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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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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...

Eco Equity: September 3, 2002

Publication | 3 September, 2002 at 0:00

The House is Burning

Summit fails

Feature story | 3 September, 2002 at 0:00

At the start of the Earth Summit, Greenpeace produced a checklist for success. So how did the politicians do in Johannesburg?

Actions against inaction

Feature story | 3 September, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace participated in a day of action in Johannesburg to protest Earth Summit inaction on climate change.

Axis of oil dominates summit

Feature story | 3 September, 2002 at 0:00

The representatives to the Earth Summit agreed a "Plan of Action" at a late-night session in Johannesburg. In doing so, they failed 2 billion of the world's poorest while failing the planet's future at the same time.

The youth delegation at the Earth Summit

Slideshow | 2 September, 2002

Bhopal disaster reminder

Image | 2 September, 2002 at 1:00

Activists remind Dow that it is responsible for the ongoing disaster in Bhopal.

Women farmers stand in their dry

Image | 2 September, 2002 at 1:00

Women farmers stand in their dry, barren fields. On their heads are aid organisation handouts. This area, though extremely poor has been self-sufficient with food

Leaflet distributed illegally at Earth Summit

Image | 2 September, 2002 at 1:00

Leaflet distributed illegally at Earth Summit by environmental groups.

Daniella Rosche with leaflet she was arrested

Image | 2 September, 2002 at 1:00

Daniella Rosche with leaflet she was arrested for distributing at Earth Summit

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