Appeal from U.S. to World: Help Us Resist U.S. Crimes

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Since the end of the Cold War, the United States of America has systematically violated the prohibition against the threat or use of force contained in the UN Charter and the Kellogg Briand Pact. It has carved out a regime of impunity for its crimes based on its UN Security Council veto, non-recognition of international courts and sophisticated "information warfare" that undermines the rule of law with political justifications for otherwise illegal threats and uses of force.

Former Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin B. Ferencz has compared current U.S. policy to the illegal German "preemptive first strike" policy for which senior German officials were convicted of aggression at Nuremberg and sentenced to death by hanging.

In 2002, the late U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy described post-September 11th U.S. doctrine as "a call for 21st century American imperialism that no other nation can or should accept." And yet the U.S. government has succeeded in assembling alliances and ad hoc "coalitions" to support threats and attacks on a series of targeted countries, while other countries have stood by silently or vacillated in their efforts to uphold international law. In effect, the U.S. has pursued a successful diplomatic policy of "divide and conquer" to neutralize global opposition to wars that have killed about 2 million people and plunged country after country into intractable chaos.

As representatives of civil society in the United States, the undersigned U.S. citizens and advocacy groups are sending this emergency appeal to our neighbors in our increasingly interconnected but threatened world. We ask you to stop providing military, diplomatic or political support for U.S. threats or uses of force; and to support new initiatives for multilateral cooperation and leadership, not dominated by the United States, to respond to aggression and settle international disputes peacefully as required by the UN Charter.

We pledge to support and cooperate with international efforts to stand up to and stop our country's systematic aggression and other war crimes. We believe that a world united to uphold the UN Charter, the rule of international law and our common humanity can and must enforce U.S. compliance with the rule of law to bring lasting peace to the world we all share.

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1-25 of 77 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location Please add comments.
77 10 months ago Tamar Dick Contract Artist Bethlehem, PA
76 1 year ago Michel Savage The Grey Forest Springfield, OR pursue peace, not war.
75 1 year ago Blase Bonpane, Ph.d. OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS Santa Monica, CA The OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS is deeply troubled by the suicidal
course of United States foreign policy. This policy began at Hiroshima
and was confirmed at Nagasaki. Since that time some 30 miinterventions and nuclear biocide. All of this has been fostered and sustained by corporate rule creating the worst distribution of wealth
on earth and the ignoring of the vast majority of our citizens.
Today we even find high school millennials repeating for our time the slogan that marked our separation from the British Crown..."Taxation without representation is tyranny."
We are very grateful for the classic realignment that Bernie Sanders
created and will carry it on outside the confines of the two dominant parties.
Time is up and yet military industrial government continues to repeat
each and every past catastrophe...a sure sign of insanity.
We watch the current electoral circus with great sadness and at the same
time we rejoice knowing that any worth while change has come from the
an enlightened people at the base of society. In spite of overwhelming and useless corporate propaganda we will proceed with hope to join the United Nations in its current campaign to ban nuclear weapons and to carry out the objective of its charter, TO END THE SCOURGE OF WAR.

Blase Bonpane, Ph.D., Director
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74 1 year ago Siv O'Neall Axis of Logic Genas, ot The planet will not survive if the present totally undemocratic uni-polar rule of the world continues. It is a monumental crisis situation for ALL. The 1% can not exist without a base of working peo...
73 1 year ago Helmut Schnug Kritisches-Netzwerk.de Illerich / Germany, ot Whisper America: Whisper America because it's no longer united, whisper America for it makes profits with fighting, whisper America the citizens are divided, whisper America it's desensitized with v...
72 1 year ago World Can't Wait Hawai`i World Can't Wait Hawai`i Honolulu, HI
71 1 year ago Beth Verani Cape Codders for Peace and Justice Cotuit, MA
70 1 year ago Janet Matthews n/a Rockville Centre, NY
69 1 year ago Gar Smith Environmentalists Against War Berkeley, CA One global community, under law, with liberty and justice for all.
68 1 year ago Cassia Laham POWIR Fort Lauderdale , FL
67 1 year ago Gabrielle Verdier none Les Lilas, ot
66 1 year ago Gar Smith Environmentalists Against War Berkeley, CA
65 1 year ago Rosemarie Pace Pax Christi Metro New York New York, NY
64 1 year ago Mary Izett berkeley women in black WalnutCreek, CA
63 1 year ago Don Fishler None Central City, NE
62 1 year ago Ellen Rice JVP Brunswick, ME
61 1 year ago Dirk S. Kolberg Art & Science Club Belmont, MA
60 1 year ago Dirk S. We ? Iran & Its People :-) Belmont, MA
59 1 year ago Dirk S. We ? Iran & Its People :-) Belmont, MA
58 1 year ago Richard Littleton Rule of Law Seattle, WA The American legal institutions, including both bar associations, have failed to use the courts to limit U.S. nation violations of law.
57 1 year ago Judy Lewis NONE Pottstown, PA
56 1 year ago Dr ALan Plenty acuplus margate, ot
55 1 year ago Anonymous Louosville, KY When all else fails.....
54 1 year ago Charlotte Kates National Lawyers Guild International Committee Arlington, TX
53 1 year ago Mort Malkin Peace Academy at Liberty Milanville, PA It's time to write history in terms of Peace Events and Peace Heroes, not wars and military "heroes."
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U.S. Appeal Organizational Endorsers:
World Beyond War
Kickapoo Peace Circle
Engineers for Change
Los Alamos Study Group
On Earth Peace
Nicaragua Center for Community Action
Intern'l Ass. of Educators for World Peace
The St. Paul Yoga Center
CODEPINK
Resident Council
No More Bombs
Peaceworkers
BrynMawr Peace Coalition
Freethinkers of the Gold Country
Wolf 's Human and Civil Rights Advocacy
Global Family Legal Services
Hilton Head for Peace
World Rainforest Fund
CSRA Peace Alliance
Community for Interracial Solidarity
Lost Coast League
Malu 'Aina Center for Nonviolent Education & Action
Live LOVE and Prosper Society
WILPF, Monterey County
Association of World Citizens
PopularResistance.org
Peace Mural Foundation
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel
Show Up! America
Earth Rights Institute
War Criminals Watch
Peace Academy at Liberty
National Lawyers Guild International Committee
Rule of Law
Berkeley Women in Black        
Pax Christi Metro New York   
Environmentalists Against War
World Can't Wait
People's Opposition to War, Imperialism and Racism