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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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Day of reckoning nears in the Pacific

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

Eleven small boats aim to show that the people of the Pacific do not want dangerous nuclear transports putting the whole Pacific at risk

Shot fired against peaceful protesters

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

While peaceful protesters highlighted a vision of clean, green energy for the Philippines a security guard fired a warning shot in the air over the heads of activists. The protest was against the biggest coal-fired power station in the Philippines.

Flotilla stops nuclear shipment in its tracks

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 0:00

For almost a week eleven small yachts have been heading across the Pacific to demonstrate the huge public opposition to the shipment of highly dangerous nuclear cargo that is being transported across the Pacific en route from Japan to the UK. Now...

During a period of calm weather and sushine

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

During a period of calm weather and sushine the crews maintain high sprirts while awaiting the arrival of the nuclear shipment.

The flotilla consists of crew of all ages

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

The flotilla consists of crew of all ages. Three year old JJ in onboard with his dad Inigo "The world's nuclear industry is running like a car without brakes. It makes me scared for my children that this madness goes on unchecked and our kids...

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 1:00

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages and from all walks of life. Ian Cohen is a green politician from Australia. "It is an honour to join the 50 people from other nations who are participating in the Nuclear Free Flotilla at their own...

This French yacht and family are determined

Image | 19 July, 2002 at 1:00

This French yacht and family are determined to show their oppostion to the shipment.

Picnics! Pool Parties! Toxins?

Feature story | 19 July, 2002 at 0:00

Summer has hit the north, so start up the grill and bring out the picnic gear. But watch out, some of your favourite tablecloths, beverage containers and lawn furniture from the Martha Stewart Everyday line could be PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride...

The flotilla boat Tiama heading out to intercept

Image | 18 July, 2002 at 1:00

The flotilla boat Tiama heading out to intercept the nuclear cargo freighters

"Higantes" welcome the Greenpeace ship MV

Image | 18 July, 2002 at 1:00

"Higantes" welcome the Greenpeace ship MV Arctic Sunrise on the first stop of the South East Asia Choose Positive Energy tour.

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