grassrootspeace.org

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 Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.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.

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Contents - Archives - War Crimes - GI Special - Student Activism - Links

War on Truth  From Warriors to Resisters
Books of the Month

The War on Truth

From Warriors to Resisters

Army of None

Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal

 

World Uranium Weapons Conference

'Depleted' Uranium and Casualties of the Gulf Wars
an educational campaign providing resources on radioactive, chemical and biological weapons

Search site for other depleted uranium resources.

Chris Busby on Uranium Contamination


photo©2004 Charlie Jenks

Traprock Special Report

Will US Military Apply its own regs on DU?
Will it comply with environmental and health care mandates?

US and UK must take
immediate action on DU


Doug Rokke
photo©2003 Charlie Jenks

DU Casualties -
Care Denied

Karen Parker, JD


at Uranium Weapons Conf
and
Illegality of DU Weaponry

Hear Diane Henshel, Ph.D. on health dangers of radioactive munitions.


photo©2004 Charles Jenks


photo©2004 Charlie Jenks

Reflections on Radiological War
Charles Sheehan-Miles on 'Depleted' Uranium

Leuren Moret

Depleted Uranium:
Trojan Horse of Nuclear War


What does the US know about DU?

Hear Sunny Miller's interview of DU Experts: Dr. Gunther, Back from Iraq & Prof. Schott on Chromosomal Damage.


photo © 2003 Charles Jenks


Dr. Asaf Durakovic (© 2002 C. Jenks)

Hear Dr. Asaf Durakovic interview on depleted uranium.

 


Heather Wokusch
photo © Heather Wokusch

US Environmental Destruction Abroad

'Depleted' uranium: US has used it despite warnings and impact on people and environment- Doug Rokke unveils history of lies and official neglect of its dangers.

National Campaign to Ban Secret Shipments of Unlabeled Radioactive Munitions
Press Release (pdf) Action Plan (pdf)
Where is DU stored and what are shipment limits?

Dec 4 - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hear Doug Rokke's major talk (mp3) in Albany, NY

Afghan's Uranium Levels Spark Alert (BBC)

Compilation of DU Media Resources: with May 15 article on contamination in Iraq from US radioactive munitions (CS Monitor). See articles, interviews (mp3) and media list.

TV's Lack of Coverage on DU and Cluster Bombs

DU concerns Jefferson Proving Ground board

WBAI (NYC) Panel on DU Hear and download (45 min - mp3 file).

13 Representatives have co-sponsored HR 1483 - filed by Rep. Jim McDermott, it would require "studies on the health and environmental impact of depleted uranium (DU) munitions, as well as cleanup and mitigation of depleted uranium contamination at sites within the U.S. where DU has been used or produced." U.S House Members Contact Information Rep. McDermott sent to every member of the House the Doug Rokke interview by Sunny Miller, (published in YES!). Listen to original Tufts Univ. radio (mp3)

Doug just got back from national tour of Australia. See Aussie coverage - "Depleted Uranium Use is a War Crime" More on Doug Rokke and DU below.

Why is US Military refusing to follow its own regulations in training soldiers on DU? See US Army training video (by Doug Rokke) that US refuses to show troops.

Ask media to cover the 'depleted' uranium story.

More RESOURCES on DU on this site

PQAs at House on Commons - US 'scientific exchanges' re: new Tritium Handling Facility for UK Atomic Weapons Establishment; UK commits to release info on DU use in Iraq.

Resources on US/UK Uranium Weapons (scroll down for more)

Teratogenicity of depleted uranium aerosols: A review from an epidemiological perspective
Rita Hindin , Doug Brugge and Bindu Panikkar
Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source 2005, 4:17 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-4-17
Published 26 August 2005 See Open Access on use of this work

CT and LA DU Bills Now Law

DU testing bills for national guards pass CT House and Louisana House and Senate unaminously

"In my view it is highly irresponsible to continue to ignore this evidence." Keith Baverstock, Ph.D.

DOT ends DU exemption for DOD
press release (doc)

DoD exemption on labeling DU shipments expired; End the Exemption! Updated

A letter to DOT updated

Briton sues Honeywell over DU contamination

'Depleted' Uranium and Health - Glen Lawrence, Ph.D.

