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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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Incineration and Human Health

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

The chain of destruction from Canada's ancient temperate rainforest to the Japanese...

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

Although a few companies in Japan are beginning to reject Interfor products, in the most part, Interfor´s destructive forest products are sold without being noticed by Japanese forest consumer companies. In this report, Greenpeace exposes the...

Logs of war

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

Action, not words

Image | 26 February, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against imported timber from Canada's Great Bear rainforest, Vlissingen, Netherlands. A decade of Greenpeace campaigning led to an historic agreement to protect Canada's last remaining temperate rainforest.

What is Star Wars?

Publication | 13 February, 2001 at 0:00

Media Briefing

Deni child and mother.

Image | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Deni child and mother.

Deni working with theodolite during Deni

Image | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Deni working with theodolite during Deni demarcation expedition, near Arua river.

Deni child in hammock, Visagem village.

Image | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Deni child in hammock, Visagem village.

Greenpeace team aboard "Commandante Savio"

Image | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace team aboard "Commandante Savio" during Deni demarcation expedition, Arua river.

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