Iraq War as Seen from Hiroshima: DU (Depleted Uranium) Weapons as the Nuclear Shadow

Iraq War as Seen from Hiroshima: DU (Depleted Uranium) Weapons as the Nuclear Shadow
Nov. 15, 2007
Professor Nobuo Kazashi lectures at Green Mountain College
Thursday Nov. 15, 4:00 p.m. ast Room.
Nobuo Kazashi, a philosopher-activist from Hiroshima, Japan, brings to light an aspect of the Iraq War not covered by the mainstream US media: the suffering being caused, not only among the Iraqi people but also among US soldiers, by repeated use of DU weapons. In December 2002, Prof. Kazashi visited hospitals and schools in Iraq to witness the damage brought about by the use of DU during the 1991 Gulf War.
Ever since, he has been deeply involved in the BAN DU campaign as Director of NO DU Hiroshima Project and coordinator for ICBUW (International Coalition To Ban Uranium Weapons).
The talk will make clear, together with photos and a short documentary video, why DU weapons, made from nuclear waste, are “inhuman weapons” with indiscriminate and irreparable effects to humans and the environment.
Nobuo Kazashi is Professor of Philosophy at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan. During 2007-8 he is a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. Professor Kazashi specializes in contemporary philosophy, American philosophy, and modern Japanese thought.
[Sponsors: GMC Speaker’s Bureau; English, Philosophy, and Communications; Environmental Studies]
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