(PDF file) Essential information for soldiers and civilians who are at risk for uranium contamination in areas where DU munitions have been used

See also Depleted Uranium Project.

 

Traprock interviewed Chris Busby of Green Audit at the IPPNW conference in Berlin. In simple language hear how coastal effects have increased cancer rates and why inhaled uranium contamination is not like natural exposures.

Busby at World DU Conf

High levels of uranium in group of British troops that served in Iraq: ignored by MoD and press.

High levels of uranium found in Afghan civilians after US air raid

US Navy's Call for New 'Depleted' Uranium Warheads

Army 'reiterates' limited testing for exposure to 'depleted' uranium - Doug Rokke Commentary - What about Iraqi's? Testing is inadequate for most soldiers and falls short of British program. What about environmental contamination?

Hear and download
World Uranium Weapons Conference

Is US covering up killing of Marines by A-10's at An Nasiriyah?

See also: Marines tell of A-10's strafing them (with DU rounds)

The Ministry of Defense (UK) 'Depleted' Uranium Oversight Board Mysteriously Disappeared - We saved most of it (with the help of friends)

NYC Media breaks DU news

Army to Test NY unit (what about Iraqi's?)
US Troops posioned by DU?
New York Daily News - see related
Inside Camp of Troubles
Soldiers demand truth on health risks

See also Democracy Now coverage

Audio Index World DU/Uranium Weapons Conf. - 30 experts speak

DU = "Silent Genocide" Robert C. Koehler, Tribune

DoD lies again about pre-war Iraq; US, not Iraq, stopped WHO study of DU health effects in Basra area.

Army Tech Bulletin (7/96) on handling DU (pdf)

Final Judgement - International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan (ICTA) pdf or doc

Bush found guilty of Afghan war crimes Japan Times ( pdf ) ( doc )

Updated Immediate Action Required on 'depleted' uranium (pdf file)

Disappearing the Dead Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a "New Warfare"

DoD claims Bunker Busters do not use 'depleted' uranium Claim contradicts offical records

"Silent WMDs – Effects of Depleted Uranium" Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat
( pdf file or doc file)

Comments on VA Study of Gulf War (1991) Veterans - Dr. Glen Lawrence

UK's 'depleted' uranium warning to troops
Sunday Herald report
See warning cards - More below

Government DU-plicity
Susan Riordan and Davey Garland

Iraqi MD shows effects of wars on Iraq

WHO 'suppressed' scientific study into depleted uranium cancer fears in Iraq

Children of Gulf War vets have twice rate of birth defects. What about Iraqis?

Military Presentation (2002) shows again US aware of DU risks to children, soldiers, populations and environment.

Isotope analysis shows exposure to
depleted uranium in Gulf War veterans

British Vet wins DU Poisoning Appeal

2 Field Investigators Contaminated with DU in Iraq

CBC story on DU fire after Gulf War I
Why is US national media so quiet about DU?

Better World Links (DU)

Zapped Veteran Carries On

Parliamentry Questions on 'depleted' uranium in Iraq

see also Uraniun Weapons Cover-ups -
a Crime Against Humankind
by Piotr Bein, Ph.D., M.A.Sc., P.Eng. and Karen Parker

Is the US Army following its own
regulation 700-48 (pdf) in Iraq concerning DU? Have risk assessments considered "the resulting effects on environmental damage?" What is being done to manage health risks, to combatants and civilians alike?

Health Consequences of DU
Dr. Chris Busby

World Conference "DU Use Illegal"
See resolutions and reports.

Freedom of Information Act request shows US Navy was aware of 'depleted' uranium radiation and toxicity risks at least since May 14, 1984.

Hear Interview with Glen Milner, who used FOIA to ferret out the document.

Photo-Album from 9 stop, 3 State Summer DU Tour. Hear MP3audio (broadband) or RealAudio of Doug Rokke's Nagasaki Day talk in Springfield, MA. See media stories. Fall Tour is coming up!

