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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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This pig is happy

Image | 13 September, 2002 at 1:00

This pig is happy, not because he has the run of the barnyard, but because he is getting GE-free food. Pigs and humans can work together to fight genetic angineering.

Jim Corr of Irish pop group the Corrs

Image | 13 September, 2002 at 1:00

Jim Corr of Irish pop group the Corrs, takes the helm of a Greenpeace inflatable whilst lending his support to the nuclear-free seas flotilla.

Sailing for our nuclear free future

Feature story | 13 September, 2002 at 0:00

As two British nuclear freighters near the Irish Sea with their deadly cargo of weapons-usable plutonium, a flotilla of small sailboats are getting into position to peacefully protest their passage.

Major Brazilian food producer goes GE-free

Feature story | 13 September, 2002 at 0:00

There have been no farm animal revolts yet, but one of Brazil’s top food producers and meat exporters is not taking any chances. Perdigão will eliminate genetically engineered ingredients from all its food products, including meat, and is taking...

Daily Planet

Image | 12 September, 2002 at 1:00

Daily Planet, 12th September 2002, 'No more shipments of Terror'

The Rainbow Warrior

Image | 12 September, 2002 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior, accompanied by the nuclear-free seas flotilla, depart Dublin, Ireland.

Turn the lights off and feel your way to

Image | 10 September, 2002 at 1:00

Turn the lights off and feel your way to a cleaner, greener planet.

Eco-sex guide

Feature story | 10 September, 2002 at 0:00

Are you wondering what more you can do to help the planet? You take your bike to work, eat organic, but want to do more. At long last we have looked into one of humanity’s favourite pastimes and uncovered the passion that can make a difference...

Plutonium ships spotted

Feature story | 10 September, 2002 at 0:00

A year on from the September 11th attacks and it seems some governments have learnt nothing about true global security. Two ships carrying weapons-useable plutonium are nearing the end of a journey half way around the world, through waters of...

Nuclear Meltdown

Feature story | 9 September, 2002 at 0:00

The lid has finally been blown off the nuclear industry’s chamber of secrets. Coverups, bankruptcies and insolvencies, safety lapses and failures in plant security have been on the roll call in the last week alone. And all this as the most...

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