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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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Wildlife of the Paradise forests

Slideshow | 10 April, 2003

A traditional salute for the camera over

Image | 10 April, 2003 at 1:00

A traditional salute for the camera over the body of a dead camel.

A sandstorm attacks the town of Baotou

Image | 10 April, 2003 at 1:00

A sandstorm attacks the town of Baotou, Inner Mongolia.CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED AND GREENPEACE CAN NO LONGER USE THESE IMAGES - UNLESS A FEE IS PAID TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER

A goat in a coat which protects its hair

Image | 10 April, 2003 at 1:00

A goat in a coat which protects its hair from being eaten by other goats. The acute shortage of grassland in Mongolia means goats will eat hair of any kind out of desperation.

Where water once flowed

Image | 10 April, 2003 at 1:00

Where water once flowed, barren wastelands now stand as climate change and human activity contribute to desertification in Mongolia.

A satircal take on the North Korea situation

Image | 10 April, 2003 at 1:00

A satircal take on the North Korea situation by Mark Fiore. Watch the full animation at http://www.markfiore.com/animation/dictator.html

Nature reserve or scrap yard?

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 0:00

The little known west African state of Guinea Bissau, sandwiched between Senegal and Guinea, includes the Bijagos Archipelagos. The islands are home to a huge range of wildlife and are an internationally recognised wildlife reserve and important...

Make law not war

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 0:00

North Korea prepares to ditch a treaty controlling the spread of nuclear weapons. The Bush administration starts to make noises about where to take the pre-emptive war bandwagon next. India announces that it reserves the "sovereign right" to...

US to UN: Butt out

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 0:00

An extraordinary communication from the United States to UN representatives around the world has been leaked to Greenpeace.(Full text of the leaked document here). In it, the United States warns that the simple act of support for a General...

It's report card time and members of the

Image | 9 April, 2003 at 1:00

It's report card time and members of the British Columbia government will not be taking this one home to the family. Environmental groups have given the Liberal government dismal grades on most aspects of its commitment to uphold the Great Bear...

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