July 23: National Press Conference on 'Depleted' Uranium with Doug Rokke

U.S. Nuclear Policy and Depleted Uranium - Testimony by Leuren Moret at the June 28, 2003 Public Hearing for the International Criminal Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, at Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Also, hear Leuren Moret on WBAI's DU panel (with Sunny Miller and others) - Hear and download (45 min - mp3 file).

NEW: Doug Rokke's interview (MP3 audio) by Shnae Elson on Austrailian Radio about 'depleted uranium' in Iraq and elsewhere.

Doug Rokke blew the whistle on 'depleted' uranium in Australia. He brought the message to national TV and radio and large crowds. Their Sentate debated DU for two days due to his tour. Traprock then started its national US tour on 'depleted uranium' with Doug Rokke. (Story on the summer tour at the top of this page.) Fall tour dates are filling up.

Doug Rokke. Ph.D., is a Vietnam and Gulf War Vet and an expert on 'depleted uranium.' He headed the US Army's DU Project after the Gulf War, and advocates a ban on DU munitions. See more on DU below, and follow the links to in-depth resources. Also see Aussie reflections on Doug's tour.

America's Shameful Legacy of Radioactive Weaponry

VAN with DU Stolen in UK - Nationwide Hunt Ensues (odd how DU is dangerous in the UK, but not in Iraq)

Oct 16-19, 2003 - World Uranium Weapons Conference - Hamburg features Doug Rokke, Leuren Moret and other international experts

We've organized over 30 programs coast to coast with local hosts. To book Doug Rokke, contact Sunny Miller at 413-773-7427.

DU Tour Archive- 2003

Oct 10, 2003 - Arcata, CA. Follow link for Itinerary (frequently updated) - Texas dates now confirmed! Oct 16-19 - World Uranium Weapons Conference Tour reaching 8 states and Germany.

See the Photo-Album from 8 stop, 3 State Summer DU Tour. Hear MP3audio (broadband) or RealAudio of Doug Rokke's Nagasaki Day talk in Springfield, MA. See media stories. Fall Tour is coming up! Call Sunny Miller to host DU event with Doug Rokke - 413-774-7427.

Dates are filling up for the fall DU tour.. Contact Sunny Miller to host Doug Rokke in your area (413) 773-7427, to get copy of Invisible War" to show in your area or to arrange a media interview.

July 23, 2003: National Press Conference on 'Depleted' Uranium with Doug Rokke

Doug Rokke blew whistle on 'depleted' uranium in Australia.

Doug Rokke. Ph.D., is a Vietnam and Gulf War Vet and an expert on 'depleted uranium.' He headed the US Army's DU Project after he Gulf War, and advocates a ban on the manufacture and use of DU munitions. Major International Story Ignored or dismissed by Most Major US Media (Photo ©2003 Charlie Jenks)

Oct 16-19, 2003 - World Uranium Weapons Conference - Hamburg

Freedom of Information Act request shows US Navy was aware of 'depleted' uranium radiation and toxicity risks at least since May 14, 1984.

Hear Interview with Glen Milner, who used FOIA to ferret out the document.

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May 19, 2003 - Sunny Miller interviews Dr. Asaf Durakovic on depleted uranium in London. The BBC reported on his alert about high uranium levels in civilians exposed to US bombing in Afghanistan (see box to left). You may hear the interview now (mp3 audio). (photo ©2003 Charlie Jenks)

May 3 - At the Albany (NY) Medical Center125 heard Doug Rokke (middle) speak on 'depleted' uranium. Hear this major talk (mp3) on DU use by the US with commentary during slideshow. Traprock worked with local hosts Peace Action and Physicians for Social Responsibility; many groups co-sponsored. See IndyMedia report on talk. See Ban DU Campaign.

Read below to find out how to get tested for DU exposure.



May 7 - Traprock forms Study Circle and Speakers Bureau
on 'depleted' uranium munitions. Next presentation is Sunday morning, May 18th at the Unitarian Society in Longmeadow, MA. We called the Uranium Medical Research Center asking how imbedded journalists can be tested for Uranium contamination. If you suspect you've been exposed collect your urine immediately for a 24-hour period, later raise funds for testing at this Canadian research center. See published, peer reviewed articles on DU and a self-assessment survey on exposure at UMRC.net
WARNING: Symptoms may not show up for several months.

