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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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Empty promises: The “Rome Declaration on World Food Security” in 1996 and today’s...

Publication | 1 June, 2002 at 0:00

When representatives of 186 countries (112 of them heads of state) met in Rome in November1996, their declared aim was to secure a political commitment to tackle the underlying issuescauseing widespread hunger and malnutrition. They committed...

Food dictators won't feed the world - they are part of the problem

Publication | 1 June, 2002 at 0:00

Genetic Engineering (GE) has nothing to do with feeding a hungry world. The contrary is the case. The main reasons for hunger lie in social and political problems.

Vůdce nomádů Along Sega a jeho vnuk zkoumají

Image | 1 June, 2002 at 0:00

Vůdce nomádů Along Sega a jeho vnuk zkoumají pařez nedaleko své vesnice v oblasti Sungai Nyakit uprostřed Sarawackého deštného pralesa, Malajsie.

Exxon shareholders changing ways

Feature story | 30 May, 2002 at 0:00

ExxonMobil shareholders delivered a massive blow to the company today in a vote on the company's renewable energy policies.

Greenpeace action at Esso headquarters in

Image | 29 May, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at Esso headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

Action at Esso's German HQ.

Image | 29 May, 2002 at 1:00

Action at Esso's German HQ.

StopEsso in Germany

Feature story | 29 May, 2002 at 0:00

On the day of ExxonMobil's annual general meeting in the USA at Dallas, Texas, the global campaign to Stop Esso spread to yet another country, as activists in Germany protested in front of Esso's European headquarters in Hamburg.

Don't Buy Exxon Esso Mobil

Image | 27 May, 2002 at 1:00

Don't Buy Exxon Esso Mobil

On the 24th May 2002 Greenpeace protest alongside

Image | 24 May, 2002 at 1:00

On the 24th May 2002 Greenpeace protest alongside the pro-whalers on the final day of the International Whaling Commission.

IWC meeting ends

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 0:00

The democratic process took a pummeling again today at the IWC when the indigenous peoples of the Inuit and Chukotka were denied their quota for a second time.

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