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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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Bhopal residents are given the chance to

Image | 14 August, 2000 at 1:00

Bhopal residents are given the chance to send a message to Union Carbide. The company responds by blocking any messages from the residents.

Guide to monitoring FSC

Publication | 1 August, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in supermarket removing

Image | 27 July, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists in supermarket removing a Knorr product containing genetically enigeneered soya with no label on it.

Greenpeace raft and inflatable surrounded by Japanese coastguard

Image | 21 July, 2000 at 14:51

2000 - Activists in inflatable on the foreground, coastgards in the background. Navigating through 22,000 security personnel and a cordon of 35 police boats, the Warrior successfully delivers a protest note to the G8 summit demanding an end to...

Kids

Image | 3 July, 2000 at 1:00

Kids-for-whales protest where children protest against whaling at the IWC and for the set up of a global whale-sanctuary.

Children and grown

Image | 3 July, 2000 at 1:00

Children and grown-ups protesting with banners at the entrance of the IWC building.

Greenpeace action against Knorr for not labelling

Image | 2 July, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against Knorr for not labelling products containing GE soya in supermarkets.

Banner by a radioactive dumping pipeline

Image | 30 June, 2000 at 1:00

Banner by a radioactive dumping pipeline for COGEMA in France indicates OSPAR will end such dumping.

Greenpeace attaches banner to Cogema nuclear

Image | 26 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace attaches banner to Cogema nuclear outflow pipe during OSPAR meeting.

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts

Image | 22 June, 2000 at 1:00

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts here", with arrow pointing to pile of shale oil rubbish.

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