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War on Iraq

Why we opposed war on Iraq

Greenpeace is opposed to war. We promote non-violent solutions to conflict. We actively campaign for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction, held by any and all countries. Here are five reasons why we are opposed to the war in Iraq:
 
War would have devastating human and environmental consequences. The last Gulf war killed two hundred thousand people and left many of the survivors malnourished, diseased, and dying. Damage to ecosystems in the area remained years after the war ended. What are the consequences of this war? More  
War is an ineffective way to deal with weapons of mass destruction. There is a need for global disarmament from weapons of mass destruction that must be achieved through peaceful diplomatic negotiations. More  
Bush is clearly trying to gain control of Iraq's oil reserves. As Nelson Mandela has said, an attack on Iraq would be clearly motivated by George W. Bush's desire to please the US arms and oil industries. More  
This war is illegal and sets a dangerous precedent. Even Henry Kissinger argues that "the notion of justified pre-emption runs counter to modern international law, which sanctions the use of force in self-defense only against actual - not potential - threats." More  
It's hypocritical to single out Iraq. Other countries such as India, Pakistan and Israel all have weapons of mass destruction. More  

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Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

Blog entry | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of...

When the risks are so high, what would you do?

Blog entry by Daul Jang | 21 October, 2015 2 comments

Five Greenpeace activists last week entered the security zone of what will soon be the world's biggest nuclear power plant - the Kori nuclear power plant (NPP) near Busan in South Korea. Arriving via a black inflatable boat, they...

Fukushima worker diagnosed with "acute" leukaemia due to radiation exposure

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 20 October, 2015 7 comments

Japan's government confirms a worker has developed leukaemia as a result of working on the clean-up at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There's terrible news from Japan today: Japan's health ministry announced that a...

Why changing the tuna industry means stopping labour abuse

Blog entry by Jackie Dragon | 20 October, 2015

The same unbridled economic interests that are driving destruction in our oceans are also allowing horrific labour practices and human rights abuses of workers in the seafood industry. This week, powerful allies joined forces...

1.4 million Brazilians just stood up for Zero Deforestation

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 20 October, 2015 3 comments

It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to...

Cows, conspiracies, and Greenpeace

Blog entry by Robin Oakley | 19 October, 2015 44 comments

You're probably reading this blog because you have some questions raised by the film Cowspiracy. I'd like to address these directly – and tell you a little about our work on animal agriculture around the world. We all share...

5 ways to celebrate World Food Day (and fix our broken food system)

Blog entry by Amanda Graupner | 16 October, 2015

Today is World Food Day and food lovers have found some fabulous ways to celebrate. Food that's good for people and our planet is a human right: from farmers in Argentina and city folk in France, to children in the Philippines and...

Second reactor restart: Japan pushes forward with obsolete and risky nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 October, 2015 2 comments

Today's restart of the Sendai 2 nuclear reactor shows yet again President Abe's disregard for public safety as his government clings to outdated and risky nuclear power. Here's the thing: Neither of the two nuclear reactors...

The story of a spoon

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 15 October, 2015 1 comment

"You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life... Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to...

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

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