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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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Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash Nagar, an area opposite the Union Carbide factory. Some, like Gumanilal, received inadequate compensation after the disaster, which helped them to pay medical expenses for a short time. Others have...

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

In this Issue: New BC Liberals and the Great Bear Rainforest, The Ancient Forest Summit, Forest Stewardship Council Eco-Certification and Canadian Book Publishers.

Whales in a degraded ocean

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

There are few better indicators of the health of our oceans than whales. They are wide ranging, long-lived, exist in complex social groups and are positioned mainly toward the top of the food chain. Evidence of the impact of human activity upon...

Whale watching and Caribbean Island tourism.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Whale watching is a billion dollar industry, practised in more than 87 different countries and territories world wide, attracting over nine million boat and land based participants per year. In 1998, the value of the global whale watching...

Norwegian whaling: an export driven industry.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Norway resumed commercial whaling in 1993 despite the fact that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium on all commercial whaling had been in effect since 1986. The political party in government in Norway at the time took the...

Vote buying: Japan's strategy to secure a return to large-scale whaling.

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Japan's agenda within the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is self-evident - it wants a return to large-scale commercial whaling and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to achieve its goal.

Japanese Whaling: the truth behind the Fisheries Agency of Japan's public relations...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

The Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) has stepped up its attempts to resume commercial whalingwith a massive public relations campaign. This makes two remarkable claims: that whaling isnecessary to control whale populations and keep them from...

A Majority Bought, Not Won

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

With the next meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) now in sight (in May2002) the signs are that the Japanese Government is dangerously close to buying its way toa majority in that meeting. Once Japan – determined to re-start...

What's Wrong with Whaling?

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Commercial whaling is one of the most environmentally destructive practices of all time and wasresponsible in the last century for taking many populations to the brink of extinction. Yet the Fisheries Agency of Japan is determined to secure a...

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 0:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

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