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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  

The latest updates

 

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, today began the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development of renewable energy around the world.

The Greenpeace flagship

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, today began the first leg of the 'Choose Positive Energy Tour' in a global journey to support the development of renewable energy around the world

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 1:00

Shipping vessels at the port of Las Palmas.

Earth Summit hosts promise major push

Feature story | 25 June, 2002 at 0:00

Yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, the leaders of South Africa, Sweden and Brazil made promises at a meeting with civil society to lead the way in making the Johannesburg Earth Summit a success.

Welcome to the new website

Feature story | 24 June, 2002 at 0:00

We hope you like the new look and feel for our "Mothership" website at Greenpeace International. We call it Greenpeace Planet.

Do you have the balls to boycott Esso?

Image | 23 June, 2002 at 1:00

Do you have the balls to boycott Esso?

Greenpeace StopEsso campaign.

Image | 23 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace StopEsso campaign.

What is Esso afraid of?

Feature story | 23 June, 2002 at 0:00

ExxonMobil is worried about the reputation of its brand, and is attempting to sue Greenpeace to protect it.

Russian nuclear dump plan condemned

Feature story | 21 June, 2002 at 0:00

Russia's nuclear regulator has rejected its nuclear ministry's plans to turn the country into a nuclear dump for the world.

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