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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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Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

Publication | 24 May, 1993 at 0:00

Hurricane Andrew caused more than US$ 16 billion in damages in the United States. In this 1993 report, Greenpeace policy advisor Jeremy Leggett assessed the options for insurance industry action in the face of mounting costs for climate-related...

Return of German toxic waste from Romania

Image | 15 April, 1993 at 1:00

Return of German toxic waste from Romania to Germany. German government decides to return 425 tons of toxic waste back to Germany.

Polluting waste incinerator near local community

Image | 23 January, 1993 at 1:00

Polluting waste incinerator near local community, East Liverpool.

WTI waste incinerator, East Liverpool.

Image | 23 January, 1993 at 0:00

WTI waste incinerator, East Liverpool.

Solar and wind power in Germany.

Image | 1 January, 1993 at 1:00

Solar and wind power in Germany.

Jobs and trees

Publication | 1 January, 1993 at 0:00

The British Columbia logging industry continually argues that logging is the backbone of the BC economy. While employment opportunities in the forest sector are certainly important to many rural communities, government statistics show that in...

Gases de escape.

Image | 15 December, 1992 at 0:00

Gases de escape.

Control room of reactor no

Image | 1 December, 1992 at 0:00

Control room of reactor no.3 at the Chernobyl plant.

Solar farm in California.

Image | 29 October, 1992 at 1:00

Solar farm in California.

Dubrovnik

Image | 9 September, 1992 at 0:00

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1992: General damage.

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