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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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Greenpeace activists help to install solar

Image | 6 June, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists help to install solar panels on houses in Docklands, London.

Diver sampling Cogema nuclear reprocessing

Image | 1 June, 1997 at 1:00

Diver sampling Cogema nuclear reprocessing plant outflow at La Hague, France.

Dead wandering abatross that had been caught

Image | 1 June, 1997 at 1:00

Dead wandering abatross that had been caught on a Japanese longline.

Greenpeace International Annual Report 1996

Publication | 1 June, 1997 at 0:00

The US, Russia, France, China and the UK sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Greenpeace underlines its global commitment, turning east and opening an office in Hong Kong as a first step towards establishing Greenpeace in China.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists in an action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies

Image | 14 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dressed up as bunnies and bad scientists, action against genetically engineered soya.

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school

Image | 3 May, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace installs solar panels on a school.

Action to stop uerto Aludici Dos delivering

Image | 3 May, 1997 at 0:00

Action to stop uerto Aludici Dos delivering coal to power stations on Mallorca, Spain

Grey Seal

Image | 1 May, 1997 at 0:00

Grey Seal

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