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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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The footage is shaky, but what's happening is clear: a group of women – one with a child on her back – is fighting to put out advancing flames on the forest floor. Video provided by the Missionary Council for Indigenous Peoples...

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Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2015 3 comments

We at Greenpeace had three key expectations  for the Paris Agreement.  We wanted: a signal that the age of fossil fuels is over, a commitment to soon – and continuously – improve national climate action and ...

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Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 14 December, 2015

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Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 December, 2015 2 comments

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

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Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 10 December, 2015 8 comments

Climate change and human rights. We care about them both, but we often think of them separately. Violations of human rights we usually associate with brutal regimes, unjustified imprisonment and violence carried out between people. ...

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Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | 9 December, 2015 1 comment

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Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 9 December, 2015

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Blog entry by Lawrence Carter and Maeve McClenaghan | 9 December, 2015 2 comments

A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies' commercial...

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