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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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The Ocean Defenders screensaver.

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The Ocean Defenders screensaver.

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Frozen tuna being transhipped on lines in air between ships.

Illegal longliner with it's crew standing

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Illegal longliner with it's crew standing on deck wearing balaclavas to cover their identity, the crew are attempting to fish illegally in Southern Ocean.

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Illegal forest felling activities in Russia

Publication | 1 January, 2000 at 0:00

In Russia illegal wood logging has become a usual thing, and in some regions the share of illegal timber in the total turnover of logged wood is getting more and more significant. The purpose of the present survey is to sum up the data on illegal...

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Activists posting warning signs by wastewater

Image | 15 December, 1999 at 1:00

Activists posting warning signs by wastewater pipe in Vapi.

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