Wednesday, August 10, 2005

"The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children"
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition is honored to present an evening of education and action with a Bloomington premiere film showing and speaker.

"The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children" is an award-winning film by Frieder Wagner and Valentin Thurn, shown on German Public Television, distributed in the U.S. by Traprock Peace Center, , © 2004 Telepool.
The ÖKOMEDIA 2004 documentary film award winner exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq.
Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther, who worked with Dr. Albert Schweitzer and specialized in tropical diseases and epidemiology, was the first European physician to bring back hard evidence that 'depleted' uranium (DU) projectiles contaminated Iraq.
More than 300 tons of radioactive, uranium ammunition were used during the 1991 Gulf War. More than 1700 tons of DU were used in the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Film-makers accompanied Günther, Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Centre (, and others during their investigations in Iraq, where U.S. commanders ordered the use of these deadly toxic, radioactive weapons.
This documentary film shows many of the long-term effects of DU use, especially among the newborns of veterans, and children in combat zones.
As early as 1991, Dr. Günther had noticed people in the University Clinic of Baghdad with symptoms which he had never seen before in the 40 years of his work in Iraq.
When similar symptoms then appeared in the cases of American and British Gulf War veterans and their children, the connection was clear to Günther and many other scientists.

Writer and activist David Keppel will begin the program by addressing U.S. nuclear policy in a talk entitled, "Emerging from Hiroshima's Shadow: Towards A Nuclear Weapons Free World"

Sponsored by Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, Traprock Peace Center , and Telepool.

Time: 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Location: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington


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Regularly scheduled events:

Regular BPAC meetings and events:

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BPAC meeting in Room 1-C of the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana

every Wednesday - 5:00 pm Peace Vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturdays, 10:00 am -12:00 n BPAC distributes Peace literature at the Bloomington Farmer's Market (May through October).

Related events:

every Saturday 6:00 pm Peace Vigil at the Nashville, Indiana Courthouse.

On the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm: Cubamistad meets. Open to all interested in normalizing relations with Cuba. For info email Cyndi Roberts-Hall. Location: Monroe County Public Library, Room 1A.

On the third Thursday of each month, Congregations for Peace (CPAX) meets at 1:00 pm. in the library of the First United Church, 2420 E. Third Street. CPAX is an interfaith organization of laity, clergy and congregations in Bloomington witnessing to the belief that peace with justice is central to God's will for the world. It acts as a clearinghouse and linkage for religiously oriented peace ideas and activities in local congregations and the wider community. Everyone is welcome. Email Aase with questions.

On the second Friday of the month: Poets for Peace meet at the Runcible Spoon, 412 E. 6th St. at 7:00 pm.

On the last day of each month, 7:00-8:00 am.: Prayer For Peace. People from all over the world have decided to get together and pray on this date and time (12:00 PM GMT). This event is nondenominational, all are welcome! First United Church, 2420 E. Third Street, Bloomington. Email Aase with questions.


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