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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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Euratom's specter of expanded nuclear power

Feature story | 5 November, 2002 at 0:00

A major new EU proposal could be used to try to breathe new life into a nuclear industry that cannot die soon enough. Springing from an outdated relic of a treaty, Euratom, the proposal is an attempt to create a "survival package" for the...

Diary from the Rainbow Warrior

Feature story | 4 November, 2002 at 0:00

Hester says: "OK, I will write something. But don’t expect too much of a novel. After long and hard negotiations with Captain Derek, I have decided to follow in Lucy's footsteps and send some updates from life on board the Rainbow Warrior. I have...

Species survival plans crucial at CITES

Feature story | 4 November, 2002 at 0:00

Theories abound for dinosaurs' dramatic exit from the planet millions of years ago. Now another mass extinction is underway on Earth, but this time the cause is amply clear: humans. It's time to stop trading Earth's biodiversity for profits, and...

Greenpeace climbers scale the Totem Pole

Image | 1 November, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace climbers scale the Totem Pole in Tasmania, Australia to highlight attention to the pirate fishing trade during this week's CITES meeting.

Greenpeace climbers scale the Totem Pole

Image | 1 November, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace climbers scale the Totem Pole in Tasmania, Australia to highlight attention to the pirate fishing trade during this week's CITES meeting.

Totem Pole protest

Feature story | 1 November, 2002 at 0:00

It's one of the most difficult vertical climbs in Australia - the country leading the drive to list the toothfish under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It overlooks the ocean to the south of Australia where...

Greenpeace climbers scale the Fisheries Ministry

Image | 31 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace climbers scale the Fisheries Ministry building in Santiago, Chile and hang a banner from the 21st floor reading "Give It A Chance" - a direct appeal to save the Patagonian Toothfish.

Demonstration in streets of New Delhi during

Image | 30 October, 2002 at 0:00

Demonstration in streets of New Delhi during COP8 climate change negotiations.

Greenpeace banner outside hotel where American

Image | 30 October, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace banner outside hotel where American delegates are staying during COP8 in New Delhi, India.

Don't move that blubber!

Feature story | 30 October, 2002 at 0:00

Overexploit, cheat, deplete. The cycle of greed behind the global whaling industry drove one whale population after another toward oblivion. It wasn't until 1986 that a moratorium on all commercial whaling slowed this onslaught. Now, will a...

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