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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251-275 of 11749 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11499 1 year ago Garrick Stephens Marfa, TX
11498 1 year ago Corey E. Olsen Delafield, WI
11497 1 year ago Robert dobos Indian Harbour Beach, FL
11496 1 year ago peter helmers øvrebø Fyllingsdalen, ot
11495 1 year ago Peter Pope Jones Guanajuato, ot US hegemony for Zionist Israel interests must be recognized and stopped for there to be world peace.
11494 1 year ago Elsie Smith Fairfield, IA It is time to end violence, and if that is to happen, the largest most powerful nations need to be helped to see what their role in conflict is, and how to stop that. Sometimes it takes someone from...
11493 1 year ago Nicholas Sexton phoenix, AZ
11492 1 year ago Anonymous Richland, WA Please help stop the senseless violence. Give the capabilities of military technology, humanity cannot survive if leaders fail to find nonviolence methods to avoid and resolve conflict. And yes, f...
11491 1 year ago w smiht new york, NY
11490 1 year ago David Schaffer Fairfield, IA
11489 1 year ago Roger Pelizzari Romney, WV
11488 1 year ago D Ashurst Corning, CA
11487 1 year ago Rob Brown Kidderminster, ot The people of the world must work together to stabilise it and stop another bout of collective insanity everyone will eventually regret if anyone is left to regret it.
11486 1 year ago Anonymous London/ Moscow, ot The USA is dragging the world towards possible extinction by waging a disgusting, coordinated campaign against Russia, already causing the impoverishment of countless people all over Russia and the ...
11485 1 year ago Anonymous Tall Timbers, MD The U.S. warfare budget MUST be reduced significantly NOW. Lost last 4 wars. The war budget is really being paid for by our college students etc. Germany for example only pays 2% of its funds for...
11484 1 year ago Anonymous Tall Timbers, MD The U.S. warfare budget MUST be reduced significantly NOW. Lost last 4 wars. The war budget is really being paid for by our college students etc. Germany for example only pays 2% of its funds for...
11483 1 year ago Anonymous Tall Timbers, MD The U.S. warfare budget MUST be reduced significantly NOW. Lost last 4 wars. The war budget is really being paid for by our college students etc. Germany for example only pays 2% of its funds for...
11482 1 year ago Anonymous Tall Timbers, MD The U.S. warfare budget MUST be reduced significantly NOW. Lost last 4 wars. The war budget is really being paid for by our college students etc. Germany for example only pays 2% of its funds for...
11481 1 year ago Alan Sundby Madison, WI
11480 1 year ago Anonymous jackson springs, NC I keep thinking that I will awaken from this nightmare of the "enemy within the gates" and the shocking awareness that family and friends seem clueless as to the brink of this precipice. I beseech ...
11479 1 year ago Dale Noel Bondsville, MA Bernie Sanders will secede with World Peace, but only if we Stand Up Together. Bernie Sanders represents all thing we have desired, but felt alone with no voice. NOT ANYMORE! Join us ... he was the ...
11478 1 year ago Chris Ripple Fairbanks, AK Help us, we are repressed and without it we WIL get to you if we haven't already. Solidarity
11477 1 year ago Kathy Kramer Rexburg, ID I strongly urge world governments to finally say no to the corporate military complex and its government in the United States. This government does not reflect the will of the people and its crimes...
11476 1 year ago helen mcallister hidden valley lake, CA
11475 1 year ago Claudia Ryan Englewood, CO Bernie has opened the door for a genuine "movement"; let's keep it going!! . We know that Hillary will not back down. As Ralph Nader said, "Hillary never met a war she didn't like." This is a hu...
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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