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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 symbolic load of GE

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

A symbolic load of GE-free soy from the Rainbow Warrior is delivered to Inghams, the largest user of GE soy in Australia

Greenpeace volunteers label a ship 'Transgenico'

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers label a ship 'Transgenico' in Rio Grande after the ship was foundnot to have not have the required documentation about its cargo of soya in accordance with national law and the Cartagena Protocol.

A security guard tries to remove Greenpeace

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

A security guard tries to remove Greenpeace volunteers from the deck of Saturn V when Greenpeace Volunteers tried to obtain a sample of the cargo

A security guard removes samples of soya

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

A security guard removes samples of soya collected by Greenpeace volunteers

Greenpeace activists occupy Moyesa/ Bunge

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists occupy Moyesa/ Bunge soya processing facility to highlight the use of GE soya in the plant.

Greenpeace activists occupy Moyesa/ Bunge

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists occupy Moyesa/ Bunge soya processing facility to highlight the use of GE soya in the plant.

European consumers mobilise against GE

Feature story | 20 April, 2004 at 0:00

Ge campaigners and activists were out in force throughout Europe over the week end as the EU rules on labelling products with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients came into effect.

Greenpeace activists painted "Stop GE imports"

Image | 19 April, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists painted "Stop GE imports" on a ship’s hull as it entered Brisbane

Students help with building a toxic free

Image | 19 April, 2004 at 1:00

Students help with building a toxic free, sustainable home for low-income families. The house is free of toxic materials like PVC, the wood is from sustainable forests and the construction is solar powered.

Gene detectives in action in Hamburg Supermarket

Image | 16 April, 2004 at 1:00

Gene detectives in action in Hamburg Supermarket Edaka

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