Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Statement On War In Iraq

Statement On War In Iraq

Auckland 4.15pm 20 March 2003

Greenpeace deplores this illegal unilateral war on Iraq and calls for an immediate ceasefire and UN General Assembly negotiations for peace and disarmament.

Gerd Leipold, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said:

"This attack is a huge step backwards for international peace and security and heralds the start of a dangerous new world order founded on unilateralism. War is not the solution, it is part of the problem.

The war sets a dangerous precedent for future conflicts with other countries in violation of international treaties, such as India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. The US and its allies’ determination to ignore international law also raise serious concerns that war crimes will be committed (1).

Greenpeace fears this war will have devastating human and environmental consequences. We will continue to do whatever is in our power to convince the international community that war is not the path to global security. This attack is a wake up call to all who support peace, democracy and the rule of international law.

We call upon all people, governments and international bodies to redouble their opposition to this illegal war and defend equity and equality. Only then can this war be brought to an early end and a future not determined by the self serving interests of the powerful."

Notes to Editors: (1) see http://nowar.greenpeace.org/downloads/warcrimesr1.pdf

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news