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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226-250 of 11749 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11524 1 year ago Joel Barlow Flagstaff, AZ
11523 1 year ago Andrés Steinmetz Eureka, CA
11522 1 year ago Dorothy Wilkinson Hollywood, CA
11521 1 year ago Michael Dervan Arlington, VA The U.S. neo-cons are merely waiting until they feel strong enough again to resume full-scale aggression in the Near East. The obvious favored target will be Iran, but there are others nearby. Any f...
11520 1 year ago Randy Guthrie Snohomish, WA
11519 1 year ago Paulo Avelar Redmond , WA
11518 1 year ago Anonymous Redmond , WA
11517 1 year ago John Bale Harlingen , TX Please stop this madness. We are facing the extinction of our collective human race. We are at the brink of nuclear war.
If your in power and have children or grand children. Them think of them!...
11516 1 year ago Gerald Nadreau Tomah, WI
11515 1 year ago Anonymous Elk Grove, CA Mr. Obama has assumed dictatorial powers with the cooperation and approval of the American Congress. He has destroyed Libya,pursued an undeclared war against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen. He has ...
11514 1 year ago Phil White Whittier, CA I love the land of my birth; I am a third-generation Southern Californian. But the "federal government" which "administers" my land is illegitimate, and has been since March 27, 1861. Washington D...
11513 1 year ago Patricia Nadreau Tomah, WI
11512 1 year ago Sondra Kinsey Hinton, VA
11511 1 year ago Daniel Barrows Harrisonburg, VA
11510 1 year ago Anonymous Henderson, NV Agression aimed at nations and power grabbing bullying tactics via the abuse of its own military are the decisions and actions of leaders who DO NOT represent the will of its citizen majority. The v...
11509 1 year ago Robert Tuminski Langhorne, PA
11508 1 year ago Elaine Hansen San Antonio, TX
11507 1 year ago Anonymous Santa Barbara, CA
11506 1 year ago Anonymous Keswick, VA This country has been taken over by a international banking and corporate cabal in which Zionist leaders play a major role. Its citizens no longer have a say in what it does, but they have become pa...
11505 1 year ago Ayman Fadel Augusta, GA
11504 1 year ago Paul Burtwistle CLEVELAND , ot I'm an Australian citizen who opposes the current foreign policies of the US which are supported by Australia.
11503 1 year ago Anonymous Belmont, CA Scum are destroying America.
11502 1 year ago Anonymous Santa Cruz, CA I have recently finished reading two stunning new books titled “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” and “Nobody Died in Boston Either” by Jim Fetzer and Mike Palecek. I would recommend them to everyone who ...
11501 1 year ago Robert dobos Indian Harbour Beach, FL
11500 1 year ago Peter Jones Dayton, OH Under Obama and Clinton, the entire US State Dept has been turned into a war machine, and it is more aggressive than the Pentagon. The US actively aids their client countries Israel and Saudi Arabia...
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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