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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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Penan man standing next to a Shin Yang Timber

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Penan man standing next to a Shin Yang Timber passing truck loaded with logs.

Greenpeace activists on an illegal logging

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Greenpeace activists on an illegal logging raft in Brazil

New York

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New York-based artist Alexis Rockman's piece 'The Farm' which was on show at Camden Art Centre, London, UK. The piece illustrates a future where genetic engineering is rife.

Alexis Rockman's piece 'Manifest' currently

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Alexis Rockman's piece 'Manifest' currently on show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

Alexis Rockman's piece 'Hot House' currently

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Alexis Rockman's piece 'Hot House' currently on show at the Camden Art Centre, London, UK

Alexis Rockman

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Alexis Rockman, New York based artist in front of 'Manifest'

Jellyfish

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Jellyfish

Sea Urchin

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Sea Urchin

Brittlestar commonly found in deep water

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Brittlestar commonly found in deep water

Ge soya beens

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Ge soya beens

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