This is an open letter that was published in The Guardian, though, interestingly enough, not in American newspapers.

Let it not be said that people in the United States did nothing when their government declared a war without limit and instituted stark new measures of repression. The signers of this statement call on the people of the US to resist the policies and overall political direction that have emerged since September 11 and which pose grave dangers to the people of the world.(…)
We believe that people of conscience must take responsibility for what their own governments do – we must first of all oppose the injustice that is done in our own name. Thus we call on all Americans to resist the war and repression that has been loosed on the world by the Bush administration. It is unjust, immoral and illegitimate. We choose to make common cause with the people of the world.

Read the letter in its entirety on The Guardian website: We won’t deny our consciences.

The BBC also ran a piece on this: US artists oppose war on terror.

Signatories among writers include Russell Banks and Barbara Kingsolver. Here is the NION website.


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