Authors' Biographies

Glenn Alcalay is an anthropologist from New York and a member of the National Committee for Radiation Victims. He has worked on nuclear issues for more than twenty years. His main research and work has been in radioactive contamination of the Marshall Islands.

Frank Alexander, who prepared the photo exhibit and helped coordinate the material for this book, has been active in the environmental and anti-war movements.

Barbara Nimri Aziz is an anthropologist and journalist specializing on Middle East issues. She travels extensively throughout the Middle East and visited Iraq often both before and since the Gulf War to follow in detail social and economic developments. She specializes in analyzing the impact of the war and sanctions on Iraqi agriculture. Dr. Aziz produces a Saturday afternoon radio program on Pacifica-WBAI in New York.

Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, is a founding member and current president of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health and Editor in Chief of International Perspectives in Public Health. Dr. Bertell directed the International Medical Commission–Bhopal, which investigated the aftermath of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, and the International Medical Commission–Chernobyl. She wrote Handbook for Estimating the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation and the ground-breaking No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth.

Pat Broudy is legislative director of both the National Association of Atomic Veterans and the National Association of Atomic Survivors. Broudy helped found radiation exposure victims' organizations after her husband—exposed to radiation three times by the military—died from lymphoma in 1977. Since then she has testified twenty times before Congressional committees, including the recent Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses and Human Radiation Exposure.

Helen Caldicott, Australian physician and anti-nuclear activist, was one of the most influential leaders of the worldwide nuclear freeze movement in the 1980s. She founded Physicians for Social Responsibility and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. Dr. Caldicott was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1985. She is the author of Nuclear Madness, If You Love This Planet and Missile Envy.

John Catalinotto, a mathematics lecturer at the City University of New York, was a national organizer of the American Servicemen's Union from 1967 to 1971. In 1992 he helped organize the International War Crimes Tribunal on U.S. crimes in the Gulf War. Since 1982 he has been a managing editor of Workers World weekly newspaper.

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general during the Johnson administration, is an internationally known lawyer and human-rights activist. Clark was instrumental in building worldwide opposition to the Gulf War as well as the sanctions against Iraq. Clark founded the International Action Center in 1992 to establish a permanent response network for global crises. He has been an opponent of U.S. military interventions in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Nicaragua, Libya and Somalia.

Leonard A. Dietz, physicist, worked from 1955-1983 at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, which General Electric operated for the Atomic Energy Commission. He devised new techniques for high-precision isotopic analysis of uranium, plutonium and other elements. Dietz has published in numerous scientific journals and is a charter member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

Tod Ensign, a lawyer, is director of Citizen Soldier, a non-profit GI/veterans rights advocacy organization. He is author of two books on the military and has contributed chapters to several others, including a chapter on "U.S. War Crimes in Vietnam and America's Veterans" for an anthology on the Vietnam war to be published by Syracuse University Press in 1997.

Dan Fahey, a Gulf War Syndrome activist, is researching DU use in the Gulf region. Dan is a case manager at Swords to Plowshares, a veterans' rights organization, and is on the Board of Directors of the National Gulf War Resource Center, Inc. He is a member of the Military Toxics Project's Depleted Uranium Citizen's Network, Veterans for Peace, and commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars' Post 5888 in Santa Cruz, California.

Sara Flounders is a co-coordinator of the International Action Center. She initiated the Anti-Sanctions Project of the IAC, which produced the 1996 book, The Children Are Dying, to expose and end the use of economic sanctions as a weapon of mass destruction. She coordinated the International War Crimes Tribunal which held hearings on U.S. war crimes in the Gulf in thirty U.S. cities and over twenty countries. She has organized opposition to U.S. military intervention in Bosnia, Panama and Somalia.

Lenora Foerstel has been the North American Coordinator of Women for Mutual Security since 1990. She is also on the board of Women's Strike for Peace. A cultural historian whose research on the South Pacific included extended field work with Margaret Mead, Foerstel has written numerous articles, produced films and recently edited the book, Creating Surplus Population: The Effect of Military and Corporate Policies on Indigenous Peoples.

