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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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A French vessel rammed the Greenpeace vessel

Image | July 9, 1995 at 0:00

A French vessel rammed the Greenpeace vessel RAINBOW WARRIOR II and French commandos stormed on board, smashing windows on the bridge and throwing tear gas canisters. The RAINBOW WARRIOR had entered the 12 mile exclusion zone around Moruroa atoll...

Henk Haazen

Image | July 8, 1995 at 0:00

Henk Haazen, Chris Robinson and David McTaggart on 'Vega' as the RAINBOW WARRIOR II makes an historic rendezvous with the veteran Greenpeace protest yacht VEGA outside the Moruroa nuclear test site

Solar powered house in England

Image | June 30, 1995 at 1:00

Solar powered house in England. Solar power can provide electricity and hot water for domestic use.

French Nuclear Testing Tour

Image | June 23, 1995 at 13:57

More than 1500 people, nearly one quarter of Rarotonga's 8000 population, marched against French nuclear testing from the RAINBOW WARRIOR II to the town centre. The RAINBOW WARRIOR II was visiting the Cook Islands en route to the French nuclear...

One of 1500 demonstrators

Image | June 23, 1995 at 0:00

One of 1500 demonstrators, a quarter of the population of Raratonga, who turned out to protest French nuclear testing in 1995.

Islanders greet the RAINBOW WARRIOR II and her crew on their arrival in Rarotonga

Image | June 21, 1995 at 14:11

June 1995, Cook Islands. Locals greet the Rainbow Waarrior and her crew on their arrival in Rarotonga, en route to the French nuclear test site of Moruroa to protest against French President Chirac's decision to resume nuclear testing.

Greenpeace re

Image | June 20, 1995 at 1:00

Greenpeace re-occupies Shell's oil installation BRENT SPAR to prevent dumping at sea.

RAINBOW WARRIOR II en route to Moruroa atoll

Image | June 20, 1995 at 1:00

RAINBOW WARRIOR II en route to Moruroa atoll to protest against French nuclear testing.

Greenpeace stopped the dumping of the Brent

Image | June 16, 1995 at 1:00

Greenpeace stopped the dumping of the Brent Spar and other at-sea installations, in a campaign against using the oceans as a dumping ground.

Humpback Waleat sea/auf See a Humpback Wale

Image | June 15, 1995 at 0:00

Humpback Waleat sea/auf See a Humpback Wale springs from the water. Humback wales are common world-wide and move through the open ocean from colder food areas to warmer offshore mating areas.- Ein Buckelwal springt aus dem Wasser. Buckelwale sind...

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