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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 canoeist arrested by the Guadia

Image | 12 May, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace canoeist arrested by the Guadia di Finanza during an action to prevent the offloading of 40,000 tonnes of Argentian GE Soya from the bulk carrier Keoyang Majesty.

What do these have in common? A grave threat

Image | 12 May, 2004 at 1:00

What do these have in common? A grave threat to civil liberties: a US lawsuit against Greenpeace calling us sailormongerers for protecting the Amazon.

What do these have in common? A grave threat

Image | 12 May, 2004 at 1:00

What do these have in common? A grave threat to civil liberties: a US lawsuit against Greenpeace calling us sailormongerers for protecting the Amazon.

Bush takes Greenpeace to court

Feature story | 12 May, 2004 at 0:00

Question: What do the following have in common?A tall blondeA 55 year old teenage runawayA top Miami lawyerA Brazilian legislatorThe US Attorney general, John AshcroftA former Clinton aideA death threat19th century brothelsOh... and a lot of trees

Greenpeace activists (wearing "Bio

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists (wearing "Bio-safety Inspector" t-shirts) demonstrate at 'Bunge' soya crushing plant at Passo Fundo.

Greenpeace activists search for illegal

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists search for illegal indonesian plywood at EU social and general HQ, Brussels

Greenpeace activists search for illegal timber

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists search for illegal timber at EU social and general HQ.

Greenpeace Activists display a banner reading

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace Activists display a banner reading 'Stop Illegal Timber' to highlight illegal Indonesian plywood in construction

Suspected illegal timber was also found in

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Suspected illegal timber was also found in the EU Committee of the Regions building in May 2004.

Activists build an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council™)

Image | 11 May, 2004 at 1:00

Activists build an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) plywood blockade outside the EU social and general HQ, Brussels.

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