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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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Pirate fishing, plundering the oceans

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

Their unregulated nets snare not only countless tons of fish, but also many of our oceans’ endangered mammals and seabirds. While governments around the world have done little to confront these modern day pirates, the essential biodiversity of...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

Spoptlight on the illegal timber trade in Cameroon

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The remaining large ancient forests of West Africa are under threat. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have already lost almost all of their natural forest. Liberia is the only west African country where large areas of ancient forest remain. But...

Dead Shark in Driftnet

Image | 17 June, 2000 at 14:21

Dead shark (bycatch) found by Greenpeace in illegal driftnet, Kuril Islands, Russia. The Driftnet found floating in sea is oversized and therefore, illegal.

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian

Image | 10 June, 2000 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian Far East Pirate Fishing Tour off Etorofu-to Island.

Hanse Analytik independent laboratory testing

Image | 1 June, 2000 at 1:00

Hanse Analytik independent laboratory testing for genetically engineered ingredients.

Piles of timber with yellow FSC certified

Image | 30 May, 2000 at 1:00

Piles of timber with yellow FSC certified stamps at Precious Woods Mil Madeiras Ltd.

Precious wood harvested sustainably

Image | 30 May, 2000 at 1:00

Precious wood harvested sustainably, with Forest Stewardship Council™ logo.

Climate Change and the Mediterranean Region

Publication | 25 May, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest

Image | 9 May, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest waste incinerator,Toshima Tower.

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