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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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Malaysian Timber Certification Council Sustainable Certification Imposters

Publication | 5 February, 2004 at 0:00

The oldest inhabitants of Malaysia are its indigenous peoples. They account for about 5 percent of the total population, and represent a majority in Sarawak and Sabah. The indigenous peoples of Sabah, Sarawak and Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia...

Greenpeace wins against oil giant

Feature story | 5 February, 2004 at 0:00

Esso lost its court case against Greenpeace in France yesterday in a victory for freedom of expression on the web and for our campaign against the world's #1 environmental criminal.

Containers of plywood destined for Antwerp

Image | 5 February, 2004 at 0:00

Containers of plywood destined for Antwerp, Belgium waiting to be loaded on to a Maltese bulk carrier, the Greveno, anchored near the mouth of Lamandau River, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

A Greenpeace campaigner watches as plywood

Image | 5 February, 2004 at 0:00

A Greenpeace campaigner watches as plywood is loaded on to a Maltese bulk carrier, The Greveno, anchored near the mouth of Lamandau River, on the west side of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan

Diane vs. Dow

Feature story | 4 February, 2004 at 0:00

"When you can smell your own fear you are on the right track." This is the slogan that Diane Wilson, a famed "shrimp-boat-captain-turned-activist and merciless scourge of Dow" lives by. But the only fear we smell in this case is Dow's.

The Untouchables - Rimbunan Hijau's world of forest crime & political patronage

Publication | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

Rimbunan Hijau (RH) dominates the logging industry in Papua New Guinea and has interests in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia, making it one of the world's largest forest destroyers. Many of these...

Forest lawlessness

Feature story | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

When a big, bad transnational corporation is ripping the heart out of the world's last remaining ancient forests, it's no surprise that corruption, payoffs, torture and abuse of human rights are all part of the package. But global conglomerate...

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal

Image | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal timber. Two trees were arrested.

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal

Image | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

Protest against New Zealand buyer of illegal timber. Two trees were arrested.

The Untouchables

Image | 3 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Untouchables, an international report exposing multinational Rimbunan Hijau as the major player in this global forest crime.

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