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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's parody of the logo of French

Image | 6 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace's parody of the logo of French nuclear fuel company, Areva, exposing the deadly nature of their business. Areva are sponsoring the French entry in yachting's 2003 Americas Cup

Dirty energy dies in the Philippines

Feature story | 6 August, 2002 at 0:00

Despite attempts by developed nations, dirty energy is being killed off in the Philippines and the country is ready to embrace a future full of clean renewable energy.

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines

Image | 5 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines in a Philippine village which had no electricity

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in front of the Glacier Fjortende Julibreenon Svalbard.

Image | 4 August, 2002 at 1:00

August 2002 - Norway. The Rainbow Warrior sails into Longyearbyen whilst tour documenting climate change.

Greenpeace activist Erika Augustinsson (Swedish)

Image | 3 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Erika Augustinsson (Swedish), comparing a photo of Blomstrandbreen (1928) with the present situation.

The dramatic retreat of this glacier is evident

Image | 3 August, 2002 at 1:00

The dramatic retreat of this glacier is evident from this photo from 2002

ExxonMobil in another 'messenger shooting' incident

Feature story | 2 August, 2002 at 0:00

Exxon subsidiary, Mobil Oil Australia is formally complaining to the Australian Press Council about an newspaper article containing Greenpeace quotes. The news piece ran in the Adelaide Advertiser as Mobil was preparing to take its first delivery...

Bad cafeteria food takes on new meaning in Japan

Feature story | 2 August, 2002 at 0:00

The results of Japan’s latest whaling “research” expedition go on sale this week. To combat the dwindling appetite for whale meat among Japanese people, the government is cutting prices and giving a few hundred tonnes of whale meat for school...

Warren Anderson

Image | 1 August, 2002 at 1:00

Warren Anderson, former CEO of Union Carbide, at his door in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York.

Warren Anderson

Image | 1 August, 2002 at 0:00

Warren Anderson, former Chief Executive Officer of Union Carbide, at his door in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York.

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