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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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A cargo of flitches

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A cargo of flitches, slabs of wood cut from tree trunks waits to be loaded on to the Vietnamese vessel, Ha Tinh 06, on the Kumai River, adjacent to the Tanjung Puting National Park February 23, 2004.

A small boat drags a hundreds of logs in

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A small boat drags a hundreds of logs in a log raft down the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park. The World Bank has warned that some of the richest areas of the forests will disappear in three to ten years unless government...

Many hundreds of logs are transported on

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

Many hundreds of logs are transported on the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National. Indonesia has already lost about 65 percent of its ancient forests.

Hundreds of logs await shipment on the Lamandau

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

Hundreds of logs await shipment on the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park. Here, illegal logging and corruption within the logging industry remains widespread. It is estimated that up to 90 percent of raw timber supplying...

A working sawmill

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A working sawmill, believed to be illegal on the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park. The World Bank has warned that some of the richest areas of the forests will disappear in three to ten years unless government action is...

An aerial view of forest destruction near

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

An aerial view of forest destruction near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park. Indonesia has already lost about 65 percent of its ancient forests. Here, illegal logging and corruption within the logging industry remains widespread. It is...

The Indonesian navy patrols near the Vietnamese

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Indonesian navy patrols near the Vietnamese vessel, the Ha Tinh 06 as seen from the deck of the Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, in the Java Sea.Activists from Greenpeace led the Navy patrol boat to the site.

A working sawmill

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A working sawmill, believed to be illegal on the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Activists from Greenpeace led the Navy patrol

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

Activists from Greenpeace led the Navy patrol boat to the site. Greenpeace has evidence the Ha Tinh 06 attempted to illegally load flitches [squared logs] on the 23 rd of February, in contravention of Ministerial Decree. The Ha Tinh 06 has been...

A cargo of flitches

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A cargo of flitches, (squared logs) waits to be loaded on to the Vietnamese vessel Ha Tinh 06, on the Kumai River, adjacent to the Tanjung Puting National Park.The Ha Tinh 06 has been under suspicion of preparing to load an illegal cargo since...

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