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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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A joint call for action by the WBCSD and

Image | 28 August, 2002 at 1:00

A joint call for action by the WBCSD and Greenpeace on the need for an international framework to combat climate change was presented at this event open to the press, government delegates, business, IGO and NGO representatives

Child from Boh Nok in the Prachuap Khiri

Image | 28 August, 2002 at 1:00

Child from Boh Nok in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province of Thailand holding a paper wind toy.

Forest Crime File: Corporate Crimes

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Forest Crime File explores the need for an international instrument on corporate accountability and liability. States are ultimately responsible for public welfare, and they must not abdicate this responsibility to the private sector.

Eco Equity August 28: Sleeping with the Enemy?

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace, BP agree?

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace and industry coalition World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) were 'fighting like cats and dogs' ten years ago in Rio, in the words of Greenpeace Political Director Remi Parmentier. Today, they agreed to put aside...

Poor locked out of Summit on poverty

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

As the official negotiations continue in the heart of Johannesburg, tension is building over the issue of access to decision makers. Many ‘unofficial’ ambassadors have been sent here to voice real issues from communities around the world, yet...

Small step towards justice for Bhopal

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

Against many people's expectations a judge in Bhopal has rejected a request to lower the charges against corporate criminal Warren Anderson, former CEO of Union Carbide. Anderson is wanted in India to answer how the actions of Union Carbide...

Thailand won’t stir-fry our planet

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

While world leaders at the Earth Summit feed off the fat of the land and offer excuses for failing to act on climate change, Thailand is doing what other delegates say is too hard. They are rejecting dirty energy in favour of clean renewable...

The recognized major groups of the 2002 Earth

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

The recognized major groups of the 2002 Earth Summit include trade unions, women, youth, non governmental organizations, business and local government. Some people don’t fit into any category: they are just here to witness the interchange of issues.

Some participants in the Earth Summit are

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

Some participants in the Earth Summit are involved with university based courses that explore sustainability. They are here to discuss and enhance their learning.

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