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Basement of Horrors

This section is intended to help raise awareness and shock people out of their complacency.
It also serves the Burden of Proof - these are the "Dead Bodies" it must take to get action from government and, more importantly, the public. "If you think violence is not a problem in your community, and it is amazing how many do not, read on.  However, please be warned that you should find this material unsettling."
Please submit real life stories for inclusion to stewartr [at] peace.ca.

The world is dangerous not because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.

Every day, more than 2,300 children disappear in North America.  A staggering statistic. (ref. National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children http://www.missingkids.org/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=242#0 )

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO DIE EACH DAY OF HUNGER: 35,615 (UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimate; based on a posting at http://www.ainfos.ca
Minutes of silence: NONE
Plans for international response: NONE
Plans for saturation media network coverage: NONE
Effect on Stock exchanges: NONE
Alarm level: LOW
Primetime news reports on possible perpetrators of the crime: NONE
[courtesy of Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment, Jan/Feb 2002; www.adbusters.org ]


NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) War Video, by Robert D. Stewart (4 minutes, graphical depiction of why war must be abolished)

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) HateWatch: Video Presentations

 NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Quicktime Movie of Dead Babies Being Thrown Into a Dump Truck CNN - Zaire, November 1996 [ Download the Quicktime Movie Player from Apple ] zaire_goma_dead_30.gif (53088 bytes)

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy - Frank Dorrel has put together an excellent 2 - hour video, the basic message being that the Central Intelligence Agency, the military-industrial complex, the Pentagon, the multinational corporations, the media and the Government of the United States are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the third world, not to mention the poverty and oppression of millions more.  We support, arm and train dictators and militaries that do these evil actions to their own people.  All of this is to insure that we control the natural resources of these countries and their marketplace, use the people for cheap labor and keep the business of war (which is our biggest business) ongoing.  The CIA has done business with international drug dealers, allowing heroin and cocaine to enter the U.S., using the profits to fund more covert operations.  The mainstream media, or corporate media (as some refer to it), will not tell these truths because it is owned by the very corporations who benefit from all of this.  When it comes to foreign policy, the mainstream media gets its stories straight from the Pentagon and the CIA.  We have been taught all our lives that the United States fights for freedom and democracy, that we are the good guys.  And since so many people in America are doing well, do have freedom, opportunity and wealth or are just trying to get by, there is very little motivation to look into the things being said on this tape.  View it here!!  Warning - This is not for the faint or weak of heart.  The ten segments include (click on link for summary and downloadable videos):
1. Martin Luther King Jr.; (its a short and sweet introduction to the rest that will "blow you away" - 2 minutes)
2. John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola; (6 minutes)
3. Bill Moyer's 'The Secret Government' aired on PBS; (its 20 minutes, but you must see it)
4. Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair; (20 minutes)
5. School of Assassins; (14 minutes)
6. Genocide by Sanctions; (12 minutes)
7. The Panama Deception; (22 minutes; it won an Academy Award)
8. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the U.S.; (its 9 minutes, and you must see it)
9. Amy Goodman on the two genocides Indonesia has committed; (9 minutes) and 
10. S. Brian Willson on waging peace against our violent foreign policies. (9 minutes)
Epilogue by Frank Dorrel  (good insights, recommended reading list, and a personal conclusion by Bob Stewart on media complicity, lack of effective opposition holding government accountable, and lack of government response to these charges)
This video is 5-Star, Must Viewing - particularly for peace studies programs to generate discussion with students (and others).  I urge you to order your own copy: contact Frank Dorrel, 3967 Shedd Ter., Culver City, California 90232; tel. 310-838-8131; email fdorrel@addictedtowar.com ; web site http://www.addictedtowar.com .  A small donation (approx. US$10.00) is requested to help this project continue.  Many thanks to Frank for his good work. 

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)US Forces 'Used Chemical Weapons' during Assault on City of Fallujah
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110805Z.shtml  Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack in November of 2004. The attack killed insurgents and civilians with appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon. A video documentary entitled "Fallujah: the Hidden Massacre," provides what it claims is clinching evidence that incendiary bombs known as Mark 77 - a new, improved form of napalm - were used in the attack on Fallujah. This action is in breach of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons of 1980, which only allows such use against military targets.  WARNING: This video contains graphic and possibly disturbing footage.

A powerful film exposing the US role in the massacre of thousands of unarmed prisoners of war in Afghanistan was shown for the first time in the United States February 6, 2003.  The US premiere of 'Afghan Massacre? Convoy of Death' was held at American University before a largely student audience. Made by Irish documentary filmmaker Jamie Doran, who was present for the premiere, Afghan Massacre has already been broadcast on national television in Britain, Germany, Australia and Italy, and rights to broadcast it have been sold to networks in a total of 24 countries.  After a rough cut of the film was screened before the European Parliament last year, it became the subject of articles and commentaries in virtually every major newspaper in Europe, prompting demands by human rights organizations and lawyers for an official investigation. In the US, however, the film has been subjected to a near-total blackout by the media and unremitting hostility from the Bush administration, which unsuccessfully pressured the German government to stop its broadcast in that country.  Official Washington's hostility is well founded. Doran's film provides irrefutable evidence that US forces in Afghanistan carried out a massive war crime. Working as a reporter for Japanese television, Doran covered the US-led siege of the Qala-i-Janghi fortress, where hundreds of captured Taliban prisoners were killed. Footage from the fortress included in the film presents the images sanitized out of US coverage of the event: the broken corpses of young Afghans killed by US air strikes and automatic weapons fire littering the grounds of the fortress "many of them with
their arms still tied behind their backs. Afghan Massacre is now available on video and can be purchased at the web site of Doran's film company, Atlantic Celtic Film Corporation at www.acftv.net . Brief video excerpts from the film are posted on OneworldTV at http://tv.oneworld.net/tapestry?story=3D584&window=3Dfull .  To read full review, click on http://www.peace.ca/afghanmassacre.htm




NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)bluesmpshpin.gif (1016 bytes) A History Of US Secret Human Experimentation - It boggles the mind that human beings could do this to each other.  It is even more disturbing when it is a supposedly democratic government of the West that has carried out these atrocities.  More scary: they have not pledged to mend their ways and never do this to people again!!  Please, Read the attached report.