Traprock Peace Center's Tours with Major Doug Rokke

Reports on Ban DU Tour: Jan/Feb, 2003: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; University of Buffalo, NY; Charlton College, Rochester, NY; St. Bonaventure, NY; University of Akron, OH; then on to Twin Cities, MN and Kentucky.


Nov. 16
-Doug Rokke spoke to 150 people in Seattle. On Nov. 11, Rokke (at left) spoke to local activists and veterans at the Boston Community Church, as part of tour hosted by United for Justice with Peace with co-sponsor Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety. This was the 4th stop on a 6 state tour organized by Traprock Peace Center with Dr. Rokke on the dangers of "depleted" uranium. Rokke says the US Army places our own soldiers at risk with scaled down DU training. Dr. Rokke had led the US Army's DU Project in Iraq. On Nov. 11, 80 people gathered for discussion with Major Doug Rokke on Veteran's Day in Greenfield. On Nov. 10 he spoke in New York City and at Yale, in Boston on Nov. 12 and Portland, ME on Nov. 13.


Nov. 12
-Doug Rokke spoke to local activists and veterans at the Boston Community Church. Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace with co-sponsors Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety and Traprock Peace Center. This was the 4th stop on a 6 state tour organized by Traprock with Dr. Rokke on the dangers of "depleted" uranium. Rokke says the US Army places our own soldiers at risk with scaled down DU training. Dr. Rokke had led the US Army's DU Project in Iraq. On Nov. 11, 80 people gathered for discussion with Major Doug Rokke on Veteran's Day in Greenfield. On Nov. 10 he spoke in New York City and at Yale, in Boston on Nov. 12 and Portland, ME on Nov. 13.

 


November 11
- 80 people gathered at All Soul's Church in Greenfield to hear Doug Rokke speak on the dangers of "depleted uranium." A potluck followed as Dr. Rokke stayed for discussions with participants. Earlier that morning Rokke participated in the veterans Daty Parade and wreath laying ceremony. At the Greenfield War Memorial Channel 22 interviewed Rokke and during the day three radio stations aired Rokke's comments on Monday. (No newspaper sent a reporter to any of these presentations though many were notified a full week in advance. Participants are writing op eds, articles and letters to the editors to compensate for a print media black-out.) In Greenfield veterans of many wars shared widely diverse views on proposals for a new war on Iraq. the communuty advocate for veterans services indicated that Gulf War veterans and veterans of the conflict in Kosovo were having great difficulty getting medical care from the V.A.. CALENDAR.

 


November 10 - Veterans for Peace Speak-Out Doug Rokke was the first to address a gathering at the MLK Labor Center on Sunday, Nov. 10 in New York City, 310 W. 43rd St. near Times Square. About 150 people attended the program with great speakers on civil liberties and choosing to refuse orders to go to Iraq.


Yale University, Dwight Hall:
Area peace activists met with Doug Rokke and Sunny Miller 6:30-9:00 pm.Fox news interviewed Rokke there. The program concluded with an excerpt from th evideo, "Invisible War, Depleted Uranium and the Politics of Radiation. This program was Sponsored by Connecticut Peace Coalition/New Haven, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, AFSC in Hartford, and Traprock Peace Center.

A driving rain kept attendance in Boston at the Community Church on Boylston Street to about 20+ people. Most braved the rain to attend the 5:30 vigil at Copley Square. The presentation sparked lively discussion, co-sponsored by United for Justice With Peace, Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety and Traprock Peace Center.

In Portland, Maine veterans seeking care now are told they should drive to Boston (4-hour + round trip) at their own expense for care. Video tapes were made at all evening presentations. Following the program Wednesday night at the Peace and Justice Center, hosted by Peace Action Mainein Portland, ME on Nov. 13. Ewe made visits to teh Portland Phoenix, Senator Collins office and the Editorial Board wekly meeting at the Portland Press Herold. Friends on Peaks Island will discuss a proposal for Portland and Boston Tea Parties, public screenings of the video made on Nov. 13 and demonstrations of the malfunctioning M-40 gas mask.

(Photo ©Charlie Jenks 2002; click on image above for larger photo.)

