Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 16, 2012, 3:18 a.m. EST by Karlin
from Nelson, BC
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OWS has no shortage of issues to raise that show why we cannot trust our leaders, and why we need to get the ruling class out of government.
It is election time - maybe we can get this issue raised?
Depleted uranium [DU] is used to give extra heft to bullets. The U.S. and the U.K. military used nearly 2,000 tons of depleted uranium bombs during the early years of the the Iraq war.
This is one of the greatest human and environmental tragedies of all time is being caused by the U.S. military and yet nobody seems to care.
“since 2003, congenital malformations have increased to account for 15% of all births in Fallujah, Iraq.
"In Septemberof 2010, 170 children were born at Fallujah General Hospital, 24 per cent of whom died within seven days. Three-quarters of these exhibited deformities, including "children born with two heads, no heads, a single eye in their foreheads, or missing limbs". The comparable data for August 2002 – before the invasion – records 530 births, of whom six died and only one of whom was deformed."
The areas of heaviest fighting are contaminated with DU radiation and will be for 1000s of years.
And now, there is growing evidence from samples taken from people and the environment after recent wars that a new weapon is being used that contains slightly enriched (as opposed to depleted) uranium.
So, what can OWS do? These kinds of horrors show that the ruling class has to be stopped.
We can try to get the question put to Presidential Candidates - "are you in favor of continued use of DU weapons now that the birth defects are showing up, in Afghanistan and Iraq, but also in American babies of war vets?
OWS protests can occupy facilities that make such weaponry [if you are done having kids].
And, we can try to get the news from being censored. This might raise the OWS profile as being a group worth supporting!!
http://tinyurl.com/9nypg47 "When a DU shell is fired, it ignites upon impact. Uranium, plus traces of plutonium and americium, vaporize into tiny, ceramic particles of radioactive dust. Once inhaled, uranium oxides lodge in the body and emit radiation indefinitely"
Is a new uranium weapon being used by the US and Israel? - http://childvictimsofwar.org.uk/get-informed/uranium-weapons/ "There is growing evidence from samples taken from people and the environment after recent wars that a new weapon is being used that contains slightly enriched (as opposed to depleted) uranium."