They thought they came home safe from the war....They didn't!
'Poison DUst' documentary details how the Pentagon radiates soldiers and civilians with depleted uranium poisoning
Milwaukee premier with filmmaker Sue Harris April 21, 2007
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee premier of "Poison DUst" will take place at the Center Street Library, 2727 W Fondulac Avenue in Milwaukee Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
"Poison DUst" tells the story of three young men-Black, Latino and white-from New York suffering from depleted uranium (DU) poisoning who could not get answers for their mysterious ailments after their National Guard unit's 2003 tour of duty in Iraq. Their frustrations in dealing with the Veterans Administration's silence becomes outrage as they realize that thousands of other GI's and others from Vieques, Puerto Rico to Iraq to the Kosovo have the same symptoms. DU is now a staple of the U.S. military arsenal worldwide.
Today more than one-third of all 1991 Gulf War vets are on VA Disability Benefits. Meanwhile U.S. use of radioactive DU weapons has increased six-fold from 1991 to the Gulf War II of today. Despite clear evidence, the Pentagon denies DU is radiating soldiers and civilians.
The Milwaukee film screening of "Poison DUst" will be preceded by community members demanding money for people's needs not racism and war followed by a question and answer session with the documentary's filmmaker Sue Harris. Harris will be available for media interviews before and after the screening.
The documentary includes interviews with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Michio Kaku, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Major Doug Rokke-the former U.S. Army DU Project head.
For more information on "Poison DUst" see: www.peoplesvideo.org.
On how to purchase "Poison Dust" and the book "Metal of Dishonor: How the Pentagon Radiates soldiers and civilians with DU weapons," see www.leftbooks.com.
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