All Articles on Depleted Uranium

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki and 'Bomb Iran'
Last week marked the 68th anniversary of the WWII destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) — the first and only deployment of nuclear weapons in human history. Within moments of the nuclear explosions that destroyed these cities, at least 200,000 people lost...
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Depleted Uranium at Miami Airport Spurs Emergency Evacuation
In US, hazmat crews arrive to contain radioactive substance frequently dropped on foreign nations
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Edward Snowden: The Asymmetry of Courage
One of the ironies of warfare is that an apparently vastly superior force can be defeated by an apparently much weaker one when the weaker force refuses to meet the more powerful on its own terms, play by its rules, square off army to army, submit to punch and counterpunch. A combination of...
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The Lever of Social Action
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” I think Archimedes was serious. I know we need to be. Now is the time to choose our future, as the Earth Charter declares. This means thinking big: embracing a vision so enormous it overflows our sense of...
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Iraq's ministry of social affairs estimates 4.5 million children have lost one or both parents. This means 14% of the population are orphans. (Photograph: Reuters) Views
We've Moved on from the Iraq War – But Iraqis Don't Have that Choice
Like characters from The Great Gatsby, Britain and the US have arrogantly turned their backs and left a country in ruins
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Israeli Bombing of Syria and Moral Relativism
On Sunday, Israel dropped massive bombs near Damascus, ones which the New York Times, quoting residents, originally reported (then evidently deleted ) resulted in explosions "more massive than anything the residents of the city. . . have witnessed during more than two years of war." The Jerusalem...
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The Sociocide of Iraq by Bush/Cheney
Ten years ago George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, as war criminals, launched the sociocide of the people of Iraq – replete with embedded television and newspaper reporters chronicling the invasion through the Bush lens. That illegal war of aggression was, of course, based on recognized lies, propaganda...
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Soul Poison
We’ve lost a war without being able to surrender — and thus divest ourselves of the consciousness that got us into it. We are unable to look honestly at what we did and why, and determine not to do it again. My friend Catherine Menninger sent me a note the other day that began: “The days are long...
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The Silent Killers: Birth Defects In Iraq
Amidst the horrors we have visited upon the people of Iraq is this: Toxic contamination from depleted uranium munitions - bullets, bombs, explosives - is causing a sharp rise in unheard-of birth defects, along with cancer and a host of kidney, lung, liver, immune system illnesses and miscarriages...
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'We Have a Right to Heal': Campaign Demands Justice and Reparations for Iraqis and Vets
A group of U.S. veterans of the Iraq war and two Iraqi organizations are " demanding the right to heal " from the war that has not ended, demanding reparations for trauma and health effects from the war, and demanding the U.S. be held "accountable for its violations of the rights to life and health...
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