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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] ** http://www.traprockpeace.org/jawad_al-ali_iraq.html Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, manager of the Oncology Center in Basrah, Iraq, has exposed the health effects of wars on Iraq. He has presented the results of cancer studies in Iraq at the World Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg and the recent Japan Peace Conference, Naha, Okinawa January 29 - February 1, 2004. He reveals that cancer mortality has increased 19 fold since Gulf War I in Basra, and the occurrence of unusual phenomena, such as familial clusterings of cancers, double and triple cancers in one patient, and cancers usually associated with elderly patients occurring in the young. Rates of cancer and radiation activity have both shown sharp increases since Gulf War I, when about 340 tons of uranium munitions were expended in Iraq, much of this in the Basrah area. (The US refuses to disclose how much tonnage of uranium weapons it used I Iraq during Gulf War II. Estimates have ranged from over 100 tons up to 2000 tons.) You can hear and read his presentation at http://www.traprockpeace.org/jawad_al-ali_iraq.html The page includes a link to the audio of his talk to the World Uranium Weapons Conference, the slide show in pdf format, the text of his talk to the Japan Peace Conference in Haha, Okinawa, January 29-Feb 1, 2004 and photographs of Dr. Jawad Al-Ali from the World Uranium Weapons Conference. The slide show contains tables and graphs explaining the health effects of the war, pictures of Iraq after bombings, and very graphic pictures of Iraqi cancer victims. (Warning: many of these photos are horrific and are not suitable for children in this writer's opinion.) The slide show photographs are the work of Japanese photo journalist Takashi Morizumi. Thanks to the efforts of Canadian physician Ross Wilcock, we've made available this easy to download 2.25 mg pdf version of the slide show. This version is friendly for download to people with dial-up connections while preserving the content, including photographs, of the original. You could also download the audio of his presentation, and listen to his talk while scrolling through the slide show. The talk and visual presentation cover most of the same ground do not exactly match given time restraints of his talk (he needed to skip or change the order of some slides.) The webpage above has a key to assist in going through the presentation while listening to the talk. AFSC has published a 42 mg version of the presentation in Powerpoint format. http://www.afsc.org/newengland/pesp/effects-of-wars.ppt We have audio of other speakers from the World Uranium Weapons Conference that we will be uploading to the Traprock site over the next few weeks. For more information on the conference, including conference reports, go to http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de/ For the audio, we wish to thank Martin Voelker, who converted and edited audio we recorded at the Hamburg conference, and Marion Kuepker, a convener of the Hamburg conference and with Gewaltfreie Aktion Atomwaffen Abschaffen (GAAA) - http://www.gaaa.org/ She kindly provided their conference recordings. Thank you, Charlie Jenks Charles Jenks, attorney at law President of the Core Group Traprock Peace Center 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA 01342 413-773-1633; Fax 413-773-7507 firstname.lastname@example.org http://traprockpeace.org _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk