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Depleted Uranium

"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.

General Petraeus Joins Troops Diagnosed With Cancer

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

In 2003 General Petraeus led the troops into the massive battle of "shock and awe" in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 101st Airborne was the first to pav...

Pentagon Dirty Bombers: Depleted Uranium in the USA

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

While warning about the danger of terrorists acquiring the materials to make a "dirty" bomb, the US military has for years been doing exactly that, and continues to do so.

Obama Must Live Up to Campaign Pledge on Vieques Cleanup

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.

The Weapon of Mass Destruction Is Cancer

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

With the DoD's denial that cancer is a "war wound," many soldiers are left inflicted with the life threatening illness, uncertain of their military careers and fearful of their own mortality.

Peace Rising

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Zak Wachtendonk, who died in March, a month after his 30th birthday, was the son of a Vietnam vet who had been exposed to Agent Orange.

Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Top Ten Alternate Punishments for the Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

5. Obliged to lend his tootsies, at will, to any charitable Foot Fetish Galas (expected to show up in formal leather choker, spiked armlets and chain-link leash).

Leukemia: A Soldiers Souvenir From the Burn Pits of Iraq

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

Although SSG. Steven Ochs seemed impenetrable, he could not sidestep the invisible weapon that would course through his bloodstream five months after his third tour ended.

Fit For Duty: Proceed With Caution - Part II

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

My sister's cancer brought a roulette of abandonment and fears. The chemo compounded it by stripping away not only the cancer cells, but every living cell and organism that made up who she was.

"Sister Soldier: A Chronicle of Life After Iraq" - Part I

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

My sister Fran's cancer appeared at the beginning of January. She felt tired, bloated, and had an unusual feeling of fullness, and immediately thought her term in Iraq was the culprit.

The Disposable Military: "The Tumor of The Unknown Soldier"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

Recently, the Chaplains at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC who houses 800 ill and recovering soldiers at a time, has begun weekly tributes at th...

The War Chest: "Skeletons from the Battlefield"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

The apathetic tone towards returning soldiers seems to be the status quo of a majority of Americans who have forfeited their backbone for the comforts of ignorance.

The Unspoken Casualties of the Iraq War

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

A collage hangs on the wall of the 6th floor Oncology Ward 65 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Proudly amongst the staff photo's is the former Pres...

Green Party Admits Soldiers Testing Positive to Depleted Uranium

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R. B. Stuart

While soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan are being exposed to the invisible radiological airborne dust, the Depleted Uranium issue fails to be raised by neither major political party.

McKinney: "Leave the oil in the soil"

Grist | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney sums up her energy policy with a simple, memorable rhyme: "Leave the oil in the soil." "Right now...