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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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A chance for greater protection of the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. David Santillo | 2 March, 2015 1 comment

Government members from all over Europe are meeting this week for the OSPAR (named after the Oslo and Paris Conventions) Convention's Biodiversity Committee (BDC) in Cork, Ireland. They have an opportunity to move towards providing...

Krill-gotten gains to fund Antarctic research

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 25 February, 2015 2 comments

Scientific research and conservation need more cash. That's sadly usually true. It's especially the case in the Antarctic where research is expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening there. ...

Greenpeace on NY Times Sunday front page - #Fakexpert Willie Soon

Blog entry by Connor Gibson | 23 February, 2015 1 comment

Extra Extra! Read all about climate denial scientist Willie Soon's dirty money from petrochemical billionaire Charles Koch, coal utility Southern Company, oil giant ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies to deny the science of...

Chimps' survival of little concern to agribusiness

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa-Betoko | 23 February, 2015 1 comment

The chimpanzee is one of mankind's closest relatives. However there are many of us who do not treat them with what could be called familial affection. Chimps and other primates in Africa face an increasing number of threats to their...

Will you Stand for the Boreal Forest?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 17 February, 2015

Most people have heard about the Amazon rainforest and how we desperately need to protect it. But there's a lesser-known, massive forest to the north that's under serious threat right now. The global Boreal Forest stretches...

Thousands of cracks in Belgian reactors, potentially a global nuclear problem

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich and Eloi Glorieux | 17 February, 2015 9 comments

Picture a 33 year-old asphalt road: weathered with time, bearing the cracks and crags of decades of harmless-seeming water trickling into its crevices, freezing, expanding, breaking up the road from within. Most people wouldn’t want...

Will you be a Vaquita Valentine?

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 14 February, 2015

Time to share the love, this Valentine's Day, with something a little bit different! Red roses and chocolates are such a cliché – why not turn to the big blue for inspiration instead? Charm your date by declaring you're an #OceanLover,...

Fossil Fuel's last stand

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 12 February, 2015 6 comments

The struggle to remain relevant can be a tough one. For the fossil fuel industry, remaining relevant can mean stacks of money and political clout, or, staring into the darkness of very empty pockets. In the face of growing ...

Tracking progress against deforestation - the Forest 500

Blog entry by Pat Venditti | 11 February, 2015 1 comment

It's hard to imagine there are only 500 actors who control the global trade in deforestation but it's true. The Forest 500, a new ranking from Global Canopy Programme, assesses publicly available policies from companies,...

Our addiction to fossil fuel is taking us on the road to nowhere

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 10 February, 2015

On Saturday I joined a panel at the Munich Security Conference in Germany and talked about global security and energy security. You might be surprised to see Greenpeace at a security conference. The room was full of members of the...

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