Demand US Transparency - Protest, London, 12/11
Demand transparency: Lunchtime protest, Friday November 12th, 13:00, US Embassy, Grosvenor Square
The US used at least 400 tonnes of depleted uranium munitions in Iraq during the conflicts in 1991 and 2003. They continue to refuse to release data on where the weapons were used, blocking research into their health impact and preventing decontamination and risk reduction programmes. Earlier this month, the US, along with France and the UK voted against a UN resolution calling for states to release this data - in spite of the UK having already done so for the DU it used in Iraq in 2003.
This protest has been called by the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium, UK Uranium Weapons Network and the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW) to mark the International Day of Action Against Uranium Weapons on November 6th. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK Uranium Weapons Network members are: the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium, the Campaign Against the Arms Trade, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Environmental Justice Foundation, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, MEDACT, the Muslim Council of Britain, Pax Christi, People & Planet, Quaker Peace & Social Witness and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.