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Imperialist Wars & Global Ecological Degradation


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 04 July 2014

A World Can't Wait Panel at the Left Forum, June 1, 2014  With 1100+ bases, the US military is the single largest user of fossil fuels in this century, while at the same time it fights wars and engages in occupations both to ensure strategic access to those resources and deny rivals control. In its military operations, it uses weapons of mass destruction, such as Agent Orange (in Vietnam) and depleted uranium (in the former Yugoslavia and in Iraq) which cause horrendous suffering including cancer and birth defects and remain over time as potent environmental toxins. The ecological effects of war, such as the burning of oil fields and the destruction of large urban constructions, spreads poisonous fumes and dust, with devestating effects on land, humans, flora and fauna.


Larry Everest, author of Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq & the US Global Agenda 
Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, environmental toxicologist 
Moderator: Debra Sweet, World Can't Wait

Filmed by Cat April Watters

Watch the Panel Discussion

 

http://youtu.be/xYG3G04C-W4

http://youtu.be/0OGvOFFhmn0

http://youtu.be/G-GZrmWbOB4

http://youtu.be/pjwWsaJwJm4




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