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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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Fences don't stop contamination, but they do stop consultation

Feature story | 22 October, 2002 at 0:00

Jim Thomas woke up to another sleepy day in Brussels, but the police were up long before. The day’s mission – protecting the powerful GE seed industry from protestors while they plot the contamination of the European food supply. Jim tells the...

Police guards and barbed wire keep out public

Image | 21 October, 2002 at 1:00

Police guards and barbed wire keep out public opinion while the GE seed industry plots the contamination of European land inside.

Activists shut down a Mobil station in the

Image | 19 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activists shut down a Mobil station in the heart of Beverly Hills just minutes after shutting down a station in Manhattan.

Greenpeace activists shut down a Mobil station

Image | 19 October, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists shut down a Mobil station today in the heart of Beverly Hills just minutes after shutting down a station in Manhattan. Protestors peacefully chained themselves to gas pumps at both locations and dropped a banner that read...

Lucy on board the Rainbow Warrior

Image | 18 October, 2002 at 0:00

Lucy on board the Rainbow Warrior

Bush: how will you explain war with Iraq to your children?

Feature story | 18 October, 2002 at 0:00

As United States policy turns from deterrence to dominance, John Passacantando, director of Greenpeace in the US, is asking George W. Bush some hard questions. But the toughest question for Bush is how will he explain a war on the Iraqi people...

Cement plant action - Carboneras, Spain

Slideshow | 17 October, 2002

Mahogany trade of power, corruption and blood

Feature story | 17 October, 2002 at 0:00

The wood oozes glamour and prestige in the gleaming showrooms of the north. But its plunder drives the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder.

Cement plant blockade

Feature story | 16 October, 2002 at 0:00

The Esperanza’s Mediterranean tour kicked off Tuesday with a protest against at a cement plant, twenty-nine arrests and some rough stuff from the Spanish authorities.

Activist being arrested at protest against

Image | 15 October, 2002 at 1:00

Activist being arrested at protest against using trash as fuel in a cement plant, which would produce toxic ash, air borne pollution and contaminated cement.

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