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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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Fine nets are used to drag the sea

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

Fine nets are used to drag the sea, catching tiny larvae to sell to shrimp farms.

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

These two men pass through mangroves in canoes. Their economy is dependent on mangroves for gathering shells, wood, coconuts, and fish.

Farmer Nugzar Chelidze and genetically modified

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

Farmer Nugzar Chelidze and genetically modified potatoes. Georgia, Russia.

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 1:00

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have been cleared worldwide for shrimp farms.

Greenpeace

Image | 26 July, 1998 at 1:00

Greenpeace, Fundecol, and locals replant mangroves that had been cut for shrimp farming. The disappearance of mangrove areas means not only loss of biodiversity, but also loss of access for coastal communities that rely on mangroves for income.

Greenpeace & locals replant mangroves that

Image | 26 July, 1998 at 1:00

Greenpeace & locals replant mangroves that had been cut for shrimp farming.

Greenpeace laser action during OSPAR conference

Image | 15 July, 1998 at 0:00

Greenpeace laser action during OSPAR conference in Lisbon. A historic accord, the OSPAR Convention, bans the dumping of offshore installations at sea in the North-East Atlantic.

Stones on beach still polluted with oil from

Image | 1 July, 1998 at 1:00

Stones on beach still polluted with oil from 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.

The Arctic Sunrise in Prince William Sound

Image | 1 July, 1998 at 1:00

The Arctic Sunrise in Prince William Sound.

Migrating caribou.

Image | 1 July, 1998 at 1:00

Migrating caribou.

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