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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

 

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

The armed British nuclear transport ship

Image | 14 June, 2002 at 1:00

The armed British nuclear transport ship, Pacific Pintail sailing into Takahama, Japan on 14 June 2002.

Plutonium freighter reaches Japan

Feature story | 14 June, 2002 at 0:00

When the armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailed into a Japanese port today, it was met by protests from local Japanese anti-nuclear activists and Greenpeace.

Can a billion mouseclicks save a planet?

Image | 13 June, 2002 at 1:00

Can a billion mouseclicks save a planet?

Nakajima Tetsuen, anti-nuclear activist

Image | 12 June, 2002 at 1:00

Nakajima Tetsuen, anti-nuclear activist

Greenpeace activists and local workers during

Image | 12 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists and local workers during the occupation of a log barge at Umunda Island.

Greenpeace activists jailed

Feature story | 12 June, 2002 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace activists have been held in isolation in police cells for eight days in Sweden. They were arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest against an oil dumping vessel and have been detained on suspicion of aggravated trespass.

Security means investing in environment

Feature story | 11 June, 2002 at 0:00

As G8 foreign ministers were set to discuss schemes to counter nuclear and other security threats, Greenpeace called on them to invest in true security rather than squander billions of dollars on destabilizing the planet.

Report: gains for GE-free Brazil

Feature story | 10 June, 2002 at 0:00

Brazil has a golden opportunity to take advantage of its status as a top world soya producer that does not permit genetically engineered (GE) crops, says a new Greenpeace report.

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