The horrors of war don't end when the last gun falls silent. Unexploded shells, landmines, and other wartime hazards continue to take lives long after hostilities cease. Depleted uranium - or "DU" - one of the lesser know of these hazards, is spreading disease and death well beyond the battlefields on which it was once deployed. Originally viewed as a waste product in the production of fissionable nuclear material, depleted uranium was found to be effective in the manufacture of armor piercing projectiles and bombs. DU armaments are in use by the United States, Russia and several other nations. The U.S. has used DU armaments in the First Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP); former Communications Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He'll discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; U.S. actions and their implications in the Arab world.
On the Dec 11 Radiozine Ani Hanes and Theresa Mitchell talk with Dan Handelman of the Portland Peace and Justice Works and Leah Bolger of the Veteran's for Peace in Corvallis. They're working to stop the deployment of the Oregon National Guard to Iraq and Afghanistan. Tune in to find out about the campaign.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Chris Hedges about his recent article "Lost in the Rubble," which, among other
things, recounts his meeting with Nizar Rayan, who Israel killed in a targeted assassination last week. Author of several books, Hedges covered the Mideast for the New York Times for seven years.