Stop Hurting Other Nations. Accept All Refugees Caused by Our Violence.

Parents teach children to clean up their messes. We must teach our government the same lesson.

The U.S. keeps attacking other nations, making it impossible for victims to live there, but the U.S. refuses to accept those refugees.  Survivors in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and many other nations cannot live safely in their home countries . The U.S. has a moral obligation to invite our wars’ refugees to settle here.

The U.S. arms dictators and other abusive governments that abuse and kill their people.  The U.S. abuses other nations in many ways, causing those populations to flee for safety.  But the U.S. government refuses to take responsibility for the violence we cause.

After many years of oppression, Honduras created a democracy and elected a progressive president who was making improvements that helped the general public.  But in 2009 Honduras’s business elite and military staged a coup and overthrew Honduras’s democracy in violation of international law.  President Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supported the illegal coup.

For nearly a decade now, Honduras’s military and police have been murdering journalists, environmentalists, labor organizers, human rights defenders and other people – all with the blessing of the U.S. government – first Obama and now Trump.

Survivors are fleeing Honduras as refugees. Trump’s U.S. is violating international law by denying people’s right to seek asylum and refugee status here.  Trump’s racist propaganda denies the reality and victimizes them again.

We need a federal law prohibiting the U.S. from hurting people in other nations and absolutely requiring that we welcome our victims as refugees.

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org