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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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Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Majuro Attoll, Marshall islands, affected by sea level rise due to climate change.

Greenpeace observer checking heavy ice floes

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace observer checking heavy ice floes beside Arctic Sunrise.

Facing destruction

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Buying destruction

Publication | 1 January, 1999 at 0:00

Alongside the law: A report about the log supply for plywood and veneer exporting...

Publication | 1 January, 1999 at 0:00

The six exporting plywood and veneer companies of the Amazonas state – Amaplac, Carolina, Cifec, Compensa, CIM and Gethal – are or have been involved with illegal logging in the past two and a half years. In 1998, they were responsible for 86.7...

Facing destruction

Publication | 1 January, 1999 at 0:00

Araucaria forest and lakes of Chile's last

Image | 1 December, 1998 at 1:00

Araucaria forest and lakes of Chile's last temperate forests.

Landraces varieties of Mexican maize.

Image | 1 December, 1998 at 1:00

Landraces varieties of Mexican maize.

Dead mangroves

Image | 1 December, 1998 at 1:00

Dead mangroves, devastated through shrimp aquaculture.

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