If you’ve ever opposed U.S. militarism or wars, please sign this petition in solidarity with antiwar activists in Russia.

Russian news antiwar signThe horrific invasion of Ukraine has sparked brave antiwar activism from Russian citizens -- including artists, academics, journalists and human rights defenders -- who’ve spoken out at great risk to themselves. Russia’s government has responded with harsh repression and jailings -- while slandering antiwar protesters as "hooligans" and “traitors.”

Please sign this petition to the Russian government protesting the persecution of antiwar advocates and activists. (And feel free to add your own comments to the petition.)

We'll deliver the petition to Russia's embassy in Washington And we’ll use every channel we can to make the Russian public aware of our solidarity message with those inside Russia who are opposing their country’s war in Ukraine.

To the Government of the Russian Federation:

       We write to strongly protest the jailing and prosecution of brave Russian citizens who oppose their government’s invasion and war in Ukraine. These Russian citizens are nonviolently speaking out – something that is legal in any society with a legitimate claim to be democratic.

       We who are signing this petition have opposed our own government here in the United States when it has engaged in military aggression.  

       We call on you to empty your jails of those who have spoken out or demonstrated against your military actions in Ukraine, drop all charges against these nonviolent protesters, cease the detentions, and allow the kind of open debate that free societies permit.

Background:
>> Amnesty International: Russia: Authorities launch witch-hunt to catch anyone sharing anti-war views
>> Guardian: ‘Our voices are louder if we stay’: Russian anti-war activists refuse to flee



26-50 of 1901 signatures
Number Date Name Location What would you like to say?
1876 4 months ago William Snavely , US
1875 4 months ago Linda Schmoldt , US
1874 4 months ago Michael Monroe , US
1873 4 months ago Shelby Workman , US
1872 4 months ago Joseph Wenzel , US
1871 4 months ago Pam VanCura , US Please stop persecuting people in your country for expressing their views about war. It would be great if you could listen to them and change your point of view. You need to be focusing on critica...
1870 4 months ago Karen Bernal , US
1869 4 months ago Deborah Hannen , US
1868 4 months ago Bonnie Lawrence , US
1867 4 months ago Blake Lenoir , US
1866 4 months ago Anonymous , US
1865 4 months ago M Doretta Cornell , US Stop destroying your own country as well as everyone else's!
1864 4 months ago Cassandra Lyons , US
1863 4 months ago Anonymous , US Why do you want to hurt these poor people. No one's going after Russia. You don't need them. They will never be your allies. You do not need them. You are only hurting Russia. Give up you fantasies ...
1862 4 months ago Stacey Cannon , US
1861 4 months ago Kimberly Williams , US
1860 4 months ago Matt Reola , US
1859 4 months ago Shannon Roth , US
1858 4 months ago Gregory Corning , US I respectfully urge you to fully honor the right of every human to peacefully express their opinions freely, without fear of punishment.
1857 4 months ago Alec Mento , US
1856 4 months ago Art Hanson , US War, Military Spending, and Militarism are NOT the Answer.
1855 4 months ago Ineke Deruyter , US
1854 4 months ago Anonymous , US
1853 4 months ago Maria Christina Blanco , US
1852 4 months ago Kathleen Wheeler , US
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