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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  

The latest updates

 

Countdown to a Deadly Shipment - Greenpeace briefing, April 2002

Publication | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

General briefing on the dangerous and unneccessary plutonium trade and on the planned return of reject plutonium material from Japan to UK

Plutonium freighter departs UK for Japan

Feature story | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

Two armed British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) freighters left Barrow-in-Furness in northern England this morning, setting the clock ticking on the most controversial nuclear shipment in history.

Greenpeace activists on the dome of the Zorita

Image | 25 April, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists on the dome of the Zorita nuclear power plant.

Eighty protesters walk through Vienna to

Image | 23 April, 2002 at 1:00

Eighty protesters walk through Vienna to the Japanese embassy, to protest Japan's continued whaling.

Global action against whaling

Feature story | 23 April, 2002 at 0:00

Around the world today, Greenpeace activists are delivering empty whale meat boxes to Japanese embassies.

US removes climate scientist

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace denounced the influence of the oil industry and fossil fuel interests in the election of the new Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Exxon protests expands

Feature story | 22 April, 2002 at 0:00

Esso/Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest oil company, will be the target of a week of global protests in May, Greenpeace said today.

A review of the marine transport of radioactive materials with particular reference...

Publication | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

A report to Greenpeace International by Tim Deere-Jones BSc.Hons, Maritime Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff Marine Environment & Pollution Consultant.

Decision on Thai coal plants

Feature story | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace is urging the public to tell the Prime Minister of Thailand to refuse two new coal-fired power plants in central southern Thailand.

Ancient Forest Summit ends

Feature story | 19 April, 2002 at 0:00

After two weeks of intense debate, governments walked away from the Ancient Forest Summit without any agreement on urgent measures to protect ancient forests.

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