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north korea

15 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Michael Goldstein

Pledge Not to Fund Nuclear War in Korea

Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to destroy North Korea, a country of 25,000,000 people, if its leaders don't cease building a nuclear deterrent to threatened attacks from the U.S.  We are a country that has never acknowledged its barbarous bombing campaign in the Korean War and that has refused Pyongyang's pleas for a peace agreement in favor of painful economic and diplomatic isolation and frequent military maneuvers threatening an attack.  Korea knows our disastrous record of "regime change" in countries that we don't like, if they lack the capacity to inflict damage on the U.S. Amid the welter of Donald Trump's ugly tweets on so many topics, we need to recognize the emergency created by those threatening to annihilate the people and land of North Korea. Like the "telephone tax" resisters against the Vietnam War, we can decline to voluntarily finance the war machine that Trump wants to use. (Criminal prosecution for this misdemeanor is "currently almost unheard of," but if collection actions are taken, we will owe interest [4% per year] and penalties [6% annually, capped at 25% total].) The pledge guarantees that signers are committed to doing so only if a quarter of a million of us do the same. Because it is directed to its originator, your name will not be sent to any government official. "We, the undersigned, pledge to use every non-fraudulent means to withhold our federal income tax payments (increasing the withholding allowances on a W-4 given to employers, failing to make self-employed estimated tax payments, not paying April 15 balances) until the United States officially repudiates its threats of resumed war against North Korea and enters into the Korean Peninsula disarmament negotiations supported by every other country in the region. We are, however, committed to act on this pledge only after being notified that 250,000 people have signed it."

Michael Goldstein
7 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. House of Representatives, Jeff Merkley, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Whitehouse, Nikki Haley, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), democracy now

Plea for Peace and Prevention of a Nuclear War

 photo: A Japanese baby sits crying in the rubble left by the explosion in Hiroshima of the world's first atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. Credit: Getty Images We stand on the delicate brink of Nuclear War, or “the calm before the storm” as President Trump alluded to yesterday, in a conference with military officials. [1]  Therefore it is imperative that We The People of the United States of America make it clear IMMEDIATELY that We Do Not Want A Nuclear War, and Do Not Wish to Agitate relations with North Korea (Pyongyang) or Iran.     We need more allies and less enemies, so please sign, share and post this petition if you agree that our President’s threats to “totally destroy North Korea”[3], a country consisting of over 25 million civilians, is completely unacceptable and jeopardizes the safety of the American People.   In no way does this petition imply that North Korea’s threats towards the United States of America are acceptable, but it does imply that a mission of diplomacy is the only answer for peace between two nations.   Never in history has violent threats against violent threats led to Peace or Resolution. Therefore it is imperative that President Trump recognize that his dangerous rhetoric towards North Korea, and threats to disassemble the Nuclear Peace Deal with Iran (otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)) puts American Lives in Dire Risk-- instead of securing our safety as our Commander in Chief is elected to do. In regards to the Iran Nuclear Peace Deal (JCPOA), President Trump is threatening to undo a successful pact that is preventing the development of nuclear arms in Iran. Since negotiated in 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been closely monitoring Iran's nuclear facilities and ensuring that their nuclear matter is used for energy, and not the creation of nuclear arms. Iran has made drastic efforts to abide to this pact, including shutting down 75% of their Nuclear Facilities, as well as reducing their Uranium stockpile by 98% over the next 15 years of the Agreement.  However it is also included in the deal, that The U.S President must certify every 90 days that Iran is in compliance. October 15th is the next deadline, and President Trump has made it clear, against the opinions of his Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State, that he does not support the Iran deal and is likely to undermine it. Undermining this agreement, or dismantling it, as Trump has alluded to doing, is not only senseless because the JCPOA is successfully preventing Iran from the development of a Nuclear Weapon, but also dangerous because the sooner the pact is broken, the more Uranium and nuclear matter Iran is left with at their disposal. Please sign this Petition if You Agree We Should Uphold the Iran Nuclear Deal as long as Iran stays in compliance with the deal, as they have done.    Tell Trump and Congress #WeWantPeace, and sign/share/post this petition if you agree:   Diplomacy is the only acceptable approach towards maintaining Peaceful relations It is not in the best interest of the American people to continue aggressive threats towards North Korea (Pyongyang), or Iran.  We should not undermine the Iran Nuclear Peace Deal as long as Iran continues in compliance Sign this petition to tell President Trump and Congress, that We Are Paying Attention and We Do NOT Support starting a War with Iran or North Korea.   [1] http://nypost.com/2017/10/06/trump-drops-ominous-calm-before-the-storm-line-while-posing-with-military-leaders/ (video clip included)[2] http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ap-report-trump-administration-confirm-iran-complying-nuclear-deal/[3] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-north-korea-un-speech-destroy-kim-jong-un-us-threat-nuclear-a7955631.html [4} http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33521655  

Ellie Lord
126 supporters