Jay M. Gould is a former member of the EPA Science Advisory Board, which has researched and exposed the dangers of low-level radiation. He is the author of Deadly Deceit: Low Level Radiation, High Level Cover-Up; The Quality of Life in Residential Neighborhoods and his most recent, The Enemy Within—The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors.

Siegwart-Horst Guenther, founder and president of the Austrian Yellow Cross International, carried out several relief actions for the sick and starving Iraqi people. He was professor of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Baghdad University. A Berlin court fined him in 1993 for violating the "Atomic Energy Law" when he attempted to bring a spent DU bullet into Germany.

Eric Hoskins is a medical doctor specializing in public health and epidemiology. Since 1990, he has provided humanitarian assistance and documented the Gulf crisis's impact on Iraqi children and women. As medical coordinator of the Harvard Study Team's surveys of health and welfare in postwar Iraq, Hoskins prepared the 1993 report for UNICEF, Children, War and Sanctions. In 1991, he was awarded Canada's most prestigious humanitarian award, the Lester B. Pearson Peace Medal.

Michio Kaku is a well-known nuclear physicist, author and commentator. Since 1977 he has been a professor of nuclear physics at the Graduate Center of City University of New York. He has written more than seventy articles and nine books, including his latest bestseller, Hyperspace. His Wednesday evening national Pacifica radio program has a wide audience.

Suzy T. Kane is a member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and past co-chair of the North East Westchester (N.Y.) SANE/Freeze. Her chapter is from her forthcoming book, The Hidden History of the Persian Gulf War.

Dolores Lymburner is a national organizer for the Military Toxics Project and the national coordinator of the Depleted Uranium Citizens' Network. This organization was the first to organize attention on DU, highlighting its many manufacturing and testing facilities in the U.S. She has been an environmental activist since 1986.

Carol H. Picou, Sergeant First Class, Army (retired), served with the 41st Combat Support Hospital in the Gulf War which drove past and worked among miles of incinerated Iraqi vehicles on the "Highway of Death." Picou has testified at Congressional hearings on Gulf War Syndrome. Because she demanded to know what happened to her and others' health, her career in the military ended. She co-founded MISSION Project–Military Issues Surfacing In Our Nation.

Manuel Pino, an environmental activist from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, has worked since 1979 on uranium-mining issues. He is currently an instructor at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. Pino continues to work with American Indian Nations throughout the United States that have been impacted by the nuclear fuel cycle and military testing.

Anna Rondon is a member of and community planner for the Dineh Nation (Navajo) in New Mexico and an organizer for the Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum. She participated in the September 1996 Indigenous Anti-Nuclear Summit and testified at the World Uranium Hearing in Salzburg, Austria, in 1992. She has been active in nuclear issues since she was sixteen. Her activism began with the AIM Freedom Survival School.

Victor Sidel helped found Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 1993, he has been co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. An outspoken opponent of the arms race, he is on the Board of the Physicians for a National Health Program, which advocates a Canadian-style single-payer system for the United States. He is also co-editor of War and Public Health, recently published by Oxford University Press.

Alice Slater is the president of Global Resource Action Center for the Environment, which provides technical support and economic analysis of employment alternatives to communities with nuclear facilities. GRACE aims to connect individuals and organizations engaged in research, policy and grassroots community work to preserve the future of the planet. Slater is on the board of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and is a founding mother of the Abolition 2000 Network for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Alyn Ware is the executive director of the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy and the Pacific representative for the International Peace Bureau in Aotearoa—New Zealand—his home country. He established the Mobile Peace Van, a peace education service for schools nationwide. He has worked as a UN researcher for the World Federalist Movement and was the UN Representative for the Gulf Peace Team.

Philippa Winkler is a researcher and activist in the U.S. and the UK. She was project director of the book Hidden Casualties: The Environmental, Health and Political Consequences of the Persian Gulf War. Winkler; Karen Parker, an attorney specializing in humanitarian law; and Dr. Beatrice Boctor were the main actors in bringing the issue of sanctions against Iraq and depleted uranium to the UN Commission on Human Rights in March 1996.

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