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Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

My father fought Hitler in World War II for the right for his children and grandchildren to live in a FREE COUNTRY.  He was a  tailgunner and photographer in the Army Air Force and completed 52 missions over southern Germany and the oil fields of Vienna.

So, until they come to take me away to torture me along with the other Muslims at Guantanamo and the CIA’s black sites, I am going to continue posting sites that tell THE TRUTH about depleted uranium.

~ Hajja Romi

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
“Radioactive Byproducts of Depleted Uranium”
http://www.ccnr.org/decay_U238.html

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

Congressman Kucinich on Depleted Uranium
http://environment.kucinich.us/index.php?option=com_content&task
=view&id=11&Itemid=1

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

Gulf War Vets
Depleted Uranium
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/du.htm

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

Pandora DU Research Project
http://stopuraniumwars.blogspot.com/

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore
Irving Hall
http://www.notinkansas.us/

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

World Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, 2003
http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de/

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

All photos by Dr. Jenan Hasan at http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2003/DU-Baby2003.htm

Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan

This evening a friend sent me links to two YouTube videos of the takeover of the National Archives two years ago by the Iraq Veteran Against the War.  One of the veterans (I think it’s Gordon Sturrock) gives an unforgettable speech about how we need to reestablish democracy in this country and arrest George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

The videos are at

http://www.youtube.com/user/GordonSturrock#p/u/2/dxGX4QdURCo

http://www.youtube.com/user/GordonSturrock#p/u/5/AwINBO9fu-I

The first one was taken during the IVAW takeover of the National Archives, and the second has an awesome speech with a prediction about the elections.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
http://iava.org/
Storm the Hill ‘09 Campaign
http://stormthehill.org/

~ Romi

Some other sites that may interest people in GI resistance.

Courage to Resist
“Support the Troops who Refuse to Fight!”
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/

The GI Rights Hotline
http://www.girights.org/

GI Sanctuary City
Bellingham, Washington
http://www.sanctuary-city.org/?page=home

Gulf War Vets
Depleted Uranium
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/du.htm

Military Families Speak Out
http://www.mfso.org/

Military Project
“(Military Resistance, formerly GI Special)”
http://militaryproject.org/

Traveling Soldier
http://www.traveling-soldier.org/

Under the Hood Café [Ft. Hood, Texas]
“… a place for soldiers to gather, relax and speak freely about the wars and     the military. Support services for soldiers include referrals for counseling,     legal advice and information on GI rights.”
http://underthehoodcafe.org/

VA Watchdog
“Keeping an eye on the VA because somebody has to!”
http://www.vawatchdog.org/

Veterans Against Torture
http://www.veteransagainsttorture.com/

Veterans for Peace
“Veterans working together for peace and justice through nonviolence.”
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

We Are not your Soldiers!
“National Anti-Military Recruiter Tour with Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans and
World Can’t Wait”
http://www.wearenotyoursoldiers.org/

Women Against Military Madness
http://www.worldwidewamm.org/home.html

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Ben Thompson made a promise that he would talk about what he saw in Abu Ghraib. On Saturday, September 27th, he kept that promise, testifying at the local Winter Soldier event in Madison Wisconsin. Members from around the midwest joined Thompson to talk about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to continue the work IVAW started last March at Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan outside Washington DC.


There are many people who feel the issue of nuclear disarmament is THE central issue of our age.  Like a lot of people, I suspect, I can’t even “get my head around” this problem.  It is too frightening, and I suspect that this is one reason that advocating nuclear disarmament is always a tough sell, and why public support for nuclear disarmament (and related issues like nuclear power plants and DU) doesn’t seem to get much “traction” in Washington.

At any rate, here are some good organizations and websites about this issue.  As usual, I will update this list as I become aware of other groups, and I welcome feedback and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.

Romi

P.S.  I have not included military or defense sites on this list.  There are, however, several general peace groups here, but I have not included groups which are focused on biological or chemical weapons, cluster munitions or other specific types of weapons.  I will post those at a later time, insha Allah.

