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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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Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 13 January, 2017 2 comments

“Ojos hacen fe.” Those are the words of Lucy Martín, an inspiring Cuban researcher with Oxfam in Havana. She has lived through decades of change in Cuba, while remaining grounded in the reality of farmers there. She uses...

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Blog entry by Gary Cook | 12 January, 2017

Did you know some of the apps we use every day can make a difference in driving a green future by choosing to power their data centres (and our digital lives) with renewable energy?  The Renewable Revolution is here and some of...

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Blog entry by Anne Valette | 12 January, 2017

At this point most people know about neonicotinoids and the serious risk they pose to honey bees. Bees are a link in a chain of biodiversity and pollination of incredible value to our food production. Up to 75% of our crops directly...

Nominating the CEO of Exxon for US Secretary of State reveals just how desperate the...

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | 9 January, 2017

On the surface, this looks like a power grab. In reality, it’s a last ditch attempt at relevancy.   In December, President-elect of the United States Donald Trump officially nominated Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson for...

Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 January, 2017 1 comment

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t...

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Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 January, 2017 4 comments

For Earth scientists and environmental activists, the urgent need for a dramatic shift in humanity’s relationship with the world seems painfully obvious, yet we find ourselves pushing against obsolete systems of economics and...

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Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 30 December, 2016 1 comment

The Indigenous and environmental rights movement was stronger than ever... This year proved that when real life David and Goliath battles happen , word spreads, people listen, the truth eventually comes out, and the ...

The best environmental movies of 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 23 December, 2016 2 comments

A wrap up of some of the best environmental movies and documentaries in 2016. If art imitates life then surely it must mean that it’s the end of the world as we know it , and climate change is taking us all down with it.

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | 23 December, 2016

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

2016 – The year in photos

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 21 December, 2016

2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead – a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet. As we look...

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