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Greetings CASI list friends - The website has been quiet for a week due to a burned out computer, then today the server goes down. All seems well now (I'm keeping my fingers crossed). I think we've come back strong with two new original items. Much more is on the way. *Doug Rokke, Ph.D., former director of the US Army DU project after the Gulf War, capped our 3 state, 8 stop Ban 'Depleted' Uranium (DU) Tour with an excellent Nagasaki Day talk at the Martin Luther King Center in Springfield, MA. (hosted locally by Arise for Social Justice with many co-sponsors). We have the audio (both MP3 and RealAudio) with Q and A at http://traprockpeace.org This is an important talk. Rokke, one of the world's experts on the dangers of the US military's use of 'depleted' uranium munitions, approached by many veterans and their families during his tour. They told him about the veterans who are coming home sick after service in the current war in Iraq. Over 200,000 veterans from Gulf War I are on permanent disability from war related illnesses and injuries. The US government, long in denial about Gulf War Syndrome and the dramatic increase in cancer rates in parts of Iraq where DU was heavily used, is calling the current sicknesses pneumonia. How credible is the US this time? More is coming on DU, as we're updating our resources, and the fall DU tour with Doug is coming up (groups in 10 states are asking for events, as well as the Campus Anti-War Network). *What's happening in Iraq? The situation is deteriorating, according to Rick McDowell and Mary Trotochaud, Iraq Country Representatives for AFSC (and former Core Group members of Traprock). Rick has been to Iraq over 15 times, and has led trips with Nobel Peace Prize winners and religious leaders. Mary is a dedicated organizer, e.g. School of the Americas actions. They have just returned from 3 months in Baghdad and are heading back after they finish their speaking tour for another 6 months. This event was sponsored by our friends at Western Mass AFSC and hosted by First Churches of Northampton.. We recorded this August 3 talk and have posted it (both mp3 and RealAudio) at http://traprockpeace.org This is an important primary resource. Best wishes, Charlie 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 discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk