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Depleted Uranium

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Poisoning Iraq

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 02.02.2015 | World
The Center for Constitutional Rights

The last thing the U.S. should be doing is sending more DU to the Middle East. It is long past time for the Obama administration to acknowledge that the U.S. has a legal and moral obligation to make reparations to Iraqis and U.S. servicemembers and veterans for the toxic legacy of the Iraq War.

The Cancer of Violent Extremism

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further radicalize the opposition. It will also spread more toxins, poisoning land, air and water. We can pursue war or we can pursue healing. We can't pursue both.

The Islamic State Is 'Barbaric,' but What About the U.S. and Israel?

Craig Considine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Craig Considine

An Aug. 12 headline from Fox News read "Islamic State's shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act." The sub-heading of the article went on to c...

Cosmetic Surgery

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The unforgivable sin of the Post's pro-war blather about our vital interests -- democratic values be damned -- is the utter dismissal of the harm we inflicted on Fallujah, Ramadi and all of Iraq in pursuit of them, and the smug acknowledgement only of American loss and "sacrifice."

Buy President Obama a History Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.

Stopping a War Before It Starts

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Who's up for stopping a war? This is the time, as the next war strains to be born, amid the same old lies as last time, amid the same urgency and ps...

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The United States and the international community have failed to take constructive steps to promote peace-making efforts, which could have brought the crisis in Syria to an end.

Container Of Depleted Uranium Found At Airport

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Miami

(Updates with details on uranium, quotes from airport spokeswoman) MIAMI, July 25 (Reuters) - A 55-gallon drum containing depleted ur...

Soul Poison

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Acknowledging the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion seems at once crucial and meaningless. The Iraq war is "over" but in fact it has just moved elsewhere. How do we get the poison out of our system? As long as it's present, we'll go to war again.

Controlling Lucifer

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Might it be that war isn't something we wage, so much as a force that wages us? And if that's the case, it doesn't particularly matter whether we win or lose because it's not in our control anyway, at least not in the way we think it is.

The Moral Equivalent of Nuremberg

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Robert Koehler

My favorite quote is from the British government spokesperson who assured us: "All ammunition used by UK armed forces falls within international human...

Saying No to Militarism

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The grotesque insult of "austerity" in the shadow of limitless military spending is destroying our national sanity.

Iraq Syndrome

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The failure of the Iraq war is the failure of all wars, past and future: national policy grounded in the dehumanization of a people. Iraq Syndrome may be our best hope in thwarting the power of the war consensus.

Insanity Dawn

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The most serious crime implicit in the planning, waging and reporting of war -- especially the "just war" -- is the selective focus on consequences: We limit our curiosity to the success or failure of our strategic goals.

Honoring Our Nations Veterans as Cancer Stricken Soldiers Go Ignored

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Our military has already chosen to die for their country -- but does that include by the hand of Big Pharma too?

The Nuclear Free Future Award

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Conchita Sarnoff

On September 30, 2010, at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and Claus Biegert, co-founder of the N...

The Suffering of Fallujah

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fallujah . . . And so it turns out that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, though not until we arrived and started ...

Radiation, DU and Burn Pits -- Iraq's Cancer: "America's Gift That Keeps Giving"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Memorial Day makes us remember that no matter how many wars, generations and decades go by, we as a human race never seem to learn.

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.

Nuclear Energy: Toxic, Expensive and Not Carbon Neutral

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

People, corporations and even environmental groups want to ignore the carbon emitted from nuclear power because to do otherwise makes the challenge of reducing carbon harder.

"Depleted Uranium From Sea To Shining Sea:" Cancer Kills US Soldiers And Iraqi Civilians

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

I have tracked nearly 40 soldiers since 2006 who have been diagnosed with rare, aggressive forms of cancer post-tour. Half have already died.

Depleted Uranium Weapons: Dead Iraqi and Afghani Babies Are No Joke

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dave Lindorff

The deformed and dead babies in Iraq should make us demand a cleanup of Iraq and Afghanistan, medical aid for the victims, and a ban on all depleted uranium weapons.

Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

The inadequacy of the VA and a majority of military doctors in theater that fail to diagnose or misdiagnose is at the crux of the soldiers diagnosed with rare, advanced cancers.