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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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Sperm whale in the Azores Islands of the North Atlantic.

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Image | 31 March, 2000 at 1:00

Aurora Borealis over Greenpeace protest against oil drilling by BP in the Alaskan Arctic.

View from the Greenpeace ship Amazon Guardian

Image | 28 March, 2000 at 1:00

View from the Greenpeace ship Amazon Guardian in the Amazon tour 2000, Purus river, Amazon, Brazil.

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being

Image | 20 March, 2000 at 1:00

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being pulled onboard the MV Arctic Sunrise, in the Indian Ocean.

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Publication | 18 March, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against imported genetic

Image | 10 March, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against imported genetic contaminated cotton seeds.

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Image | 8 March, 2000 at 1:00

Anti- incineration action with "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" banner.

Dioxin Elimination - A Global Imperative

Publication | 8 March, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace action at US Embassy in Philipinnes

Image | 3 March, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at US Embassy in Philipinnes, returning transformer left behind at US Clark Air Base.

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