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reconstruction of Afghanistan began somewhere in the winter of 2001-02.
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Arian Mouj Sharifi
what did the bombs leave behind?
hey, have been meaning to post this tidbit from Utica/Central New York's Citizens in Action and Sonoma State University's media group Project Censored's annual publication Censored 2005 ("a compilation of the year's 25 most significant news stories that were overlooked or under-reported by the country's major national news media"):
High Uranium Levels Found in Troops and Civilians
Civilian populations in Afghanistan and Iraq and occupying troops have been contaminated with astounding levels of radioactive uranium as a result of post-9/11 United States' use of tons of uranium munitions. Four million pounds of radioactive uranium were dropped on Iraq in 2003 alone.
Most American weapons (missiles, smart bombs, bullets, tank shells, cruise missiles, etc.) contain high amounts of uranium that on detonation, release a radioactive dust. Once ingested, these subatomic particles slice through DNA. With a half-life of 4.5 billion years, it is a permanent contaminant distributed throughout the environment.
Scientists from around the world testify to the huge increase in birth deformities and cancers wherever uranium munitions have been used. The effects of the U.S. deployment will be felt in all the neighboring countries in the Middle East and Asia, as well as in our returning troops.
This story was rated #4, and was originally reported by the following sources:
Uranium Medical Research Center, January 2003
Title: "UMRC's Preliminary Findings from Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom" and "Afghan Field Trip #2 Report: Precision Destruction - Indiscriminate Effects"
Author: Tedd Weyman, UMRC Research Team
Awakened Woman, January 2004
Title: "Scientists Uncover Radioactive Trail in Afghanistan"
Author: Stephanie Hiller
Dissident Voice, March 2004
Title: "There Are No Words? Radiation in Iraq equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs"
Author: Bob Nichols
New York Daily News, April 5, 2004
Author: Juan Gonzales
Information Clearing House, March 2004
Title: "International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan At Tokyo, The People Vs. George Bush"
Author: Professor Ms. Niloufer Bhagwat J.
mariam   November 11th 2004, 2004 10:24 PM
Kabul: Partial Reconstructions is an installation
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the idea of reconstruction -- as both process and metaphor -- in the context of present-day Kabul.
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resource, and medium for the communication of questions and answers about the reconstruction between people inside and
outside the city of Kabul itself.