This page has been archived, and may no longer be up to date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

 

Spanish police officer subduing a peaceful Greenpeace activist

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Spanish police officer subduing a peaceful Greenpeace activist protesting using cement plants as incinerators.

Blockade of a Holcim cement plant

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activist chained around the wheel of a cement truck - part of a blockade of a Holcim cement plant.

Imazon supports increased control over international trade of mahogany: the species’...

Publication | 15 October, 2002 at 0:00

Mahogany has long been subjected to predatory logging throughout tropical America - including Brazil – that is, harvest rates of natural populations exceed natural replacement rates through growth and regeneration. Appendix II listing would...

Homer Simpson discussing with Tony Blair

Image | 14 October, 2002 at 1:00

Homer Simpson discussing with Tony Blair what a great idea nuclear power is. Perfectly safe, clean and inexpensive. Maybe Homer is pasing on some advice: "Honest it will never be a problem, and if it does just try and keep it quiet."

Benedikt Haerlin (left) on behalf of the

Image | 14 October, 2002 at 1:00

Benedikt Haerlin (left) on behalf of the petition from the foundation for FUTURE FARMING hands over the petition signed by 300 European environmental, farmer and consumer organisations

Immediate Impact of Proposed GE Seed Contamination Directive on European Arable Land

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Just over 10% (7.6 million hectares) of European arable land is currently planted with maize or oilseed rape. Since one variety of genetically engineered (GE) oilseed rape and two varieties of GE maize already have approval for growing in the EU,...

Impact of Proposed GE Seed Contamination Directive on Arable Land of EU Accession...

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Close to 6.9 million hectares of arable land in the 13 EU accession countries (inc Turkey) are currently planted with maize or oilseed rape. Since one variety of genetically engineered (GE)oilseed rape and two varieties of GE maize already have...

A worst-case scenario for impact of proposed GE Seed Contamination Directive on EU...

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

The seed contamination directive allows for eventual contamination of soya, cotton and sugarbeet seeds with genetically engineered varieties should pending applications receive a growing approval. Across the EU15 and accession countries (inc...

Save our seeds!

Publication | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

As the European Union prepares to implement regulations that will further close the market to genetically engineered (GE) food and crops, a new legislative threat to Europe’s de facto non-GE status is emerging: the prospect of legally allowed GE...

Iceland not going to play by the rules

Feature story | 14 October, 2002 at 0:00

Whalers won a victory at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission when Iceland was voted in as a full member despite their admission they will not follow all the rules of the commission and will begin whaling by 2006.

12271 - 12280 of 13805 results.