This is a new initiative to create a worldwide network of people and organizations that will work together to oppose the lawless actions of the United States, and any country that acts similarly, such as interference in the politics of other countries through open and covert regime change operations, the imposition of unilateral coercive economic measures (aka sanctions) that are contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, and threats of aggression or outright military attacks.
All of the above violate the founding charter of the United Nations, yet neither the United Nations nor its International Court of Justice have been effective in holding the United States accountable for its actions. No one country or one movement has the power alone to hold the United States accountable, but together we can make a difference.
Last July, representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement, which consists of over 120 countries, met in Caracas Venezuela and adopted the Caracas Political Declaration, which recognized the “urgent need to Uphold International Law for the Promotion and Consolidation of Peace, and decided, in line with our determination to enhance the Movement’s status and role as an anti-war peace-loving force.” The Declaration contains twelve affirmations that are tools for peace such as respect for international law, respect for sovereignty of nations, and the use of peaceful methods of conflict resolution and that oppose unilateral coercive measures and threats of force. The Declaration expresses support for the founding charter of the United Nations and use of the International Court of Justice.
The Global Appeal for Peace seeks to build a popular movement that also supports peace and respect for sovereignty and international law and opposes acts of aggression whether economic, military or otherwise. Signing on to the campaign is a first step in building that movement. The popular movement will document and educate about the impacts of illegal acts, take action in solidarity to oppose such acts and provide material support for those who are harmed.
The world is changing, and must change if we are to resolve the many life-threatening crises we face. The United States Empire is waning, but it is demonstrating that it will not fade peacefully. It is up to us to build solidarity for actions that guide us through this next phase of our existence in ways that bring the least harm.
Take the First Step: Sign on to the Appeal.
September 20 to 23
Make plans now to participate in the People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet in New York City during the September United Nations General Assembly session.
The antiwar and climate movements are coming together with the recognition that our struggles are deeply connected during the weekend of the International Day of Peace and the People’s Climate Strike.
Four Days of Actions and Events:
Friday, September 20 – Climate Strike at noon, meet at Foley Square and march to Battery Park. This is a global youth-led climate strike. We’ll bring messages that to save the planet, we must stop the US war machine.
Saturday, September 21 – Puerto Rico Independence Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the UN. It’s time to decolonize Puerto Rico!
Saturday, September 21 – Race, Militarism and Black Resistance in the “America’s” from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Green Worker Cooperative, 1231 Lafayette Ave in the Bronx.
Sunday, September 22 – People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet Rally and March, Northwest corner of Herald Square near 34th St. and 6th Ave., 2:00 pm. Featuring Cornel West, Roger Waters, members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Extinction Rebellion, music by Ben Grosscup plus many solidarity, climate crisis, and resistance groups. More special guests to be announced.
Monday, September 23 – A solidarity evening with countries impacted by US sanctions and interventions. “A Path to International Peace: Realizing the Vision of the United Nations Charter.” Starts at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6) at the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th St., NYC, 10016. Speakers include representatives of countries directly impacted by the United States’ illegal actions in the forms of unilateral coercive measures (aka sanctions), regime change efforts and military aggression and speakers from grassroots groups organizing to counter these actions. Learn about the 120 countries working together for peace through the Non-Aligned Movement and what you can do to build peace. Reservations are required. Click here to reserve your seat.
Sign the Global Appeal for Peace!
The Global Appeal for Peace seeks to build a popular movement that supports peace and respect for sovereignty and international law and opposes acts of aggression whether economic, military or otherwise. Signing on to the campaign is a first step in building that movement. The popular movement will document and educate about the impacts of illegal acts, take action in solidarity to oppose such acts and provide material support for those who are harmed.
Embassy Protection Collective, ANSWER Coalition, Black Alliance for Peace, CODEPINK, International Action Center, Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition, US Peace Council, Veterans for Peace, World Beyond War, Pima County Green Party, Mt. Zion Church Ministries, The Raucous Rooster, Show Up! America, Environmentalists Against War, The Nuclear Resister, Canadian County Safe Water Coalition, North American Climate, Conservation and Environment(NACCE), Western Massachusetts Venezuela, Solidarity Coalition, Coop Anti-War Cafe Berlin, Green Party United States Peace Action Committee, Green Party of Bay County, Green Party of Monmouth County NJ, Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) – Vancouver, Canada, Green Party of Allegheny County, The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, Red River Veterans For Peace Chapter 154, Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23, Rochester, NY, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Solidarite Bonne Volonte, Mondeto, Peace and Freedom Party, Party of Communists USA, Movement 4 Peoples’ Democracy, White Rabbit Grove RDNA, Movimiento por un mundo sin guerras y sin violencia, Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Women’s Eco-Peace, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, People’s Climate Movement New York, Green Party United States, The Peace Pentagon, World Can’t Wait, United for Peace and Justice, Covert Action Magazine, BAYAN USA, Trade Justice Alliance, Workers World Party, Pro Libertad Freedom Campaign, Peoples Power Assemblies, Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere – FIRE, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Jersey City Peace Movement, Canadian Peace Congress, Greater Boston Chapter of Green Rainbow Party, New York Peace Council, The Peace For Okinawa Coalition, Philadelphia Area Black Radical Congress, DSA Brooklyn for Peace, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Black is Back Coalition, Orinoco Tribune Venezuela, Alexander-von-Humboldt-