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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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Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace during the campaign against the proposed coal fired power stations in Bo Nok and Ban Krut, Thailand. He continued to oppose the power plants despite numerous threats against him and his family.

The Greenpeace "Most Wanted" playing cards

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace "Most Wanted" playing cards in a Solitaire game

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to...

Feature story | 6 May, 2002 at 0:00

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to deal with PVC pollution says Greenpeace

Six Greenpeace activists climb onto the European

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 1:00

Six Greenpeace activists climb onto the European cargo ship 'SEA BEIRUT' as it tries illegally to enter a Turkish shipbreaking yard on the 4th May 2002

Greenpeace activists block ship containing

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists block ship containing toxic asbestos entering shipbreaking yard.

With international agreement that ships can

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 0:00

With international agreement that ships can be considered toxic waste, better controls on shipbreaking should result.

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 0:00

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous materials onboard ships cause pollution and endanger workers.

Norway's whale export plans protested

Feature story | 4 May, 2002 at 0:00

An entire flotilla of fifty Greenpeace activists escorted the Kiel-Oslo ferry out of port today, to protest Norway's imminent whaling expedition.

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally...

Feature story | 4 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally attempted to enter a Turkish shipbreaking yard with dangerous toxic waste.

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