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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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As a youth whose future hinges on the outcome

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

As a youth whose future hinges on the outcome of this Summit, I am tired of the lack of leadership from governments and corporations on issues like climate change and corporate responsibility. I am here in Johannesburg because I want to make...

Local anti

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

Local anti-nuclear groups in support of the Greenpeace action against Koeberg nuclear power station

Greenpeace hot air balloon featuring a banner

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace hot air balloon featuring a banner "Stop Esso" in front of the biggest ExxonMobil "Esso" gas station in the world.

There is support across Africa for African

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

There is support across Africa for African speakers who address the issues of poverwas present to see Baaba Maal talk about a future based on renewable energy.

World leaders must not squander a unique

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

World leaders must not squander a unique opportunity to back renewable energy, Greenpeace and The Body Shop warned today in front of an audience of environment ministers delegates of the Earth Summit citizens of Johannesburg and world famous...

World leaders must not squander a unique

Image | 30 August, 2002 at 1:00

World leaders must not squander a unique opportunity to back renewable energy, Greenpeace and The Body Shop warned today in front of an audience of environment ministers delegates of the Earth Summit citizens of Johannesburg and world famous...

Citizen Coal: Australia and its neighbours

Publication | 30 August, 2002 at 0:00

Australia is ‘the king of coal’ and the number one greenhouse gas emitter, per capita, in the world. It is failing to take any action on climate change by rejecting the Kyoto Protocol in order to protect its vested interests – including coal...

Eco Equity August 30, 2002

Publication | 30 August, 2002 at 0:00

Slipping Away: a midsummit review.

Voices for Positive Energy

Feature story | 30 August, 2002 at 0:00

Today here in Johannesburg, Greenpeace and The Body Shop presented 1,602,489 signatures to the Earth Summit in the form of an interactive mural calling upon delegates to agree to get clean, reliable, renewable energy into the hands of 2 billion...

Japanese nuclear safety scandal

Feature story | 30 August, 2002 at 0:00

Japan's largest nuclear utility has announced that there has been a safety cover-up for decades at its nuclear power plants. This is a devastating blow to an already embattled nuclear industry with global implications.

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