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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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Your right to stand for forests is under attack — again

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 30 January, 2018

If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have. Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpeace in the last two years. They aim...

Sponsoring climate change

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 30 January, 2018

It is that time again. Four years roll by and once more the greatest winter athletes in the world will come together to wow us on death-defying luge runs, courageous ski jumps or surprisingly mesmerising curling slides matches. ...

A tribute to Jon Castle

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 January, 2018 1 comment

James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018 Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting peace. Greenpeace chronicler,...

We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

Blog entry by Richard Casson | 25 January, 2018

Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany there are now around  5 vehicles for...

Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Blog entry by Dr Susanne Lockhart | 25 January, 2018

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters of the registered seafloor...

The Rise of the Penguins

Blog entry by Will Rose | 24 January, 2018

Never have so many penguins been seen waddling in so many places. They were ice skating in Stockholm, tap dancing in London, trekking up the highest mountain in Turkey and marching on mass in central Tokyo. They were even spotted...

Listening for Justice in Davos

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 22 January, 2018

“ Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing ” - Arundhati Roy I can hear her too. I have spent my working life trying to help others hear her. I wonder, when attending the...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 20 January, 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

We can’t just recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis

Blog entry by Elvira Jiménez | 19 January, 2018 1 comment

Plastics are in the air. Not only literally . Everyone's talking about plastic pollution and the need to take action. You don’t need to be conducting a scientific research to see that plastic waste is invading our environment,...

How do we make corporations more accountable?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 19 January, 2018

Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations. We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact  they have around the world.  Polar bear hijacks Coke’s holiday...

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