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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 take action against the climate

Image | 4 September, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace take action against the climate-damaging policies of the international oil companies.

Joint Declaration by EU, others: The Way Forward on Renewable Energy

Publication | 4 September, 2002 at 0:00

In response to inaction by the Earth Summit, a "coalition of the willing" is being formed to carve a path forward toward a renewable energy future.

Eco Equity: September 4, 2002

Publication | 4 September, 2002 at 0:00

That's all, folks

US jeered, Summit denounced

Feature story | 4 September, 2002 at 0:00

While the Earth Summit has been a disaster in its official conclusions, it's at least rewarding to see that the international community hasn't been fooled by rhetoric. Today was another day of action in protest of inaction. Inside and outside...

Police caution Andrea Avolio as members of

Image | 3 September, 2002 at 1:00

Police caution Andrea Avolio as members of Greenpeace Youth Delegation make a stand in front of BMW's paid exhibition space.

Greenpeace activists today set off dozens

Image | 3 September, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today set off dozens of hand-held personal alarms outside the Earth Summit venue to show their anger and disgust at the backroom conspiracy led by US, Japan, Canada, Australia and OPEC oil countries to deny basic energy...

Greenpeace and other NGO activists wearing

Image | 3 September, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace and other NGO activists wearing T-shirts with slogans reading “fight till the end” and “open your eyes” in seven languages. Greenpeace was reacting to news that all renewable targets have been dropped from the Earth Summit Action...

By dictating US Energy Policy

Image | 3 September, 2002 at 1:00

By dictating US Energy Policy, Exxon dictates world energy policy.

By dictating US Energy Policy

Image | 3 September, 2002 at 1:00

By dictating US Energy Policy, Exxon dictates world energy policy

Food Aid: US Attempts to force GMO aid on Africa

Publication | 3 September, 2002 at 0:00

The famine conditions developing in southern Africa, and requests of African governments forGM-free food aid, have highlighted the fact that much of the maize and soy currently found in USfood aid stocks is actually genetically modified.Presently...

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