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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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Female bear and her cubs.

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Female bear and her cubs.

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Despite Greece's promises of making the 2004

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Despite Greece's promises of making the 2004 Olympics the greenest ever - they are even less environmentally friendly than the Sydney Olympics.

Erika Augustinsson, Oceans campaigner

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Erika Augustinsson, Oceans campaigner

Carmen Gravatt, Oceans campaigner

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Carmen Gravatt, Oceans campaigner

Sari Tolvanen, Oceans campaigner

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Sari Tolvanen, Oceans campaigner

Dima Litvinov

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Dima Litvinov, Oceans campaigner, team leader in the Nordic office

A blue whale

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A blue whale.

Northern Right Whale

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Northern Right Whale.

Humpback whale and calf

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Humpback whale and calf

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