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Silent GENOCIDE: Radioactive Weaponry
Date Thursday December 04
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (1924 Cedar Street at Bonita)
Event Type Teach-In
Silent Genocide: America's Use of Radioactive Weaponry in the Age of Terror - A Crime Against the Planet - Coalition forces have dropped thousands of tons of radioactive weaponry in Afghanistan and Iraq in willful disregard for the health of the inhabitants of those countries, and for the health of their own troops. Evidence has been found not only of depleted uranium (Uranium 238), but also nondepleted uranium (Uranium 235), and plutonium. Exposure to these highly radioactive isotopes results in chronic and fatal illnesses, long-term disabilities, and genetic birth defects. You are invited to hear new information and discussion from a panel of scientists, health professionals, and activists on radiological poisoning and its long-term health consequences on the people and environment of Afghanistan and Iraq. Public input is welcome in a forum after the panel. PANELISTS: Dr. Khalil Rahmany, clinical psychologist and adjunct professor of psychology at Chabot College, and founding president of the Afghan Psychological Association of America, will address the trauma of war and the ongoing suffering of the Afghan people. Patricia Axelrod, weapons specialist with a ten-year history of writing and research, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant, and advocate for U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome, will speak about the long-term health effects of radiological poisoning. Leuren Moret, an independent scientist and activist who works with communities around the world on radiation and public health issues, will report on the World Uranium Weapons Conference held in October in Hamburg, Germany. David Seaborg, evolutionary biologist who does scientific research on evolutionary theory, will discuss the consequences of nuclear weapons and possible solutions. WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (1924 Cedar Street at Bonita) CONTACT: Ingrid Kepler-May (510) 526-2900 or Diana Colvin (510) 232-3463 for more information. Suggested donation of $5 (none turned away for lack of funds). Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee.
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