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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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Drowned dolphin

Image | 20 January, 2004 at 1:00

Dolphin drowned by a driftnet in the Mediterranean

One fish, two fish, glofish?

Feature story | 20 January, 2004 at 0:00

The biotechnology industry has struggled for the last twenty years to come up with products that work, and propaganda to sell those products. Remember the FlavrSavr tomato, the first genetically engineered (GE) food product designed to ripen on...

Living artwork defies Bush attack on Greenpeace

Feature story | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration. Supporters of the international...

Greenpeace activist Joris Thijssen

Image | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activist Joris Thijssen.

Glofish are not for eating but who told the

Image | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Glofish are not for eating but who told the cat?

Glofish may be the first genetically engineered

Image | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Glofish may be the first genetically engineered pets but with no rules to control them who knows what will happen?

Close up of living artwork created in Miami

Image | 18 January, 2004 at 0:00

Close up of living artwork created in Miami to protest Bush Adminisration attack on Greenpeace.

Over a thousand supporters recreat Pablo

Image | 17 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand supporters recreat Pablo Picasso's 'Amnistia' on South Beach in Miami, Florida, to protest Bush Administration attempts to silence Greenpeace.

Supporters of the international environmental

Image | 17 January, 2004 at 0:00

Supporters of the international environmental organization, Greenpeace, recreated Pablo Picasso's 'Amnistia' on South Beach in Miami, Florida. Over 1500 people participated in the largest living art project ever.

Over a thousand supporters recreat Pablo

Image | 17 January, 2004 at 0:00

Over a thousand supporters recreat Pablo Picasso's 'Amnistia' on South Beach in Miami, Florida, to protest Bush Administration attempts to silence Greenpeace.

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