Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

166,000 Nagasaki Bombs Of Depleted Uranium Ammunition A Day


Uploaded on Dec 5, 2008


Invisible War – Depleted Uranium and the politics of radiation

Martin Meissonnier

Published on Oct 1, 2012

A film by Martin Meissonnier produced by Roger Trilling


Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium


Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011


Depleted uranium ammunition blamed for rise in cancer rate in Iraq


Uploaded on Aug 29, 2009

Press TV, Baghdad

US ammunition blamed for Iraqi cancer hike – 12 Oct 09

Al Jazeera English

Uploaded on Oct 12, 2009

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Doctors in Iraq are recording a shocking rise in the number of cancer victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have risen by almost tenfold in just three years.

Locals blame depleted uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. These cancer cases have spread fears among the locals, prompting them to demand an investigation.

In this part of Iraq, 500 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2004. That figure rose to almost 1,000 two years later.

In 2008, the number of cases increased sevenfold to 7,000 diagnoses. This year, there have so far been more than 9,000 new cases … and the number is rising.

First Nations Indigenous Leader Kevin Hart: We Must Protect Our Sacred Sources of Life & Water

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2016

http://democracynow.org – We discuss the negative impact oil pipelines have on water and the climate with Regional Chief Kevin Hart of the Assembly of First Nations, Manitoba, who is attending the United Nations climate summit in Marrakech. “You can see that north of the border, in Canada, that First Nations people, indigenous people, as well as peoples from all walks of life, color and creed, are having great concerns when it comes to the future of pipeline development, not only in Canada, but the United States.”

Indigenous Activist Zip-Tied & Locked in Dog Kennel for 6 Hours for Protesting Dakota Pipeline

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In an update on police treatment of activists at the Standing Rock standoff, Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, describes how she was “arrested for criminal trespass as I was leaving a peaceful demonstration and getting into my car on a public road.” She says police handcuffed her with zip ties and held her in a dog kennel for six hours without charging her with a crime. “After that, I was strip-searched and then thrown into jail and, finally, late, late that evening, was charged with a crime.”

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Spread to 300 Cities as Pipeline Owner Sues to Continue Construction

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2016

http://democracynow.org – Actions were held in hundreds of cities worldwide Tuesday to protest the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Many protests targeted the offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has so far refused to grant Energy Transfer Partners the final permit to drill underneath the Missouri River. This comes as a joint statement by the Army and the Interior Department announced they had “determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s dispossessions of lands.” Meanwhile, the company wants the court to order that Energy Transfer Partners already has the right to build the Dakota Access pipeline without any further actions or permits from the Army Corps of Engineers. We get response from Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, who helped organize the call for Tuesday’s day of action.

Jeffrey Sachs: We Need a Democratic Party Speaking the Truth Like Bernie Sanders & Keith Ellison

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2016

http://democracynow.org – “Bernie Sanders absolutely would have beaten Donald Trump,” says economist Jeffrey Sachs. When asked if the Democratic Party handed the country to Donald Trump, Sachs responds, “I think the Democratic Party handed itself to Wall Street far too much in the last generation. We need a Democratic Party that is speaking the truth like Bernie.” He also says he supports Rep. Keith Ellison to be the new head of the Democratic National Convention.

Jeffrey Sachs Praises the Youth Activists Suing the U.S. Government & Fossil Fuel Industry

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 16, 2016

http://democracynow.org – A federal judge in Eugene, Oregon, has just ruled that 21 young Americans can proceed to trial in a suit against the Obama administration. The suit alleges that the government has known about climate change for decades, but failed to address it, denying these children and teenagers their right to a safe future. “This is an extraordinarily important case, because these plaintiffs have alleged that their fundamental due process rights have been violated by the failure of the U.S. government to have a proper climate plan that’s going to keep them safe,” says economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.