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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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What if YOU had the Earth's RICHES but no money to spend?

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

Marovo people are guardians of a natural treasure – one of the world´s largest tropical lagoons, enclosing forest clad, rainfall soaked mountains. They value traditions, trust, sharing and working together. The land, rivers and sea provide fresh...

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Offshore Wind Energy in the North Sea

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

Technical Possibilities and Ecological Considerations - A Study for Greenpeace.

Former main street in Muslyumovo

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 1:00

Former main street in Muslyumovo, near the Techa River, severely contaminated with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear complex.

Abandoned buildings on the Techa River in

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 1:00

Abandoned buildings on the Techa River in Russia, severely contaminated with radioactive waste.

Nine year old Kostya

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 1:00

Nine year old Kostya, victim of radiation contamination from Mayak Nuclear Complex in the Ural Mountains in Russia.

Temporary sinks do not cause permanent climatic benefits.

Publication | 1 September, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace team repacking cleaned up dioxin

Image | 22 August, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace team repacking cleaned up dioxin waste from Union Carbide site. Homebush Bay.

Greenpeace at Petkim PVC plant.

Image | 18 August, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace at Petkim PVC plant.

The Petkim PVC complex plant.

Image | 18 August, 2000 at 1:00

The Petkim PVC complex plant.

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