CHICAGO/TORONTO: Christian Peacemaker Teams announces delegations that will investigate and challenge use and manufacture of Dep
30 December 2006
CHICAGO/TORONTO: Christian Peacemaker Teams announces delegations that will
investigate and challenge use and manufacture of Depleted Uranium munitions.
DEPLETED URANIUM DELEGATION (U.S.) 16-25 March and 18-27 May 2007.
Eighty-nine percent (518,000) of the US military personnel who fought in the
First Gulf War are receiving disability payments, even though the military
operations there caused only 1000 U.S. casualties. Depleted uranium weapons
(DU) are implicated in these veterans' disabilities. Some scientists have
discovered evidence of their use in the current Iraq war as well. The
European Union has banned DU weapons.
The CPT delegation is part of a campaign to halt the production of DU
munitions. Starting in Jonesborough, Tennessee--location of one of the main
DU weapons production facilities in the U.S.--delegates will meet with
people impacted by these weapons, including veterans, hospital
administrators and plant employees. They will also organize and carry out a
nonviolent public witness challenging the production of DU munitions. The
March delegation may also travel to Washington, DC.
Delegates arrange their own transportation to Knoxville, Tennessee and raise
$300 for on-ground expenses
*** CPT is a faith-based group that seeks participants for all delegations
who are interested in human rights work, committed to nonviolence, and
willing to participate in team worship and reflection. Delegates should
have plans to share about the trip upon return to their home communities and
All on-ground travel, two meals a day, simple accommodations, and all
honorariums and delegation fees are covered. For more information or to
apply, contact CPT, (PO Box 6508, Chicago, IL 60680; phone 773-277-0253; fax
773-277-0291; e mail firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>) or
see CPT's website at: http://www.cpt.org/.
(Click on "Delegations" at the left of the homepage. Go to the bottom of
that page for instructions on downloading the form. Please include a
summary of your experience as requested, as well as the completed two-page