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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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Why are environmental negotiations being led by polluting industries?

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 21 October, 2016

Last week, in Kigali, Rwanda, governments across the world agreed on a landmark deal to phase down HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). HFCs are greenhouse gases that are up to a thousand times more powerful than CO2. They are used as...

To live in peace, meet the Japanese community fighting for their forest

Blog entry by Takashi Morizumi | 20 October, 2016

For 20 years, the people of Okinawa, Japan have opposed the construction of a US military base that will damage the marine environment and endangered sea creatures like the Japanese dugong. Now the construction threatens to take over...

Will the Monsanto Tribunal create a better food system for all of us?

Blog entry by Watcharapol Daengsubha | 19 October, 2016

Last weekend (14-16 October, 2016), farmers, scientists and activists from all over the world gathered at the Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, to present the case against destruction caused by one of the corporate giants...

Why we are taking Arctic oil to court

Blog entry by Ingrid Skjoldvær and Truls Gulowsen | 19 October, 2016 1 comment

With this historic court case a new generation is now taking action to stop oil companies from kidnapping our future.  Nature & Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, alongside a broad coalition, have filed an unprecedented people-powered legal...

This is The People vs. Arctic Oil

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 18 October, 2016

A new wave of oil drilling threatens the Arctic - but today saw the start of the fight back. This morning a lawsuit was filed that could stop the expansion of this reckless industry northwards - but we need your help. This is...

‘These are our prayers in action’  –  a look at life in the #NoDAPL Resistance camps

Blog entry by Peter Dakota Molof | 17 October, 2016

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux and allies have been protecting their water by resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would carry 500,000 barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois in the United States.

5 reasons you should support the Monsanto Tribunal

Blog entry by Angelica Pago | 13 October, 2016 1 comment

A symbolic trial being held in The Hague, Netherlands this week could shape the future of the food we eat. Agrochemical giant, Monsanto, faces people who have suffered from the corporation's approach to agriculture. Communities...

Why the Paris Agreement on climate change means the end of coal

Blog entry by Nikola Casule | 12 October, 2016

The world has finally taken a big step forward in the fight against dangerous global warming. The Paris Agreement on climate change –  the first universal, legally binding, agreement to cut carbon emissions –  was voted into...

How palm oil companies like IOI have set Indonesia on fire

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | 27 September, 2016

This morning, while most of the Netherlands was still asleep, my colleague Nilus and I - along with dozens of Greenpeace activists - slipped into Rotterdam’s port facilities. The temperature is just eight degrees celsius, my first time...

The 3 small letters destroying the rainforest

Blog entry by India Thorogood | 27 September, 2016

Last year, Indonesian forest fires shocked the world. Some called them ‘ the worst environmental disaster of the 21st century ’ . So why hasn’t that shock turned into action   —   and why are fires blazing across Indonesia again? ...

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