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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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Ballon with a clear message floats above

Image | 15 July, 2001 at 1:00

Ballon with a clear message floats above a glacier in Argentina threathened by global warming.

Temperature change 1765

Image | 11 July, 2001 at 0:00

Temperature change 1765-2100: Graph excerpted from the IPCC's Third Assessment Report showing past and predicted changes to global temperature.

Green carpet for EU delegates to walk up

Image | 6 July, 2001 at 0:00

Green carpet for EU delegates to walk up "Walk this way to ratify Kyoto". People on street in front of building.

Solar Generation

Publication | 2 July, 2001 at 0:00

Solar electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020.

Get out of my forest!

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 1:00

Get out of my forest!

Gorilla seated looking at the camera

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 1:00

Gorilla seated looking at the camera, holding something in his left paw. It appears as if he is "giving the finger" to the onlooker.

Hendrik A

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 1:00

Hendrik A. Verfaillie and Monsanto are wanted for crimes of genetic pollution.

Amazon jaguar with his jaw open wide and

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 1:00

Amazon jaguar with his jaw open wide and tongue hanging out, Valwo Park, Spain.

Jaguar in Valwo park, Valladolid, Spain.

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 1:00

Jaguar in Valwo park, Valladolid, Spain.

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