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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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Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular Hong Kong food products.

Ships for Scrap II - Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part three of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part two of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-Source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part one of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the sea ice is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent

Image | 4 October, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace gathering vegetation adjacent the site of nuclear accident at Tokaimura.

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