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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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The river in Midland now has a danger sign

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 0:00

The river in Midland now has a danger sign warning people of the pollutants in it. The pollution comes from the Dow plant upstream and Dow has refused to clean up its own pollution.

Local families play beside the river unaware

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 0:00

Local families play beside the river unaware that it is being polluted by effluent from Dow's plant up stream.

Paul Damore playing in his parents garden

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Paul Damore playing in his parents garden. He grew up downstream of a Dow chemical plant.

Paul Damore today

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Paul Damore today, he is now active in trying to get his town free of toxins.

Paul Damore plays as a child in his gardan

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 0:00

Paul Damore plays as a child in his gardan unaware of the toxic dangers seeping from the Dow plant.

Dolphins in the Atlantic.

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Dolphins in the Atlantic.

Recyclable

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Recyclable

Recycled

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Recycled

Demonstration in Madrid against the Prestige

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Demonstration in Madrid against the Prestige disaster

Vivaldo Barbosa with his family in front

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Vivaldo Barbosa with his family in front of their rebuilt house.

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