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War is illegal: against a background of escalating ecological crises...

War is illegal
 
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Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1000 billion dollars.

The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalcuable social and ecological consequences.



Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.



The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights. Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.



Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.



Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands:
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Comments

  • edited October 2008
    I have just noticed that information collected through this petition is being used by other organisations to support their views (w/o consent)... I am not happy about this and because of that, I would not recommend signing this petition. In fact I have asked to withdraw my name from this petition.
    Beatriz
     
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