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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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Greenpeace Newsletter July 2002

Publication | 1 July, 2002 at 0:00

This month's Greenpeace member newsletter includes features about British Nuclear Fuels' plutonium shipment on route from Japan to England the flotilla of salty sailors that will oppose it on route. Also included are articles about the Japanese...

Whaling fleet leaves to hunt Sei whales

Feature story | 1 July, 2002 at 0:00

The Japanese whaling fleet left port over the weekend on yet another "scientific" whaling expedition. But this time the whalers are looking for Sei whales, an endangered whale that has not been hunted in more than a quarter of a century.

China implements GE labelling

Feature story | 1 July, 2002 at 0:00

China's implementation of labelling for GE (genetically engineered) foods today brings to two billion the number of people worldwide whose country's require GE labelling.

Greenpeace volunteers dine out to show that

Image | 30 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers dine out to show that while China has introduced GE food labelling, Hong Kong is stalling.

Greenpeace volunteers dine out to show that

Image | 30 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers dine out to show that while China has introduced GE food labelling, Hong Kong is stalling.

The end result of the Earth Summit?

Image | 30 June, 2002 at 0:00

The end result of the Earth Summit?

Plutonium or Wind?

Feature story | 28 June, 2002 at 0:00

An armed ship prepares to depart Japan with a deadly cargo of plutonium waste. A sailboat sets out from an offshore windfarm. Which one of these vessels will represent the energy future of the world?

Martha Stewart

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, begins the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development renewable energy around the world.

Greenpeace activist Kristina Petersen

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Kristina Petersen, a 27 year old student from Germany.

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