Yesterday, President Obama again voiced concern for "international law" in the Ukraine crisis.
But he should heed our new petition urging him to "move toward a new era of genuine adherence to international law."
Since its launch two days ago, the petition has drawn many thousands of signers, who've often posted moving comments.
Our momentum got an additional boost when The Nation featured the petition on its Take Action webpage under the apt headline "Tell President Obama: End the Hypocrisy on International Law."
Please sign the petition and forward this email to your friends.
Mr. Obama: If international law is so damn crucial, then stop violating it.
To send the president a clear message in support of international law, click here.
Days ago, responding to Russian military intervention in the Crimea, President Obama denounced Russia for a “breach of international law.”
The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The message from the White House is: Do as we say, not as we do.
The U.S. government routinely violates international law with drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and other countries, not to mention its own interference in Ukraine's government. Human-rights groups like Reprieve have documented many of those violations in recent reports, and the European Parliament has just condemned the practice as illegal -- but the USA’s missile attacks continue.
Click here to tell President Obama that his tributes to international law are worthless as long as he keeps violating it.
Some background articles below provide important context for the current Ukraine crisis.
At this highly dangerous moment, please take action by signing the petition and then forwarding this message to your friends.
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