"The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today is My Government"

"The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today is My Government"
Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King jr.

Brothers/Sisters seconding the statement of conscience below, please encourage others!

"The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy." Website Co-creator Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark

I am in agreement that the full force of common, statutory and international law through arrest, arraignment, grand jury indictment, trial, indemnification, and imprisonment until no longer a threat to society be immediately applied to perpetrators, conspirators, financiers, accessories, instigators, accomplices and promoters of Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes Against Peace as defined in the Nuremberg Principles. I further recognize my responsiblity in part as a citizen, for all criminal actions of my government and fellow Americans that bring harm and distress to the citizens of other nations.
website historian: prosecuteuscrimesnow@yahoo.com
"America must prosecute its own war criminals"America must prosecute its own war criminals"
Noam Chomsky

Newsletter Dissident Voice states its support of the Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now Campaign in every issue.

"US Wars Meant to Maintain Unjust Predatory Overseas Investments! Look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the country. This is a role our nation has taken, … refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from the immense profits of overseas investments. This is not just. "   Martin Luther King Jr.


The General Treaty for the Renunciation of War,  The World Peace Act, previously The Kellogg-Briand Pact, became part of the US Constitution  (as did Article 6 and 7 of the Nuremberg Principles twenty-two years later), upon being approved by the US Senate 85-1 and reads:

"The High Contracting Parties solemnly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it, as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.

The High Contracting Parties agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means."

After negotiations, the pact was signed in Paris at the French Foreign Ministry by the representatives from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, India, the Irish Free State, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. It was proclaimed to go into effect on July 24, 1929. By that date, the following nations had deposited instruments of definitive adherence to the pact: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, the Soviet Union, the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Siam, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. Eight further states joined after that date: Persia, Greece, Honduras, Chile, Luxembourg, Danzig, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

The 1928 World Peace Act was concluded outside the League of Nations, and remains a binding treaty under international law. In the United States, it remains in force as federal law (see U.S. Const. art. VI). One month following its conclusion, a similar agreement, General Act for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, was concluded in Geneva, which obliged its signatory parties to establish conciliation commissions and an arbitration tribunal in any case of dispute, and the opportunity to take failed disputes to the Permanent Court of International Justice.
Article VI Clause 2 of the US Constitution states that "[A]ll Treaties made, under the Authority of the United State, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding." 

A recent week-end national conference of antiwar organizations saw the introduction of the following prescient resolution by a Korean war veteran, long a member of Veterans For Peace:
"whereas Martin Luther King Jr. finding no court willing to prosecute racist crimes, successfully led their prosecution in the court of public opinion;

- whereas Mahatma Gandhi finding no court would prosecute the crimes of the British Empire, successfully led their prosecution in the court of public opinion;

- and whereas the people of Iran finding their courts unwilling to prosecute the crimes of the Shah, successfully led their peoples prosecution in the court of public opinion;

- be it resolved that law-abiding Americans, finding that US courts will not bring the force of common law, statutory law, Constitutional law and Nuremberg Principles law down upon perpetrators of illegal wars on poor people in colonially impoverished nations, that we citizens of all walks of life will seek to lead prosecution of these illegal and homicidal wars in the court of public opinion to punish these crimes against humanity and prevent them from further happening until our courts can do so."

Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the
Nürnberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal
1950 -Copyright © United Nations 2005

Principle VI states,
"The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:
    (a) Crimes against peace:
        (i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
        (ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
    (b) War crimes:
    Violations of the laws or customs of war which include, but are not limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation of slave labor or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territory; murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the Seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.
    (c) Crimes against humanity:
    Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime."

Principle VII
Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against
humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act toward one another in a spirit of brotherhoood.
Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.