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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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Recipes against hunger

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Maize under threat

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Recipes against hunger - success stories for the future of agriculture

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

The study includes projects from over four million farms in 52 countries. It explores how the world’s poor can feed themselves using cheap, locally-available technologies that will not damage the environment.

Save or delete?

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Shock! Horror! Gentically Modified Organisms

Image | 20 August, 2001 at 1:00

Shock! Horror! Gentically Modified Organisms in my soup!

Minke whale

Image | 15 August, 2001 at 1:00

Minke whale, (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Roundup Ready Soya

Publication | 15 August, 2001 at 0:00

PVC Free Future

Publication | 12 August, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace returns Pringles potato chips

Image | 10 August, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace returns Pringles potato chips containing GE maize to Procter & Gamble.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu blessed the Esperanza

Image | 3 August, 2001 at 1:00

Archbishop Desmond Tutu blessed the Esperanza and the crew and then joined them in wishing for a clean, peaceful and nuclear free world.

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