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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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Rainbow Warrior in full sail off Honolulu

Image | 1 July, 1990 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior in full sail off Honolulu, Hawaii.

Smokestacks of coal power station.

Image | 15 June, 1990 at 1:00

Smokestacks of coal power station.

SV RAINBOW WARRIOR II in full sail between

Image | 1 June, 1990 at 1:00

SV RAINBOW WARRIOR II in full sail between Majuro and Ebeye in the Marshall Islands.

Neptune papers III ; Naval nuclear accidents at sea

Publication | 1 June, 1990 at 0:00

A 1990 listing of accidents involving naval vessels which were either nuclear powered or carrying nuclear weapons.Note: This is an automated, and imperfect, scan of a paper document.

MV GREENPEACE in Irish Sea sailing from Dublin

Image | 25 May, 1990 at 1:00

MV GREENPEACE in Irish Sea sailing from Dublin to Rosslare.

Children from nearby village over look the

Image | 1 May, 1990 at 0:00

Children from nearby village over look the Sellafield nuclear plant. The plant regularly releases radioactivity and there are cancers clusters around the plant.

Greenpeace balloon protest against CFC production

Image | 22 April, 1990 at 1:00

Greenpeace balloon protest against CFC production in Spain.

Greenpeace action to block the outflow pipes

Image | 7 March, 1990 at 1:00

Greenpeace action to block the outflow pipes of paper-pulp manufacturers Peterson & Son, Moss, Norway. The discharge has a heavy oxygen-depleting effect on the seawater into which it flows, killing fish and vegetation.

Penguins in Antarctica.

Image | 15 February, 1990 at 0:00

Penguins in Antarctica.

Neptune papers III ; Naval nuclear accidents at sea

Publication | 3 February, 1990 at 0:00

A 1990 listing of accidents involving naval vessels which were either nuclear powered or carrying nuclear weapons.Note: This is an automated, and imperfect, scan of a paper document.

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