My college-age son tells me that one of his professors recently pointed to a segment that Amy Goodman did on the Winter Soldier campaign and how the mainstream media isn’t covering it to talk about how stories get routinely disappeared by the forces of media as it were. I also pointed that out in a brief mention of how so much of women’s history has been disappeared and how it continues to be ignored. But there is nothing unusual in significant stories not being reported. The amount of significant human reality that is routinely and purposely not reported by the so-called purveyors of news is truly is beyond belief, and the damage that does to our perception of what is real is truly devastating.
The following is yet another story that the mainstream press has blown off. Leuren Moret is a noted expert on depleted uranium. What she says in this interview is critically important, and for that reason we include it here in its entirety. Yet please note the link–I found it in The Tehran Times!
Aishah Ali’s Interview with Geoscientist Leuren Moret
Originally published in Madame Chair Magazine (with apologies, I could not find a link for this)
“Ever since she knew about the devastating effects of radiation and depleted uranium pollution on the world as a result of nuclear weapons, geoscientist Leuren Moret has been on a crusade to stop wars and weapons testing.
The War Crimes Conference and Exhibition held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur recently was eye-opening and conscience-raising in its condemnation of the atrocities of war. During the three-day event, attendees gained insight into the horrors of past conflicts and the impending threat to our future if wars continue. Among the many impassioned pledges was a move to establish a War Crimes Tribunal in Malaysia this year and try U.S. President George Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australian Prime Minister John Howard for their roles in initiating the illegal Iraq war.
The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalize War is a global movement introduced several years ago by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia. The February War Crimes Conference is the most recent of the annual events organized by the Perdana Global Peace Forum. The event fielded distinguished speakers who shared their expertise and showcased a number of war victims from Iraq and Palestine who gave a human face to the grim discourse with their heartrending testimonies.