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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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A Greenpeace assembled Citizens Weapons

Image | 7 February, 2003 at 0:00

A Greenpeace assembled Citizens Weapons Inspection Team catch U.S. officials in the act of moving some of its weapons of mass destruction to avoid their gaze this morning.

A 'Citizens Weapons Inspection Team' caught

Image | 7 February, 2003 at 0:00

A 'Citizens Weapons Inspection Team' caught Bush in the act of sneaking some of its weapons of mass destruction in the back door of the US embassy in Hong Kong.

A 'Citizens Weapons Inspection Team' caught

Image | 7 February, 2003 at 0:00

A 'Citizens Weapons Inspection Team' caught Bush in the act of sneaking some of its weapons of mass destruction in the back door of the US embassy in Hong Kong.

McDonald's: Bad guys do good?

Feature story | 7 February, 2003 at 0:00

McDonalds is one of the last corporations we want to say anything good about. We don't like a lot of what it does and what it stands for but we have to take a deep breath here, and give them some credit where it is due.

Think globally; act locally

Image | 6 February, 2003 at 0:00

Think globally; act locally

Peace activists gather in Taksim square

Image | 6 February, 2003 at 0:00

Peace activists gather in Taksim square, in the heart of Istanbul, as a giant banner with the words NO TO WAR is hoisted on to the front of the Ataturk Cultural Centre.

15 Greenpeace activists hang a banner on

Image | 5 February, 2003 at 0:00

15 Greenpeace activists hang a banner on Michael's gate, one of the landmarks of Bratislava, Slovakia.

Cyberactivists save Finnish forest

Feature story | 5 February, 2003 at 0:00

In just one week, 3000 people sent letters to Finnish companies buying timber and pulp from Finland's last old-growth forests. One of the areas that was scheduled to be logged any day is home to once numerous species that are now endangered or on...

Greenpeace activists protest against the

Image | 4 February, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists protest against the proposed war against Iraq, while the French aircraft carrier 'Charles de Gaulle' leaves Toulon for 3 weeks of 'exercises'.

Greenpeace volunteers entered Southampton's

Image | 4 February, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace volunteers entered Southampton's Marchwood Military Port letting off coloured flares and setting up a peace camp in the military tanks destined for the Gulf.

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