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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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Bhopal survivors and activists start their

Image | 1 May, 2003 at 1:00

Bhopal survivors and activists start their hunger strike on Wall Street.

Greenpeace hot air balloon stating NO WAR

Image | 1 May, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace hot air balloon stating NO WAR rising over the demonstration celebrating Labor Day at Plaza Cibeles square in Madrid.

George Bush features in the Greenpeace Weapons

Image | 1 May, 2003 at 1:00

George Bush features in the Greenpeace Weapons of Mass Destruction playing card deck.

Nuclear Weapon States Six Tests

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 0:00

6 tests by which nuclear weapon state compliance would be measured

India: A Nuclear Update

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 0:00

Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University

Liberian timber trade fuels regional insecurity

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 0:00

Logging is a lucrative business in poverty-stricken Liberia and has long been one of the prime sources of government revenue. Following a United Nations ban on all diamond exports from Liberia in March 2001, logging has become the single largest...

Greenpeace Playing Cards

Publication | 1 May, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace's set of "most wanted" playing cards. This deck is designed to help delegates to the Non-proliferation Treaty meeting recognise owners of weapons of mass destruction. Packed with nuclear weapons of mass destruction facts. Fun for the...

Greenpeace finds WMDs

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 0:00

Since the US and the UK are having such a hard time finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, we thought we'd lend a hand by providing this easy guide to the nukes we know about.

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 0:00

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Consuming Chemicals - Hazardous chemicals in house dust as an indicator of chemical...

Publication | 30 April, 2003 at 0:00

What this report shows is that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in significant amounts in virtually every one of over 100 homes we visited. Here then is a clue as to why levels are increasing,...

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