California State Government March 7, 2000 Election
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Ten Key Foreign Policy Points

By Jan B. Tucker

Candidate for United States Senator

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For a Foreign Policy dedicated to preserving and extending human rights, peace & ecological balance
1. Complete cut-off of military aid to Turkey until it (a)ends its participation in the blockade of Armenia (b) stops its war against the Kurdish people and grants independence or autonomy to the Kurds based upon an internationally supervised plebiscite (c) ceases army and paramilitary repression of its own people, journalists, and religious dissidents.

1a. If aid to Turkey is not cut-off, sequester 10% of all aid to Turkey for distribution to the survivors and survivor's families of the Armenian World War I Holocaust; distribution to be arranged by a commission composed of representatives of major Armenian-American organizations.

2. Complete cut-off of aid to Peru until it (a) Frees American Journalist Lori Berenson and all domestic political prisoners held without trial and due process (b) ceases all domestic repression.

3. Cease all military aid to Columbia (third largest aid recipient after Israel and Egypt) since one of the effects is to aid and abet drug dealing by the military forces that are supposed to be combating it while giving Columbia a disincentive to bargain in good faith with guerilla forces who have legitimate grievances against the government.

4. Adopt the Irish government's policy of "activist neutrality" by supporting peace-keeping missions to keep combatants at arms-length while protecting civilian populations under United Nations auspices.

5. Ban investment in Burma (Myanmar) until democracy prevails in that nation.

6. Oppose membership in international organizations, investments by U.S. firms, and foreign aid for Eastern European nations that permit persecution of the Roma (Gypsies) and fail to adopt equal opportunity/affirmative action policies to remedy past discrimination.

7. Seek United Nations sponsored commission on World War II reparations to Roma community, Gays, and other groups persecuted who have not been compensated for their losses and suffering.

8. Wherever possible, engage in policy of constructive engagement rather than sanctions if human rights aims can be achieved timely and with lessened chances for armed conflict; utilize sanctions where those remedies reduce the risk of armed conflict in a given situation.

9. Incorporate European social compact type provisions into NAFTA and all other United States trade agreements.

10. Ban the export of prison made goods.

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