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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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Rainbow Warrior Icelandic Tour 2003

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Rainbow Warrior Icelandic Tour 2003

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Harry Potter: working magic to save ancient forests

Harry Potter: working magic to save ancient

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Harry Potter: working magic to save ancient forests

Harry Potter: working magic to save ancient

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Harry Potter: working magic to save ancient forests

Climate change is threatening coral reefs

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Climate change is threatening coral reefs worldwide.

Abandoned GE papaya plantation

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Abandoned GE papaya plantation

John Caverly a Hawaiian organic former forced

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John Caverly a Hawaiian organic former forced to cut down all his papaya after it became contaminated with GE papaya.

Kids in Yaounde, Cameroon

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Kids in Yaounde, Cameroon

Von Hernandez

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Von Hernandez, 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, Asia (Philippines).

Part of the Bijagos Archipelago threatened

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Part of the Bijagos Archipelago threatened by the plan for a polluting ship breakling yard.

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