back to the SchNEWS Home PageTake Three - SchMOVIES DVD Collection 2007On The Verge - the Smash EDO campiagn film by SchMOVIES
subscribe to receive SchNEWS every week by emailView any SchNEWS back issuesFind out about SchNEWSSearch for contacts and linksVarious guides on how to do direct action etcDetails of previous hot topicsSchMOVIEWS - Short films produced by SchNEWS
The weekly newsletter from Justice? - Brighton's direct action collective

Issue 624 Articles:

Fort for a Day

No Time for Losers

Carry on Campesina

Carmel Creamed

Swear By It

Brewers Troop

Nippon it in the Bud

D U, Jimmy

Sorry, Darling

...And Finally...


Home | Friday 14th March 2008 | Issue 624

Back to the Full Issue



The Ministry of Defence have announced five days of depleted uranium (DU) weapons-testing on its Dundrennan range in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. Despite numerous scientific studies proving the health and environmental damage of DU missiles, as well as growing international criticism of the weapons, the MOD continues to stick its fingers in its ears and repeat its mantra - “Na, na, na. I can’t hear you!”

Aside from its obvious destructive power involved in it’s projectile deployment, DU has been found to cause damage to bone cells, among other nasty side-effects, and has been responsible for a dramatic rise in the cases of leukemia in Iraq. It will be the first such testing for five years - coming shortly after Belgium imposed the first domestic ban on uranium weapons, while the EU Parliament has voted in favour of a moratorium leading to a ban. An MOD statement read, “The findings continue to show that DU does not pose a significant risk to the environment or to members of the public or site personnel” (Na, na...). Strangely, despite these ‘findings’, the UK was one of only five states to vote against a UN request for nations to submit reports on the health impacts of uranium weapons. What’re they so worried about?!

* For more see


Subscribe to SchNEWS: Send 1st Class stamps (e.g. 10 for next 9 issues) or donations (payable to Justice?). Or £15 for a year's subscription, or the SchNEWS supporter's rate, £1 a week. Ask for "originals" if you plan to copy and distribute. SchNEWS is post-free to prisoners.


SchNEWS, c/o Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3XG, England
Phone: +44 (0)1273 685913

@nti copyright - information for action - copy and distribute!