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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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Walrus on ice floe

Image | 13 July, 1999 at 0:00

Walrus on ice floe; Greenpeace tour investigating climate change effects, Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

Eurythmics concert on Rainbow Warrior

Image | 5 July, 1999 at 14:40

1999 - Eurythmics private concert on Rainbow Warrior, raising funds for GP and Amnesty. London.

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary

Image | 3 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary of Bhopal disaster

Greenpeace protest against import of genetic

Image | 1 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest against import of genetic engineered maize.

Renewable Independent Power Producers (RIPPs)

Publication | 1 July, 1999 at 0:00

Restructuring the Southeast Asian Electricity Sector usingSustainable Energy

Ellingsen factory

Image | 23 June, 1999 at 1:00

Ellingsen factory, biggest whale meat and blubber storage in Norway. Svolvaer, Skrona, Norway.

Ellingsen factory

Image | 23 June, 1999 at 1:00

Ellingsen factory, biggest whale meat and blubber storage in Norway.

Minke whaleGreat Barrier Reef:Australia/Australien:Pacific

Image | 15 June, 1999 at 1:00

Minke whaleGreat Barrier Reef:Australia/Australien:Pacific Ocean/Pazifik - Mink-Wal/Zwergwal (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) am Great Barrier Reef. Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) at Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Greenpeace and the dumping of wastes at sea

Publication | 6 June, 1999 at 0:00

It is fair to say that existing restrictions and bans on the dumping and incineration of wastes at sea would not have been enacted unless Greenpeace had undertaken and maintained a campaign to this aim in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Greenpeace´s...

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