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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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Violence against Indigenous peoples destroys our common home

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 July, 2017 2 comments

In May this year, two brothers, Vázquez and Agustín Torres, were murdered near Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. They were Wixárika (Huichol) leaders, working to preserve their land from incursion by cattle ranchers and drug cartels.

BP’s next disaster? Not on Spongebob’s watch!

Blog entry by Mal Chadwick | 4 July, 2017 4 comments

BP are at it again.  The company that devastated the Gulf of Mexico with its Deepwater Horizon disaster wants to drill for oil near the pristine Amazon Reef. What could possibly go wrong?  🤔 Home to pink corals,...

What’s happening in Poland’s last remaining ancient forest will make you furious

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 30 June, 2017 3 comments

Would you put your body on the line to stop some of Europe’s oldest trees from being cut down? That’s what hundreds of activists are doing to protect the Białowieża Forest in Poland. Fifth blockade of the Białowieża Ancient...

Protecting the Earth knows no borders - not in Hungary, not anywhere

Blog entry by Hajnalka Schmidt | 27 June, 2017 3 comments

Three people, dressed in protective clothing, are standing on the bank of the Szamos River that separates Hungary from Romania. A Hungarian, a Romanian and a Slovak. It’s 30ºC. The air isn’t moving, sweat drips down their backs. But...

5 ways tech companies are making your devices die too soon

Blog entry by Elizabeth Jardim | 27 June, 2017 1 comment

Imagine a world where your electronic gadgets would last, or a place where your devices could be easily repaired. Imagine all the money saved!   ...But we know that world is purely imaginary, because unfortunately, the...

Why we leaked hundreds of pages of a secret trade deal that threatens our rights and...

Blog entry by Shira Stanton and Sebastian Bock | 23 June, 2017

Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now. Chances are that the planned trade deal between the European Union and Japan...

What happened when we demanded that publishers hear the voices of 500,000 of you

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 19 June, 2017

More than half a million people have stood up for free speech and for the Canadian boreal forest, raising their voices to call on the largest global publishers to pay attention and be our allies.  We bound the signatures in a...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 6 June, 2017 1 comment

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

Brazil’s president must step down. Here’s why

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 June, 2017 2 comments

If you ask Google to translate the Portuguese word “ temer ”, the result is “ to fear ”. Temer is the name of the current president of Brazil. And fear is what many Brazilians have been feeling lately. Temer took office after the ...

Silent Spring, 2017

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 2 June, 2017 1 comment

In 1962, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring , drawing attention to the impact of DDT on bird populations. Her book inspired most nations to ban DDT by the 1980s. The ban and other protection efforts helped save some bird species...

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