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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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Child in bath with toys containing polyvinylchloride

Image | 15 December, 1997 at 0:00

Child in bath with toys containing polyvinylchloride. There are roundabout 50 toys for babies made of soft-pvc on the market.

Harvest of organic cotton.

Image | 1 December, 1997 at 1:00

Harvest of organic cotton.

Activists chained to rail tracks

Image | 17 November, 1997 at 1:00

Activists chained to rail tracks, blocking nuclear Castor transport from Goesgen to La Hague.

Goesgen nuclear power plant with nuclear

Image | 17 November, 1997 at 1:00

Goesgen nuclear power plant with nuclear Castor transport.

Fossil Fuel consumption in Asia is one of

Image | 12 November, 1997 at 1:00

Fossil Fuel consumption in Asia is one of the contributors to a brown cloud of pollutants stretching across the region.

Local children on a wooden raft surrounded

Image | 1 October, 1997 at 1:00

Local children on a wooden raft surrounded by smoke from tropical rainforest on fire in Indonesia.

Smoke from forest fires drifts across deforested

Image | 1 October, 1997 at 1:00

Smoke from forest fires drifts across deforested land. Palm oil companies are clearing forest and peatlands with fires in preparation for oil palm plantations.

Fossil Fuels and Climate Protection: The Carbon Logic

Publication | 1 October, 1997 at 0:00

Biologist sampling crabs for analasys on

Image | 23 September, 1997 at 1:00

Biologist sampling crabs for analasys on radioactive levels

Toxic chemicals found in consumer products

Image | 17 September, 1997 at 1:00

Toxic chemicals found in consumer products are increasingly found in childrens bodies.

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