November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
Please Note: This film is not currently available through Traprock Peace Center. If the film becomes available again, we would update this page for online orders.
"The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children"
May 1, 2005
For Immediate Release ...
Contact: Sunny Miller, Traprock Peace Center, 413-773-7427 http://grassrootspeace.org
German documentary exposes current radioactive warfare in Iraq.
"The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Children", an award winning (ÖKOMEDIA 2004) documentary film produced for German television by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn, and released by Ochoa-Wagner Produktion in 2004 in Germany, exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations and opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their exposure to radioactive, so-called ‘depleted’ uranium (DU), weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children. Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther, a former colleague of Albert Schweitzer, and Tedd Weyman of teh Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) traveled to Iraq, from Germany and Canada respectively, to assess uranium contamination in Iraq. (photo of Dr. Siegwart-Horst Günther with Iraqi mother and children © 2004 Telepool.)
Weyman led the investigative team that gathered samples for analysis for the UMRC– http://www.umrc.net He discusses startling findings of the 2003 field investigations in Iraq. "The human and environmental samples have been found to contain depleted uranium and abnormally high levels of the artificial transuranic isotope, 236U. ... Viewers will see in the film, evidence of a new class of uranium weapons." These include "bunker defeat" bombs.
As an M.D., Dr. Günther is especially interested in the health effects that can be caused by such contamination. At a hospital in Basra, Dr. Jenan Hassan revealed an on-going health catastrophe--a ten-fold increase in cancers and a twenty-fold increase in congenital deformities. The grisly realities of the cancer ward provide an appropriate alarm that could help to stop the use of these weapons unless it can be shown they will not harm civilians for generations to come.
Dr. Duracovic, founder of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, and formerly a Colonel in the U.S. Army, says that the Canadian government has wasted a million dollars on tests provided to Canadian veterans, using faulty methodology that looked for uranium in the hair, where uranium will not accumulate.
[Note: the English title of this film has sometimes been given as "The Doctors..." - the singular is correct.]
For more on this film's European award, see http://www.oekomedia-institut.de/
For an exclusive article about this film, written by Tedd Weyman, leader of Uranium Medical Research Centre investigative team that gathered samples for analysis, go to http://www.grassrootspeace.org/tedd_weyman_10aug04.html "The human and environmental samples have been found to contain Depleted Uranium and abnormally high levels of the artificial transuranic isotope, 236U." Concerning the radioactive weapons used in Iraq: "Viewers will see in the film, evidence of a new class of uranium weapons." These include "bunker defeat" bombs. (photo of Tedd Weyman © 2004 Telepool)
For further description of the film see a downloadable summary of "The Doctor ... "
Thanks to Marion Küpker for alerting us to this resource. She was a convener of the World Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg, in October, 2003 - http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de
Please Note: This video rebuts Pentagon propaganda that it has not used DU bombs, i.e. 'bunker busters', in Iraq. See discussion at http://www.grassrootspeace.org/bunker_busters_kilpatrick.html
Sunny Miller, Executive Director, Traprock Peace Center
August 9, 2004
Traprock provides many free audio interviews, photo resources and written documents that can be viewed at its site. Many links are provided to groups who call for stopping further mining, transport, refinement, manufacturing and use of uranium and uranium weapons.
NEWS BRIEF or PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: A stunning new video made for German television shows the use and impact of radioactive uranium weapons during the current Iraq War. Veterans, military families, activists and interested individuals can now order this documentary with English narration for non-commercial use, through the website for Traprock Peace Center, a not-for-protit peace education center, at www.grassrootspeace.org . This documentary, written by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn, provides commentary by British veterans about the harm uranium exposure has caused in their off-spring. Canadian, German and Iraqi physicians and researchers dixcuss their findings, including samples gathered at an Iraqi TV station that indicate the US probably has used uranium and nuclear reactor wastes in bunker-busting bombs, since U236 was detected in debris gathered there.
For information on how you can help veterans and civilians be tested for uranium contamination, or for links to many groups working to abolish uranium weapons see http://www.grassrootspeace.org/depleted_uranium.html
August 11 , 2004 - page created by Sunny Miller and Charlie Jenks; updated July 28, 2007.