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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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New Japanese nuclear risk

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 0:00

Plutonium is the world's most deadly substance and an important ingredient of nuclear bombs. A new Japanese nuclear facility, soon to open, could produce as much as eight thousand kilograms of plutonium a year. But deficient safeguards at the...

Threatened codfish seek Swedish asylum

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 0:00

Slow-swimming, tasty and healthy to eat, codfish are an easy to catch and immensely popular food species. As with so many of the world's important fisheries, popularity has sent stocks reeling toward collapse. With northwestern European cod...

Greenpeace activists from MV Esperanza in

Image | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists from MV Esperanza in hazardous material suits with samples of residues from the waste incinerator in Messina, Sicily

Greenpeace activists from MV Esperanza wearing

Image | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists from MV Esperanza wearing hazardous material suits take samples of residues from Messina, Sicily waste incinerator.

Sicilian toxic emergency

Feature story | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

If you live on an island, land is likely a precious commodity. That's precisely the case in Sicily, the latest stop in the MV Esperanza's Mediterranean tour. The Italian government has declared a "waste state of emergency" on the island. In a way...

Japanese fleet leaves to kill 400 whales

Feature story | 11 November, 2002 at 0:00

Exploiting a loophole big enough to sail five whaling vessels through, a Japanese fleet has once again set off to defy international law and hunt protected whales. And once again the world will witness the unnecessary and destructive pretence of...


Image | 10 November, 2002 at 0:00

Rossano, a cook on the MV Esperanza for the Mediterranean Toxics-Free Tour

Nuclear madness in Argentina

Feature story | 8 November, 2002 at 0:00

Argentina must not become a nuclear waste dump for Australia -- or any other nation. Greenpeace and other activist groups across the country are on permanent high alert pending the outcome of a vote on a proposed Argentina-Australia nuclear waste...

Some of the six hundred children from Santiago

Image | 7 November, 2002 at 0:00

Some of the six hundred children from Santiago joining in a Walk for Endangered Species held in the city today.

Confronting Dow in Italy

Feature story | 7 November, 2002 at 0:00

Survivors of the Bhopal, India, chemical disaster are travelling Europe, demanding justice and that Dow take responsibility for the tragedy, which has caused over 20,000 deaths and poisoned more then half a million people.

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