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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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Where's Warren?

Feature story | 27 August, 2002 at 0:00

The start of the Earth Summit in South Africa, a comfortable residence somewhere in the US and a small Indian court house. One man connects all these things in a 18 year tale of disaster, death and corporate irresponsibility.

Closeup: As well as showcasing the cultural

Image | 26 August, 2002 at 1:00

Closeup: As well as showcasing the cultural richness of South Africa, the opening of the Earth Summit explored themes such as people being tied to a degraded environment.

In partnership for a stronger Earth Summit

Image | 26 August, 2002 at 1:00

In partnership for a stronger Earth Summit.

Eleven of the twelve Greenpeace activists

Image | 26 August, 2002 at 1:00

Eleven of the twelve Greenpeace activists outside Atlantis Magistrates Court, where members of the group are on trial after staging a protest on Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

Eco-Equity August 26, Great Expectations

Publication | 26 August, 2002 at 0:00

Avid Eco-Equity readers will remember that at the beginning of Week 2 of the Bali PrepComm, the Eco Coalition identified 11 key test cases for Johannesburg: Eleven make-or-break issue that would serve as a litmus test for the summit’s success. As...

Hope for the summit

Feature story | 26 August, 2002 at 0:00

On the first day of the Earth Summit, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, called on the delegates to go further than insubstantial rhetoric to achieve real, lasting gains.

As well as showcasing the cultural richness

Image | 25 August, 2002 at 1:00

As well as showcasing the cultural richness of South Africa, the opening of the Earth Summit explored themes such as people being tied to a degraded environment.

The UN special envoy to the Earth Summit

Image | 25 August, 2002 at 1:00

The UN special envoy to the Earth Summit, Jan Pronk volunteers to conduct the first solar powered haircut of the Summit.

A solar powered haircut

Feature story | 25 August, 2002 at 0:00

What does Greenpeace want from the Earth Summit? To start with: clean, reliable, renewable energy for two billion of the world's poorest, who are today without electricity. And if anybody says renewables can't power anything practical today,...

South African police intervene with a Greenpeace

Image | 24 August, 2002 at 1:00

South African police intervene with a Greenpeace inflatable and activists in a pre-dawn protest at Koeberg nuclear power plant.

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