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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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Greenpeace activists protest against the

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists protest against the involvment of the WestLB in the destruction of ancient forest in Ecuador.

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Police disrupt Greenpeace protest against

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 0:00

Police disrupt Greenpeace protest against illegal timber imports from Africa.

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 1:00

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace flagship SV Rainbow Warrior mark contentious timber imported from tropical rainforests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is campaigning to protect the world's remaining ancient forests.

Finnish Forestry: destroying forests, destroying livelihoods

Publication | 15 May, 2003 at 0:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country´s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. These forests are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and the traditional livelihoods of...

Inspection of African timber arriving in

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 0:00

Inspection of African timber arriving in France by Greenpeace activists.

Greenpeace activists demand action by France

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists demand action by France against illegal timber trade.

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers

Image | 14 May, 2003 at 1:00

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers to have her home tested for toxic chemicals.

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