Artists and Writers Oppose Expanding War On Terrorism

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Artists have both the ability and the moral obligation to combat
deceit and distortion. It is the ability to illuminate even
difficult truths that defines an artist.

Truth has been one of the casualties of the "War on Terrorism".
Assassinations, bombings, and chemical and biological attacks,
whether perpetrated by individuals or states, are crimes. They
should be dealt with by the rule of law, and not by the use of
military force. With this in mind, we condemn the US "War on
Terrorism" and call upon both the US government and the
"anti-terrorist" coalition to end this war, which benefits no-one but
those who are making money from it, and which is sowing the seeds of
future terrorism and violence.

The "War on Terrorism" is now being used to justify further US
aggression against the people of Iraq. Such aggression would lead to
a high civilian and military death toll and a further deterioration
of the situation in the Middle East. [then bullet points:]

* We call upon the United States and the United Nations to lift all
economic sanctions on Iraq.

* We call upon the United States and its allies to abandon
preparations for war against Iraq.

* We call upon the United States, Iraq, and all other countries to
refrain from developing and deploying weapons of mass destruction.

* We call upon Iraq to allow the resumption of weapons inspections,
and upon the United States to allow these weapons inspectors to
operate independently rather than as a projection of US interests.

439 Signatures

  • Uday H
    • Comments
    • I'm just a chip off the block.
  • Karl M
  • stupidliberalidiot
    • Country
    • USA
  • Colin P
    • Comments
    • Maybe if we're really nice to Saddam, he won't kill too many of us.
  • Th. P
    • Country
    • Germany
  • Michael A
  • Susan Lynn R
    • Country
    • USA
    • Comments
    • I support Dennis J. Kucinich for President!
  • Brock L. T
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • Lake Oswego, OR
  • PHILIP T
    • Country
    • New Zealand
  • Linda
    • Country
    • USA
  • terrance b
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • 6103 N Albina st. Portland,Ore. 97217
    • Comments
    • SHaLoMe I AM eLoHime
  • Norbert P
    • Country
    • Germany
    • Address
    • Hamburg
  • Nick
    • Country
    • US
    • Address
    • New Jersey
    • Comments
    • I oppose the war preparations of US imperialism and its allies. They are not concerned with creating a democratic Iraq but want to bring the country and its resources - particularly its oil - under the control of Empire and big business. I also oppose the vicious regime of Saddam Hussein and support the struggle of the Iraqi workers and poor to overthrow it.
  • Kim C
    • Country
    • US
  • Tim
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • 1269 N. Del Mar
    • Comments
    • Give Peace A Chance
  • diego S
  • Kari H
  • Dr. Oolin G
    • Country
    • Israel - USA
  • Mookie
    • Comments
    • After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, would you idiots have tried to arrest them?
  • Neville C
    • Comments
    • I support this petition. It will bring peace in our time.
  • Elmer F
    • Country
    • USA
    • Comments
    • Be vewy vewy qwuiet. Im hunting terworists...
  • Greedy Ol M
    • Country
    • THE WHOLE PLANET IS MINE
    • Comments
    • Hey #117 "Starfish" I am coming for you woman. Oh yeah I want it all..BWWAHAHAHAHA
  • Marcus W
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • West Side!
    • Comments
    • I notice all the great artists and poets from Iraq have a petition of their own online that is a protest against the Hussein government and its treatment...............oh wait. They couldn't do that! He's have them, and their families shot! Dumbasses.
  • Osama Bin L
    • Comments
    • Death to all war mongoring Infidels and kaffirs
  • Mullah Mohammed O
    • Country
    • hell
    • Comments
    • Jew pigs and American dogs death to you all
  • Vidkun Q
    • Country
    • Norway
  • Bob Gotase, j
    • Comments
    • All artists and writers are fags. Period. Please visit my homepage at http://goatse.cx
  • John M
    • Country
    • England
    • Comments
    • "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
  • John S
    • Country
    • USA
    • Comments
    • "This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
  • Al G
    • Country
    • France
    • Comments
    • If elected I will be nice to the terrorists and they'll be nice to us.
  • Mick M
    • Country
    • T'sort
    • Address
    • Left round the back
    • Comments
    • Yey! Let's bomb Tie Rack too!!
  • Rich R
    • Country
    • United States
    • Address
    • 4119 Lexington Pl. S., Seattle, WA 98118
  • Ross B
    • Country
    • USA
  • Reinhard H
  • Rashid J
    • Comments
    • Only the Jews and their running dogs will benefit from the friend of the Jew lover George Bush. Long live Saddam!
  • Clueless and S
    • Country
    • Utopia
    • Comments
    • I wuv U, Saddam :-)
  • Todd M
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • Philadelphia
    • Comments
    • Remarkable the amount of childish rage the mild statement of dissent here has engendered.
  • Hollywood R
    • Country
    • USA
    • Address
    • Hollywood
    • Comments
    • Get over yourselves you rich morons, your celebrity gives you even less insight into the real world and how regular people live. Remember 9/11?
  • Felix C
    • Country
    • Go to.....
    • Address
    • ...... http://www.ussliberty.org .....
    • Comments
    • .... See the pictures of the devastation .... Sign the petition there for Justice !!!!!
  • Lara
    • Country
    • england
    • Address
    • The Old Vicarage, Thorney, Newark, Notts, NG23 7BS
  • Dave M
    • Country
    • USA
    • Comments
    • No War For Oil! Drop Bush, Not Bombs!
  • You are all idiots and nobody cares what you t
    • Comments
    • WHAT A FRIKIN JOKE! How old are you, 13??? sounds like it! You have no idea about life, death, peace or war..... I was once like you, BUT I GREW UP! There really IS evil in this world... and its name is Saddam! LET'S GIVE FRANCE BACK TO GERMANY!!!!!!
  • Steven T
  • We Love America We love our c
    • Country
    • Free Iraq = Peaceful America
    • Address
    • War Protects American Lives
    • Comments
    • No war, no peace, evil wins
  • Rebecca B
    • Country
    • United States
  • Amy B
    • Country
    • USA
  • Jeremy F
    • Country
    • USA
  • Chad D
    • Country
    • USA
  • Monique R
    • Country
    • Canada
    • Comments
    • War for Peace is the poorest excuse you could find
  • Howard D
    • Comments
    • This petition has clearly been started by people who need to get a life. Thank god, for artists and writers, because they keep gainfully employeed by not being able to do my job.