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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 case stude of the Great Bear Rainforest: best practice to implement the convention...

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

This case study describes the process of how an area of almost 1.6 million hectares of temperate ancient forest in the West Coast of Canada has been saved from clearcutting and destruction.

The False Promise of Genetically Engineered Rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Vitamin A: Natural sources vs 'Golden' rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

1 ) HOW MUCH VITAMIN A DO PEOPLE NEED TO PREVENT DEFICIENCY?

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A ‘'Golden' rice’

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A 'Golden' rice

Anything Goes? A briefing on PEFC certified Finnish forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2001 at 0:00

A vast majority of the Finnish forests have been certified according to the Finnish Forest Certification System FFCS. FFCS was acknowledged as part of the Pan European Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) on May 24, 2000. According to the FFCS...

Action against toxic dioxin emmissions from

Image | 21 January, 2001 at 0:00

Action against toxic dioxin emmissions from a polluting incinerator.

Greenpeace: 30 years campaigning

Publication | 20 January, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace’s campaign to stop a Star Wars missile system evolves from a thirty-year historycampaigning for nuclear disarmament - From Amchitka to Kwajalein

Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts

Image | 15 January, 2001 at 0:00

Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts at their home in Louisiana with toxic warning sign.

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard.

Image | 9 January, 2001 at 1:00

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard.

Offshore wind

Image | 5 January, 2001 at 12:30

Massive wind farm are also developing offshore, where the wind is usually stronger. Here, a wind farm in Denmark.

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