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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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Greenpeace campaign against ESSO: during

Image | 11 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace campaign against ESSO: during a night action slides were projected onto oiltanks in a refinery in Karlsruhe.

Greenpeace joins Bhopal survivors to protest

Image | 10 July, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace joins Bhopal survivors to protest moves by the Indian government to reduce homicide charges against Warren Anderson, former Union Carbide CEO, to negligence.

Indian government soft on Bhopal criminals

Feature story | 10 July, 2002 at 0:00

The Indian government's move to reduce charges against a former Union Carbide CEO has met with protests and hunger strikes in India. The 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that has killed 20,000 to date and injured hundreds of thousands continues its toxic...

Ocean dumping of carbon dioxide - No solution to climate change

Publication | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

Instead of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, which would cut the problem at its source, many in industry and government want to be able to keep burning fossil fuels, and so are pushing to find ways of storing or "disposing" of CO2. Dumping...

Norway must reject CO2 ocean dumping

Feature story | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

A controversial scheme to dispose of the fossil fuel industry's waste problems has the Norwegian government poised to undermine international law.

French Esso decision blow to free expression

Feature story | 9 July, 2002 at 0:00

The right to freedom of expression on the Internet suffered as a Paris judge ordered Greenpeace to stop using a parody of the Esso logo in its StopEsso campaign in France, pending a full hearing of the case.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits

Image | 8 July, 2002 at 1:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits the Greenpeace flotilla before they sail to join other Greenpeace boats to protest against the BNFL Plutonium shipment being transported through the Pacific Ocean

Possible plutonium security escort HMS Nottingham runs aground in rough weather off...

Feature story | 8 July, 2002 at 0:00

Shortly after a flotilla of small boats set out to protest a shipment of weapons-usable plutonium through the Tasman sea, a possible security escort, the HMS Nottingham, ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

Boats set sail from Auckland to join the

Image | 7 July, 2002 at 1:00

Boats set sail from Auckland to join the flotilla that will protest British Nuclear Fuels plutonium shipment transport through the Pacific ocean.

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits

Image | 7 July, 2002 at 1:00

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark visits the flotilla before they sail to join other boats to protest against the BNFL Plutonium shipment being transported through the Pacific Ocean.

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