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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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Italian seeds contaminated with GE maize

Feature story | 10 July, 2003 at 0:00

Over 100 farmers in Northern Italy have discovered that non-genetically engineered (GE) maize seeds that they bought and planted, were in fact contaminated by GE maize. The fact that cases like this are happening on a regular basis, raises...

Greenpeace activists deliver 15 barrels of

Image | 9 July, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists deliver 15 barrels of fake radioactive waste to the doors of the European Parliament

Euratom: nuking Europe's future

Feature story | 9 July, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists delivered 15 barrels of fake radioactive waste to the doors of the European Parliament. Nuclear power is being promoted at the heart of Europe's new Constitution. Rolling an outdated and undemocratic treaty into future EU law...

On behalf of coalition

Image | 8 July, 2003 at 1:00

On behalf of coalition, two children present European Commissioner Wallstrom with Declaration for a Toxics Free Future

Coalition presents declaration to Wallstrom

Feature story | 8 July, 2003 at 0:00

Over 22,000 people and a wide-ranging collection of public interest organisations presented a Declaration for a Toxics Free Future to European Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom. The Declaration calls on the European Commission to protect...

Gary Gallon

Feature story | 8 July, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace has learned with great sadness of the passing of Mr Gary Gallon, who was a member of the organisation's first board of directors.

EU, don't cave in to US GMO agenda!

Feature story | 7 July, 2003 at 0:00

We gave two sacks of soy contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE) varieties to Pascal Lamy (EU Trade Commissioner) and asked him to send them back to his US counterpart, Robert Zoellick. The right to say no to genetically...

EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy receives

Image | 6 July, 2003 at 1:00

EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy receives from Greenpeace Italy Genetic Engineering campaigner Federica Ferrario sacks of soy contaminated with genetically engineered (GE) varieties by the US-multinational GE company Monsanto.

Greenpeace delivers a container of radioactive

Image | 4 July, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace delivers a container of radioactive uranium'yellow cake found abandoned in the community outside the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, to Mr Bremmer, head of US civil administration in Baghdad.

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 0:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

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