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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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Save our seeds!

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

As the European Union prepares to implement regulations that will further close the market to genetically engineered (GE) food and crops, a new legislative threat to Europe’s de facto non-GE status is emerging: the prospect of legally allowed GE...

Iceland not going to play by the rules

Feature story | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Whalers won a victory at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission when Iceland was voted in as a full member despite their admission they will not follow all the rules of the commission and will begin whaling by 2006.

Expanding the Threat of Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium – “The Western Option”

Publication | 11 October, 2002 at 0:00

The NDF, working with nuclear industry advisors from Germany, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Switzerland, have compiled a detailed, though flawed analysis of what it calls the “Western Option.” The proposal presents the option of...

Greenpeace activists stamp a 'toxic waste'

Image | 8 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign, on the stern of the Greek owned ship ‘Silver Ray’ in Antwerp harbour today. The ship is shortly bound for scraping in Asia.

Activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign

Image | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

Activists stamp a 'toxic waste' warning sign on the Greek owned 'Silver Ray', which is shortly bound for scraping in Asia.

Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

In late August, news started to come out of Japan that TEPCO (Japan’s largest nuclear utility and the second largest in the world) had been cheating on reactor inspections for years. This brings them in line with their colleagues in the USA,...

Supertanker leaking oil

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 0:00

How the explosion on the Limburg oil tanker happened is still being debated, but the results are indisputable. The explosion that ripped through the double hulled oil tanker late Sunday produced a gapping hole that spilled as much as 8,000 tonnes...

The European Union Action Plan to Eradicate IUU Fishing – A Greenpeace Critique

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 0:00

The UN FAO International Plan of Action (IPOA) to Prevent, Deter andEliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing was approved by the Committee on Fisheries by consensus on 2 March 2001. In doing so, the Committee urged all Members...

Food aid policy of donors in Southern Africa

Publication | 7 October, 2002 at 0:00

Table showing the policy of various food aid donors to Southern Africa.

Greenpeace activists this morning boarded

Image | 4 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists this morning boarded a ship in Antwerp to investigate whether or not it contains hazardous materials

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