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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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Lush ferns in Tasmania's ancient forest.

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Lush ferns in Tasmania's ancient forest.

Destruction in Tasmania's ancient forests

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Destruction in Tasmania's ancient forests.

Beautiful dense forest in Styx Valley.

Image | 12 March, 2004 at 1:00

Beautiful dense forest in Styx Valley.

A dead wombat lies on the road on the outskirts

Image | 12 March, 2004 at 1:00

A dead wombat lies on the road on the outskirts of the forest.

Base Camp at the Styx Valley Global Rescue

Image | 12 March, 2004 at 1:00

Base Camp at the Styx Valley Global Rescue Centre

Checking Email at the Global Rescue Station's

Image | 12 March, 2004 at 1:00

Checking Email at the Global Rescue Station's Base Camp

The Global Rescue Station

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The Global Rescue Station, Styx Valley, Tasmania

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Dr. Rick Steiner, Marine Biologist, University of Alaska, examines oil left from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 15 years later, at Rua Cove on Knight Island Alaska, 11 March 2004.

Close up of the oil still present 15 years

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Close up of the oil still present 15 years after the original spill. Dr. Rick Steiner, Marine Biologist, University of Alaska, examines oil left from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 15 years later, at Rua Cove.

Dr

Image | 11 March, 2004 at 0:00

Dr. Rick Steiner, Marine Biologist, University of Alaska, examines oil left from the Exxon Valdez oil spill 15 years later, at Rua Cove.

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