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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

 

Asian brown cloud antidote

Feature story | 13 August, 2002 at 0:00

Asian brown cloud nothing new. The solution is overdue. The Earth Summit can take action. So can you.

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 0:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

The Global Retreat of Glaciers

Slideshow | 6 August, 2002

Glaciers melt before our eyes

Feature story | 7 August, 2002 at 0:00

If you could join the Greenpeace time ship and travel back 100 years, what would you see? You would be lucky to see one of the early cars, you would likely see mountains of coal and the beginnings of our fossil fuel dependence. And if you could...

The tale of two logos

Feature story | 7 August, 2002 at 0:00

French court decision supporting Greenpeace's right to criticise French nuclear company, Areva, is a wake up call to ExxonMobil to stop hiding behind trademark law and to support moves to combat climate change rather than continuing to deny its...

Climate Impact Documentation

Image | 6 August, 2002 at 15:15

Photographer Christian Aslund was on board of the Rainbow Warrior when he shot this collection to document the dramatic disappearance of the glaciers over a 80 year period. Greenpeace documentation showing that glacier "Blomstrandbreen" has...

Greenpeace's parody of the logo of French

Image | 6 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace's parody of the logo of French nuclear fuel company, Areva, exposing the deadly nature of their business. Areva are sponsoring the French entry in yachting's 2003 Americas Cup

Dirty energy dies in the Philippines

Feature story | 6 August, 2002 at 0:00

Despite attempts by developed nations, dirty energy is being killed off in the Philippines and the country is ready to embrace a future full of clean renewable energy.

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines

Image | 5 August, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace today installed wind turbines in a Philippine village which had no electricity

Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in front of the Glacier Fjortende Julibreenon Svalbard.

Image | 4 August, 2002 at 1:00

August 2002 - Norway. The Rainbow Warrior sails into Longyearbyen whilst tour documenting climate change.

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