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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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Record harvest - record hunger: Starving in GE Argentina

Publication | 9 June, 2002 at 0:00

This report focuses on the Argentinean experience. Despite promises from the GE industry that GE crops will help fed the world, events in Argentina illustrate the opposite is true.

Argentina shows GE not hunger solution

Feature story | 9 June, 2002 at 0:00

As governments tackle the problem of hunger at the UN World Food Summit, Greenpeace released a report showing how genetically engineered (GE) crops increase poverty, while failing to address hunger.

Greenpeace activists arrested during attempt

Image | 7 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists arrested during attempt to block the oil dumper MS Fagervik in Norrkoping, Sweden.

Esperanza near Flushing harbour.

Image | 7 June, 2002 at 1:00

Esperanza near Flushing harbour.

Balinese street theatre monster depicts main

Image | 6 June, 2002 at 1:00

Balinese street theatre monster depicts main obstructors to Earth Summit progress: George Bush (USA), John Howard (Australia) and Jean Chretien (Canada).

Greenpeace action at Nestle headquarters

Image | 6 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at Nestle headquarters in Switzerland, over repeated discovery of GE ingredients in the company's Asian products.

The advantages of non-genetically engineered corn and soya for the Brazilian market

Publication | 6 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.

Nestle double standards

Feature story | 6 June, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace carried out an action today to illustrate how Nestle is force-feeding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to consumers in Asian countries.

Away from their computers

Image | 5 June, 2002 at 1:00

Away from their computers, the new media team likes to frolic on the beach.

15 Greenpeace activists block the freighter

Image | 4 June, 2002 at 1:00

15 Greenpeace activists block the freighter M/S Fagervik in the port of Norrkoping.

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