The NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE has issued a CALL TO ACTION on APRIL 8, 2011
Finally, below is a letter we are sending to Secretary of War Robert Gates. We are looking for organizations to sign on before the letter is mailed. We would also accept individual signers. Thanks.
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance,
March 16, 2011
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Dear Secretary Gates
I am writing as a representative of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. We are a group of citizens dedicated to working for an end to the illegal wars and occupations of
These actions are causing incredible human suffering, growing distrust of the
As people of conscience, we are very concerned about the devastation that military expenditures are causing to our environment. According to Joseph Nevins, in an article published on June 14, 2010 by CommonDreams.org, GREENWASHING THE PENTAGON, “The
The amount of oil used by your military machine is beyond belief, and each military vehicle also releases pollutants through the exhaust. Tanks, trucks, Humvees and other vehicles are not known for their fuel economy. Other fuel guzzlers are submarines, helicopters and fighter jets. Each military flight, whether involved in the transport of soldiers or in a combat mission, contributes more carbon into the atmosphere. can add this to the letter
We would like to meet with you to discuss bringing all troops home from these awful wars and occupations and the Pentagon’s role in the destruction of the environment. At this meeting, we would appreciate if you could provide a detailed breakdown of the military’s greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide. As citizen activists and members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, we adhere to the
Please get back to me, so that a meeting can be scheduled as soon as possible. The current situation is urgent. Cities and states are starving, while tax dollars are wasted on wars and occupations. Innocents are dying because of
Most observers have noticed that weather patterns are changing. Last summer wildfires blackened the skies over much of
We look forward to your response, as we believe citizen activists have the right and obligation to be involved in matters of such great importance. Your response will be shared with others concerned with the issues raised above. Thank you for considering our request.
Max Obuszewski, on behalf of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance