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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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Mangrove seed pods

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Mangrove seed pods. Some 35 percent of mangroves have been lost in the last 20 years.

Flowering mangrove plants.

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Flowering mangrove plants.

Mangrove forest roots are bulldozed into

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Mangrove forest roots are bulldozed into the mud to make way for the intruding shrimp farms.

Mangroves are the coastal equivalent to terrestrial

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Mangroves are the coastal equivalent to terrestrial rain forests.

Panoramic view of a red mangrove forest

Image | 1 May, 2002 at 1:00

Panoramic view of a red mangrove forest, breeding ground for a diverse group of fish, shellfish, and other wildlife.

Mexico ratifies Biosafety Protocol

Feature story | 30 April, 2002 at 0:00

Today Mexico's senate ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, a crucial instrument of the Convention on Biodiversity that aims to establish a system for the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Protest outside British Foreign Office as

Image | 29 April, 2002 at 1:00

Protest outside British Foreign Office as British and Japanese Ministers meet. Greenpeace called on UK Government to end its continued support for Japan's plutonium programme and to cancel the imminent plutonium shipment from Japan to UK.

The two ships chartered by BNFL

Image | 26 April, 2002 at 1:00

The two ships chartered by BNFL, the Pintail and the Teal depart Barrow, UK for Japan.

Countdown to a Deadly Shipment - Greenpeace briefing, April 2002

Publication | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

General briefing on the dangerous and unneccessary plutonium trade and on the planned return of reject plutonium material from Japan to UK

Plutonium freighter departs UK for Japan

Feature story | 26 April, 2002 at 0:00

Two armed British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) freighters left Barrow-in-Furness in northern England this morning, setting the clock ticking on the most controversial nuclear shipment in history.

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