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Poison Dust: Speaking engagement

  1. May 20, 2004 #1


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    Dr. Kaku will be speaking at this event May 25th:
    I clipped the entire article from the event website
    International Action Center

    You can also download their flyer for the Poison Dust event..

    Poison Dust: A New Look At Radioactive Weapons in the Gulf--
    Forum at the UN Church Center Tuesday, May 25, 2004

    As the brutal occupation of Iraq continues, new revelations of U.S. war crimes emerge every day. One such crime is the use of Depleted Uranium weapons. Depleted Uranium is both chemically toxic and radioactive, and is linked to the symptoms known as Gulf War Syndrome.

    Today, half of the 697,000 veterans of the First Gulf War suffer serious medical problems and a significant increase in birth defects. The effects on the Iraqi people have been much greater. This crime against humanity must be exposed.

    The Depleted Uranium Project was formed to expose the impact of this illegal weapon and to put an end to its use. Over the past 6 years, we have produced a great deal of educational material, including a widely-read book and companion video, Medal of Dishonor. To that end, we are currently working on several projects, which include:

    The production of a new, updated documentary exposing the use and effects of depleted uranium. This film, Poison Dust, will be available to educators, activists, military personnel, and others. This film, which will graphically document the horrifying damage caused by depleted uranium weapons, will be an important tool in building a movement to stop this crime.

    A national tour to screen the DU film Poison Dust near military bases. The documentary, along with presentations by veterans and health care professionals, will bring this important information directly to military personnel and their families, who are directly affected by depleted uranium.

    “Poison Dust,” a forum to be held at the UN Church Center on Tuesday, May 25, to launch this new project before the media and the international community and to demand: full testing, full health care and compensation, decontamination, and reparations to all victims of depleted uranium. Speakers will include: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark; physicist Dr. Michio Kaku; Juan Gonzalez, Daily News reporter and host of Democracy Now; and GIs and Veterans affected by DU weapons.

    The publication of new educational literature to expose the use of these deadly and illegal weapons of mass destruction by the U.S. military.

    Please join us in building a movement to stop this war crime. This is an ambitious but urgently needed educational program. A great deal of work has been done already, but much more remains to be done. We need your help to finish the video and educational resources. Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation to the People’s Rights Fund /DU Project to help us with this important work. (All Donors will be listed in the film credits)

    Yours in the struggle,

    Dustin Langley, SNAFU
    Sue Harris, Peoples Video Network
    Billy Martin, Movement in Motion
    Sara Flounders, International Action Center

    Tuesday, May 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the U.N. Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th St. and !st Ave
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