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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851-875 of 11749 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
10899 1 year ago Cary Moy Oak Park, IL
10898 1 year ago Jennifer Cox San Rafael, CA
10897 1 year ago Mary Cupp Falmouth, ME
10896 1 year ago Donna Joss Bridgton , ME
10895 1 year ago Cynthia Hull Gallup, NM
10894 1 year ago Deborah J. Lesco New Bedford, MA
10893 1 year ago Pamela Brubaker Thousand Oaks, TX
10892 1 year ago john egan new rochelle, NY
10891 1 year ago Judy Edgar Phoenix, AZ The American arms manufacturers are greedy & want to earn more money by selling more arms, regardless of the devastation & death caused by war. Unfortunately they have bought off too many Congress ...
10890 1 year ago Charles Fry Sunnyvale, CA
10889 1 year ago Rikhard Tanskanen Brighton, ON I do not believe that the U.S government is committing war crimes in the War on Terror or has committed war crimes. But I am opposed to the WAr on Terror, which has led to the Islamic State, the rad...
10888 1 year ago Mark Greenfield Gardiner, ME
10887 1 year ago Elizabeth Neuse Hamden, CT
10886 1 year ago Andrew Costigan Norwood, MA
10885 1 year ago Lynn Cardiff Salem, OR
10884 1 year ago Ruth Kay Souder Red Hill, PA
10883 1 year ago Lucia You Kailua, HI
10882 1 year ago Joan Tibbetts Altamonte Springs, FL
10881 1 year ago Rich Hoeppner Lihue, HI Building of the American empire with the unconstitutional acts of war are leaving us with infrastructure, social structure, financial stability, political respectability, and national pride in total...
10880 1 year ago Don Somsky Castle Pines, CO How do you think most scum bag politicians get rich ? Wars and more wars.
10879 1 year ago LESLIE Cotee Scottsdale, AZ A peaceful world would behoove most of us.
10878 1 year ago CArol Devoss St. Charles, IL
10877 1 year ago Evalee Mickey North LIBERTY, IA
10876 1 year ago Anonymous Mission Viejo, CA
10875 1 year ago Bernadette Webster Whitethorn, CA We, the Citizens of the United States of America, do not want our tax dollars spent on killing innocent people around the world just to enrich corrupt and evil power mongers. Please stop having any ...
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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