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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276-300 of 11753 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11478 2.4 years 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 2.4 years 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 2.4 years ago helen mcallister hidden valley lake, CA
11475 2.4 years 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...
11474 2.4 years ago Charles E Willmore Boca Raton , FL I discovered that a coworker was planting bombs in US facilities forCIA and arrested by the FBI in apparent beta tests of how to manage 911 to use itas excuse that foreigners ad done it to evade th...
11473 2.4 years ago Anonymous Atlantic City, NJ The following are my concerns.
Equal rights for everyone
No one living above the law
Those in power are judged for the service they provide to the public not the payoffs they can make to...
11472 2.4 years ago Anonymous Pompano Beach, FL
11471 2.4 years ago Anonymous Tularosa, NM This effort shows just how disassociated the traitorous US government is with American citizens and how it moves with unbelievable arrogance and stupidity against us and the world. Slap the bully do...
11470 2.4 years ago Thuy Huynh Honolulu, HI
11469 2.4 years ago kevin pigford dayton, OH
11468 2.4 years ago Miles McLennan Santa Barbara, CA
11467 2.4 years ago Lucia Haselhorst Alma, KS
11466 2.4 years ago Sister James Marie Gross Dubuque, IA
11465 2.4 years ago Anonymous Fort William, ot
11464 2.4 years ago Firoze Manji Montreal, QC
11463 2.4 years ago Collin Steeves Loveland, CO
11462 2.4 years ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX
11461 2.4 years ago Brian Wiles New Orleans, LA
11460 2.4 years ago Betsy Snitkin Richardson , TX
11459 2.4 years ago Mian Majeed Baton Rouge, LA I became a US citizen as I believed at the time US had honorable ideals. Today the situation has deteriorated beyond reason and I now firmly believe US does not have PEACE on its agenda.
11458 2.4 years ago judith cohen seattle, WA
11457 2.4 years ago Bill Steeves Loveland, CO
11456 2.4 years ago Karrol Steeves Loveland, CO Please help prevent the American Government from destroying the world.
11455 2.4 years ago James & April Thompson Hendersonville, NC America's expansion of global military and economic hegemony should be regarded as nothing less than hubristic imperialism. The U.S. Congress has totally abrogated it's Constitutional authority to o...
11454 2.4 years ago Catherine Loudis San anselmo, CA
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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
Resident Council
No More Bombs
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
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