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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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Swedish activist

Image | 14 May, 2002 at 1:00

Swedish activist, dressed in bee costume, is arrested for protest against open-air GE experiment in Swedish field.

PNG action against illegal logging

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 0:00

A Greenpeace action to stop the export of illegally and destructively logged timber from Papua New Guinea to China continued into its third day today.

Swedish GE protesters arrested

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists' month-long protest against genetically engineered (GE) field trials ended today as police removed the protesters from the field where the open-air experiment will take place.

Greenpeace action against Malaysian logging

Image | 13 May, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against Malaysian logging company Concord Pacific in Papua New Guinea over illegal logging.

Greenpeace today blamed the main GE producing nations, the USA, Canada and Argentina,...

Feature story | 10 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace today blamed the main GE producing nations, the USA, Canada and Argentina, for failure to reach a global agreement on labelling of genetically engineered (GE) food.

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 0:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by...

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 0:00

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by survivors representatives and Greenpeace at Dow AGM.

Action against old ship at Turkish shipbreaking

Image | 8 May, 2002 at 1:00

Action against old ship at Turkish shipbreaking yard.

Whale blubber hazardous to eat

Feature story | 7 May, 2002 at 0:00

Research reveals that whale blubber stored in Norway awaiting export to Japan is unfit for human consumption. The samples of whale blubber studied by independent scientists in Germany are contaminated with various halogenated-organic contaminants...

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace

Image | 6 May, 2002 at 1:00

Charoen Wataksorn worked closely with Greenpeace during the campaign against the proposed coal fired power stations in Bo Nok and Ban Krut, Thailand. He continued to oppose the power plants despite numerous threats against him and his family.

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