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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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Annotated 13 Steps

Publication | 23 April, 2004 at 0:00

Proliferation Control no excuse to avoid disarmament the G8's global partnership against the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction and the NPT

An abundant fish market in Turkey

Image | 22 April, 2004 at 1:00

An abundant fish market in Turkey

Champa Devie Shukla (left) and Rashida Bee

Image | 21 April, 2004 at 1:00

Champa Devie Shukla (left) and Rashida Bee pose with their award during a reception in honor of the 2004 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners, 21 April 2004, at National Geographic in Washington, DC.

Ronald McDonald outside the the Queen Street

Image | 21 April, 2004 at 1:00

Ronald McDonald outside the the Queen Street McDonald's accompanied by a flock of indignant chickens wearing bibs with the message "Say NO to McGE - GE fed chicken."

Ronald McDonald was forcibly removed by management

Image | 21 April, 2004 at 1:00

Ronald McDonald was forcibly removed by management at the Queen Street McDonald's after resigning as the company mascot, over GE feed used in McDonalds meat products.

Ronald McDonald quits in protest when he

Image | 21 April, 2004 at 1:00

Ronald McDonald quits in protest when he learns that his hens are fed on GE chicken feed

Letter to foreign ministers of the NPT

Publication | 21 April, 2004 at 0:00

As you will be aware nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) member States will meet at the third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting in New York before the 2005 NPT Review Conference (RevCon).This PrepCom will be an important test...

Ronald McDonald resigns

Feature story | 21 April, 2004 at 0:00

Ronald McDonald entered the Queen Street branch of McDonald's in Auckland, New Zealand, today and handed in his resignation. The dramatic action was taken by the infamous fast food clown in protest at McDonalds' use of chicken fed on genetically...

Daniel Rizzotti

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

Daniel Rizzotti, Greenpeace ship captain.

Chickens demand GE

Image | 20 April, 2004 at 1:00

Chickens demand GE-free feed outside the Inghams offices, up to 300,000 tons of GE soy sneaks into Australia’s food chain every year

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