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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 activist climbs the anchor chain

Image | 9 May, 2004 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist climbs the anchor chain and displays a banner on the Panamanian bulk carrier, Keoyang Majesty. The ship, which was intercepted by the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza early this morning is carrying 40,000 tonnes of Argentinian...

A harpooned whale can take hours to die

Image | 7 May, 2004 at 1:00

A harpooned whale can take hours to die

Stop whaling

Feature story | 7 May, 2004 at 0:00

The harpoons are ready, and the whaling season has begun. The Norwegian government plans to take 670 minke whales in the only openly-declared commercial whale hunt in the world, while the Japanese government aim to kill 210 minke, Bryde's, sei...

Alexis Rockman: Our True Nature

Feature story | 6 May, 2004 at 0:00

If the issues of biotechnology and global warming are ever to truly command the attention of politicians, they will need to infiltrate popular culture. The cold war threat of nuclear annihilation spawned its own literature, art, and film. These...

Greenpeace Draft treaty banning fissile materials

Publication | 5 May, 2004 at 0:00

If you want something done right, you've just got to do it yourself. Since the nuclear weapons states party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty haven't made good the promise of moving us toward a world without nuclear weapons, we took it upon...

Sixty years on: Time for a comprehensive fissile material treaty

Publication | 4 May, 2004 at 0:00

It's only common sense: Non-proliferation is not achievable without targetting weapons-usable material that exists in abundance on this planet.

A.Q. Khan, Urenco and the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology: The symbiotic...

Publication | 4 May, 2004 at 0:00

Hard evidience for the direct link between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons

Greenpeace defends Brazil's right to remain GE free

Feature story | 4 May, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists from the Arctic Sunrise have prevented the entrance of the 'Global Wind' ship into the port of Paranagua, Brazil. The ship is carrying 30 000 tons of Genetically Engineered (GE) soya from Argentina.

A Greenpeace activist chains himself to the

Image | 3 May, 2004 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist chains himself to the anchor chain of bulk carrier 'Global Wind', a ship carrying GM Soya from Argentina planning to "top-load" with GM-Free soya from the state of Parana, which has declared itself a GM-Free state.

A Greenpeace activist chains himself to the

Image | 3 May, 2004 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist chains himself to the anchor chain of bulk carrier 'Global Wind', a ship carrying GM Soya from Argentina planning to "top-load" with GM-Free soya from the state of Parana, which has declared itself a GM-Free state.

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