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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

 

Welcome to the new website

Feature story | 24 June, 2002 at 0:00

We hope you like the new look and feel for our "Mothership" website at Greenpeace International. We call it Greenpeace Planet.

Do you have the balls to boycott Esso?

Image | 23 June, 2002 at 1:00

Do you have the balls to boycott Esso?

Greenpeace StopEsso campaign.

Image | 23 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace StopEsso campaign.

What is Esso afraid of?

Feature story | 23 June, 2002 at 0:00

ExxonMobil is worried about the reputation of its brand, and is attempting to sue Greenpeace to protect it.

Russian nuclear dump plan condemned

Feature story | 21 June, 2002 at 0:00

Russia's nuclear regulator has rejected its nuclear ministry's plans to turn the country into a nuclear dump for the world.

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save

Image | 20 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save Ancient Forests Now' on logs stored at the port.

NAFTA to study GMO contamination

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

The genetic contamination of maize in Mexico's Oaxaca state is a serious hazard for biodiversity in this region, a world centre of genetic diversity for the crop. Now a commission of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) has agreed to study...

Forest destruction protested in run-up to G8

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today one hundred activists in the important German harbour of Nordenham protested the import of timber from ancient forests.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Publication | 19 June, 2002 at 0:00

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementation of the treaty.

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