Dai Williams Key issues for UN uranium testing in Iraq (pdf file)

Hazards of Uranium Weapons (briefing for MP's - doc file)
U.S. Nuclear Policy and Depleted Uranium - Testimony by Leuren Moret at the June 28, 2003 Public Hearing for the International Criminal Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, at Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Also, hear Leuren Moret on WBAI's DU panel (with Sunny Miller and others) - Hear and download (45 min - mp3 file).

'depleted' uranium: US has used it despite warnings and impact on people and environment- Doug Rokke unveils history of lies and official neglect of its dangers

Hear Dr. Asaf Durakovic (right) interview on depleted uranium.

Hear Doug Rokke's major talk (mp3) in Albany, NY (see photo and more links to right.)

IndyMedia report of Doug Rokke in Albany, NY

May 5 - When the Dust Settles - (concerning 'depleted' uranium) ABC News

Afghan's Uranium Levels Spark Alert (BBC)

Compilation of DU Media Resources: with May 15 article on contamination in Iraq from US radioactive munitions (CS Monitor). See articles, interviews (mp3) and media list.

May 6 - TV's Lack of Coverage on DU and Cluster Bombs

WBAI (NYC) Panel on DU with scientist Leuren Moret, Sunny Miller and others Hear and download (45 min - mp3 file).

May 2, 2003 - Depleted uranium toxicity concerns Jefferson Proving Ground Board

Casualties from Iraq War WIll Mount - Pacific News

13 Representatives have co-sponsored HR 1483 - filed by Rep. Jim McDermott, it would require "studies on the health and environmental impact of depleted uranium (DU) munitions, as well as cleanup and mitigation of depleted uranium contamination at sites within the U.S. where DU has been used or produced." U.S House Members Contact Information Rep. McDermott sent to every member of the House the Doug Rokke interview by Sunny Miller, (published in YES!). Listen to original Tufts Univ. radio (mp3)

1999 Iraqi Report to IAEA on Cancer Rates Among Iraqi Soldier Exposed to Depleted Uranium

BAN RADIOACTIVE MUNITIONS:

Gulf War Syndrome, The Sequelæ
'People Are Sick Over There Already'

Steve Rosenfeld interviews Doug Rokke

How America Nukes its Own Troops

April 5 - Sunny Miller on 'depleted uranium
at CAN anti-war rally in DC (mp3 audio - 3 mg. file)

US use of 'depleted uranium' is illegal -
Neil Mackay, Sunday Herald

Discounted Casualties - The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium - links to book and resources

Summary of Toxic Exposures during Gulf War I - Doug Rokke

Tons of DU to be used in Iraq - BBC

Mar 24 - DU Must Not be Used - - Doug Rokke

Mar 24 - 'Depleted' Uranium - Army Regs ignored

March 6 Press Conference with Reps. Conyers,
McDermott; Nader, Veterans and Families

GI's At Risk - See also Nov. 02 - Action Alert

Feb 21 - Congress: Ban 'depleted' uranium -
Leuren Moret (pdf file - doc file) Ref. Groves Memo

Feb 15 - Bio-Chem Protection faulty - Doug Rokke

"Their ignorance is breathtaking" - Helen Caldicott

"This is absolutely criminal" - Major Doug Rokke

"Reality of War" by Doug Rokke
Doug Rokke's Reply to Mother of GI
VA Report on Gulf War Casualties
GAO REPORT - GI's at Risk
US Exports of Bio Materials to Iraq documented
in the Reigle Report
- pdf file, html page.

*Shame of Project SHAD -
US bio/chem tests on citizens, Navy ships and US military
*Peace Activist Convicted
*Reports on Traprock Ban DU Tour
*DU to be Used Against Iraq

Depleted Uranium: War Hazard? (pdf) or go to
http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=1687#more

Uranium Contamination in Afghanistan - UMRC.net
See also Marc Herold report
( pdf file - or - doc file )

David Keppel on militarization of biotechnology

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For details and updates, watch the Calendar. If your group would like to host Doug Rokke, call Sunny Miller at 413-773-7427. Media interviews are also available.

