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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301-325 of 11749 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11449 1 year ago Henry Rosemont Newport, RI
11448 1 year ago Henry Rosemont Newport, RI
11447 1 year ago Dan Schwartz Los Angeles, CA
11446 1 year ago Nancy Grey Las Vegas, NV Please help our politicians to get the NRA off our backs.
11445 1 year ago Sheila Myers Severn, MD
11444 1 year ago Rebecca Waring Baltimore, MD I cry for my beloved country. America has become a government I no longer recognize. There are millions of us here who are decent, kind people who do not support the actions of our rogue governmen...
11443 1 year ago Kevin Chamberlin Whitinsville, MA
11442 1 year ago Anthony Bulluck Frensdorf, ot The rule of law must always affirm the people's right to life!
11441 1 year ago Lyle Courtsal PT, WA Thats Killarys weapons pipeline supporting the Saudi psycho
mass murderers. Look up the sinking of the MOL COMFORT. Remember Rwanda '94 and the 16 year Iraqi medical blockade; 1.7 million dead-...
11440 1 year ago Lyle Courtsal PT, WA Thats Killarys weapons pipeline supporting the Saudi psycho
mass murderers. Look up the sinking of the MOL COMFORT. Remember Rwanda '94 and the 16 year Iraqi medical blockade; 1.7 million dead-...
11439 1 year ago joe reilly highlands, NJ
11438 1 year ago joe reilly highlands, NJ
11437 1 year ago Clay Tenderholt Billings, MT Corrupt warmonger traitors.
11436 1 year ago Patricia Darlene Skelton Louisville, KY I love my country. Most Americans are decent people. But this is not the country in which I was born and grew up in. We have been slowly tricked out of the true American way, a way of freedom and hu...
11435 1 year ago suzanne bickley san diego, CA
11434 1 year ago Frigga Karl Paris, ot US hegemony is a threat to the world, because of its insanity. Those in power have no attention to bring harmony and peace to the world but follow their immediate satisfaction of omnipotence attaine...
11433 1 year ago l curley Far Rockaway, NY
11432 1 year ago Larry Wartels Victoria, BC www.TrueMajority.org/oreos
People and Ploughshares Before Profits
11431 1 year ago Anonymous Eindhoven, ot
11430 1 year ago Robert Obeid Bakersville, NC
11429 1 year ago Rose Mary Blessing Staples, MN
11428 1 year ago Baz Stevens Freeland, WA
11427 1 year ago Simon Stewart Perth, WA, TX Fully concur. Do not support us evil home and abroad and uphold oath to protect America from enemies foreign and domestic. It's time to kick some evil doer ass.
11426 1 year ago Victoria Moore Michigan, CA
11425 1 year ago John Douglas Goleta, CA stop militarism
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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