This page has been archived, and may no longer be up to date

War Dove

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

 

Climate Change and the Mediterranean Region

Publication | 25 May, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest

Image | 9 May, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest waste incinerator,Toshima Tower.

People in traditional fishing village.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 1:00

People in traditional fishing village.

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 0:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 0:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Gutting caught tuna aboard Belize flagged

Image | 3 May, 2000 at 1:00

Gutting caught tuna aboard Belize flagged long line fishing vessel.

Sharkfins drying on the upper deck of longline

Image | 3 May, 2000 at 0:00

Sharkfins drying on the upper deck of longline pirate vessel in the South Atlantic.

Illegally planted GE rape plant with bee

Image | 1 May, 2000 at 1:00

Illegally planted GE rape plant with bee.

Deni woman and children sitting in the Tapaua

Image | 22 April, 2000 at 1:00

Deni woman and children sitting in the Tapaua river.

Deni people rowing on river.

Image | 20 April, 2000 at 1:00

Deni people rowing on river.

12271 - 12280 of 13004 results.