The Abalone Alliance http://www.energy-net.org/AA.HTM

The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy
“…to promote effective approaches to international security, disarmament and  arms control.”
http://www.acronym.org.uk/index.htm

Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp http://www.aldermaston.net/

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability
“A national network of organizations working to address issues of nuclear     weapons production and waste cleanup”
http://www.ananuclear.org/

Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility [California]
http://a4nr.org/

American Friends Service Committee http://www.afsc.org/

Felicity Arbuthnot http://arbuthnot4iraq.blogspot.com/

Arms Control Association
“The authoritative source on arms control”
http://www.armscontrol.org/

Beyond Nuclear
“Working for a World Free from Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons”
http://www.beyondnuclear.org/

C-10
“C-10 envisions…a clean, safe, sustainable, non-nuclear future”
http://www.c-10.org/index.html

Campaign Against the Arms Trade http://www.caat.org.uk/

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility http://www.ccnr.org/

Canadian Peace Alliance http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/

Center for Nonproliferation Studies
“Combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction with training and analysis”
http://cns.miis.edu/

The Chigoku Shimbum [Hiroshima, Japan]
http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/index_e.html
http://www.chugoku-np.co.jp/abom/uran/index_e.html

Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade http://coat.ncf.ca/

Fellowship of Reconciliation http://www.forpeace.net/

Friends Committee on National Legislation
http://www.fcnl.org/index.htm

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
http://space4peace.org/

Global Security Institute
“Promoting security for all through the elimination of nuclear weapons”
http://www.gsinstitute.org/

Green Nuclear Butterfly
“We Are The Revolution”
http://greennuclearbutterfly.blogspot.com/

Greenpeace International
Nuclear Reaction
“Blogging the Meltdown of the Nuclear Industry”
http://weblog.greenpeace.org/nuclear-reaction/

Institute for Policy Studies
“Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice and the Environment”
http://www.ips-dc.org/

The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Inc.
http://lcnp.org/

Los Alamos Study Group
“Nuclear Disarmament. Environmental Protection. Social Justice. Economic     Sustainability.”
http://www.lasg.org/

Malu Aina [Hawaii]
Center for Nonviolent Education and Action
http://www.malu-aina.org/

Mennonite Central Committee [pacifist Christians]
http://www.mcc.org/

Muslim-Christian Initiative on the Nuclear Weapons Danger
“Dialogue and Partnership in Caring for God’s Creation”
http://www.mci-nwd.org/

Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force http://www.nvantinuclear.org/

No Nuclear [Sweden] [in Swedish and English]
http://www.nonuclear.se/avfall2009program_en

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation http://www.wagingpeace.org/

Nuclear Free Future Award http://www.nuclear-free.com/eng/index.htm

Nuclear Free Future Month
“A Month of Nuclear-Free Awareness and Action”
http://www.nuclearfreefuture.org/

Nuclear Free Zone, New Zealand http://www.nuclearfreenz.org.nz/

Nuclear Information and Resource Service [NIRS]
http://www.nirs.org/

Nuclear Threat Initiative
“Working for a Safer World”
http://www.nti.org/index.php
Global Security Newswire
http://gsn.nti.org/gsn/

Nuclear Watch South http://www.nonukesyall.org/

The Nuclear Weapons Archive
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/index.html
Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Israel/index.html

Peace, No War
“War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate”
http://peacenowar.net/newpeace/

Ploughshares Fund
“Investing in security and peace worldwide”
http://www.ploughshares.org/

Project for Nuclear Awareness
“Working to End the Threat of Nuclear Weapons”
http://projectfornuclearawareness.org/

Sortir du Nucleaire
“…currently the main French antinuclear coalition…”
http://www.sortirdunucleaire.org/index.php?menu=english&page=index

South Asians Against Nukes http://www.s-asians-against-nukes.org/

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
http://www.sipri.org/
The Arms Trade
http://www.spartacuslives.org/

Student Peace Action Network http://www.studentpeaceaction.org/


The change in Administrations in 2009 did NOT mean the end of torture or the closing of Guantanamo.  AmeriKKKa is still a police state.

These sites have more information on torture, imprisonment and related issues.

Again, I will be adding to this list, so check back or contact me for more information or to suggest additions to this list.  I welcome constructive criticism, of course.

