Open letter to Prime Minister Tusk from US Peace Groups and Academics
This was initiated by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and our Polish Campaign Against Militarism
Dear Prime Minister Tusk,
We are writing you as individuals and organizations based in the United States committed to human rights and peaceful relations among nations. We have been dismayed by the attempts of both the Polish and Czech governments to negotiate deals with the Bush administration to establish military bases in your countries despite the fact that these bases are opposed by a majority of your own people. The U.S. bases threaten to restart a Cold War between the United States and Russia. They have nothing to do with genuine defense and much to do with an aggressive U.S. military policy.
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· Campaign for Peace and Democracy
· Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
· Humanist Movement-U.S.
· Physicians for Social Responsibility/NYC
· Peace Action
Plus the following individuals (affiliations listed for identification only)
1. Anthony Arnove, author and editor, Brooklyn, NY
2. Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Prof. of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
3. Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
4. Norman Birnbaum, University Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center
5. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara
6. Laura Boylan, MD, Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine
7. Jeremy Brecher, author and historian
8. Vinie Burrows, U.N. Representative, Women's s International Democratic Federation
9. Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice
10. Noam Chomsky, Professor (Retired), MIT
*The letter was circulated to U.S. individuals and groups. However, Adam J. Chmielewski, Professor, University of Wroclaw, Poland received the text and wished to add his name.