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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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Liberian timber trade fuels regional insecurity

Publication | 1 March, 2002 at 0:00

DLH: a partner in global forest crime

Publication | 1 March, 2002 at 0:00

Founded in 1908, today the Danish-owned trading giant Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman AS (DLH) is one of the world´s largest timber traders, involved in the procurement, global distribution and marketing of hardwood, softwood, wooden sheet materials...

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Image | 27 February, 2002 at 0:00

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of...

Feature story | 21 February, 2002 at 0:00

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of medical waste incineration.

Analysis of the Bush Climate Change Strategy

Publication | 15 February, 2002 at 0:00

Nuclear containers in Danenberg being prepared

Image | 5 February, 2002 at 1:00

Nuclear containers in Danenberg being prepared for transport waste from Gorleben, Germany.

Greenpeace slams new EPO patent

Feature story | 5 February, 2002 at 0:00

When fields, seeds and harvests no longer belong to farmers, something has gone seriously wrong with patent law.

Studies conducted by Greenpeace found contamination

Image | 1 February, 2002 at 1:00

Studies conducted by Greenpeace found contamination in the soil and ground water at the Union Carbide factory as well as stockpiles of abandoned toxic waste. Hundreds of people,such as these residents of the Ayub Nagar colony, behind the factory,...

Greenpeace worker holds the teather of the

Image | 1 February, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace worker holds the teather of the Balloon near the Utah Olympic Sports Park.

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