PEJ News - C. L. Cook - This week: American journalist, Bob Nichols on the worldwide toxic legacy of Depleted Uranium; Jon Elmer on Israel's burgeoning destruction of the Middle East; and Victorian abroad, Ingmar Lee from India, and the view from the top of the world.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday,
5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable,
and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca
It’s the war crime that keeps on killing. Long after the collateral victims of America and her allies’ bombs and missiles are buried, those bombs, bullets, and missiles continue to pose a deadly hazard. For a new generation of atrocity, a new weapon has been devised and deployed. Depleted Uranium is simply the most pernicious instrument of war ever conceived, and since its early use by the Israeli Defence Forces against Arabs in 1973 it has spread its toxic legacy. Bob Nichols is a correspondent for the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, and a recipient of a Project Censored Award for his writings on the effects of DU. He’s a long time anti-radiological weapons activist, currently working to complete a book revealing the horrendous potential fifteen-plus years of “nuclear war” promises the soldiers using them, those at the receiving end, and the rest of the planet. Bob Nichols in the first segment.
And; last week the crypto-fascist, racist and criminal government of Israel declared war on its neighbour Lebanon after launching air and artillery attacks against that country’s people and civilian infrastructure. It opens a second front in Israel’s unilaterally declared aggression against Arabs, most notably the Palestinian population of concentration camp, Gaza. Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance journalist and photographer, and creator of the web news site, From Occupied Palestine.org. Jon has lived and reported from Gaza and will join us in the second segment, in another all too frequent appearance, to discuss the further deteriorating situation in Palestine.
And; from his new digs in Pondicherry, India long-time Victoria environment and social justice activist, writer, and friend of Gorilla Radio, Ingmar Lee and the view from the other side of the world. Ingmar Lee in the third segment. And; Janine Bandcroft may be here to bring us up to speed with some of the groovy things she’s been up to in and around Victoria this busy summer season.
But first, Bob Nichols and the toll of America’s doomsday weapons now deployed in Central Asia.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca He also serves as a contributing editor at the progressive web news site: http://www.pej.org.
You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
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