[WSMDiscuss] Sign the Open Letter to the Government of the United States and the United Nations (US Peace Council and Popular Resistance)

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Sat Apr 11 21:20:55 CEST 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Viruses in movement…, Imperialism in movement…, War in movement…, Resistance in movement…, Solidarity in movement…

Sign the Open Letter to the Government of the United States and the United Nations

US Peace Council and Popular Resistance

April 10, 2020

| Organize! <https://popularresistance.org/organize/>,

https://popularresistance.org/sign-the-open-letter-to-stop-the-us-war-on-venezuela/ <https://popularresistance.org/sign-the-open-letter-to-stop-the-us-war-on-venezuela/>
ANOTHER ACTION: Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that calls for no war on Venezuela and stop the sanctions. Share it on social media using the hashtag #FightCovidNotVenezuela and target your member of Congress as well as President Trump. Spread the word however you can by sharing this letter on social media and by email. Write letters to your editor opposing war on Venezuela. The United Nations has called for a global ceasefire to focus on the COVID19 pandemic. We need to be fighting the disease not each other. We need to send doctors, not soldiers. Tag @PopResistance and we’ll retweet your tweets. Thank you. – Popular Resistance

Click Here to Sign the Open Letter <https://uspeacecouncil.org/4724-2/>
Dear Friends of Peace, Justice and Human Rights Around the World,

The global spread of COVID-19 has exposed the illegal and immoral practice of imposing unilateral coercive measures (economic sanctions) by the United States government against more than thirty nations. The economic war against those nations had already resulted in unimaginable suffering of the people in the targeted nations even before the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the devastation of the global pandemic, the targeted countries — especially Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Zimbabwe — are finding it prohibitively difficult to protect and save the lives of their citizens in the face of the ongoing global emergency. These sanctions constitute
crimes against humanity.

Instead of helping these countries fight the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the United States is now using the public distraction caused by the pandemic to intensify its military actions against the targeted nations. It is increasing its threats against Iran and Syria by engaging in a silent buildup of its military forces in Iraq again, and has dispatched its Naval warships to the shores of Venezuela, demanding the total surrender of the Venezuelan government to the United States.

Only a global wave of popular protest can stop these anti-human policies and actions.

Please use the link provided below to sign the Open Letter to the Government of the United States and the United Nations, addressed to the President of the United States and Secretary General of the United Nations, demanding that all U.S. and UN sanctions against the targeted nations be lifted, and all U.S. military threats and actions against them be stopped immediately.

We are dealing with a global emergency and must act quickly.

We are dealing with a global emergency and must act quickly.

Sanctions Kill!

Click Here to Sign the Open Letter <https://uspeacecouncil.org/4724-2/>
(in several languages)

Tim Anderson, Centre for Counter Hegemonic Studies
Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus, MIT; Professor, U. of Arizona
Gerald Horne, Historian, University of Houston, Texas
Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research
Cornel West, Harvard University
Iraklis Tsavdaridis, World Peace Council
Bahman Azad, U.S. Peace Council
Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
Jackie Cabasso, United for Peace and Justice
Nathaniel Chase, International Action Center
Omowale Clay, December 12th Movement
Gerry Condon, Veterans for Peace
Darien De Lu, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom — US Section
Sara Flounders, International Action Center
Miguel Figueroa, Canadian Peace Congress
Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance
Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Roger Harris, Task Force on the Americas
Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report
Joe Lombardo, United National Antiwar Coalition
Alfred Marder, U.S. Peace Council
Makasi Metoma, People’s Power Assemblies
Teri Mattson, CODEPINK
Nancy Price, Alliance for Democracy (US)
Cindy Sheehan, March on the Pentagon
David Swanson, World BEYOND War
Emily Thomas, IFCO Pastors for Peace
Gail Walker, IFCO: Pastors for Peace
Yasemin Zahra, US Labor Against the War
Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance


Jai Sen

Independent researcher, editor; Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Globalisation Studies at the University of Ottawa

jai.sen at cacim.net <mailto:jai.sen at cacim.net>
Now based in New Delhi, India (+91-98189 11325) and in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe territory (+1-613-282 2900) 

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Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN <https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart <https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront <http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
Jai Sen, ed, 2017 – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?.  New Delhi : OpenWord and Oakland, CA : PM Press.  Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
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