradley's support and it was obvious that many passers-by did not know who he was.   However, some drivers honked and gave us a shaka or thumbs up.   Far fewer gave us a thumbs-down.   An Occupy activist designed a zine to give to participants and some came with their own signs or made signs on the spot.  
World Can't Wait-Hawai`i called for the signholding, but when high winds and heavy rains were forecast they considered cancelling.   One look at the list of cities holding events - which included cities like Oslo and Chicago - caused us to head to the intersection to make support for Bradley visible in spite of the weather.  We were delighted that the rains stopped for at least part of the time and more people joined us than we had expected.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Speak Out Against the War on Women!

Friday, March 1, 2013
6:30-7:30 - Signholding and Leafleting on the corner of Bethel & Hotel
7:30-8:00 - March thru Chinatown District
March 8th is International Women's Day and the month of March is Women's History Month. On First Friday, the 1st day of March, come out with your signs and noisemakers!  
Are you fed up with this whole sick and twisted woman-hating culture - full of physical and ideological abuse and domination of women around the world? Rape...domestic violence...violent porn -- and laws that seek to outlaw not only abortion but contraception! Join us on First Friday to speak out against every form of patriarchy!

Action to Support Bradley Manning!

Make Your Support for Bradley Manning Visible!
Friday, February 22, 4:00-5:30pm
Corner of Ward & King at Thomas Square

On February 23 Bradley Manning will have been in prison for 1,000 days!   No Trial.  Torture.  Solitary Confinement.   All for telling the truth!               

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i is calling all Bradley Manning supporters, justice activists, and people who refuse to accept the crimes of your government to speak out to support Bradley and demand his freedom.   D
emand an end to this railroad of imprisonment and court martial.  Whistleblowers and truth-tellers should be honored, not locked up for life!

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i will have signs and banners, or you can bring your own.    Be part of a national weekend of support for Bradley!


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Friday night was the first night of the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown. Lions danced in the streets. Drumming bounced off the walls of surrounding buildings, and tens of thousands of firecrackers created constant noise. Thousands of residents, tourists and GI's filled the streets. Our huge grey drone replica hovered over the celebration - a sober reminder of U.S. warfare in 2013.

Amidst all of the noise, it was almost impossible to have a prolonged conversation, but we caught lots of comments. "What are drones?" "I thought drones were little - like the ones at Barnes and Noble - I didn't know they dropped bombs." "Thanks for doing this." "Better their ass than ours."

A tourist from Vancouver thanked us and said he has been protesting drones in Canada and was happy to see this happening in the U.S. An irate GI yelled: "Drones kill terrorists and I can't wait to kill some more of the mother-f---ers." A professor of international law commented that drones were an outrageous violation of international law and offered to speak at events. Some were happy to see a protest against the drone; a few were outraged that we were there. A small child asked: "Daddy, why is there an airplane?" leaving his dad at a loss to explain. Several GI's knelt in front of a banner reading "Stop the Killer Drones" and flashed a peace sign for a photo, while a couple of other GI's went to the police to demand that we be kicked off the streets. A student from Pakistan quietly thanked us and then started a conversation about drones with her friends. Several people remarked on seeing the drone at the MLK Day Parade and asked what we were going to do next.

Several hundred of our FAQ sheet on drones were distributed and hundreds took pictures of the drone and signs on their cell phones and cameras. We were a small crew, but in two hours we accomplished a lot and are looking forward to rolling the drones through the University of Hawai`i-Manoa campus in the near future.  In the meantime, we urge you to check out a new post on the World Can't Wait website entitled "Responding to Changes in How the U.S. Wages War" at, and be sure to sign our petition at