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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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A Greenpeace volunteer helps to survey protected

Image | 29 September, 2001 at 0:00

A Greenpeace volunteer helps to survey protected forest in the Amazon. A member of our cyberactivist community, he responded to a call for highly skilled volunteers at the Action Forum.

Present in the group portrait are several

Image | 25 September, 2001 at 1:00

Present in the group portrait are several Deni people including Biruvi and Greenpeace members from team A which include Nilo D'Avila and Manuel Pinto. They are all in front of an official sign denoting Deni land.

: Biruvi and Nilo D'Avila putting up a sign

Image | 25 September, 2001 at 1:00

: Biruvi and Nilo D'Avila putting up a sign to mark the boundaries of Deni land.

Biruvi using the theodolite to measure Deni

Image | 25 September, 2001 at 1:00

Biruvi using the theodolite to measure Deni lands.

A Greenpeace activist helps survey a protected

Image | 25 September, 2001 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist helps survey a protected forest area in the Amazon.

The UK's role in National Missle Defense: Star Wars on the Yorkshire Moors

Publication | 21 September, 2001 at 0:00

During the lifetime of this Parliament Tony Blair will have to decide whether to let the United States use two bases in Yorkshire as part of President Bush's destabilising plan for a National Missile Defense system (NMD) or Star Wars, as it has...

Grains of truth: false promises of genetic engineering

Publication | 15 September, 2001 at 0:00

Pirate fishing expedition, West Africa.

Image | 14 September, 2001 at 1:00

Pirate fishing expedition, West Africa.

Chlorine , Combustion and Dioxins

Publication | 12 September, 2001 at 0:00

Ship with name Okfish 32 in Sierra

Image | 10 September, 2001 at 1:00

Exterior of ship with name Okfish 32 in Sierra Leone waters, the previous name of the ship Deep Reefer is just visible.

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