|Urgent Action: Demand Public Hearing on the Establishment of US Military Bases in Colombia|
|Written by Colombia Solidarity Network|
|Friday, 31 July 2009 02:50|
I write to you as a citizen of the world to voice my concern regarding the establishment of U.S. military bases in Colombia. I believe that if democracy still exists in Colombia, it is in a state of crisis, and that U.S. foreign policy toward such a State must be changed. U.S. investment in this war cannot continue under the pretense of promoting security and peace. I urge you to consider the creation of a high-level U.S. commission that will engage in dialogue with members of Colombian civil society. The purpose of this commission would be to give people of Colombia a chance to voice opinions that diverge from those of the Colombian government, its economic groups, its embassy in Washington, and the Pentagon. The commission would make an effort to understand the Colombian people’s point of view and the reasons for their opposition of the US military bases in Colombia.
Write to your Representatives in Congress: See the Action Center at our site: http://www.colombiasupport.net/actioncenter.html
AND Please write to Senator John Kerry (D) Massachusetts, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asking him to hold a public hearing regarding the negotiations between the Pentagon and the Colombian government.
Write to Representative David Obey (D) Wisconsin, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, urging him to evaluate the decision to continue financing the war in Colombia.
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Please circulate this urgent action widely
|Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2009 02:52|