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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

 

Ship ruled toxic waste

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today the highest court in the Netherlands ruled that a ship containing asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic material should be classified as toxic waste.

Courts asked to halt plutonium transport

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace will seek a High Court Injunction in London at 10.30am Thursday to halt British Nuclear Fuels´ (BNFL´s) and Pacific Nuclear Transport´s (PNTL´s) planned shipment of plutonium from Japan to the UK.

Anti

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Anti-incineration groups and Greenpeace halt construction of new incinerator.

Greenpeace activists disrupt work at the

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists disrupt work at the Bilbao incinerator. Banner reads STOP POISONING US - STOP INCINERATION.

Greenpeace activists place 'cancer factory'

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists place 'cancer factory' billboard at one of Bangkok's biggest waste disposal sites.

Artists in Philippines dramatize dangers

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Artists in Philippines dramatize dangers of polluting waste disposal technology during protest against incineration.

Philippine artists dramatize the dangers

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Philippine artists dramatize the dangers posed by polluting waste disposal technology.

Protest against incineration in Turkey

Image | 17 June, 2002 at 1:00

Protest against incineration in Turkey. Activists hung banner from 127-metre Atakule Tower in Ankara.

Worldwide anti-incineration protest

Feature story | 17 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace and community groups around the world staged protests against burning waste.

The armed British nuclear transport ship

Image | 14 June, 2002 at 1:00

The armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailing into the Takahama port on the 14/06/02

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