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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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Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize

Image | 12 December, 1996 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize, destination Czech republic.

In Hamburg

Image | 12 December, 1996 at 1:00

In Hamburg, Germany, Greenpeace activists mark train with GE maize, destination Czech republic.

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic

Image | 23 October, 1996 at 1:00

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic Village.

Action at 2000 Olympic site

Image | 23 October, 1996 at 1:00

Action at 2000 Olympic site. PVC pipes are replaced with alternative material.

ARCTIC SUNRISE near La Coruna

Image | 11 October, 1996 at 1:00

ARCTIC SUNRISE near La Coruna, Atlantic Ocean, Spain.

Products that contain soya.

Image | 10 October, 1996 at 1:00

Products that contain soya.

Hotel powered by solar energy.

Image | 1 October, 1996 at 1:00

Hotel powered by solar energy.

Fields of genetically engineered soya beans

Image | 28 September, 1996 at 1:00

Fields of genetically engineered soya beans.

Tasman Pulp & Paper mill in the dark.

Image | 17 June, 1996 at 1:00

Tasman Pulp & Paper mill in the dark.

Pulp and Paper actions.

Image | 17 June, 1996 at 1:00

Pulp and Paper actions.

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