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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 blue whale

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A blue whale.

Northern Right Whale

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Northern Right Whale.

Humpback whale and calf

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Humpback whale and calf

Underwater view of Sei whale & calf.

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Underwater view of Sei whale & calf.

Bowhead whale, surfacing

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Bowhead whale, surfacing

Transparent squid

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As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water. Sperm whales and other marine mammals dive down to feed upon these and other oceanic squid - in fact, deep-living squid are the sperm...

As juveniles

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

As juveniles, transparent squid live in the upper ocean. However, as adults they live in much deeper water.

The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate

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The giant squid is the world's largest invertebrate. Rarely seen, the largest specimen ever recorded was 18 meters (59 feet) long.

The monkfish is also known as the goosefish

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The monkfish is also known as the goosefish, anglerfish, or allmouth.

Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured

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Black corals are actually brilliantly coloured when alive: only their skeletons are black.

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