Due to recent domestic and international events related to Bush’s “war on terrorism” we feel the need to expand on our principle opposing a U.S. military response and in support of a foreign policy based on social and economic justice not military and corporate oppression. This statement is a working document but was created to address recent atrocities caused by U.S. military aggression and foreign policy.
- U.S. military occupation and modern day colonialism including: foreign control of land, water, agriculture, infrastructure, and governance; as well as U.S. financial and political support of another government to do
thereof (i.e. Vieques, Philippines, and Palestine)
- U.S. military offensives and retaliation against entire nations and groups of civilians in the name of attacking individual “terrorists” and “terrorist networks” (examples include but are not limited to:
Afghanistan, Palestine, North Korea, China, Iraq, Iran, etc.)
- Ethnic cleansing and genocide-Use of the military to block humanitarian and medical aid for civilians, block access to press and international observers and to destabilize and destroy communication systems
- Defining “terrorism” as exclusively individual attacks on civilians while sanctioning state ordered police and military terrorism of civilians. NYSPC opposes both state and individual acts of terrorism and the depiction of whole nations of people as “terrorists”.
- Massive incarcerations and detentions of civilians by police and military