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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801-825 of 11753 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
10953 2.5 years ago Kate Jensen Flagstaff, AZ
10952 2.5 years ago Gordon Gerbitz Santa Barbara, CA
10951 2.5 years ago Eugenie Sotiropoulos Ogunquit, ME
10950 2.5 years ago Anonymous Tucson, AZ The timing is critical, our elections are rigged, our government has been hijacked, we MUST STOP this insanity! I don't believe that ANY US citizen should allow this to continue, we must face the tr...
10949 2.5 years ago Shari Bruun Camas, WA
10948 2.5 years ago Ned Rosch Portland, OR
10947 2.5 years ago Alex Dotson Philadelphia, PA
10946 2.5 years ago Stephen Garneau Port St. Lucie, FL This country has such promising people that could be in our government, but all we get are psycopaths and the criminally insane, which means there is no regard for life; not even the american citize...
10945 2.5 years ago Linda Gertig BELLEVUE, NE
10944 2.5 years ago Mark McKim Austin, TX
10943 2.5 years ago Pierre Strauss Genolier, ot
10942 2.5 years ago Weldon Barker Summerville, SC I am appalled and ashamed of the hostile, illegal and immoral foreign policy of my nation since the end of WWII and I urge all the world's citizens to oppose this continued barbarism, as I do!
10941 2.5 years ago Mary Izett WalnutCreek, CA
10940 2.5 years ago Pierre Strauss Genolier, ot
10939 2.5 years ago michael stanish preston, CT
10938 2.5 years ago Bill Vaughn Lorain, OH UN oversight of our federal elections would be greatly welcomed by the oppressed majority here as well
10937 2.5 years ago John Wilkinson Palmyra, VA
10936 2.5 years ago David Bragin Brooklyn,, NY
10935 2.5 years ago Richard Van Aken Southampton, PA End the carnage.
10934 2.5 years ago Shantell Capone Glen, NH
10933 2.5 years ago Patricia J. Fontes Hopkinton, RI
10932 2.5 years ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA
10931 2.5 years ago Peter Lowber Cambridge, MA
10930 2.5 years ago Susan Etscovitz Brookline, MA
10929 2.5 years ago Alison Jones Cardigan, ot War creates instability and insecurity and does not further peace.
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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