Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.
We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.
One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."
This rally through the heart of Johannesburg remained non violent, despite earlier fears to the contrary.
A clear indication that while the delegates inside the convention make new alliances and forge tenuous political partnerships, outside the UN buildings very real walls based on access to resouces continue to exist.
A few thousand people march to Sandton in Johannesburg. The previous week, police used stun grenades against its own citizens - marchers commented that ment only a few thousand marched instead of tens of thousands.
The issues discussed at the Earth Summit affect communities, especially women and children. Critical to most African communities is the issue of water: it needs to be clean, safe and drinkable.
NEPAD is the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development. African NGO's are angry that they were not consulted or involved in its creation.
The messages were as varied as the marchers themselves. The uniting sentiment was one of displeasure at the progress made so far by the Earth Summit delegations that seem to be actively protecting corporate interests.
A rally at the Earth Summit saw people of all ages walk for 7 hours through the streets of Johannesburg - starting at the poorest suburb of Alexandria and finishing at Sandton, the elite heart of the city.
The police were present in force at the Earth Summit. Many commented that the segregation of the people from the politicians induced a sense of being 'locked out' of the decisions that will shape their future.
The Landless Peoples' Movement converges on the Earth summit to demand land, food and jobs.
Within the halls of Sandton, non-governmental organisations and press have been effectively excluded from all deliberations of the Earth Summit's now as they work late into the night. The mood is dark, as we watch commitment after commitment...
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