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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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Save our planet!! Send Bush back to his!

Image | 1 September, 2002 at 1:00

Save our planet!! Send Bush back to his!

Greenpeace Showcases Solar Technologies at WSSD

Publication | 1 September, 2002 at 0:00

Imitate our actions, not our words

Feature story | 1 September, 2002 at 0:00

They seemed innocent enough. Just little business-card sized pamphlets, small enough to be slipped into the wallet of any delegate, asking one simple question at the preparatory meetings for the Earth Summit in Bali: 'Why are you here?' We...

Save our planet!! Send Bush back to his!

Image | 1 September, 2002 at 0:00

Save our planet!! Send Bush back to his!

Climate Clean Energy Balloon Action in Chile

Image | 31 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace launch a clean energies balloon over the crude oil refinery of Con Con next to Viña del Mar city

Greenfreeze and Solar Chill on display at

Image | 31 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenfreeze and Solar Chill on display at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, Setpember 2002.

As leaders of community groups and African

Image | 31 August, 2002 at 1:00

As leaders of community groups and African NGO's talked, thousands of marchers listened patiently.

The strong military prescence was on the

Image | 31 August, 2002 at 1:00

The strong military prescence was on the outskirts of Johannesburg was overt, although the rally was non violent.

What kind of future will the 2002 Earth Summit

Image | 31 August, 2002 at 1:00

What kind of future will the 2002 Earth Summit in Johannesburg offer these children?

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