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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 campaigner

Image | 6 September, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace campaigner exposes the location of a GE crop producing human proteins for drugs, potentially contaminating non-GE crops.

Wipe out: the liberal government's plan for Canada's endangered species

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

In 1992, the government of Canada made a commitment to Canadians and the rest of the world to enact endangered species legislation in an effort to reverse the ongoing decline of our nation's biodiversity. Over the past 150 years, 28 species have...

Amazon national park

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

The Deni and Demarcation

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Amazon and the FSC

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Logging in the Amazon

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Amazon threats and solutions

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

The Amazon and its people

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Forest in the Kainuu region

Image | 1 September, 2001 at 1:00

Forest in the Kainuu region, municipality of Kuhmo in the eastern part of Finland.

Forest in the eastern part of Finland.

Image | 1 September, 2001 at 1:00

Forest in the eastern part of Finland.

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