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イェメン戦争に使われるサウディへの武器援助に反対するサンダース議員を激励する署名

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    浅田です。

    アメリカのサウディへの武器援助はイェメン戦争に使われています。これに反対する上院議員の中で指導的なサンダース議員を激励する公開書簡への署名が

    https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/open-letter-to-senator-bernie-sanders?source=direct_link&

    で集められています。賛成の方の署名をお願いします。転送・転載歓迎


    Subject: Sign the petition! Senator Bernie Sanders: Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders
    書簡の全文です。
    We write to you as U.S. residents with great respect for your domestic policies.
    We support the position of more than 25,000 people who signed a petition during your presidential campaign urging you to take on militarism.
    We believe that Dr. King was correct to assert that racism, extreme materialism, and militarism needed to be challenged together rather than separately, and that this remains true.
    We believe this is not only practical advice, but a moral imperative, and -- not coincidentally -- good electoral politics.
    During your presidential campaign, you were asked repeatedly how you would pay for human and environmental needs that could be paid for with small fractions of military spending. Your answer was consistently complicated and involved raising taxes. We believe it would be more effective to more often mention the existence of the military and its price tag. "I would cut 4% of spending on the never-audited Pentagon" is a superior answer in every way to any explanation of any tax plan.
    Much of the case that we believe ought to be made is made in a video posted on your Facebook page in early 2018. But it is generally absent from your public comments and policy proposals. Your recent 10-point plan omits any mention of foreign policy whatsoever.
    We believe this omission is not just a shortcoming. We believe it renders what does get included incoherent. Military spending is well over 60% of discretionary spending. A public policy that avoids mentioning its existence is not a public policy at all. Should military spending go up or down or remain unchanged? This is the very first question. We are dealing here with an amount of money at least comparable to what could be obtained by taxing the wealthy and corporations (something we are certainly in favor of as well).
    A tiny fraction of U.S. military spending could end starvation, the lack of clean water, and various diseases worldwide. No humanitarian policy can avoid the existence of the military. No discussion of free college or clean energy or public transit should omit mention of the place where a trillion dollars a year is going.
    War and preparations for war are among the top destroyers, if not the top destroyer, of our natural environment. No environmental policy can ignore them.
    Militarism is the top source of the erosion of liberties, and top justification for government secrecy, top creator of refugees, top saboteur of the rule of law, top facilitator of xenophobia and bigotry, and top reason we are at risk of nuclear apocalypse. There is no area of our social life that is untouched by what Eisenhower called the military industrial complex.
    The U.S. public favors cutting military spending.
    Even candidate Trump declared the wars since 2001 to have been counterproductive, a statement that appears not to have hurt him on election day.
    A December 2014 Gallup poll of 65 nations found the United States to be far and away the country considered the largest threat to peace in the world, and a Pew poll in 2017 found majorities in most countries polled viewing the United States as a threat. A United States responsible for providing clean drinking water, schools, medicine, and solar panels to others would be more secure and face far less hostility around the world; that result would cost a fraction of what is invested in making the United States resented and disliked.
    Economists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have documented that military spending is an economic drain rather than a jobs program.
    We compliment you on your domestic policies. We recognize that the presidential primaries were rigged against you, and we do not wish to advance the baseless idea that you were fairly defeated. We offer our advice in a spirit of friendship. Some of us worked in support of your presidential campaign. Others of us would have worked, and worked hard, for your nomination had you been a candidate for peace.

