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World Can't Wait Condemns the Brutal Israeli Military Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
by Curt
Wednesday Jun 2nd, 2010 3:14 PM
World Can't Wait calls on you to join protests wherever you are! Go to for more reports and updates on the situation.
On June 1, the following message was delivered to the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco:

"World Can't Wait condemns the brutal Israeli military attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters. All of the ships were unarmed, part of a non-violent effort to awaken world public opinion to the desperate state of the people of Gaza. This is but the latest escalation in Israel's criminal strangulation of the people of Gaza, the world's largest prison.

Our friend, and advisor to War Criminals Watch, Ann Wright, had been on the largest ship attacked, but moved to another ship in the flotilla before 1,000 Israeli commandos boarded the ships, and began shooting.

The attack has already sparked protests around the world, and we need much more resistance, especially here in the country that is the number one supporter, financially and politically, of Israel. We know that what Israel is doing would not be possible without the "unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel" as Obama put it. Remember, it was Obama who stayed silent while Israel carried out the wholesale destruction of Gaza, murdering 1400 palestinians, including 400 children. Is this change you can believe in, or the same crimes against humanity, sold back to you with a different face?

Anyone with a shred of moral conscience and integrity needs to be in the streets, wherever they are, saying NOT IN MY NAME, I will not be silent in the face of the mounting crimes of my government, from Iraq and Afghanistan, to Guantanamo and Baghran, from Arizona to the Gulf of Mexico, and now to the unprecedented slaughter of international activists by the U.S.'s favorite client state. As the World Can't Wait's statement says, CRIMES ARE CRIMES NO MATTER WHO DOES THEM. Go to, add your name to the growing list of people who refuse to go along with war, torture, attacks on immigrants, environmental destruction, racism, and U.S. support for Israel just because it's Obama, not Bush that is carrying it out.

Enough is enough! The World Can't Wait! Enough is enough! The World Can't Wait!

The U.S. and Israel are to blame, crimes against humanity, not in our name!"