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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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The Rainbow Warrior has been boarded by the

Image | 14 March, 2003 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior has been boarded by the Spanish Guardia Civil at port entrance of Rota Naval Base.

A helicopter from the Guardia Civil hovering

Image | 14 March, 2003 at 0:00

A helicopter from the Guardia Civil hovering over inflatables from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior at the entry of Rota Naval Base.

Greenpecace activist in Turkey blocks military

Image | 14 March, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpecace activist in Turkey blocks military equipment leaving Iskenderun Harbour for Iraq. The activist was injured by police.

A helicopter from the Guardia Civil hovering

Image | 14 March, 2003 at 0:00

A helicopter from the Guardia Civil hovering over inflatables from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior at the entry of Rota Naval Base

Fingers on the triggers

Feature story | 13 March, 2003 at 0:00

The US Navy kept more than a close eye on Greenpeace activists this morning as the Coast Guard vessel Dallas left the US and Spanish naval port in Rota. The activists were escorting the vessel out of the port and were immediately pounced on by...

Rainbow Warrior web editor Tracy trying out

Image | 13 March, 2003 at 0:00

Rainbow Warrior web editor Tracy trying out a lobster-like survival suit for an abandon ship safety drill. All this talk of abandon ship did not make the rough seas any easier.

Inflatables from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow

Image | 13 March, 2003 at 0:00

Inflatables from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior protesting alongside the US Coast Guard vessel "Dallas" outside Rota Naval Base.

Greenpeace activists protesting in front

Image | 12 March, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists protesting in front of the US and Spanish naval base in Rota where there is a heavy presence of military vessels and preparations being made for the Gulf.

Greenpeace activists protesting in front

Image | 12 March, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists protesting in front of the US and Spanish naval base in Rota where there is a heavy presence of military vessels and preparations being made for the Gulf..

Inflatables protesting in front of Rota naval

Image | 12 March, 2003 at 0:00

Inflatables protesting in front of Rota naval Base where there is a heavy presence of military vessels.

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