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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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Karachi oil spill devastation

Feature story | 28 August, 2003 at 0:00

The biggest oil spill in the history of Pakistan is sickening people and destroying wildlife.

Potter book saves trees

Feature story | 27 August, 2003 at 0:00

The boy with the lightening bolt on his forehead is back. And this time, Harry's not only saving Muggles and Hogwarts from the evil powers of Voldemort, he's also working a little magic for the world's ancient and endangered forests.

GM maize: a dangerous experiment

Image | 26 August, 2003 at 1:00

GM maize: a dangerous experiment

New report from Greenpeace slams the genetic

Image | 26 August, 2003 at 1:00

New report from Greenpeace slams the genetic experiment on maize in Spain

The impact of GM corn in Spain

Publication | 26 August, 2003 at 0:00

Spain is the only country in the European Union that tolerates the release of genetically engineered crops on a commercial scale. Though only cultivated on relatively small areas, the potential impact of Syngenta's GE maize on environment,...

Al grano: impacto del maíz transgénico en España

Publication | 26 August, 2003 at 0:00

New report slams GM maize in Spain

Feature story | 26 August, 2003 at 0:00

Spain is the only country in the European Union that tolerates the release of genetically engineered (GM) crops on a commercial scale. Though only cultivated on relatively small areas, the potential impact of Syngenta's GE maize on environment,...

Action against GM maize in Spain

Image | 25 August, 2003 at 1:00

Action against GM maize in Spain, August 2003

Action against GM maize in Spain

Image | 25 August, 2003 at 1:00

Action against GM maize in Spain, August 2003

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 0:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

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