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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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Exxon profits while world warms.

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Exxon profits while world warms.

Monica Gibbs lives next to a chemical plant

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Monica Gibbs lives next to a chemical plant in south Louisiana and needs to wear a breathing mask. She has suffered from respiratory problems since birth. Her town is part of the infamous 'cancer alley', so called because of the huge number of...

A Greenpeace activist on the anchor chain

Image | 27 December, 2000 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist on the anchor chain of the Federal Pescadores anchored in the Hauraki Gulf to protest against a shipment of GE soy into New Zealand.

MOX container being loaded onto ship Pacific

Image | 19 December, 2000 at 1:00

MOX container being loaded onto ship Pacific Swan.

Greenpeace action against "Star Wars" in

Image | 14 December, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against "Star Wars" in front of the NATO headquarters.

GE action at Cargill soya mill

Image | 20 November, 2000 at 1:00

GE action at Cargill soya mill, activists dressed as chickens occupied plant.

Activists highlight pollution from a Dutch

Image | 16 November, 2000 at 1:00

Activists highlight pollution from a Dutch coal fired power station.

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