08 March 2008

U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Training film (with edits)

What hath we wrought? Depleted Uranium, affectionately known as DU is a carcinogenic heavy metal material that also emits alpha and gamma radiation. Ouside the body it's not too serious but inside the body it caused cancer and getetic birth defects in offspring. The symptoms of DU poisoning vary depending on what internal organ is affected. It can never be cured and DU will last in the environment for eternity. It is a waste material of the Nuke industry and in the battlefield it becomes aerosolized and thus its deadly dust particles become a permanent part of the world's environment. It cannot be cleaned from the environment--ever! Its use is unconsiousable and a crime against all humanity. The U.S. is currently producing it by the railcar load everyday and shipping throughout the world.

07 March 2008

Power struggles show 'it' is coming soon

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Power struggles show 'it' is coming soon
March 7, 2008

As the presidential election draws nearer, it is surprising to have so many persons tell me of their fears that this administration might pull some stunt to keep power (drumming up some pretext for declaration of martial law and cancellation of elections).

These people are not the usual suspects (UFO enthusiasts, JFK conspiracy experts). Just middle-class working slobs who have watched this administration's cynical use of power to increase executive prerogative, declare an illegal war, unapologetically use torture and rendition and attack civil liberties and the middle class.

My retired Christian friend, a 30-year military man with three tours of Vietnam under his belt, tells me "it" is coming and to be prepared. He thinks it's important to have the right weapon for protection when "it" arrives. I have no clue what the "it" is, and he won't tell me.

"What would Jesus do," I wonder, "with 'it' coming?" And then I ask myself, "Which Jesus? Blackwater Jesus or Prince of Peace Jesus?"

If "it" really is coming, then "it" will be an interesting coming to observe, if no other reason than to see just which Jesus exerts the greater influence.

Dueling Jesuses.

The only thing more American is the Monster-Truck Car Crusher.

— John Hofer, Salem


INDIA : 8 Pounds of Smuggled Uranium Seized 6 Arrested

[rediff.com] INDIA : Bihar: Police seize 4 kg of uranium "The Bihar police have seized four kg of low:grade uranium in the Supaul district near Nepal border and arrested six persons in this connection, sources said on Tuesday" http://ia.rediff.com/news/2008/feb/19patna.htm See also http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29338&Itemid=39 http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSB65928720080219?rpc=401& http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia:32035620080219?rpc=401& http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEP20080219070939&Page=P&Title=Nation&Topic=0 http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/news/stories/s2167252.htm

03 March 2008

Urgent - Call for International Palestine Tribunals

I have been so busy with my other blog, this has been missed out for posting many many days.

But this is IMPORTANT and I hope someone who gets the updates will forward this on.

This cannot but help the cause to STOP nuclear proliferation and the system that keeps the arms race being "fed".

Urgent - Call for International Palestine Tribunals

Please print and forward widely!

Below is a concise and direct declaration that calls for holding international tribunals for those guilty of the successive campaigns of terror against the Palestinian people.
It is unique in that it is the first international public effort to hold guilty Arab regimes, Palestinians, zionists, and US officials fully responsible for the ongoing Zionist crimes.

By signing this declaration and by passing it through as much as possible worldwide, where all signatories are sought and welcomed, we will be initiating the first real steps to holding war tribunals internationally.

This is also a tangible step to returning Palestine to its international position as a flagship for justice and self-determination. We urge you to actively support this declaration wherever you are, on every continent.

Take it to your protests, ask your organization to sign on, engage everyone about who is responsible, and help build a momentum that will go well beyond protests and temporary reactions into sustained efforts and full accountability.

We look forward to forming international tribunal committees soon after. Please sign and pass it on. Time is critical!

To sign on to this declaration, please send a message to: PalTribunal@ gmail.com.

"We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, regard what is taking place against the Palestinian people, particularly those of the Gaza Strip, not only as a war crime but also as a crime against humanity.

While we hold the Zionist Israeli government directly responsible for these murderous campaigns, we also hold guilty Arab regimes, including the Palestinian Authority and the office of Mahmud Abbas, as accessory to these crimes in collaboration with the US administration.

Through this declaration, we are taking the first steps to begin the process of holding international tribunals for all those guilty, either directly or as an accessory through their deadly silence, irrespective of who they are.

The unbelievable and seemingly unending suffering of the Palestinian people requires that those responsible are forthwith brought to justice under international criminal law."

To sign on to this declaration, please send a message to: PalTribunal@ gmail.com. Signatories and updates will be sent out periodically.
Posted by Yousef Abudayyeh at 9:49 PM

ladybroadoak said...

I posted to as many people on digg as I possibly can on this.

I would appreciate some follow up from international lawyers on this initiative if you can access them.

They might make us a compelling case we can use to post on publications .. real rock solid law about this would be most helpful.

I have begged people to write individually to the ICC about this many many times on many different forums.
Monday, March 03, 2008 10:48:00 AM