The Peace Resource Center is opening it's doors at the Friends Center and hosting a month long commemoration of Japan's nuclear experiences (Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima) with a focus on remembering the past while educating about nuclear issues that persist and need to change. Each Tuesday in August, we will feature a different film on nuclear issues.
~ Tuesday, Aug 23rd ~
FREE Special Screening of: Poison DUst
6:30 pm Light refreshments
7:00 pm Movie starts, discussion after
Bring a friend!
~ About POISON DUST ~
A NEW LOOK AT U.S. RADIOACTIVE WEAPONS During the current Iraq War the U.S. use of radioactive DU weapons increased from 375 tons used in 1991 to 2200 tons. Geiger counter readings at sites in downtown Baghdad record radiation levels 1,000 and 2,000 times higher than background radiation. The Pentagon has bombed, occupied, tortured and contaminated Iraq. Millions of Iraqis are affected. Over one million U.S. soldiers have rotated into Iraq. Today, half of the 697,000 U.S. Gulf War troops from the 1991 war have reported serious medical problems and a significant increase in birth defects among their newborn children.
The effects on the Iraqi population are far greater. Many other countries and U.S. communities near DU weapons plants, testing facilities, bases and arsenals have also been exposed to this radioactive material which has a half-life of 4.4 billions years
Stay tuned for details about the next film!