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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76-100 of 11753 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
11678 2.2 years ago stuart haile dallas, TX
11677 2.2 years ago william isecke teaneck, NJ what are your values?
11676 2.2 years ago Ashley Yonker Kalamazoo, MI
11675 2.2 years ago William Tamblyn Medford, NJ America's hyper-aggressive imperialism is all too likely to lead to more and wider wars, and even to WWIII.
11674 2.2 years ago Dana Visalli Winthrop, WA Sanity--rather than brutality-- is possible, but it will never come from our government, only individuals.
11673 2.2 years ago Becky Tollerson Winder, GA
11672 2.2 years ago John Weber Longville, MN This is done in our name (USA citizens) without our consent.
11671 2.2 years ago John O'Malley Knox, IN We need to know who killed John F. Kennedy and the persons responsible must be tried and convicted. The same goes for the assassinators of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and many, many ot...
11670 2.2 years ago Arlan Ebel Denver, CO Peace or Perish
11669 2.2 years ago ivette moux palm coast, FL Enough with the wars...for the preservation of humanity planet Earth and her kingdoms...wars must stop!,
11668 2.2 years ago miles nelson conroe, TX
11667 2.2 years ago Vernon Huffman Corvallis, OR People who oppose war far outnumber those who support it. We must live up to our ideals by refusing to let those warmongers make the rules. Nonviolent noncompliance is effective.
11666 2.2 years ago Stephen Daly Pollock Pines, CA Just say No, to US militarism and Empire.
11665 2.2 years ago Olenka Folda Brooklin, ME I am 84 years old and have tragically watched this country descend into an abyss of unspeakable crimes here and globally. I hope this appeal to the international community will prevail before humani...
11664 2.2 years ago Anonymous Bellevue, WA
11663 2.2 years ago Anthony Lombardy Mount Pocono, PA As two U.S. Generals stated, the Israel/Palestinian conflict must end before there can peace throughout the region, as it is the root of almost all other conflicts, and is contributing to the loss a...
11662 2.2 years ago Peter Phillips Bodega, CA End the US/NATO Empire wars that are in support of global capital.
11661 2.2 years ago William Simon Santa Rosa, CA It is time to stop the insanity and arrogance of the US War-Based economy. "EITHER MAN WILL ABOLISH WAR, OR WAR WILL ABOLISH MAN."
Bertrand Russell
11660 2.2 years ago Roger Arnold Sunnyvale, CA
11659 2.2 years ago John Rachel North Hollywood, CA As petitions go, this is an important one. The goal should be 150 million people, giving some credence to the claim that the "U.S." is making this appeal.
11658 2.2 years ago kim hobbs wasilla, AK peace harmony understanding is going to replace fear intimidation and debt. common sense will prevail.
11657 2.2 years ago Beverly Voelkelt Upland, CA
11656 2.2 years ago Anonymous San Jose, CA
11655 2.2 years ago john malley youngstown, OH the usa is, indeed the 'deutchland ├╝beralles' of today
11654 2.2 years ago Warren Colison Minneapolis, MN Yes, it is way past time to resist. We must get very aggressive and time is running out.
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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