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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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Coral life in the Belau Islands

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Coral life in the Belau Islands, North Pacific.

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha

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Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha, challenging the WTO to use the 4th Ministerial Conference to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol.

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge

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Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge the WTO to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Greenpeace banner on the Rainbow Warrior

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Greenpeace banner on the Rainbow Warrior during the WTO's 4th Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar.

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Clemenceau

A gentle dugong near Okinawa, Japan.

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A gentle dugong near Okinawa, Japan.

The Kyoto protocol: victory for Planet Earth

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The Kyoto protocol: victory for Planet Earth

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72 year old American missionary Sister Dorothy Stang was assassinated on 12 February 2005 for her work in defending the Amazon and rural workers.

Whale meat tins from Tesco's Japanese stores

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Whale meat tins from Tesco's Japanese stores

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