Doug Rokke Resources

A 2 Part Warning to the Citizens for the World (pdf), “Do Not Use Depleted Uranium Munitions Again” by Dr. Doug Rokke, Former U.S. Army DU team health physicist and Former U.S. Army DU Project Director and George Angus Parker, Formerly Sgt with the 1st Field Laboratory Unit, Biological-Warfare Detection Unit. Porton Down. Great Britain

NEW: The Scourge of Depleted Uranium ( pdf); Doug Rokke, Ph.D. presented during “The Child: A Victim of War and a Messenger of Peace,”
United Nations, UNESCO International conference, May 24-25, 2001, Athens, Greece. Also available in RTF (doc) format (download for viewing in word processor).

Doug Rokke on Depleted Uranium - Address at Fall Congressional / Coalition Leadership Breakfast, 325 Russell Senate Office Building
U.S. Senate, Washington D.C., November 10, 2000

Two Important Memos provided by Doug Rokke - Los Alamos memo advocates "proponency" over concerns for environment due to 'depleted uranium' use; Defense Nuclear Agency memo warns of "serious health threat" from 'depleted uranium.'

Gulf War Syndrome Hearings - Select Committee on Defence - US Parliament, December 1999, with Doug Rokke and others.


It's been amazing how many activists, as well as people in the US, do not know about the US contamination of Iraq with so-called depleted uranium. The US has spead an estimated 5 times as much radioactive material in Iraq as it did in the Gulf War - about 1500 tons compared to over 300 tons. See articles to the left, which we will update. We will also keep you updated on the progess of DU legislation in the US House. (Photos: Charlie Jenks, April 27, Amherst, Massachusetts Earth Day Celebration)

Veterans Administration Report and Analyses

September 10, 2002 - http://grassrootspeace.org/VAreport091002.pdf
VA confirms 159,230 veterans (out of 572,833 veterans) who were in the Gulf War Conflict have service connected disabilities, as of May, 2002. Another 62,264 soldiers who served in the war's theater area have been granted disability claims. Of veterans in the conflict, 8,013 have died from service connected causes.

Analysis of VA Report by Denise Nichols, a Gulf War veteran and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve major, is Vice Chairman of the National Vietnam Veteran and Gulf War Veterans Coalition. She can be reached at DSNurse@aol.com.

Commentary by Doug Rokke.

Links (Bold is new)

Denise Nichols Links (Ms. Nichols, a Gulf War veteran and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve major, is Vice Chair of the National Vietnam Veteran and Gulf War Veterans Coalition. She can be reached at DSNurse@aol.com.)

August 14, 2000 - Testimony to The Institute of Medicine - Treatment of Gulf War Syndrome

November 16, 1999 - Testimony before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Uranium Medical Research Centre - provides testing for DU exposure ($1500) and peer-reviewed research.

The National Gulf War Resource Center, Inc. - essential resources.

Gulf War Veterans Resource Links - Chris Kornkven's site has a great resource links; another essential site.

Eos life-work resource centre - Has Dai Williams report - Hazards of Uranium in the proposed war on Iraq.

Federation of American Scientists - Depleted Uranium Souces and Resources

Military Toxics Project - go to its Depleted Uranium campaign. Article "Have we been DUP'd to think Depleted Uranium Penetrators (DUPs) are acceptable weapons of war?" cites US DOD estimate that 315 tons of DU were fired during Gulf War and surveys showing that 3 of 4 Gulf War veterans may have been exposed to DU residues.

Gulf War Veteran Resource Pages - has a lot of older material in document library.

Soldiers for the Truth - a grass roots educational organization start by concerned veterans, it's goal is to focus attention on the decline in readiness of the armed forces. It doesn't shy away from controversy. Along the way, it provides important useful resources for peace activists.

Dennis Kyne's Veteran's site - "There are those of us who wish to honor the men and women fighting these wars like patriots„Doug Rokke and Dennis Kyne „because we oppose the greedy, rapacious elite, we are the traitors."ææ Leuren Moret, April 2003

Chronology of Public Events with Doug Rokke

6-State Veterans Days Speaking Tour - 2002
"Gulf War Casualties and Depleted Uranium"
Major Doug Rokke (Rock-ee)

Organized by Traprock Peace Center
For press interviews call Sunny Miller at 413 773-7427.

