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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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Greenfreeze production line in Kelon factory

Image | 29 August, 1997 at 1:00

Greenfreeze production line in Kelon factory.

A baby orang

Image | 1 August, 1997 at 1:00

A baby orang-utan in Wanariset Samboja sanctuary, Indonesia.

Cooling ponds at Sellafield nuclear plant

Image | 1 August, 1997 at 0:00

Cooling ponds at Sellafield nuclear plant. These are used as temporary storage for nuclear waste.

A baby orang

Image | 1 August, 1997 at 0:00

A baby orang-utan in Wanariset Samboja sanctuary, Indonesia. One of the many species that will become extinct if a global network of protected areas aren't created.

Cemetery collapsing due to permafrost melting

Image | 29 July, 1997 at 1:00

Cemetery collapsing due to permafrost melting in Alaska.

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay

Image | 19 July, 1997 at 0:00

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay. The sign reads: Industrial waste outflow, do not touch, very dangerous.

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution

Image | 11 July, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists investigate pollution after previous heavy floods in the Czech Republic

Fireman fighting fire at PVC storage warehouse

Image | 7 July, 1997 at 1:00

Fireman fighting fire at PVC storage warehouse.

Fireman fighting fire at wharehouse storing

Image | 7 July, 1997 at 1:00

Fireman fighting fire at wharehouse storing PVC plastic.

Climate hot

Image | 22 June, 1997 at 1:00

Climate hot-air balloon at G8 summit in Denver 1997

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