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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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Play Save the Whales!

Image | 5 April, 2001 at 0:00

Play Save the Whales!

Inflatable with Rainbow Warrior during action

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Inflatable with Rainbow Warrior during action against the Star Wars missile program.

The Franz Josef glacier is again in a period

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

The Franz Josef glacier is again in a period of retreat, despite an increase between 1983 and 1999.

Paul Barrett will sail this 48

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Paul Barrett will sail this 48-foot Endurance staysail ketch, the Tuscair, from Ireland in protest against the shipment of plutonium fuel through the Irish sea by British Nuclear Fuels.

Sei whale and calf

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Sei whale and calf

Ballon highlighting the real climate criminals

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

Ballon highlighting the real climate criminals.

David and Diane Prince

Image | 1 April, 2001 at 1:00

David and Diane Prince. Their lives and their children's were blighted by sickness - the probable cause a chemical plant located just a few metres from their Louisiana home.

POPs in the Baltic - A review of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Baltic Sea

Publication | 1 April, 2001 at 0:00

This report draws together published scientific literature on levels of POPs that have been recorded in the sediments and biota of the Baltic Sea and studies of their possible impacts upon the highly specialised ecosystem of the region. It also...

Ships for Scrap III - Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 April, 2001 at 0:00

Findings of a Greenpeace study on workplace and environmental contamination in Alang-Sosiya shipbreaking yards, Gujarat, India.

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