DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition

Points of Unity

Adopted 10/28/01

  1. We condemn the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  2. We mourn the victims of the attacks and victims of violence worldwide.
  3. We stand in defense of civil liberties for all peoples.
  4. We oppose discrimination, violence, and oppression based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.
  5. We oppose a military response to terrorism because such a response will
    1. only cause further death and destruction.
    2. destabilize countries and cause broad social dislocation.
    3. create and widen divides between the United States and other countries.
    4. sow the seeds of future terrorism.
    5. not make us or anyone in the world safer.
  6. Because we believe terrorism is a global rather than merely a national concern,
    1. we oppose unilateral actions.
    2. we propose that the perpetrators be brought to justice through established principles of international law.
    3. we call for a public examination of the ways in which the United States government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization contribute to global violence. We further call for the elimination of those political, social, and economic policies which contribute to global violence.
    4. we support participation in and development of the United Nations.
  7. We seek world peace through social and economic justice.