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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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Justice for Warren Anderson?

Feature story | 1 August, 2003 at 0:00

George Bush is willing to spend billions, sacrifice many innocent lives, break international laws and dole out summary justice in the pursuit of his misguided 'war on terror'. However if you are a rich American ultimately responsible for the...

Papua New Guinea

Image | 1 August, 2003 at 0:00

Papua New Guinea - Hokowe Pamowe, headman of the Batamoa clan of the Kosuo tribe (cassowary tribe) surveys a recently constructed logging road and bridge over the Aworra River. The river is important to the local people for fishing and there is...

US MOX 'Lead Test Assembly' Controversy: Fabrication at Cadarache, France

Publication | 30 July, 2003 at 0:00

If too dangerous for French fuel, why just right for US weapons plutonium?Read the French version.

Greenpeace activists dressed as security

Image | 28 July, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as security guards confiscate a bag of genetically modified organisms from 'George Bush'.

WTO free zone

Feature story | 28 July, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace cordoned off the UN building in Montreal, to protect it from the US attack on consumers, farmers and the environment. Activists at the Greenpeace checkpoint were on the lookout for representatives of the US administration and Canadian...

Genetically engineered food by Bush & Co

Image | 23 July, 2003 at 1:00

Genetically engineered food by Bush & Co. E-card designed by Mark Fiore.

Day of the Mangrove protests shrimp industry

Feature story | 23 July, 2003 at 0:00

Shrimp. So small and tasty, how much damage could they possibly cause? If the shrimp you eat grew in ponds carved from mangrove areas, the answer is: acres and acres of it.

Mangrove Forests

Slideshow | 22 July, 2003

Greenpeace volunteers dressed as Uncle Sam

Image | 21 July, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers dressed as Uncle Sam dump GE maize on other volunteers representing consumers in straitjackets, suffocating their demand for the right to say no GE food.

Greenpeace volunteers dressed as Uncle Sam

Image | 21 July, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers dressed as Uncle Sam dump GE maize on other volunteers representing consumers in straitjackets, suffocating their demand for the right to say no GE food.

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