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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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Bleached coral

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 1:00

Bleached coral, Great Barrier Reef. Effects of climate change.

Betraying out Trust: A citizen’s update on environmental

Publication | 1 April, 1998 at 0:00

From 1992 to 1995, under Premier Mike Harcourt, the BC government made better environmental stewardship a top priority. Environment Ministers John Cashore and Moe Sihota were strong voices for environmental progress. Many promising initiatives...

Cholera and chlorine

Publication | 13 March, 1998 at 0:00

Was the 1991 cholera outbreak in Peru the result of thediscontinuation of chlorine disinfection of water supplies?

Greenpeace action against PVC toys at toy

Image | 12 March, 1998 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against PVC toys at toy fair in Prague, Czech republic

Plutonium caskets are being loaded onto PACIFIC

Image | 20 January, 1998 at 1:00

Plutonium caskets are being loaded onto PACIFIC SWAN, to be transported to Japan.

Wild forest reindeer at Lake Lentua.

Image | 15 January, 1998 at 1:00

Wild forest reindeer at Lake Lentua.

School of southern Blue Fin Tuna caught in

Image | 1 January, 1998 at 1:00

School of southern Blue Fin Tuna caught in net, the whole school will be dragged to port.

Sloth (Bradybus variegates) in forest of

Image | 1 January, 1998 at 1:00

Sloth (Bradybus variegates) in forest of Peru.

Monarch butterfly

Image | 1 January, 1998 at 1:00

Monarch butterfly, affected by GE maize modified to kill insects eating from it.

Sunset over Southern Ocean.

Image | 1 January, 1998 at 1:00

Sunset over Southern Ocean.

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