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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501-525 of 11753 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11253 2.5 years ago Anonymous Offenbach, ot
11252 2.5 years ago Robert Beverly Orange, TX USMC Sgt-Vietnam 1966/67, Vietnam Veterans Against the War
11251 2.5 years ago Ann Kalyan Encino, CA I plead with you to join us as we ask you to help us all in the saving not just the American people and country but yourself as well and our planet. Together we stand and divided we will surely soon...
11250 2.5 years ago Laura Peck Indio, CA During the Vietnam war I used to wish we would be attacked by extra-terrestrials
(anything to stop the killing and make the world band together). Now it would appear that climate change ...
11249 2.5 years ago william andersen dul, MN
11248 2.5 years ago j l davis grants pass, OR War! War! War! Sales & profits from the manufacture & sales of human-killing "things" seem to be our national pastime & goal! So sad! Get rid of "those people" in our gov't ofcs. who not only...
11247 2.5 years ago Raymond Domagalski Green Valley, AZ
11246 2.5 years ago Cecile Smith Honolulu, HI It's long past time for us and the U.S. to focus on peace but the monied interests keep making these wars because they make money off of them and of course, we have lots of poor young people to go f...
11245 2.5 years ago farzad qmehr carmichael, CA
11244 2.5 years ago Anonymous New York, NY The United States, the NATO countries of Europe, and Israel wage war against the peoples of any country that has resources that they want so that the monies garnered from those resources can fuel th...
11243 2.5 years ago Art Hanson Lansing, MI War is NOT the Answer.
11242 2.5 years ago Peter Hawxhurst Houston, TX Justice must be seen to be Done! Reveal the Truth and hypocrisy of USA war crimes against Humanity!
11241 2.5 years ago Joy Jolie Brampton, ON To all government leaders. We're at a critical point in our global civilization when we need to collectively stand up and stand against the empire that is the US military, corporate and government p...
11240 2.5 years ago william zabel brighton, CO U.S. imperialism must end so that the world may survive and heal.
11239 2.5 years ago Carolyn Colson White Hall, AR
11238 2.5 years ago Rachel and John Heuman Evanston, IL
11237 2.5 years ago Lynn Shoemaker Whitewater, WI
11236 2.5 years ago Paul Siemering cambridge, MA after Judge Jackson at Nuremberg pronounced initiating wars of aggression as "the supreme international crime"
he added this:
“The record on which we judge these defendants is the record on ...
11235 2.5 years ago Douglas Sedon Jefferson, MD
11234 2.5 years ago Lana Touchstone Vallejo, CA
11233 2.5 years ago Michael Bresnahan Lawrence, MA
11232 2.5 years ago Chris Jones Santa Fe, NM
11231 2.5 years ago Diana Bohn Berkeley, CA
11230 2.5 years ago Marilyn Pike Portland, OR
11229 2.5 years ago Georganne Kramer Mankato, MN
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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