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Pressure Congress and the Senate to oppose US attacks against Pakistan!

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An Open Letter from Brooklyn For Peace to our Brooklyn Congressional and Senatorial Representatives: We write to protest the attacks of the Bush Administration on Pakistan, purportedly as part of its war on terror in Afghanistan. We are troubled that you have not spoken out clearly and forcefully against this breach of another nation’s sovereignty. To quote a leading Presidential contender, “countries don’t invade other countries in the 21st Century.” Our country has been the principal offender of a well-established norm of international behavior. In addition to its immorality and illegality, this escalation of US and NATO violence against Pakistan is making us less safe in New York City. It is strengthening the alliance between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, at great risk to us here in New York. It is destabilizing the civilian government of a nuclear-armed ally in Islamabad. The disaster that has been the Bush Administration’s policy in the area will not be resolved with an escalation of violence and casualties. We urge you to be clear in your opposition to these attacks, and to help move the next administration to reduce the violence, respect international law and morality and to have a decent reckoning for our security as New Yorkers. WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE ANY U.S. MILITARY ACTION AGAINST PAKISTAN!


Brooklyn For Peace Brooklyn For Peace is a network of Brooklyn residents, parents, neighbors, and educators alarmed by the growing militarism of our society and its effect on our lives and our children's future. We seek to inform ourselves and our community about issues of war and peace and to enable ourselves to respond effectively. We hope to give our children a role model of active response to problems which easily lead to hopelessness, cynicism, and despair. We organize community meetings and study groups, set up information tables, participate in phone and advertising campaigns, meet with elected officials and participate in demonstrations. We offer our neighbors solid analysis on international and domestic policies. This petition is provided through the Anti-Militarism/Counter Recruitment Committee http://www.brooklynpeace.org http://www.bkam.org
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