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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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Evedien reports from onboard the Rainbow

Image | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

Evedien reports from onboard the Rainbow Warrior.

The International Maritime Organisation's

Image | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

The International Maritime Organisation's most visible action in response to the Prestige oil spill: a move to evict Greenpeace.

IMO seeks to remove Greenpeace

Feature story | 17 November, 2003 at 0:00

One year following the Prestige oil spill, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has done nothing to prevent further catastrophes. Instead, the organisation is trying to remove the consultative status of one of its most outspoken critics:...

Wind farm viewed from Nan'ao

Image | 14 November, 2003 at 1:00

Wind farm viewed from Nan'ao. The current installed capacity is 60MW but will be increased to 200MW.

Wind farm near Nan'ao

Image | 14 November, 2003 at 1:00

Wind farm near Nan'ao. The current installed capacity is 60MW but will be increased to 200MW.

Greenpeace on Toxic Patrol in India

Feature story | 14 November, 2003 at 0:00

The Greenpeace sailing vessel the Rainbow Warrior is currently anchored off the coast of Alang, India. Alang is the site of the world's largest shipbreaking yard. Greenpeace is planning to conduct "toxic patrols" of ships which are here waiting...

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea

Image | 13 November, 2003 at 0:00

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea which will supply 50,000 homes with power.

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea

Image | 13 November, 2003 at 0:00

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea which will supply 50,000 homes with power.

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea

Image | 13 November, 2003 at 0:00

The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea which will supply 50,000 homes with power.

Global rescue for tallest hardwood Trees on earth - press briefing

Publication | 12 November, 2003 at 0:00

The Styx Valley lies in a beautiful wilderness area in Tasmania’s south-west, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. It adjoins the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and contains ‘oldgrowth’ (ancient) forest. The Styx...

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