Traprock Peace Center is delighted to announce a major event with Dr. Doug Rokke, former U.S. Army Delpleted Uranium Project Director in Irag and DU team health physicist. Dr. Rokke is one of the World's foremost authorities on the dangers of depleted uranium munitions and warns against using Depleted Uranium again in Iraq.

Watch this space for details on and more locations. See news of the Campaign with Doug Rokke and resources at http://grassrootspeace.org/depleteduranium.html.

Nov. 11, 2002 Veterans Day Doug Rokke, Greenfield, 4-7 pm

Please invite friends, neighbors and patriots to hear Gulf War veteran Doug Rokke speak at All Soul’s Church, hope and Main Street in Greenfield on Veterans Day. Cosponsors for the Greenfield appearance at 4 pm are Traprock Peace Center, Veterans for Peace, Western Mass A.S.F.C., Community Health Center, and the Franklin County Interfaith Environmental Task Force. At Springfield College Rokke will speak to the class of Father Leo Hoar. For Doug Rokke's brief bio, detailed vitae, reports on Gulf War casualties and reports on presently defective, protective equipment, see http://www.grassrootspeace.org See also http://www.ngwrc.org

Tuesday, Nov. 12, Veterans Days Doug Rokke, Vigil + Talk, Boston

Please invite veterans to Copley Square for the 5:30 peace vigil, and to the Boston Community Church, 565 Boylston Street for a discussion with Doug Rokke at 6:45. Sponsorsed by United for Justice with Peace, with co-sponsors: Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety and Traprock Peace Center http://www.grassrootspeace.org
http://wwww.UnitedForJusticeWithPeace.org

Nov. 13, Veterans Days Doug Rokke, Portland, ME

Peace & Justice Center? (1 Pleasant St.) 7pm? For details call 410 263-7409. Co-sponsored by Peace Action Maine, Veterans for Peace, Friends of the Coast Opposing Nuclear Pollution and Traprock Peace Center. http://www.peaceactionme.org.

Nov. 16 - Meeting of the Western Mass. Stop War Coalition. This group is a network of community members, students, and activist from all over Western Mass from the Berkshires to Springfield. Join us Saturday for discussions on ways in which Veteran's Day was observed, organizing efforts to battle military recruitment of our youth for war, and the formation of a caravaning network to canvas in araea all around our portion of the state to heigten awaeness about the truths behind the pending War in Iraq. (And if anyone would like to add to the agenda please email the facilitators @ kjmalone@mtholyoke.com and jtj99@hampshire.edu

Nov. 16, The Hidden Costs of War: Depleted Uranium and the Gulf War Syndrome - Dr. Doug Rokke, former Director, U.S. Army DU Project, will speak at University Baptist Church (4554 12th Ave NE) in Seattle. For a map, go to http://www.kcls.org/kirk/hours.cfm. Dr. Rokke is a former U.S. Army DU team health physicist who worked on DU education and clean-up during the Gulf War. He is a whistle-blower from the inside explaining the policies of the Army that exposed troops and civilians to delpeted uranium (DU) and other toxic compounds. See www.grassrootspeace.org/gulfcasualties.html. For more information, call 206-632-6021 or visit http://www.endiraqsanctions.org.

Nov. 25 - Monday, Doug Rokke speaks in Davis, California -
7 - 9 pm, Davis Community Church, Fellowship Hall, 412 C Street, Davis.
Dr. Rokke is a former US Army DU team health physicist and former US Army DU Project Director who worked on Depleted Uranium (DU) education and clean-up during the Gulf War. A whistle-blower from the inside, Dr. Rokke explains the reckless policies of the Army that exposed troops to deadly 'depleted' Uranium and othe toxic compounds. The Gulf War was claimed an 'easy victory' with fewer than 300 dead at the end of the combat period. Gulf War syndrome continues to plague tens of thousands of War veterans and their children. More than 221,000 vets assigned to the Gulf region have been awarded medical disability by the Veterans Administration. Dr. Rokke will be introduced by Sacramento Veterans For Peace Chapter 87 President Pat Driscoll.

 

Page created November 10, 2002 by Charlie Jenks and updated continually.