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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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Disruption, change and the growing wave against Thai Union tuna

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 13 May, 2016

The waves are surging higher around the Esperanza today. We're headed north towards busier fishing areas, the horizon line heaving up and down as the ship barrels every which way amid the rolling, white-peaked swell. Waves crash...

Greedy coal company is forcing farmers to crawl to get to their land

Blog entry by Aghnia Fasza or Tides | 13 May, 2016

In Batang Regency, on the north coast of Central Java, one of Indonesia's largest coal companies have made themselves at home… right in the middle of land owned by local farmers. How are they able to get away with this? Batang...

6 things you need to know about the TTIP

Blog entry by Susan Cohen Jehoram | 13 May, 2016 4 comments

Earlier this month, Greenpeace Netherlands released secret documents from the TTIP negotiations – the controversial trade deal between the United States and Europe that has big implications for the environment and more than 800 million...

Crisis in Chiloé, Chile as thousands of marine life wash ashore

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 12 May, 2016 5 comments

Chiloé Island in Chile is currently facing a crisis and one of the stranger environmental disasters Chile has seen in the past few years. In the last month alone, thousands of marine animals including birds, crabs and seals have washed...

The overfishing denier

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 12 May, 2016 1 comment

A Greenpeace investigation shows that a prominent American fisheries scientist took millions of dollars in funding from fishing industry groups without publicly disclosing it. Warming and acidifying waters. Massive bleaching of...

4 reasons we’re breaking free from fossil fuels

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | 11 May, 2016

Over the next two weeks, activists like you and me are standing in the way of the world's most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Join the global movement to Break Free and keep fossil fuels in the ground. With the presidential...

10 years ago, the Amazon was being bulldozed for soy. Then everything changed.

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 10 May, 2016 3 comments

This week – after months of negotiation and uncertainty – the Brazilian government, the soy industry and civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, indefinitely renewed an agreement keeping huge swathes of Amazon rainforest...

The road to Arctic protection

Blog entry by Sara del Rio | 10 May, 2016 1 comment

Over the past year, many you have helped put pressure on OSPAR (the Oslo-Paris Convention) to stand up for Arctic protection. Since we started work on getting OSPAR to protect an area around the North Pole roughly the size of the UK...

Six months later: communities are still suffering from one of Brazil’s worst...

Blog entry by Alan Azevedo | 5 May, 2016

Six months have passed since one of the worst environmental tragedies in Brazil’s history: the Samarco dam collapse . On 5 November, 2015, Samarco’s mining waste dam gave way, releasing a torrent of contaminated mud that killed 19...

Ecological bankruptcy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 May, 2016 2 comments

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest...

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