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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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600 Greenpeace volunteers shut down every

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 1:00

600 Greenpeace volunteers shut down every Esso pump in Luxembourg

Full Report: Exxon's weapons of mass deception: The assessment of Greenpeace...

Publication | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

The full Greenpeace report detailing Exxon's campaign of deception to distort public opinion and mislead the media on the issue of global warming.

Exxon's weapons of mass deception: The assessment of Greenpeace International

Publication | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Executive summay of a report detailing Exxon's efforts to distort public opinion on climate change. Foreword by Bianca Jagger.

Greenpeace activist (and International Executive

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activist (and International Executive Director) Gerd Leipold. Greenpeace shut down the Esso station in Wasserbillig, on the border of Luxembourg and Germany, as part of a nationwide protest.

Greenpeace activists erect a statue of liberty

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists erect a statue of liberty replica to block an Esso petrol station for business in Esch, Luxembourg today. More than 600 volunteers from around the world are shutting down oil company Esso in the European country of Luxembourg...

These Esso pumps that usually pump out the

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

These Esso pumps that usually pump out the cheapest petrol in Europe will stand still today.

Greenpeace activists shut down the Esso station

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists shut down the Esso station in Wasserbillig, on the border of Luxembourg and Germany, as part of a nationwide protest.

Greenpeace activists Ralf Mannstedt and Sylvia

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists Ralf Mannstedt and Sylvia Krautstein from Germany chain up one of the many pumps at the Esso station in Wasserbillig.

Instead of cars lined up at the pumps

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Instead of cars lined up at the pumps, Thomas from Germany and other activist are lined up chained to the pumps at the Esso station in Wasserbillig.

Culture jamming the Esso logo at the entrance

Image | 25 October, 2002 at 0:00

Culture jamming the Esso logo at the entrance to a large station near the Germany-Luxembourg border in Wasserbillig.

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