~ Romi

Act Against Torture
“It’s up to us to stop torture and indefinite detention”
http://www.actagainsttorture.org/

American Torture
“The official website of author Michael Otterman”
http://www.americantorture.com/

Free Detainees http://freedetainees.org/

The Guantánamo Blog
“From the Law Office of H. Candace Gorman” [Chicago civil rights atty.]
http://www.gtmoblog.blogspot.com/

Guantánamo Testimonials Project
“a long term research project to assess the effects of the U.S. war on terror         on human rights in the Americas”
http://humanrights.ucdavis.edu/projects/the-guantanamo-testimonials-            project/index

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

http://www.irct.org/

Senator Carl Levin. “Levin, McCain Release Executive Summary and                 Conclusions on Report of Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody.”
http://levin.senate.gov/newsroom/release.cfm?id=305735

Steven H. Miles, M.D. “Medical Investigations of Homicides of Prisoners of  War in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1681676

Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
http://www.stoptorture.org.il/en

International Federation of Actions by Christians for the Abolition of Torture http://www.fiacat.org/en/

International Network of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. “Repatriation as Part of a Reconstructive Process in Torture Survivors.”
http://www.hhri.org/mgt/irct-zagreb.pdf

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
http://www.nrcat.org/

Torture Law http://www.torturelaw.com/

United Against Torture
“Coalition to Combat Torture in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian                 Territory”
http://www.unitedagainsttorture.org/

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
International law
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/h_cat39.htm

When Healers Harm

“Hold Health Professionals Accountable for Torture”
http://whenhealersharm.org/

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Wikileak. Changes to SOP [Standard Operating] Procedure Guantanamo Bay 2003-2004.
http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Changes_in_Guantanamo_Bay_SOP_manual_(2003-2004)

Witness Against Torture
“A Campaign to Shut Down Guantanamo”
http://www.witnesstorture.org/

World Organization Against Torture http://www.omct.org/

One of the true heroes of the twentieth century is Mordechai Vanunu, the man who revealed the existence of Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons and, as a result, spent TWELVE YEARS in solitary for it, and continues to be harassed and persecuted by the Zionist state to this day.

There are several websites associated with Vanunu.  Here are two, and if you know of others, please post them, and I will post any others I find, too.

~ Romi

http://www.vanunu.com/
http://www.toysatellite.org/babel/vanunu/vaninfo.html#top

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Mordechai Vanunu released from jail.

http://www.flickr.com/   photos/photographinglife/4873091084/

Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Weapons, based on Vanunu revelations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i3DFjKOQEg

“Must see” video about Dimona, based on Vanunu’s descriptions of the place.

THE most evil weapon in AmeriKKKa’s evil arsenal is depleted uranium.

When I found out about how horrible it is, and how long it lasts (the “half-life” is 4.5 BILLION years), I was literally in shock for almost a year.

Its use by the United States and Israel is a WAR CRIME.

To find out more about it, look at these sites, which are not influenced by the “masters of war” in the “five-sided building” (the Pentagon).

~ Romi

http://www.llrc.net

http://www.umrc.net

http://iicph/?q=depleted+uranium

http://www.ratical.org/radiation/

http://www.guidetoaction.org/parker.html

DMZ Hawai’i
“Aloha ‘Aina”
http://www.dmzhawaii.org/

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Uranium Mine at Capitol Reef

http://www.flickr.com/photos/   shawn_bagley/4028003852/

These sites have articles on a wide variety of topics, and are among my favorites.  I will add more to this list later, so please check back, or post a reply if you want more references to general sites.

~ Romi

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Axis of Logic http://www.axisoflogic.com/

Bella Ciao [Italy]  http://bellaciao.org/en/

Black Agenda Report
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task

Center  for Research on Globalisation [Canada]
http://globalresearch.ca/

☼  Juan Cole
Informed Comment
http://www.juancole.com/

Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/

Consortium News http://www.consortiumnews.com/

Countercurrents http://www.countercurrents.org/index.htm

CounterPunch http://www.counterpunch.org/

Dissident Voice http://www.dissidentvoice.org/

Global Research [Canada] http://globalresearch.ca/

Information Clearing House http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

International Socialist Review
http://www.isreview.org/index.shtml

Steve Lendman http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/

Eric Margolis
http://www.ericmargolis.com/
http://www.bigeye.com/fcorrlst.htm

Portside
“The left side of the Internet”
http://portside.org/

Jeremy Scahill.  Rebel Reports http://rebelreports.com/

TomDispatch http://www.tomdispatch.com/

Transnationale
“Analysis of the World’s Largest Companies”
http://www.transnationale.org/

TruthOut http://www.truthout.org/

U.N. Observer and International Report
http://www.unobserver.com/index.php?folder=item3&pagina=intlaw.php

Uruknet http://www.uruknet.de/?l=x&p=-6&size=1&hd=0

Whale http://www.whale.to/

The Walrus Magazine [Canada]  http://www.walrusmagazine.com/

World War 4 Report
“Defending the Fourth World, Deconstructing Overseas Contingency     Operations”
http://ww4report.com/

ZMag http://www.zmag.org/znet