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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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100 Greenpeace volunteers peacefully block

Image | 24 February, 2003 at 0:00

100 Greenpeace volunteers peacefully block the entrance to the Esso company's huge UK headquarters in Surrey.

Jo

Image | 24 February, 2003 at 0:00

Jo, the cook onboard the Rainbow Warrior, enjoys a little sunshine in between cooking energy packed meals for the crew.

Tiger suited activist makes a point.

Image | 24 February, 2003 at 0:00

Tiger suited activist makes a point.

One of the hundred Esso stations closed across

Image | 24 February, 2003 at 0:00

One of the hundred Esso stations closed across the UK today

Fire at ExxonMobil Facility

Feature story | 21 February, 2003 at 0:00

A fire recently broke out at a gas storage facility owned and managed by the largest oil company in the world, ExxonMobil. A thorough search of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data, in conjunction with the Working Group on Community...

Fire at ExxonMobil's Staten Island storage

Image | 21 February, 2003 at 0:00

Fire at ExxonMobil's Staten Island storage facility.

US military shipment confronted

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 0:00

Rotterdam harbour was the latest scene of opposition to the military build-up in the Gulf. Activists in canoes and inflatables attempted to prevent a cargo ship loaded with US military equipment, from leaving port. Read a first hand account from...

Plastics industry loses out

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 0:00

Many companies, when challenged by us, seek to silence questions through the court rather than provide answers. Production and use of the plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is harmful to people and the environment in many ways. Two of Europe's...

Greenpeace volunteers project peace messages

Image | 20 February, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace volunteers project peace messages on to the bow of the USS Blue Ridge, command ship of the US 7th Fleet, as part of the global campaign against the possible war in Iraq.

Greenpeace activists are over powered by

Image | 20 February, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists are over powered by a policeboat as they try to prevent the Dutch hired vessel NDS PROGRESS from leaving her berth in Rotterdam harbour. The ship is carriying US militairy equipment, bound for the Gulf adding to the arms...

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