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Blogger Profile: Emma Kaplan

Emma Kaplan is the National Youth & Student Coordinator of World Can't Wait. She has organized protests against torture, military recruiting centers, and against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  She participated in the protests with Port Military Resistance, where people formed human blockades to prevent the Stryker brigades from being sent to Iraq. Most recently Emma has spoken to hundreds of students at assemblies & classrooms around the country on the We Are Not Your Soldier Tour, a tour with Iraq vets into high schools aimed at building a youth movement of  resistance to military recruiting.

Emma Kaplan's Blogs

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Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

June 1st, 2013

Free Bradley Manning: The World Is Not The Enemy

Bradley Manning is set to go to court martial on June 3rd at Fort Meade, Maryland. He has been charged with 22 violations, the most serious accusation being "aiding the enemy." Manning is charged with leaking the Guantanamo Files, The Afghan and Iraq war logs, US State Embassy Cables as ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

May 23rd, 2013

Close Guantanamo Full Page Ad To Appear in New York Times

Signed by Michael Moore, Eve Ensler, Cornel West, Oliver Stone, performers, writers, academics and 1000+ others An irresistible and irrepressible demand must well up from the people that Obama close Guantanamo and end torture. The hunger strike has now passed 100 days. We have raised almost $47,000 of the $52,030 ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

March 12th, 2012

U.S. Out of Afghanistan: Stay Out of Iran!

Today when I went to read my email, I saw on my front home page "U.S. Soldier held in shooting rampage that killed 16 Afghans, officials say. " I feel disgusted. I am disgusted because I know there were probably women and children who were killed. I know that these ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

January 29th, 2012

A Call For Mass Action Against The Suppression of The Occupy Movement

SIGN THIS CALL TO ACTION These past several months have witnessed something very different in the U.S. People from many different walks of life came together to occupy public space in nearly 1,000 cities in the U.S. They stood up to vicious police violence, they broke through the confines of ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

December 11th, 2011

Disrupting The Democrats and the National Defense Authorization Act

What a night! I went down to Occupy Seattle up at SCCC. Met some folks who were going to protest Maria Cantwell at the Paramount Theater.  They told me about how Maria Cantwell voted for the National Defense Authorization Act.  And yes, she is a democrat. The National Defense Authorization ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

May 8th, 2010

Youth in LA to Recruiters: Get the hell away from me!

Today me and Matthis Chiroux, Iraq War resister, took the We Are Not Your Soldiers Tour to a public high school in Los Angeles. It felt like a prison: one entrance, one exit, and lots of cops in uniform. You feel like you’re viewed as a criminal just stepping through ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

April 19th, 2010

Crimes Are Crimes – No Matter Who Does Them

Join Cindy Sheehan, Cornel West, Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, Ray McGovern, Carl Dix, Bill Quigley, William Blum, Joyce Kozloff, Ann Messner, David Swanson, Sunsara Taylor, Stephen Rohde, Fr. Bob Bossie, Peter Phillips, Jed Stone, Tomás Olmos, Peter McLaren, Jodie Evans, Margaret Lawrence, Matthis Chiroux, Larry Everest, Andy Worthington, ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

February 7th, 2010

I'm Not Sorry and I Would Do It Again!

[The following is an update to Emma Kaplan's blog, 'Stop Military Spying, Support Port Protesters!']I want to thank everyone for their statements of support and donations to our trial over the past couple of weeks. The Port Military Protest trial ended January 27th with the judge declaring a mistrial due ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

January 26th, 2010

Stop Military Spying, Support Port Protesters!

On Friday January 27th, Olympia anti war activist Patti Imani and World Can’t Wait Steering committee member Emma Kaplan will be facing trial for participating in protests with Port Military Resistance (PMR) in August 2008. They could face a fine of $200 and 6 months in jail. PMR has been ... continue reading

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