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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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One third of Thailand's electricity needs

Image | 22 August, 2002 at 1:00

One third of Thailand's electricity needs could be met with renewable energy by 2020, even if electricity consumption doubles, according to a report launched today by Greenpeace prepared in conjunction with the Sustainable Energy Network Thailand.

BNFL is wanted for crimes against the planet and the people of Sellafield

Feature story | 22 August, 2002 at 0:00

Norman Askew, chief executive of British Nuclear Fuels has a skewed perspective. He is "delighted" by nuclear power expansion, even as people living around the Sellafield nuclear plant die from unusually high rates of cancer. Askew and government...

Greenpeace launches Stop Global Warming balloon

Image | 21 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace launches Stop Global Warming balloon over the Mae Moh coal plant in Lampang, Thailand on the 21st August 2002

Greenpeace launches a Stop Global Warming

Image | 21 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace launches a Stop Global Warming balloon over the Mae Moh coal plant in Lampang, Thailand.

Greenpeace annual report 2002 (part two)

Publication | 21 August, 2002 at 0:00

Find out about what Greenpeace has been campaigning for in the past year.

Greenpeace annual report 2002 (part one)

Publication | 21 August, 2002 at 0:00

Find out all about what greenpeace has been campaigning for in the past year.

Exxon is wanted for outrageous crimes against the planet

Feature story | 21 August, 2002 at 0:00

Lee Raymond and Exxon are the Godfathers of corporate environmental crime. They have built up an unfathomable empire at the cost of our environment. They influence governments to get their own way, leaving the charred remains of international...

Dow is wanted for crimes against the planet

Feature story | 20 August, 2002 at 0:00

Michael D. Parker and Dow Chemical Company are corporate scoundrels of the worst kind. They were forced to clean up a toxic mess at home in the US, but won't clean up one of the deadliest chemical spills on the planet in Bhopal, India. Someone is...

Greenpeace activists Penny Gardner (UK) right

Image | 19 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists Penny Gardner (UK) right and Irene Maggiulli (Italy) left atop the bow mast of their ship, the MV Esperanza, protesting the passage of a deadly plutonium shipment from Japan to UK.

Who really rules our planet?

Feature story | 19 August, 2002 at 0:00

As government leaders meet in Johannesburg for the second Earth Summit, we have to ask why they are bothering. If you wanted to make some changes on Sesame Street, wouldn't it make more sense to invite the writers and puppeteers to meet, rather...

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