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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51-75 of 77 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location Please add comments.
27 1 year ago Dr. F Taylor Hilton Head for Peace Hilton Head, SC
26 1 year ago Barney Richards New Zealand Peace Council otaki, ot NUCLEAR FREE NEW ZEALAND SAID NO!
25 1 year ago Celinas Ruth Global Family Legal Services Tumacacori, AZ
24 1 year ago S. Wolf Britain Wolf 's Enterprises Human and Civil Rights Advocacy Whitefish, MT
23 1 year ago Nola Zito & family Nola Zito and family Melville, NY
22 1 year ago Joseph Mitchener Freethinkers of the Gold Country Pioneer, CA Who would have thought that Fascist scum our fathers fought
we'd become?
21 1 year ago Karen Barton Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition Bryn Mawr, PA Signing on behalf of the Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition, Bryn Mawr, PA.
20 1 year ago Blackberry Farm CSA Wheeler, WI
19 1 year ago david and Jan Hartsough Peaceworkers San Francisco, CA Peaceworkers, San Francisco, CA supports and signs this appeal.
18 1 year ago Tracy W Powell nomorebombs La Conner , WA We must live by the same rules we try to impose on other nations.
17 1 year ago Marshall Neill U.S. Citizen Maysville, OK
16 1 year ago Don White Resident Council Morristown, NJ
15 1 year ago Myrna Brown none Rosemead, CA All the majority of the people on this planet want is PEACE; a secure place to live with friends and families without fear of those persistent, ever looming threats of manmade dangers that abound...
14 1 year ago Medea Benjamin CODEPINK Washington, DC
13 1 year ago Paul Busch The St. Paul Yoga Center Saint Paul, MN The increasing militarization of the US--both domestically and internationally--is the greatest single threat to peace and freedom on the planet right now.
12 1 year ago James Tyree II Oregon Field & Bush Mowing Portland, OR Our country must not be allowed to violate international laws to which it is subject.
11 1 year ago Charles Mercieca Intern'l Ass. of Educators for Wolrd Peace Huntsville, AL The best way to help a nation peacefully is by providing adequate food, good education, and genuine good health.
10 1 year ago Diana Bohn Nicaragua Center for Community Action Berkeley, CA
9 1 year ago don carlton Bernie's Revolution 2.0 bloomington, IN
8 1 year ago Bill Scheurer On Earth Peace Lindenhurst, IL
7 1 year ago Andrew Carter Banging Pipes Exeter, ot
6 1 year ago frank depinto nuNation panama city, FL ..Vietnam, Gaza, '48 Palestine for jews, Afghanistan, iraq, Libya, Syria.
5 1 year ago Gregory Mello Los Alamos Study Group Albuquerque, NM Thank you
4 1 year ago Deborah Mcneil Zerach Group LLC Atlanta, GA
3 1 year ago Richard Peppin Engineers for Change, Inc. Rockville, MD
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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
CODEPINK
Resident Council
No More Bombs
Peaceworkers
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
PopularResistance.org
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