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Iraq Veterans Petition on Depleted Uranium

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Iraq Veterans Against the War!

Health Impacts of Depleted Uranium (DU)

      “The Iraq war was never over for Iraqi civilians and US veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; for veterans and Iraqis who suffer the effects of environmental poisoning due to certain US munitions and burn pits of hazardous material; and for a growing generation of orphans and people displaced by war…

      One or our primary areas of focus has been research on the long-term health impacts of depleted uranium.

Since 2007, UN resolutions have included language affirming the need for research on the potential harmful effects of depleted uranium as well as the need for disclosure of where this weaponry has been used. The resolutions have been passed by the vast majority of the world’s nations, indicating a growing global concern. Unfortunately, each year the U.S. has isolated itself by opposing these resolutions, alongside only a few other countries. Help break the silence. Tell the US to stop opposing UN resolutions on depleted uranium. Sign the petition now

Toxic munitions in Iraq have created enclaves across the country in which entire generations of children are born with severe birth defects – most commonly cerebral palsy. Many of the mothers have been widowed by war and are struggle to care for children with special needs in a nation with poor access to medical care and very little support. One of the toxic munitions suspected of contributing to this incredible public health crisis is depleted uranium. In order to determine its impact and prevent this issue from continuing, more research with international oversight must be conducted, but the United States continually prevents this from happening. What could our government be hiding?

This petition could not be more timely. The Obama administration is attempting to justify military intervention in Iraq by claiming that it is on behalf of the human rights and right to self-determination of the people of Iraq. Meanwhile, on November 5, a new resolution on depleted uranium weaponry will be introduced to the United Nations General Assembly, and the US is likely to attempt to shut it down. The United States has a responsibility to support this resolution. Help break the silence on depleted uranium and stand up for the human rights of Iraqis in this time of crisis. Sign the petition now. Thank you for your commitment to this issue and for your ongoing support of our work.”

Iraq Veterans Against the War staff ( see ivaw.org)

The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island, is contaminated by DU munitions, and a burn pit of hazardous materials is located on the 133,000-acre base. Schofield Barracks on Oahu is contaminated with DU, and possibly other sites in Hawaii too. DU weapons have been used by the U.S. in several countries and in training in more than a dozen states.

Deal with DU in Iraq, Hawaii, etc.

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:ja@malu-aina.org  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Oct. 31, 2014 – 684th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Fellow Nobel Peace Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Your Job to Repair

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Check this one out:

Fellow Nobel Peace Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Your Job to Repair
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/27/fellow-nobel-peace-laureates-obama-stain-us-torture-your-job-repair

Great statement.  Former President Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor (and Nobel peace prize winner in 1996) visited here at Malu Aina some years back. It was a great honor to have him come and spend some time with us.   Jose and Arbishop Desmond Tutu lead this effort to write Obama.

Jim Albertini

War Propaganda

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Propaganda War!

armchair generalsWAR IS US

      Medea Benjamin has a piece about the war mongering of the mainstream press. See http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/10/fourth-estate-flames-us-medias-award-winning-war-propaganda

There is a constant stream of “be very afraid of Muslims, we must bomb that country, no this country, no, the other country again.” Our economy, with most of the good paying manufacturing jobs sent after slave labor abroad, is increasingly dependent on what is euphemistically called “defense spending.”

This combination of a war economy and war propaganda hasn’t been this organized anywhere on the planet since the Third Reich.

Don’t Be Bamboozled!   Stop the Wars!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:ja@malu-aina.org  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Oct. 24, 2014 – 683rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Alarming questions raised about U.S. DOD Origins of Ebola Epidemic

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Alarming questions raised about U.S. DOD Origins of Ebola Epidemic

US Bio-warfare Laboratories In Africa Are The Origin Of The Ebola Epidemic

By Aggeliki Dimopoulou

USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40012.htm

 

Ebola Manufactured By US DoD?: Scientists Allege

By Dr. Cyril Broderick

The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40013.htm

Urges Action on DU Contamination

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: RootsAction Team <info@rootsaction.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:02:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tell U.S. to deal with D.U. in Iraq
To: joliyoka@gmail.com

The use of depleted uranium in Iraq has not been properly investigated
or adequately addressed. When the world passes resolutions through the
United Nations, the United States opposes them almost alone.

With a new resolution about to be introduced, please click here to
sign a petition that RootsAction, the Center for Constitutional
Rights, and Iraq Veterans Against the War will deliver to Secretary of
State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10503

Since 2007, UN resolutions have included language affirming the need
for research on the potential harmful effects of depleted uranium as
well as the need for disclosure of where this weaponry has been used.
The resolutions have been passed by the vast majority of the world's
nations, indicating a growing global concern. Unfortunately, each year
the U.S. has isolated itself by opposing these resolutions, alongside
only a few other countries.

Click here to ask the United States to support clean-up of areas where
it has used depleted uranium
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10503
and further scientific study of the impact of these materials on
people, such as the relationship of these materials to increased
cancer rates and birth defects, so that proper treatment can be
pursued for those who have been exposed.

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friends. You can also share it from the webpage after taking the
action yourself.

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