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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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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.

Mexican whale santuary declared

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 0:00

Today Mexico decreed the Mexican Whale Sanctuary in all of its EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The area of the sanctuary is approximately three million square kilometers.

New arms agreement ineffective

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 0:00

Today's US/Russian arms control agreement was denounced by Greenpeace as meaningless and weak.

Greenpeace Japan whales campaigner Mitoji

Image | 23 May, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace Japan whales campaigner Mitoji Nagasawa tells the media that world is watching Japan's vote buying programme at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse...

Feature story | 23 May, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse permission on environmental grounds for a massive expansion of the Edmonton incinerator in North London.

Save our seeds!

Feature story | 22 May, 2002 at 0:00

Sign the online petition at www.saveourseeds.org to keep seeds free from genetic manipulation.

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