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The 1991 Gulf War: Environmental Assessments of IUCN and Collaborators

Publication | 1 May, 1994 at 2:00

This document summarises the results of environmental assessments of the 1991 Gulf Warundertaken by IUCN-the World Conservation Union and collaborators during the period 1991to 1993.

On Impact: Modern Warfare and the Environment

Publication | 3 June, 1991 at 2:00

A Greenpeace case study of the impact of the 1991 Gulf war on the environment.

Who won the Peace Prize? Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

Feature story | 7 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Nobel Peace Prize, founded on a fortune made from explosives, has gone to the agency whose job it is to promote nuclear power without promoting nuclear weapons, and the man who heads it. Anybody with that job probably deserves some kind of...

Global voices say no to war

Feature story | 16 April, 2003 at 2:00

What role could the European Union play in restoring international law and order through the UN Charter? Help us call on world leaders gathering in Athens to prevent another illegal war.

UK military port blocked

Feature story | 30 January, 2003 at 1:00

Days after the Rainbow Warrior entered Marchwood Military port in Southampton and blocked the departure of UK military supply vessels heading for the Iraqi conflict in the Gulf, activists board and set up peace camp on military supply ship.

Year one of war

Feature story | 18 March, 2004 at 1:00

Last February, 30 million people took to the streets to oppose the invasion of Iraq. "Let the Inspections Work!" and "No War for Oil!" the banners read. Twelve months ago, the bombing started, the troops landed and the tragic story of the Iraqi...

Big Oil pushes the White House for a war with Iraq

Feature story | 27 January, 2003 at 1:00

Never has there been a better time to be an oil baron. The car-owning masses of the world pay whatever it takes to fill their tanks. The money flows so freely it can buy and sell even the most destructive environmental policy. And if interests...

US to UN: Butt out

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

An extraordinary communication from the United States to UN representatives around the world has been leaked to Greenpeace.(Full text of the leaked document here). In it, the United States warns that the simple act of support for a General...

Last hope for the UN

Feature story | 20 March, 2003 at 1:00

The leaders of the most powerful nations on Earth have failed us. The Security Council has failed us. War has begun. The UN should not allow itself to be relegated to a strictly humanitarian role: it is their moment to stand up and give voice to...

Analysis of Greenpeace materials from Iraq

Publication | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Report on the proliferation and radiological impacts of nuclear material looting uncovered by Greenpeace in July 2003. This report, by nuclear expert John Large, was sent to the International Atomic Energy Agency in July of 2004. It assesses...

Letter to IAEA re nuclear material in Iraq

Publication | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Letter from Greenpeace to the International Atomic Energy Agency outlining results of Greenpeace inspection of Tuwaitha nuclear centre in Iraq.Greenpeace found unsecured uranium yellowcake and other radiological sources near schools and in the...

Digest of Greenpeace Documents Related to 1991 Gulf War and War in General

Publication | 10 October, 2001 at 2:00

Includes US Nuclear Weapons in the Persian Gulf Crisis (Arkin,Durrant) 1991, Background Briefing on Gulf War (Walsh, Arkin) 1991, and Greenpeace statements against wars in Afghanistan and Yugoslavia.

Leaked Deutsche Bank advisory to Exxon

Publication | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

Confidential report from Deutsche Bank to Exxon warns that "While the company insists that it has suffered no fiscal impact fromthe [Greenpeace-led] boycott, being handed a reputation as environmental enemy number onefor such a big customer-facing...

Greenpeace statement opposing war with Iraq

Publication | 11 January, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace is opposed to war in Iraq and will campaign actively to prevent it. We will remain opposed, whether or not an attack is sanctioned by the United Nations.

Bush: how will you explain war with Iraq to your children?

Feature story | 18 October, 2002 at 2:00

As United States policy turns from deterrence to dominance, John Passacantando, director of Greenpeace in the US, is asking George W. Bush some hard questions. But the toughest question for Bush is how will he explain a war on the Iraqi people...

US unilateralism no laughing matter

Feature story | 26 March, 2003 at 1:00

"Frustrated with the United Nations' consistent, blatant regard for the will of its 188 member nations, the US announced Monday the formation of its own international governing body, the USUN." Some would merely laugh off this satirical story in...

Seizing rainbows and stopping war

Feature story | 15 March, 2003 at 1:00

The Rainbow Warrior was seized while trying to stop the march of the war machine, our captain and several crew members were injured during arrests. But ours are minor bruises and sprains compared with the death and destruction a war on Iraq would...

Fingers on the triggers

Feature story | 13 March, 2003 at 1:00

The US Navy kept more than a close eye on Greenpeace activists this morning as the Coast Guard vessel Dallas left the US and Spanish naval port in Rota. The activists were escorting the vessel out of the port and were immediately pounced on by...

Instruments of war on the move

Feature story | 17 February, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Tracy got a plankton's eye view of a US war machine as it entered Antwerp harbour to load up with supplies bound for the Gulf. The dock is lined with tanks, helicopters, jeeps and other military supplies and every day ships...

Rainbow Warrior seized

Feature story | 2 February, 2003 at 1:00

For the last six days Greenpeace activists have peacefully protested in a UK port where military supply vessels are preparing for departure to Iraq. A High Court ruling has recognised Greenpeace's right to protest and denied the Defense...

