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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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Close up of an orchid in Malaysia

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Close up of an orchid in Malaysia

Three baby orangutans.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Three baby orangutans.

Praying mantis.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Praying mantis.

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Insect and flower on Borneo

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Insect and flower on Borneo

Orangutan on Borneo.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Orangutan on Borneo.

Group shot of Pitcher plants looking like

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Group shot of Pitcher plants looking like green and red jugs.

Orchid on Borneo island.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Orchid on Borneo island.

Green snake crawling along tree branch.

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Green snake crawling along tree branch.

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) sitting

Image | 1 January, 1995 at 1:00

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) sitting in a tree.

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