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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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Schoolboys line up to draw increasing scarce

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Schoolboys line up to draw increasing scarce water from a Mongolian well.

Old woman in pain

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Old woman in pain. With the increasing drought and the rise in desertification, communities have become poverty stricken. Villagers in the area lack food, fresh drinking water and cannot afford medicines for the sick and elderly.

Once productive lands destroyed by desertification

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Once productive lands destroyed by desertification.CONTRACT HAS EXPIRED AND GREENPEACE CAN NO LONGER USE THESE IMAGES - UNLESS A FEE IS PAID TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Mongolian villagers migrate to the ever descreasing

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Mongolian villagers migrate to the ever descreasing grassland regions to escape the desertifaction of areas of Inner Mongolia

Boy drinking unclean water

Image | 10 April, 2002 at 1:00

Boy drinking unclean water. Scarcity of water has lead to unclean water being sold to local people. With the increasing drought and the rise in desertification in the area fresh drinking water has become a precious commodity.

Call for Action for the Ancient Forest Summit

Publication | 8 April, 2002 at 0:00

The world's original forests are in an alarming situation. Of the original forest cover half is gone and only 20 percent remain as large tracts of ancient forest – i.e. intact and fully functioning areas of primary/ natural/ old growth forest...

Farming Solutions site launched

Feature story | 8 April, 2002 at 0:00

Farming Solutions is a new web site that shows how the world can combat hunger and achieve food security using environmentally-sound farming practises that are available now, but are too-often overlooked.

Partners in Crime: Malaysian loggers, timber markets and the politics of...

Publication | 2 April, 2002 at 0:00

The Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea are among the largest and most biologically diverse ancient forests left in the world. The future of these forests, and of the people who depend upon them, is currently at the mercy of an international...

'I was the man in charge of law and order

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 1:00

'I was the man in charge of law and order that night. Everyone else had fled to safety, leaving the city and its people to their own devices. But I have paid a heavy price. I have survived, but with a clutch of ailments.' says Swaraj Puri, as he...

Contamination from the plant pollutes the

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 1:00

Contamination from the plant pollutes the soil and ground water of local communities. Hundreds of people, still drink and wash with the contaminated ground water.

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