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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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Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

The vanishing Pasterze glacier

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The Pasterze glacier, is currently losing 5 metres in height and 20 metres in length every year. Scientists from the World Glacier Monitoring Service predict that 95 percent of Alpine glaciers could vanish over the next 100 years due to global...

The Qori Kalis is disappearing at an alarming rate

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

The Qori Kalis is disappearing at an alarming rate: between 1998 and 2001 it retreated an average of 155 metres per year - an alarming 32 times faster than the average annual retreat from 1963 to 1978.

Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong Bush and Australia's inaction on climate change.

Southern Right whale

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Southern Right whale

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high fat content.

Worker scrapping ship at Alang scrap yard

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Worker scrapping ship at Alang scrap yard

HMS Nottingham

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

HMS Nottingham, one of the British Navy's most advanced destroyers ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

HMS Nottingham

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

HMS Nottingham, one of the British Navy's most advanced destroyers ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

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