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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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Evaluation of contaminants in meat and blubber of minke whales

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Whale blubber is contaminated with various halogen-organic contaminants. The most conservative guidance value for tolerable intake of PCB is exceeded by consumption of only 0,05 g of the highest contaminated blubber. Even the least conservative...

Liability and redress in the Biosafety Protocol

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

GE oilseed rape – out of control in Canada

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Wijma: destroying Cameroon's rainforests

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Chains of destruction leading from the world's remaining ancient forests to the...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Throughout its period of high economic growth, Japan has been the largest consumer of timber in the international market. The impact of Japanese demand on the world's ancient forests has been enormous. As the evidence in this report shows, even...

M for Money

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

M for Moratoria

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

M for Measures

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Antarctic ice shelf collapses

Feature story | 19 March, 2002 at 0:00

A huge ice shelf in Antarctica has collapsed in the space of only a month. The Larsen B ice shelf was 200m thick and 3250 km².

The Greenpeace Earth Summit website.

Image | 15 March, 2002 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Earth Summit website.

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