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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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Ships for Scrap: Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 0:00

The health and environmentalhazards in recipient statesA fact-finding mission to theIndian shipbreaking yards in Alangand Bombay

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food

Image | 25 February, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food. "True Food Campaign".

Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games

Image | 11 January, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair '99, against use of PVC in toys.

Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures

Image | 8 January, 1999 at 0:00

Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures. Around 30% of corals and coral communities will suffer from a 3°C rise in average global temparatures.

Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in the North Sea 1999

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Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Close-up of black Mountain Gorilla baby holding leaves.

Male gorilla seated in shrubs

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Male gorilla seated in shrubs, smaller gorilla visible in background.

Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking yard

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

western lowland gorilla

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

western lowland gorilla

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