Thursday, February 27, 2014

Friday, March 7: International Women's Day March!

Stop the War on Women!
Friday, March 7th
Take to the streets with women (and men) around the world to demand an end to the war on women - everywhere!   Friday, March 7th, is the First Friday Art Walk.  Meet in front of Mark's Garage by 8pm for a short march through Waikiki.   We'll go through the art and club areas to demand an end to the War on Women.   Bring signs with your own demand or pick up one provided by World Can't Wait!   Spread the word and bring your friends!  For more information e-mail

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i picnic

Saturday, March 1, 11am-1pm
Picnic at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i supporters and friends are invited to a potluck picnic at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park to socialize and share ideas.  

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i is currently making plans for the April-May months of action against drone warfare and surveillance and we'd like your ideas and feedback. 

We also encourage activists with other progressive to join us and share your own plans.  There are many small groups in Hawai`i - each fighting on urgent fronts.  One of the issues World Can't Wait-Hawai`i would like to explore is how we can better support each other's efforts. 

Several of the members of the World Can't Wait-Hawai`i planning committee will be at this picnic, and look forward to hearing your concerns and ideas.   We have no agenda; there will be no "meeting" - just an informal time to socialize and share. 

Where will we be?    There are three pavilions on the waterfront.  We'll be at or near the pavilion on the Diamond Head end.   If you enter on Cooke Street and park in the parking lot across from the Children's Discovery Center, the pavilion will be to your left.  If you come in on Ahui Street and park there (by Point Panic), the pavilion will be to your right.  Look for the blue earth flags. 

What should you bring?   We'll have paper goods and some food to share.  Any food you can bring will be welcome but if for some reason you can't bring any don't let that keep you away.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stop the Keystone Pipeline!

On Monday, February 3, people in more than 266 cities and towns across the U.S. and in Honolulu participated in protests against the Keystone XL pipeline.

In spite of rain, about 20 people held signs in front of KITV and the Hawaiian Electric (HECO) parking lot entrance on King Street with signs reading "Stop the KXL Pipeline," "Tar Sands Kill" and more. A tourist couple who arrived in Honolulu only that morning saw the announcement of the demo on a national site and made their way; one woman came with her newly made sign saying it had been years since they'd made a protest sign. Our big World Can't Wait banner reading: "Humanity and the Planet Come First" was in the mix.  

While King Street was jammed with traffic at the end of a workday, response was pretty limited to affirmative honks and a few thumbs up, and our guess was that a lot of people didn't know much about the Keystone XL. One passerby yelled "what does that have to do with Hawai`i," revealing how much work we have to do to educate people about how tar sands mining (and the KXL pipeline) will not only pollute the immediate area but the entire planet.  photo IMG_0274_zps10ccfa05.jpg  photo IMG_0269_zpsba261ef5.jpg
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