    主な署名者です。

    SIGNED BY
    Elliott Adams, Chair, Meta Peace Team, Training Team, and former President, Veterans For Peace
    Christine Ahn, International Coordinator, Women Cross DMZ
    Shireen Al-Adeimi, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
    Hisham Ashur, Amnesty International of Charlottesville, VA
    Medea Benjamin, Cofounder, CODEPINK for Peace
    Karen Bernal, Chair, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
    Leah Bolger, Chair of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War; former President, Veterans For Peace
    Philip Brenner, Professor, American University
    Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation; National Co-convener, United for Peace and Justice
    Leslie Cagan, peace and justice organizer
    James Carroll, author of House of War
    Noam Chomsky, Professor, University of Arizona; Professor (emeritus), MIT
    Helena Cobban, President, Just World Educational
    Jeff Cohen, Founder of FAIR and co-founder of RootsAction.org
    Marjorie Cohn, activist scholar; former President, National Lawyers Guild
    Gerry Condon, President, Veterans For Peace
    Nicolas J.S. Davies, author, journalist
    John Dear, author, Campaign Nonviolence
    Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author
    Mel Duncan, Founding Director, Nonviolent Peaceforce
    Carolyn Eisenberg, Professor of History and American Foreign Policy, Hofstra University
    Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator Emeritus, U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
    Pat Elder, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War
    Daniel Ellsberg, author, whistleblower
    Jodie Evans, co-founder CODEPINK
    Rory Fanning, author
    Robert Fantina, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War
    Mike Ferner, Former President, Veterans For Peace
    Margaret Flowers, Co-Director, Popular Resistance
    Carolyn Forché, University Professor, Georgetown University
    Bruce K. Gagnon, Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
    Pia Gallegos, Former Chair, Adelante Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party of New Mexico
    Joseph Gerson (PhD), President, Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security
    Chip Gibbons, Journalist; Policy & Legislative Counsel, Defending Rights & Dissent
    Charles Glass, author of They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France
    Van Gosse, Professor, Franklin & Marshall College
    Arun Gupta, Independent Journalist
    Hugh Gusterson, Professor of anthropology and international affairs, George Washington University
    David Hartsough, Co-Founder, World BEYOND War
    Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
    Odile Hugonot Haber, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War
    Sam Husseini, Senior Analyst, Institute for Public Accuracy
    Helen Jaccard, member, Veterans For Peace
    Dahr Jamail, author, journalist
    Tony Jenkins, Education Director, World BEYOND War
    Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
    Steven Jonas, M.D., M.P.H., columnist, author of The 15% Solution
    Rob Kall, host, Bottom-Up Radio; publisher, OpEdnews.com
    Tarak Kauff, member, Veterans For Peace; Managing Editor, Peace in Our Times
    Kathy Kelly, Co-Coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
    John Kiriakou, CIA torture whistleblower and former senior investigator, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Michael D. Knox, PhD, Chair, U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation
    David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
    Jeremy Kuzmarov, lecturer, Tulsa Community College; author of The Russians Are Coming Again
    Peter Kuznick, Professor, American University
    George Lakey, author; Co-Founder, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)
    Sarah Lanzman, activist
    Joe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief, Consortium News
    Hyun Lee, U.S. National Organizer, Women Cross DMZ
    Bruce E. Levine, psychologist; author of Resisting Illegitimate Authority
    Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor, UC Santa Barbara
    Dave Lindorff, journalist
    John Lindsay-Poland, Coordinator, Project to Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico
    David Lotto, Psychoanalyst, Editor of the Journal of Psychohistory
    Chase Madar, author and journalist
    Eli McCarthy, Professor of Justice and Peace Studies, Georgetown University
    Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and presidential briefer
    Myra MacPherson, author and journalist
    Bill Moyer, Executive Director, Backbone Campaign
    Elizabeth Murray, member, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
    Michael Nagler, Founder and President, the Metta Center for Nonviolence
    Dave Norris, Former Mayor, Charlottesville, VA
    Carol A. Paris, MD, Immediate Past President, Physicians for a National Health Program
    Miko Peled, author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
    Gareth Porter, author, journalist, historian
    Margaret Power, Professor, Illinois Tech
    Steve Rabson, Professor Emeritus, Brown University; Veteran, United States Army
    Ted Rall, cartoonist, author of Bernie
    Betty Reardon, Founder, International Institute on Peace Education
    John Reuwer, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War
    Mark Selden, Senior Researcher, Cornell University
    Martin J. Sherwin, University Professor of History, George Mason University
    Tim Shorrock, author and journalist
    Alice Slater, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War; UN NGO Rep., Nuclear Age Peace Fdn
    Donna Smith, National Advisory Board Chair, Progressive Democrats of America
    Gar Smith, Director, Environmentalists Against War
    Norman Solomon, National Coordinator, RootsAction.org; Executive Director, Institute for Public Accuracy
    Jeffrey St. Clair, Co-author, The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink
    Rick Sterling, activist and journalist
    Oliver Stone, filmmaker
    Rivera Sun, Author and Nonviolence Strategy Trainer
    David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War; Advisory Board Member, Veterans For Peace; author of War Is A Lie
    Brian Terrell, Co-Coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
    Brian Trautman, National Board Member, Veterans For Peace
    Sue Udry, Executive Director, Defending Rights & Dissent
    David Vine, Professor, Department of Anthropology, American University
    Donnal Walter, Member of Coordinating Committee, World BEYOND War
    Rick Wayman, Deputy Director, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
    Barbara Wien, Professor, American University
    Ann Wright, Retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat who resigned in opposition to U.S. war on Iraq
    Greta Zarro, Organizing Director, World BEYOND War
    Kevin Zeese, Co-Director, Popular Resistance
    Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco
    Can you join me and take action? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/open-letter-to-senator-bernie-sanders?source=email&
    Thanks!



     

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