Stopping the war machine in Spain

Feature story | 14 March, 2003 at 1:00

It could be just days before the US goes to war in Iraq and still supplies for the war machine are on route. The Rainbow Warrior blocked the US and Spanish military port of Rota in the south of Spain, trying to stop the US military cargo ship...

Spanish people say no war

Feature story | 11 March, 2003 at 1:00

It is spring in Spain, the sun is shining and the countryside is being covered in a blanket of green, fragrant yellow flowers are growing on gently rolling hills. No wait, those are not hills, they are ammunitions bunkers buried in the ground...

Failure to Control Nuclear Contamination in Iraq

Publication | 10 July, 2003 at 2:00

Letter from Greenpeace Executive Director Gerd Leipold to Kofi Annan about grave concerns over the lack of control of nuclear material in Iraq and the failure of the occupying forces to address environmental contamination and public health...

Iraq - January 2004 - The impacts of war.

Publication | 8 March, 2004 at 1:00

The most recent conflict in Iraq exacerbated the situation in an already battered country and its people. The eight year war with Iran, the 1991 Gulf War and the subsequent 12 years of sanctions all took their toll on the nations infrastructure...

Then and Now - Pre war fiction and post war reality.

Publication | 8 March, 2004 at 1:00

The quotes from before the war by the US and UK governments and the realities discovered after the war.

Letter from Greenpeace to the UN Security Council

Publication | 31 January, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace believes that the Security Council must face up to its responsibilities: first and foremost its responsibility to uphold the UN Charter on behalf of all humankind.

Oil Wars

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 19 October, 2012 2 comments

When you hear politicians claim that the next war is “not about the oil,” rest assured: It’s about the oil. Although the revolts in the Middle East involve genuine disputes within the nations – Egypt, Libya, Syria – the superpowers...

Tank girls occupy war machine

Feature story | 4 February, 2003 at 1:00

Despite growing public opposition to a war with Iraq, day and night British tanks, helicopters and jeeps are streaming though Southampton as part of the build up of the war machine. For over a week we have tried to stop the supplies from loading...

UK government seizes Rainbow Warrior on anti-war protest

Press release | 1 February, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace demands full disclosure on secret US nuclear shipment from Iraq

Press release | 7 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on the Bush Administration to release a full inventory of the radioactive materials it secretly airlifted out of Iraq two weeks ago. The international environmental organisation further called for the International Atomic...

Uniting for Peace Resolution

Publication | 25 February, 2003 at 1:00

This document examines the appropriateness of the UN General Assembly invoking resolution 377, "Uniting for Peace" to break a Security Council deadlock over stopping the war with Iraq.

Iraq is not the only Country in the Middle East with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Publication | 17 February, 2003 at 1:00

The first use of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East was by British forces in 1917, at a time when Britain occupied territory that was later to become Iraq. Chemical weapons were used in the process of welding the Kurdish north, the...

Lessons from the Gulf War: the Human and Environmental Costs

Publication | 17 February, 2003 at 1:00

The human and environmental impacts of the Gulf War were tremendous. Approximately 100,000 Iraqi soldiers and 40,000 to 80,000 Iraqi civilians were killed as a direct result of the war, and those who survived the initial attack have faced untold...

Then and Now

Topic | 21 April, 2005 at 9:42

One year later

Topic | 22 April, 2005 at 8:34

Oil and the Iraq Crisis

Publication | 8 March, 2004 at 1:00

Control over oil is a central motivation for the Bush administration's military confrontation with Iraq. The unilateralist nature of the US's new security stance in a post September 11th world has become inexorably linked with the importance of...

International Law and the War on Iraq

Publication | 17 February, 2003 at 1:00

The US and UK governments have claimed the right to invade Iraq even without a second UN resolution. They claim Iraq is a threat to world peace and security and that they are entitled to take preventive unilateral military action. Contrary to...

Rainbow Warrior Blocks Military Port

Press release | 1 February, 2003 at 1:00

Christian

Image | 17 June, 2003 at 3:00

Christian

Mike - Greenpeace nuclear campaigner.

Image | 17 June, 2003 at 3:00

Mike - Greenpeace nuclear campaigner.

"Nuclear" means trouble

Image | 8 March, 2006 at 1:00

"Nuclear" means trouble -- in any language.

Banner on the Altare della Patria monument

Image | 22 March, 2003 at 2:00

Banner on the Altare della Patria monument devoted to the soldiers killed in world wars. The message highlights the Italian prime ministers support for war despite public opposition in Italy.

Greenpeace balloon at Berlin peace march

Image | 29 March, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace balloon at Berlin peace march.

160-5

Image | 20 March, 2003 at 1:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard attempts

Image | 19 March, 2003 at 1:00

Australian Prime Minister John Howard attempts to avoid house arrest by activists highlighting Howard's breach of the UN charter by commiting Australian troops to the war.

Greenpecace activist in Turkey blocks military

Image | 14 March, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpecace activist in Turkey blocks military equipment leaving Iskenderun Harbour for Iraq. The activist was injured by police.

Outfall from industry flowing into the last

Image | 13 September, 1991 at 2:00

Outfall from industry flowing into the last mangrove in Bahrain.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 13 September, 1991 at 2:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 13 September, 1991 at 2:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Greenpeace oil campaigner Paul Horsman with oiled bird, Kuwait.

Burning oil well and oil lake

Image | 13 September, 1991 at 2:00

Burning oil well and oil lake, Al Burgan oilfield.

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