September 2, 2002

Dear Friend:

In the interest of contesting the current rush to war, we have composed the attached "Open Letter to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and to Representatives of the Member States, on the Declared Intention of the United States to Commit Aggression Against Iraq."

The Letter calls into question the legality and justice of the U.S. war plans as well as the U.S. and U.N. role in dealing with Iraq in the recent past. It concludes by urging the U.N. and its Member States to act now to prevent this war in accord with both the U.N. Charter and the desires of the vast majority of the world's people.

We plan to disseminate this Letter widely to individuals, groups, and the media.

We urge you to sign this Letter and to pass it along to others to sign. Should you agree to sign it, PLEASE indicate your name, affiliation or occupation and/or location (city, country). Then please return your signature, either to David Peterson via post (see above), phone or fax (708-425-1083), or email at

Many thanks for your time and consideration.

Please choose one of the following formats:

Open Letter on Iraq:     Word    PDF

List of Signatories (as of September 30th, 2002):  PDF