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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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Greenpeace and a coalition of non

Image | 27 January, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace and a coalition of non-governmental organizations protested against Monsanto 27 January 2003, delivering thousands of messages stamped on paper plates.

It's not about oil. Right!

Image | 27 January, 2003 at 0:00

It's not about oil. Right!

Greenpeace flagship the MV Rainbow Warrior

Image | 27 January, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace flagship the MV Rainbow Warrior blocks the Marchwood Military Port in Southampton today while activists paint an anti-war message on the stern of a military supply vessel as part of the global campaign to prevent a military attack on...

Greenpeace flagship the MV Rainbow Warrior

Image | 27 January, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace flagship the MV Rainbow Warrior blocks the Marchwood Military Port in Southampton today while activists paint an anti-war message on the stern of a military supply vessel as part of the global campaign to prevent a military attack on...

It's not about oil. Right!

Image | 27 January, 2003 at 0:00

It's not about oil. Right!

Big Oil pushes the White House for a war with Iraq

Feature story | 27 January, 2003 at 0:00

Never has there been a better time to be an oil baron. The car-owning masses of the world pay whatever it takes to fill their tanks. The money flows so freely it can buy and sell even the most destructive environmental policy. And if interests...

No blood for oil

Image | 25 January, 2003 at 0:00

No blood for oil -- image by Greenpeace Cyberactivist Paul Crouser

It's not about oil. Right!

Image | 24 January, 2003 at 0:00

It's not about oil. Right!

Greenpeace activists prevent the oil tanker

Image | 24 January, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists prevent the oil tanker ' STOLT AUSTRALIA' from delivering Shale Oil to the Mobil oil refinery in South Australia

Mobil fuels the flames of climate change

Feature story | 24 January, 2003 at 0:00

It was a scorcher at Mobil's Port Stanvac refinery in Adelaide, Australia today, where five Greenpeace activists spent six hours on an oil tanker anchored off port.

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