stand for peace and justice.
Please join Ezequiel Adamovsky, Vittorio Agnoletto,
Michael Albert, Tariq Ali, Patrick Bond, Leslie Cagan, Noam Chomsky,
Bill Fletcher, Eduardo Galeano, Susan George, Marta Harnecker, Boris
Kagarlitsky, Subcomandante Marcos, George Monbiot, Suren Moodlar,
Hector Mondragon, Tanya Reinhart, Carola Reintjes, Arundhati Roy,
Lydia Sargent, Howard Zinn, and many more in signing the following
statement by using this
form -- and, even more, please join us in working to encourage
other people to sign it, and for them in turn to get others to
ďI stand for peace and justice.
I stand for democracy and autonomy. I donít think
the U.S. or any other country should ignore the popular will and
violate and weaken international law, seeking to bully and bribe votes
in the Security Council.
I stand for internationalism. I oppose any nation
spreading an ever expanding network of military bases around the world
and producing an arsenal unparalleled in the world.
I stand for equity. I donít think the U.S. or any
other country should seek empire. I donít think the U.S. ought to
control Middle Eastern oil on behalf of U.S. corporations and as a
wedge to gain political control over other countries.
I stand for freedom. I oppose brutal regimes in Iraq
and elsewhere but I also oppose the new doctrine of "preventive
war," which guarantees permanent and very dangerous conflict, and
is the reason why the U.S. is now regarded as the major threat to
peace in much of the world. I stand for a democratic foreign policy
that supports popular opposition to imperialism, dictatorship, and
political fundamentalism in all its forms.
I stand for solidarity. I stand for and with all the
poor and the excluded. Despite massive disinformation millions oppose
unjust, illegal, immoral war, and I want to add my voice to theirs. I
stand with moral leaders all over the world, with world labor, and
with the huge majority of the populations of countries throughout the
I stand for diversity. I stand for an end to racism
directed against immigrants and people of color. I stand for an end to
repression at home and abroad.
I stand for peace. I stand against this war and
against the conditions, mentalities, and institutions that breed and
nurture war and injustice.
I stand for sustainability. I stand against the
destruction of forests, soil, water, environmental resources, and
biodiversity on which all life depends.
I stand for justice. I stand against economic,
political, and cultural institutions that promote a rat race
mentality, huge economic and power inequalities, corporate domination
even unto sweatshop and slave labor, racism, and gender and sexual
I stand for a policy that redirects the money used
for war and military spending to provide healthcare, education,
housing, and jobs.
I stand for a world whose political, economic, and
social institutions foster solidarity, promote equity, maximize
participation, celebrate diversity, and encourage full democracy.
I stand for peace and justice and, more, I pledge to
work for peace and justice.Ē