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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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Thailand won’t stir-fry our planet

Feature story | 28 August, 2002 at 0:00

While world leaders at the Earth Summit feed off the fat of the land and offer excuses for failing to act on climate change, Thailand is doing what other delegates say is too hard. They are rejecting dirty energy in favour of clean renewable...

The recognized major groups of the 2002 Earth

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

The recognized major groups of the 2002 Earth Summit include trade unions, women, youth, non governmental organizations, business and local government. Some people don’t fit into any category: they are just here to witness the interchange of issues.

Some participants in the Earth Summit are

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

Some participants in the Earth Summit are involved with university based courses that explore sustainability. They are here to discuss and enhance their learning.

I think the most important thing is informing

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

I think the most important thing is informing people, because we never get a chance to inform people on the street. Half the time our messages are in communities that are affected, so this is the opportunity of showing the people that are here.

My name is Abdul Abheri

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

My name is Abdul Abheri. We are actually working in the townships of South Africa. In semi urban and rural areas. We work on sustainable development programmes. We work on projects, individuals should own their own projects, run their own...

"I believe that this has been very good

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

"I believe that this has been very good. I will take what I learned back with me. I will tell others. It is very good to meet these people."

'Unofficial' ambassadors have met at the

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

'Unofficial' ambassadors have met at the Global Forum to talk about sustainable development, environmental degradation and poverty alleviation.

These women are here as part of the Women’s

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

These women are here as part of the Women’s movement. They want to bring a direct change to lives of women, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. 'Poverty is the most important factor in raising the standards of women in Africa.'

When there is an injury to one

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

When there is an injury to one, there is an injury to all. Sla means peace, brother hood. We want to live side by side. Palestine is for the Palestinians. If the Jews, Christians, Muslims – they say they want to live together, they are not...

I am here with the Concerned Women’s Organization

Image | 27 August, 2002 at 1:00

I am here with the Concerned Women’s Organization from Capetown. I am here to support sustainable development. I am here to support all the oppressed and the underprivileged and the poor people of the world. I am here to raise my voice,...

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