Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014
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Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria.
Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand. Often times they do this in the belief that, if the world hears, there will be an outcry an something will be done.” ~ Daniel Glover
Dear President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Hagel:
We are writing as members of the human family with an urgent demand that all forms of violent intervention be removed from consideration in Iraq and now Syria. As members of the human collective we believe it is our moral duty to protect one another. In this spirit, we are asking our elected representatives to raise the bar and join in nonviolent support of Iraqi civil society.
We are responsible for the current state of unrest caused by the illegal occupation of Iraq, including war crimes yet to be acknowledged. We are ashamed that the U.S. would consider further acts of violence and protection only of U.S. interests in a countries not our own.
U.S interest in Iraq and Syria is blatantly clear; geopolitical control, weapon profits, securing markets, and upholding corporate greed. This is not acceptable to your constituents. We the people believe the true stakeholders are Iraqi civilians.
Iraq belongs to the Iraqi people, and Syria belongs to the Syrian people, not profiteers and outside governments. The U.S. role should be by invitation ONLY from Iraqi and Syrian civil society supporting Iraqi and Syrian led diplomatic solutions.
In the spirit of nonviolence we respectfully make the following demands:
- Stop weapon sales to the Middle East, including Iraq
- No air strikes by drone or jet on Iraqis and Syrians
- Pay reparations due the Iraqi people
- Support infrastructure repair BY Iraqis FOR Iraqis
Please consider the children, too easily forgotten, as the drum beats for more violent military action. The children of Iraq and Syria have suffered death, psychological trauma, destruction of their infrastructure, and losses unimaginable to most Americans.
We cannot burden the American, Iraqi, Syrian collective with any more death and destruction when we’ve only just begun to repair.
Remove Violent Intervention from Consideration in Iraq
This petition is now closed.
End date: Oct 15, 2014
Signatures collected: 55
Signature goal: 300
|55||G. Scott Raffield||Sep 05, 2014|
|54||Ethan Zertucha||Jul 29, 2014|
|53||Fern Feldman||Jul 23, 2014|
|52||richard lusis||Jul 20, 2014|
|51||julia butterfield||Jul 20, 2014|
|50||lamis deek||Jul 16, 2014|
|49||Steven Fake||Jul 16, 2014|
|48||carol murry||Jul 16, 2014|
|47||Amanda Caroll||Jul 15, 2014|
|46||Ivan Medina||Jul 15, 2014|
|45||Sami Abed||Jul 15, 2014|
|44||Amanda Batarseh||Jul 04, 2014|
|43||Shayma Hassouna||Jul 04, 2014|
|42||george washington||Jul 03, 2014|
|41||Taylor Barry||Jul 02, 2014|
|40||Nadya Tannous||Jul 02, 2014|
|39||Lorina Fleming||Jul 01, 2014|
|38||Arianna Mulholland||Jul 01, 2014|
|37||Raquel Cadena-Muñoz||Jul 01, 2014|
|36||Steven Chovanec||Jul 01, 2014|
|35||Matthew DeMaio||Jul 01, 2014|
|34||Jovanni Reyes||Jul 01, 2014|
|33||Erica Anderson||Jul 01, 2014|
|32||Laura Mabrouk||Jul 01, 2014|
|31||Barbara Erickson||Jul 01, 2014|
|30||Cameron Vanderscoff||Jul 01, 2014|
|29||Ilan Pappe||Jul 01, 2014|
|28||Zainab Shakoor||Jun 30, 2014|
|27||Michael Kanning||Jun 30, 2014|
|26||diana wilson||Jun 30, 2014|
|25||Benjamin Kletzer||Jun 30, 2014|
|24||Hang Tran||Jun 30, 2014|
|23||Lynn Zachreson||Jun 30, 2014|
|22||Eva Bartlett||Jun 30, 2014|
|21||Rev Max B Surjadinata||Jun 30, 2014|
|20||Dawn Lobell||Jun 30, 2014|
|19||Cameron Zachreson||Jun 30, 2014|
|18||Susan Pittas||Jun 30, 2014|
|17||Teresa Gill||Jun 30, 2014|
|16||Marilyn Lucier||Jun 29, 2014|
|15||Ken Duret||Jun 29, 2014|
|14||Anthony Flores||Jun 28, 2014|
|13||Julian Metter||Jun 28, 2014|
|12||Susan Klusmire||Jun 27, 2014|
|11||John Klusmire||Jun 27, 2014|
|10||Ross Caputi||Jun 26, 2014|
|9||Jay Visbal||Jun 25, 2014|
|8||Vanessa Weseman||Jun 24, 2014|
|7||kendra shigematsu||Jun 24, 2014|
|6||Xia Russell||Jun 24, 2014|