Raytheon 9 Film & talk by Joanne Baker – Tuesday 11th May 7.30pm
Posted by anti militarist on May 1, 2010
Bristol Stop the War in conjunction with the EDO decommissioners will be showing the Raytheon 9 film at the Magpie Arts Centre on Picton St. (Ashley rd entrance) Plus Joanne Baker will be talking on the devastation inflicted on Iraq by the bombing and the occupation forces.
The Raytheon 9 film describes how, on the 12th August 2006, during the Israeli military campaign against Lebanon, 9 men stormed an arms factory in Derry, Northern Ireland. They caused an estimated £350,000 worth of damage and were arrested. They denied nothing, yet the jury acquitted them of all charges.
Joanne Baker has been actively engaged with the humanitarian situation in Iraq since 1997. She visited Iraq between 1999 and 2004 and has witnessed first hand the devastating effects of the High Tech weapons used by the coalition forces. She defied sanctions and entered Iraq with a rucksack full of medicines and visited the Hospitals and returned to Britain informing people that new and terrible weapons were causing similar deformities in births as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She has written an informative and concise book about Depleted Uranium and the devastation it has reaped in Iraq.She is a teacher, human ecologist and human rights campaigner, she talks both with humanitarian compassion and political insight.