Located in southwestern Germany, the U.S. government's Ramstein Air Base is serving key functions for nonstop war that has been hugely destructive in many countries. The Ramstein base is essential to drone warfare and many other forms of military intervention, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to the Middle East and Africa.
Please become a signer of the petition below and share it with your friends. This is a global campaign to close the Ramstein Air Base and challenge agendas for perpetual war.
Sign this letter to close the Ramstein Air Base at RootsAction:
To: President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel, the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag
War efforts by the U.S. government, NATO and allies are causing vast human misery in many countries, where most of the inhabitants are Muslims and people of color. The results include fueling of hatreds, worsening of refugee crises, and inflaming of xenophobia. We condemn racism and bigotry in any form, and we urge you to set aside what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism."
The Ramstein Air Base's crucial role in relaying signals for drone strikes is binding the United States and Germany in an unconscionable program for extrajudicial killings. That program receives major help from German intelligence agencies, which assist with drone targeting as they share surveillance data with the U.S. government. Ramstein is also central to many other military aspects of the "war on terror" that continues to have such profoundly negative consequences in many nations.
While urgently calling for the de-escalation of conflicts and for serious negotiations, we support nonviolent movements in opposition to the Ramstein Air Base and other U.S. military bases around the globe.
We urge you to take immediate steps to close the Ramstein Air Base and not replace its functions at any other location.
People power can change the world!
Thank you for being one of the powerful!
Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept: "Germany Is the Tell-Tale Heart of America's Drone War"
Der Spiegel: "Der Krieg via Ramstein"
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