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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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Studies conducted by Greenpeace found contamination

Image | 1 February, 2002 at 1:00

Studies conducted by Greenpeace found contamination in the soil and ground water at the Union Carbide factory as well as stockpiles of abandoned toxic waste. Hundreds of people,such as these residents of the Ayub Nagar colony, behind the factory,...

Greenpeace worker holds the teather of the

Image | 1 February, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace worker holds the teather of the Balloon near the Utah Olympic Sports Park.

Real green revolution

Publication | 1 February, 2002 at 0:00

Genetic pollution a multiplying nightmare

Publication | 1 February, 2002 at 0:00

The real green revolution

Publication | 1 February, 2002 at 0:00

Organic and agroecologicalfarming in the South.

Workers lacking any protective clothing or

Image | 1 February, 2002 at 0:00

Workers lacking any protective clothing or safety training are used to scrap old ships to generate large profits for the shipping industry at the cost of human rights and the environment.

Anything Goes? Report on PEFC-Certified Finnish Forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace Nordic and the Finnish Nature League studied PEFC-certified forestry in Finland in the autumn of 2000 and the beginning of year 2001. The report Anything goes? published in January 2001 examines the ecological reliability of the PEFC...

Activist showing pack with meat to camera

Image | 25 January, 2002 at 1:00

Activist showing pack with meat to camera. Cold section in supermarket in back.The VLAM (Belgian organisation that give out quality labels on food) does not look at environmental aspects when they pass out quality labels, although the general...

An international Greenpeace action to remove harmful pesticides has been successfully...

Feature story | 21 January, 2002 at 0:00

An international Greenpeace action to remove harmful pesticides has been successfully completed in Nepal.

Obsolete pesticide dumped in Nepal being

Image | 15 January, 2002 at 1:00

Obsolete pesticide dumped in Nepal being cleaned up by Greenpeace activists.

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