Actually, don’t click above – click on this link below…
The World Can’t Wait! Drive Out The Bush Regime – HOME
The list of protest speakers reads like a who’s who of people who have their heads screwed on straight (and, ok, a few wackos thrown in…). It’s great to see attention being drawn to the human rights violations of our own administration. My biggest question, though, is what to do next. How do we translate mass gatherings into giving our opposition party a backbone? I find the answer on World Can’t Wait’s website to be a little too vague…
In one week, we are calling for MASS MEETINGS – where thousands across the country must come to be part of summing up what we have accomplished and be part of planning how to go forward, rapidly expanding our capacity. We’ll discuss “how do you drive an illegitimate regime from power?” We have very important plans for what the next ambitious and necessary steps this movement should make.
Here’s an Op-Ed piece from the Village Voice on World Can’t Wait. It points out that the movement’s plans are lacking specific strategy, like the plans of the religious right in the 80’s and 90’s to take over school boards and city council seats. It also describes WCW as a spin-off of the Revolutionary Communist Party, a group that (among other things) doesn’t believe in voting – I don’t know if that linkage is accurate or fair.
Rallies Today: World Can’t Wait — For What? (Village Voice)
World Can’t Wait is drawing critical attention to issues too important to ignore. I just hope they follow through with strategy to put practical use to the momentum. If they don’t, we can’t wait for someone else to do it – get out there and take over your school board or city council!