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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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Dead mangroves

Image | 1 December, 1998 at 1:00

Dead mangroves, devastated through shrimp aquaculture.

Amazon river and rainforest, Brazil.

Image | 1 December, 1998 at 1:00

Amazon river and rainforest, Brazil.

Oil

Image | 25 November, 1998 at 0:00

Oil-rig Brent Spar is dismantled by platform Thialf off the Norwegian coast. Based on the decisions of the OSPAR-conference oil and gasrigs have to be dismantled on shore. The parts of the Brent Spar will become part of a new harbor quay.

Protected area near Kuhmo (in Eastern Finland)

Image | 15 November, 1998 at 1:00

Protected area near Kuhmo (in Eastern Finland).

Siberian Jay in the snow.

Image | 15 November, 1998 at 1:00

Siberian Jay in the snow.

Piz Buin sunset.

Image | 8 November, 1998 at 1:00

Piz Buin sunset.

Greenpeace removes 30 drums of toxic waste

Image | 22 October, 1998 at 1:00

Greenpeace removes 30 drums of toxic waste produced by Orica - Olympic site.

Petrol station with solar panels.

Image | 7 October, 1998 at 1:00

Petrol station with solar panels.

Ship being scrapped

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

Ship being scrapped, Alang, Gujarat, India.

The climate solution? It's an Energy [R]evolution

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

Windmill in Argentina

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