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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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Seeds Distribution for Typhoon Affected Farmers in The Philippine

Image | 19 December, 2014 at 14:30

Greenpeace volunteers prepare to distribute rice seeds for planting, to farmers whose fields where totally destroyed by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and...

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Image | 11 December, 2014 at 14:30

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Slideshow | 2 December, 2014

Supporters welcome the Arctic Sunrise in Lanzarote, Spain

Image | 15 November, 2014 at 12:30

The Arctic Sunrise arrives in Lanzarote, following a peaceful protest against the the oil drilling ship ‘Rowan Renaissance.' A large crowd of supporters receives the ship and activists. Greenpeace is protesting against reckless plans by Repsol to...

Coal Mining Site in South Kalimantan

Image | 12 November, 2014 at 13:00

Two Greenpeace investigators by a toxic settling pond used by the coal industry in Asam-asam Coal Mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on the provincial and national government to stop the coal industry poisoning the water...

Dam Construction Action in Sumatra

Image | 10 November, 2014 at 13:00

Greenpeace activists and local volunteers complete the construction of a dam to halt drainage on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula and display a banner reading “Climate Change Stops Here”. The Camp...

Illegally Destroyed Olive Grove in Turkey

Image | 9 November, 2014 at 12:30

Local people from Yirca village show evidence of almost 6,000 trees illegally bulldozed to make way for a proposed Kolin Group coal power planet. Kolin’s project initially bypassed a law protecting olive groves restricting industrial development...

Month In Pictures - October

Slideshow | 31 October, 2014

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