cj#445> Truth, Justice, and the American Way

1996-01-27

Richard Moore

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In Nevada...
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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996
To: •••@••.•••
From: Kurt Ouchida <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Nuclear Waste Issues

Dear Richard:


        I would like to introduce you to the State of Nevada Agency for
Nuclear Projects, a department under Nevada Governor Bob Miller's office,
that oversees/monitors the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain
Project, a controversial proposal by Congress and the nuclear power
utilities to make Nevada the nation's only high-level nuclear waste dump.

        As you can imagine, nearly 8 in 10 Nevadans oppose the project.
Based upon the wishes of the citizenry and scientific and socioeconomic
studies (which revealed 33 earthquake faults, evidence of upwelling water,
volcanic activity, and likely transportation routes through 43 states) the
State has taken a formal position to oppose the project.  The State
Legislature has even passed a law prohibiting the building of the
repository.

        Despite this opposition, the DOE continues its work to
"characterize" the mountain.  As the Agency for Nuclear Projects, we have
created a home page on the internet to disseminate information on this
issue.  We welcome your opinion of the page.

        I invite you to contact our home page:

        http://www.wizard.com/~vantage/yuccadmp.html

to find out more about the state of Nevada's concerns of being turned into
the nation's only nuclear waste dump.

Also, please send us your street address if you'd like a copy of the
educational video "What's the Deal with Yucca Mountain?"

Thank you

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In the drug trade...
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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996
To: •••@••.••• (Richard K. Moore)
From: •••@••.••• (Larry + Jennie)
Subject: Re: Mena

[The] Politics of Heroin by Alfred McCoy was reissued in 1991.  I saw
it on a bookshelf in Chicago last Sunday.

ISBN 1-55652-12652-126-X  (hardcover?)
or
ISBN 1-55652-125-1 (paperback)
Lawrence Hill Books
Brooklyn, New York

Chicago Review Press
814 N. Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

It is worth the effort to acquire this well-documented book.  McCoy is a
historian.

Larry

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In Iraq...
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Date:         Fri, 19 Jan 1996
Sender:       Activists Mailing List <•••@••.•••>
From:         Hal Womack <•••@••.•••>
Subject:      Iraqi Holocaust Now: Ramsey Clark to Speak Sunday in S.F.

From: Rania Masri <•••@••.•••>
Newsgroups: soc.culture.iraq,soc.culture.arabic
Subject: Letter from Ramsey Clark
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996
Organization: North Carolina State University

Letter from Ramsey Clark to Madeline Albright, US Ambassador to the UN

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                                January 1, 1996

Ms. Madeline Albright
Permanent Mission of the United States
to the United Nations

Dear Ambassador Albright,

        There is one crime against humanity in this last decade of the
millennium that exceeds all others in its magnitude, cruelty and portent.
It is the US-forced sanctions against the twenty million people of Iraq.
The whole population has suffered.  More than one million people have
died, mostly among the elderly, the chronically ill, children and infants.

        The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports
that UN sanctions have been responsible for the deaths of more than
560,000 childreen in Iraq since 1990.  Most children's deaths are from
effects of malnutrition - including marasmus and kwashiorkor, wasting or
emaciation reaching 12 percent of all children, stunted growth affecting
28 percennt, diarrhea and dehydration from bad water or food that is
ordinarily easily controlled and cured, common communicable diseases
preventable by vaccinations, and epidemics from detiorating sanitary
conditions.  There are no deaths crueler than these.  They are suffered
slowly, helplessly, without simple remedial medication, without simple
sedation to relieve pain, without mercy.

        While the United Nations Security Council is the nominal power
imposing the sanctions, the United States has forced this decision on the
council.  Three of the five permanent members of the Security Council -
China, France, and the Russian Federation - have sought modification of
the sanctions.  The U.S. systematically eliminates opposition to the
sanctions.  It blames Saddam Hussein and Iraq for the effects of the
sanctions, most recently arguing that if Saddam "stopped spending billions
on his military machinne and palaces for the elite, he could afford to
feed his people." But only a fool would offer, or believe, such
propaganda.  If Iraq is spending billions on the military, then the
sanctions are obviously not working. Malnutrition didn't exist in Iraq
before the sanctions. If Saddam Hussein is building palaces, he intends to
stay.  Meaenwhile, an entire nation is suffering.  Hundreds are dying
daily and millions are threatened in Iraq, because of the U.S.-compelled
impoverishment.

        If the United Nations participates in such genocidal sanctions
backed by the threat of military violence and the people of the world fail
to prevent such conduct, the violence, terror and human misery of the new
millennium will exceed anything we have known.

        You must vote against these genocidal sanctions.  Your nation
should not share responsibility for the deaths of more than 10,000 Iraqis
who will die before the Security Council review in March if sanctions are
not lifted in January.

                                        Sincerely

                                        Ramsey Clark

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Distributed, on the Internet, by the Iraq Action Coalition
http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/r/rrmasri/www/IAC/
Iraq Action Coalition

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