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DU, A Multi-Faceted Issue - Depleted Uranium delegation: Jonesborough, TN - Oct 21-30, 2011

Now that I've been here in Jonesborough longer, I'm starting to feel less at a loss for where to start with the issue of DU. Two things in particular have helped that happen.  First, on Saturday, our delegation helped Dr. Michael Ketterer of Northern Arizona University collect some more samples for his ongoing work in tracing the level and spread of DU contamination from Aerojet Ordnance.  Then on Sunday, we had a press conference in Jonesborough, which connected us with a few people from the local community.

Unexpected questions - Depleted Uranium delegation: Jonesborough, TN - Oct 21-30, 2011

The more I learn about depleted uranium, the more I realize how little we know for certain about its effects on quality of life and health.  While we can say for certain that war kills, the details about DU's impact in the whole picture are conflicted and under-researched.

Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the Angels

Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the Angels

by Kathleen Kern

Account of Cliff Kindy's Deportation from Israel, January 17, 2011

[Note: the following is an account written by Cliff Kindy about his deportation from Israeli in January 2011.]

 

Another week in Hebron; another unpleasant Saturday night.

Another week in Hebron; another unpleasant Saturday night.

by Kathleen Kern on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 10:30am

I can't believe that this coming Thursday evening I will be finishing my stint with CPT.  It's hard to remember everything that's happened in the last week, so I guess I'll go by pictures.  Last Sunday, I stayed with friends in Jerusalem

Settlers burn ancient olive trees in Tel Rumeida

I'm basically putting this release on my blog, because we've already put the photos up in the photo gallery, and it may be a few days before this article appears on CPTnet.  So for those who would like a preview:

Sound bombs in the Hebron Market and Aftermath

Sound bombs in the Hebron Market and Aftermath

by Kathleen Kern on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:19am

Below is a more detailed version of what happened Saturday night.  I went to bed wired from writing the release and various twitters.  I set  my alarm for 6:00 in order to get to Jerusalem for church by 9:00 the next morning (the journey used to take a half hour before the restrictions

Sound bombs in the Hebron Market and Aftermath

Sound bombs in the Hebron Market and Aftermath

by Kathleen Kern on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:19am

Below is a more detailed version of what happened Saturday night.  I went to bed wired from writing the release and various twitters.  I set  my alarm for 6:00 in order to get to Jerusalem for church by 9:00 the next morning (the journey used to take a half hour before the restrictions

I'm pretty angry this evening.

My first, angry draft of something that will eventually appear on CPTnet.  I am furious that soldiers thought that throwing sound bombs, normally used for riot control, into a market where people were closing up shops and heading home for the weekend, would be funny.  I assumed it would be settlers, but the people in the market I talked to would have had no reason for letting settlers off the hook. kk

 

 

Soldiers throw sound bombs in market as shopkeepers close up for evening; more than three injured

End of Nakbe weekend

Well, thousands of Palestinians did not stream over the borders from Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza and Egypt.  They did not walk through the Bethlehem checkpoint into Jerusalem.  They did not do what the nonviolent activists, Palestinian and otherwise, dreamed they would do.  So that's something for the future.  I had a bad migraine last night, and was still trying to get over one today, when we got word that a peaceful demonstration was on it's way to Bab il Baladiye--the entrance to the Old City, our neighborhood.  Then my teammates who were accomp