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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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Dow's 'Vision of Zero'

Feature story | 23 January, 2003 at 0:00

After a very successful international call-in day to Dow Chemical, it is clear that Dow does not care what the public thinks. Dow shut down its public lines and refused to answer questions from thousands of concerned callers.

Greenpeace joins participants of the World

Image | 23 January, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace joins participants of the World Social Forum in a protest against war with Iraq.

Loyola de Palacio response to Greenpeace Cyberalert re Prestige oil tanker.

Publication | 23 January, 2003 at 0:00

In the wake of the Prestige oil spill, several thousand Greenpeace Cyberactivists wrote to the EU Energy and Transport Minister Loyola de Palacio to demand stricter rules governing oil tanker safety and swifter measures to ease dependence on...

Monsanto out of our food

Publication | 23 January, 2003 at 0:00

A Greenpeace International Briefing prepared for the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 2003. Monsanto is the leading company responsible for contaminating the environment with genetically engineered crops. Its products accounted...

Take the message direct to Dow Chemical

Feature story | 22 January, 2003 at 0:00

Despite having received over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging them to clean up their mess in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical is continuing to ignore growing public outcry. We want that to change today and that is why...

Toxic waste from Bhopal returned to Dow

Feature story | 21 January, 2003 at 0:00

While Dow executives chatted with fellow business leaders at the World Economic Forum's 'Building Trust' annual meeting, we delivered a reality check. Thirty Greenpeace activists representing the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal...

Thirty Greenpeace activists

Image | 21 January, 2003 at 0:00

Thirty Greenpeace activists, constituent of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, delivered eighteen barrels of poisonous waste collected from Bhopal, India to Dow's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland today.

Letter from UN to Greenpeace re Prestige and oil tanker security

Publication | 21 January, 2003 at 0:00

Response of United Nations to Greenpeace demands for tighter controls on oil tankers in wake of Prestige oil spill.

Greenpeace boards single-hull tanker in Gibraltar

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 0:00

The cleanup of some 25,000 tonnes of oil from the sunken Prestige oil tanker continues along the coasts of Spain, France and Portugal. But single hull tankers are still a permanent presence in the region. Greenpeace activists boarded the single...

Corporate criminals arrested in Italy

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 0:00

In a warning to all irresponsible companies, Italian authorities recently arrested 18 executives and managers of the Italian chemicals firm, Enichem. The company was discovered to be pouring deadly toxic waste directly into the environment with...

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