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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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Re-Source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part one of three

Publication | November 1, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent

Image | October 4, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent the site of nuclear accident at Tokaimura.

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival

Image | October 1, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest at Pacific Pintail arrival carrying MOX plutonium.

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives

Image | October 1, 1999 at 1:00

Pacific Pintail carrying MOX plutonium arrives at Takahama nuclear plant.

Phthalates in PVC Medical Products From 12 Countries

Publication | October 1, 1999 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation revealed the widespread presence of DEHP1, a toxic phthalatesoftener, in a sample of 46 common PVC medical products from twelve countries.

Tokaimura nuclear reprocessing facilities

Image | September 15, 1999 at 1:00

Tokaimura nuclear reprocessing facilities.

Greenpeace activists

Image | September 15, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as a genetically engineered tomato and Bill Clinton sharing a bed together. Greenpeace demonstrated in front of the United Nation building where the Biosafety Protocol negotiations are being held. Greenpeace demanded...

Gas affected survivors at a weekly meeting

Image | September 9, 1999 at 1:00

Gas affected survivors at a weekly meeting

"Stop MOX" demonstration in Fukuoka

Image | September 6, 1999 at 1:00

"Stop MOX" demonstration in Fukuoka, Japan by Japanese local groups joined by Greenpeace.

Union Carbide accident survivor's weekly

Image | September 1, 1999 at 1:00

Union Carbide accident survivor's weekly meeting, Bhopal, India

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