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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326-350 of 11753 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11428 2.5 years ago Baz Stevens Freeland, WA
11427 2.5 years 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 2.5 years ago Victoria Moore Michigan, CA
11425 2.5 years ago John Douglas Goleta, CA stop militarism
11424 2.5 years ago Glenn Welsh Wayne, NJ
11423 2.5 years ago Jane Rosenblum Richmond, CA
11422 2.5 years ago Mara Rivera San Francisco, CA
11421 2.5 years ago Craig Fiels Oakland, CA
11420 2.5 years ago Ellen Thomas Tryon, NC
11419 2.5 years ago Shannon Myers Oakland, CA
11418 2.5 years ago Jacob Kjome Maple Grove, MN
11417 2.5 years ago David Morais Metairie, LA
11416 2.5 years ago Sandra Morey Oakland, CA
11415 2.5 years ago David Rose Fall River, MA
11414 2.5 years ago joan ecklein newton, MA
11413 2.5 years ago Anonymous North Hollywood, CA
11412 2.5 years ago Odile Hugonot Haber Ann Arbor MI, MI
11411 2.5 years ago Alex Dotson Philadelphia, PA
11410 2.5 years ago Anonymous Moraga, CA
11409 2.5 years ago jim fouratt NYC , NY
11408 2.5 years ago Carol Urner Portland, OR I agree that international leaders must be held responsible for their war crimes. I personally would prefer moral transformation to imprisonment, but if the crimes persist despite warning perpetrato...
11407 2.5 years ago Monte & Elora McKenzie Talcott, WV surviving on the land not from a store. tools are a persons best friends. I have thousands. but never enough!
11406 2.5 years ago ann walsh Los Gatos , CA
11405 2.5 years ago Jennifer Muir La Canada Flintridge, CA
11404 2.5 years ago Anonymous Dublin, 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