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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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Japanese Whaling: the truth behind the Fisheries Agency of Japan's public relations...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

The Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) has stepped up its attempts to resume commercial whalingwith a massive public relations campaign. This makes two remarkable claims: that whaling isnecessary to control whale populations and keep them from...

A Majority Bought, Not Won

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

With the next meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) now in sight (in May2002) the signs are that the Japanese Government is dangerously close to buying its way toa majority in that meeting. Once Japan – determined to re-start...

What's Wrong with Whaling?

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Commercial whaling is one of the most environmentally destructive practices of all time and wasresponsible in the last century for taking many populations to the brink of extinction. Yet the Fisheries Agency of Japan is determined to secure a...

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

Finish the Job at COP7

Publication | 29 November, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists paint tropical timber

Image | 14 November, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists paint tropical timber in Amsterdam's harbour as part of a protest against one of the illegally operating timber companies - the Oriental Timber Corporation (OTC).

WTO meeting fails the world

Feature story | 14 November, 2001 at 0:00

As trade liberalisation talks ground to a close, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior set sail from offshore the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting site in Doha, Qatar.

Why Say NO to the Approval and Commercialization of Genetically Engineered Wheat

Publication | 8 November, 2001 at 0:00

A Submission to Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice

Image | 2 November, 2001 at 0:00

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice for Venice' after the acquittal of senior managers of petrochemical companies Enichem and Montedison on charges or environmental pollution and death of workers in 2001.

Danger to German nuclear power plants from crashes by passenger aircraft

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

What can in fact happen if a passenger plane crashes into anuclear power plant – be it accidentally or brought about on purpose –

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