Resistbot Petition: U.S. Air Force member self-immolated in protest of genocide - Ceasefire NOW

An open letter to the President & U.S. Congress

U.S. Air Force member self-immolated in protest of genocide - Ceasefire NOW

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25-year-old Aaron Bushnell was an active duty airman who set himself on fire on Feb 25, 2024 outside the Israeli Embassy to protest U.S. support for Israel’s genocide. In a self recorded and posted video, he said he does not want to be “complicit in genocide” and shouted “Free Palestine!” He was pronounced dead in the hospital the following day. (Source: Washington Post) I support a ceasefire, along with 69 Congressmembers (as of Feb 20), 61% of American voters, and over 70% of Democrats (Data for Progress). We are paying attention to representatives who publicly call for a permanent ceasefire, which will shape the 2024 elections. I want you to cosponsor HR 786 by Rep Bush. I am demanding you to take immediate steps to deescalate violence in Gaza and Israel by calling for 1) a total and permanent ceasefire, 2) humanitarian aid allowed to enter Gaza, 3) an end to Israel's siege on Gaza, 4) the release of all Palestinian and Israeli hostages, 5) no more weapons or funding to the Israeli military, 6) the reinstatement of UNRWA funding. A permanent ceasefire is an absolutely critical step to ensuring everlasting liberation and peace. Never again means never again for anyone. Palestinians deserve to live with freedom and safety which means first stopping this genocide and then ensuring liberation from occupation and apartheid. The liberation and safety of Palestinians, Israelis, Jewish people, and Muslim people are intertwined. There can only be true safety when we are all free from oppression. U.S. made weapons are killing entire families in Gaza. Our tax dollars are directly funding this genocide. The ICJ ruled that Israel should do everything in its power to prevent genocide. South Africa is also suing President Biden for participating in this genocide. You must take action now and end all U.S. support in Israel's enactment of this genocide.

▶ Created on February 26 by Alice

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