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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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Effluent pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant

Image | 1 September, 1999 at 1:00

Effluent pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant at Damanganga river in Vapi.

Effluent pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant

Image | 1 September, 1999 at 1:00

Effluent pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant at Damanganga river in Vapi.

Waste pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant

Image | 1 September, 1999 at 1:00

Waste pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant at Damanganga river Vapi, Gujarat.

Opening Pandora' s Box: A Catalogue of 50 POPs Hotspots Worldwide

Publication | 1 September, 1999 at 0:00

This report gives over 50 examples of POPs Hotspots from around the world. These include large emission sources, contaminated sites and stockpiled materials, such as obsolete pesticides.

Greenpeace in action

Image | 12 August, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace in action, to the music of the New Radicals

Solar Energy: From Perennial Promise to Competitive Alternative

Publication | 2 August, 1999 at 0:00

Solar energy is a promise for the future. It is a clean and sustainable source of energy thatcan provide a significant share of our energy needs. It is not only from an environmental point of view that solar energy has a future: from an economic...

We protested against GE maize in 1999

Image | 26 July, 1999 at 1:00

We protested against GE maize in 1999 - 5 years later Bayer withdraws the crop from the UK.

Greenpeace activists' arrest for removing

Image | 26 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists' arrest for removing genetically ingineered maize from a trial farm.

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