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International Campaign Against Depleted Uranium



Dear friends, 
   I received this & thought it would be of interest to the group.  Peace, KH.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGAINST DEPLETED URANIUM
Bringing Together Speakers and Campaigners from All Over the World
We hope this international conference will be an opportunity not only to
provide accessible information to those not familiar with the issue, but
also provide a working platform for activists, politicians and national
representatives to collaborate on key global strategies for removing the
threat of depleted uranium from all peoples, and for putting pressure on
governments to respond appropriately to this threat. The conference will
also provide a place for scientists from around the world to compare notes
on their research thus far. The conference will begin at 9am on Saturday 4
November and conclude at 5 pm  on Sunday, 5 November.  The plenary sessions
will include speakers from Iraq, Serbia, and veterans groups.  Scientists
will present the latest information on the testing programmes and medical
effects.  Workshops on the huge range of issues related to DU include:
health effects, the nuclear industry, international law and UN work,
government responses, Gulf War and Balkans veterans, clean up operations,
practical support for those affected, the role of the World Health
Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Authority, environmental
effects,  non-violent protest actions, etc. Full conference programmes will
be sent out with your registration pack.

Speakers Include:
High-level UN speakers have been invited, but we are still awaiting
confirmation (June 2000). Confirmed speakers thus far include
representatives from campaign groups in Puerto Rico,  the Netherlands,
Italy, Serbia, and the U.S.; the International Association of Lawyers
Against Nuclear Arms; the Military Toxics Project; radiation scientists
from Iraq and Serbia; Dr. Doug Rokke, US Army Radiation Health Specialist
during the Gulf War; Dr. Rosalie Bertell, who has worked in the field of
environmental epidemiology of cancer and birth defects for thirty years;
Karen Parker, JD, international lawyer at the UN; Dr. Malcolm Hooper, Chief
Scientific Advisor to UK Gulf War Veterans; Damacio Lopez, director of the
International Depleted Uranium Study Team; Dr. Chris Busby,  physical
chemist and consultant to the Low Level Radiation Campaign;  and Felicity
Arbuthnot, investigative journalist.

What is Depleted Uranium?
Depleted Uranium is a waste product of the nuclear industry.  It is
radioactive and chemically toxic, extremely dense, and is now used to make
armour-piercing weapons.  When it burns or explodes, a fine, breathable,
insoluble radioactive dust is released that can travel for many miles. DU
has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.  This means that, unless isolated, it
can remain accessible to the human environment forever. About 320 tons of
DU were fired on Iraq during the Gulf War, and about 10 tons on Kosovo and
Serbia; a smaller, unknown amount, was used in Bosnia in 1994-95. Veterans
and civilians in the Gulf War and the Balkans have reported ill-health,
cancers,  and nerve damage, as well as cancers and genetic abnormalities in
their children.

What is CADU?
The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium was launched in Manchester, England,
in January 1999. Issues covered by its work include ill effects of DU on
soldiers and civilians in Iraq and the Balkans,  medical effects of DU on
soldiers and civilians, DU storage in the UK and the US, DU in scrap metal
in the UK, use of DU in airplanes, and DU testing in New Mexico, Scotland,
Japan and Puerto Rico. CADU,  together with other groups, initiated
meetings at the Hague Appeal for Peace, May 1999. These meetings formed the
strong international links in the campaign against DU that are enjoyed
today. CADU is a small, largely voluntary group,  funded by small grants,
affiliation fees and donations.

CADU's Aims:
-a global ban on the manufacture, export, and use of depleted uranium
weapons;
-recognition by European defence ministries that DU weapons are connected
with illnesses among veterans and civilians from the Gulf War, the Balkans,
and among those near DU testing, manufacturing and air crash sites;
- governments that use DU must take responsibility for environmental
decontamination of areas where it has been used;
-recognition that DU weapons are already banned under international
humanitarian law.

Invitation and Registration Form for the
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AGAINST DEPLETED URANIUM WEAPONS
4-5 November, 2000      Manchester, UK
Register soon! Limited places available!
Sponsors: The Wainwright Trust, The Rowntree Reform Trust, Manchester City
Council, Greater Manchester and District CND

Send your form (below) and payment by post to: CADU, One World Centre, 6
Mount St.,  Manchester, M2 5NS  England  (www.cadu.org)
Invoiceable organisations only may:
 email to: gmdcnd@gn.apc.org
 OR fax to:  44-(0)161-834-8187
Thank You!
For more information please telephone the CADU office on:
44-(0)161-834-8301; or 834-8176 or send us an email!
Manchester - A Nuclear Free City for Twenty Years
5 November 2000 marks the twentieth anniversary of Manchester's 'nuclear
free' policy. Manchester became the UK's first Nuclear Free Local Authority
in the world in 1980. Manchester City Council is generously supporting the
conference.


Registration Form
International Conference Against Depleted Uranium
4 -5 November 2000            Manchester Town Hall, England


Organisation (if any)

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Name........................................................................


Address.....................................................................
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Tel ......................................... Fax
........................................E-Mail..............................
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Please tick as appropriate:
Individual Waged Rate     20.00 ................
Unwaged Rate                7.00  ..............
Institutional Rate              80.00 ................
Campaign Representative 30.00 ...........

I would like to add a donation  ................
My organisation/institution would like to have a stall (please add
5)...................

I enclose a cheque/please invoice me (groups and organisations only)
(delete as appropriate)

Please make cheques payable to 'CADU' in pounds sterling or use an
international money order.

Please try to arrange overnight accommodation in someone's home for me/us on
Friday ....... .  Saturday .....  .  and Sunday ......
Non-smoking............         Sex..................

I would like to be housed with the following individual/s if possible:


Please indicate any accessibility or food preferences:


Please send me information about Hotels, Guest Houses and Youth Hostels
..............
(Delegates must make their own arrangements for commercial accommodation).
See also http://www.manchester.com)


Places are limited. Please register as soon as possible!
Send your form and payment by post to:
CADU, One World Centre, 6 Mount St.,  Manchester, M2 5NS  England
Invoiceable organisations only may:
 email to: gmdcnd@gn.apc.org
 OR fax to:  44-(0)161-834-8187
Thank You!
For more information please telephone the CADU office on:
44-(0)161-834-8301; or 834-8176



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Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GM&DCND),
One World Centre, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 834 8301, Fax: +44 (0)161 834 8187, E-Mail:
gmdcnd@gn.apc.org

The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU) can also be contacted care of
the above  (http://www.cadu.org.uk)
*Should you wish to receive the quarterly CADU mailing by E-Mail please
send a message to the above address*
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Greater Manchester and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (GM&DCND),
One World Centre, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 834 8301, Fax: +44 (0)161 834 8187, E-Mail:
gmdcnd@gn.apc.org

***NEW CADU CONTACT DETAILS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY***

The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU) can also be contacted at the
above address and fax number, BUT the phone number is: +44 (0)161 834 8176

The CADU web site is: www.cadu.org.uk
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