Please join us for the Queens Screening of the New, Full-length Documentary

POISON DUST: A new look at U.S. radioactive weapons

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(The film will be projected onto a large screen)

Tuesday April 19, 2005 7pm

All Saints’ Church - 43-12 46th Street (at 43rd Ave.)

Sunnyside, NY Donations accepted.

(7 train to 46th Street stop; walk one block)

Discussion to follow with:

How you can get involved

In this new Iraq War, IT’S WORSE THAN BEFORE

During the current Iraq War, the U.S. use of radioactive Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons increased from 375 tons used in 1991 to 2,200 tons. Geiger counter readings at sites in downtown Baghdad record radiation levels 1,000 to 2,000 times higher than background radiation. The Pentagon has bombed, occupied, tortured and contaminated Iraq. Millions of Iraqis are affected. Over 1 million U.S. soldiers — including many from communities all over Queens — have rotated into Iraq. We don’t know how many have been exposed to DU.

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 even 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 with a half-life of 4.4 billion years.

Get educated! Get Involved!

Let’s work to educate ourselves and mobilize people to understand what the Pentagon has unleashed on the world. Get involved with Queens anti-war and community groups to demand full testing, full healthcare, decontamination, thorough cleanup and reparations. We need money for jobs, education, healthcare, housing and human needs right here in Queens — not for war.

Sponsored by:

Sunnyside Woodside Peace - www.sunnysidewoodsidepeace.org

Depleted Uranium Education Project of the International Action Center - www.iacenter.org

West Queens Greens - www.nygreens.org/west-queens/

Million Worker March - mwmeast@yahoo.com

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