  Unarmed Peace promoter Rachel Corrie murdered

U.S. citizen Rachel Corey (C), 23,  bleeding from her nose and her mouth, is helped by colleagues in Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip March 16, 2003. An Israeli military bulldozer killed Corey on Sunday as she was protesting the demolition of a house in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian medical officials and witnesses said. 'The bulldozer put sand on her and kept crushing her,' said Nicholas Dure, a fellow member of the International Solidarity Campaign to Protect the Palestinian People protest group. (Reuters - Handout)
Sun Mar 16, 5:32 PM ET

U.S. citizen Rachel Corey (C), 23, bleeding from her nose and her mouth, is helped by colleagues in Rafah, Southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites) March 16, 2003. An Israeli military bulldozer killed Corey on Sunday as she was protesting the demolition of a house in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian medical officials and witnesses said. 'The bulldozer put sand on her and kept crushing her,' said Nicholas Dure, a fellow member of the International Solidarity Campaign to Protect the Palestinian People protest group. (Reuters - Handout)

The Haunting - Washington Post article on General Romeo D'Allaire's nightmare in Rwanda

An appeal for intervention by Dan Bar-On, The Jerusalem Post, December, 09 2001 - This is an appeal for immediate international intervention to stop the Palestinian and Israeli bloodshed. Both Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, our so-called "leaders" (today they are leaders only in the sense that they lead us further into hell), are caught up in a game that they started in 1982 in Beirut and have not yet finished. http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/12/09/Opinion/Opinion.39562.html 

A chamber of horrors so close to the 'Garden of Eden' By Andy Kershaw in Basra, Southern Iraq, The Independent - London 12-1-01.  II thought I had a strong stomach - toughened by the minefields and foul frontline hospitals of Angola, by the handiwork of the death squads in
Haiti and by the wholesale butchery of Rwanda. But I nearly lost my breakfast last week at the Basrah Maternity and Children's Hospital in southern Iraq.  Dr Amer, the hospital's director, had invited me into a room in which were displayed colour photographs of what, in cold medical language, are called "congenital anomalies", but what you and I would better understand as horrific birth deformities. The images of these babies were head-spinningly grotesque - and thank God they didn't bring out the real thing, pickled in formaldehyde. At one point I had to grab hold of the back of a chair to support my legs. http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=107715 

Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/atrox.htm

Index of Wars and Tyrants http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstatx.htm


20 Mishaps That Might  Have Started Accidental Nuclear War by Alan F. Phillips, M.D.

Scientist 'killed Amazon indians to test race theory'

Conference on War-Affected Children, Winnipeg, Canada - 5 Items

1 in 3 women abused

The Bombs of August by Howard Zinn

Youth in Armed Conflict

Trafficking in Women and Girls by Marian Douglas, Anita Botti and Iain Guest

The Earth as we know it has less than 30 years to survive if we continue our destructive course By Maurice Strong   

SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN by Current Evangelism  Ministries


CIVILIAN HARM IN SIERRA LEONE CONFLICT excerpted in website presentation, with photos & film-clips:

Matters of Fact: Past battles were fought between standing armies, but wars today affect civilians most, since they are civil wars, guerrilla action and ethnic disputes over territory or government.  Civilian fatalities have climbed from 5% of war-related deaths at the turn of the 20th century to 90% in the wars of the 1990s.  Over the past decade armed conflict has killed 2 million children, disabled 4 to 5 million, left 12 million homeless and more than 1 million orphaned or separated from their parents.  Every month, more than 2,000 people are killed or maimed by mine explosions.  Although around 100,000 mines were removed in 1994, 2 million more were planted.  It is estimated that nearly 100 million people are caught in a cycle of civil strife and hunger.  About 50 million people have been forced to flee their homes.  In 1995, there were 46 million displaced people.  Of the total, 40 million were in developing countries and 6 million in industrial or transition countries.  Sudan has 4 million internally displaced people and 730,000 refugees from other countries.  The number of refugees alone has increased dramatically - from 2.5 million in 1960 to 16 million in 1995.  Many conflicts go on for years.  By 1998 armed conflicts had been running for 20 years in Afghanistan, 10 in Somalia, 14 in Sri Lanka and 15 in Sudan.  (Courtesy of the United Nations Development Programme, Choices Magazine, December 1999.)  http://www.undp.org/

Canada aids `genocide' in Iraq: Ex-U.N. official Sanctions kill, says former U.N. official

WAR WITHOUT BLOOD? -  Hypocrisy of 'non-lethal' arms

Women Victimization


Thinking the Unthinkable - World Violence as a Solution to Overpopulation and Resource Collapse

Kim's Story -The Road from Vietnam



How the USA and UK trained the butchers of East Timor

I REMEMBER... East Timor ....

Torture, Terror, Tyranny: The State of Human Rights Today - a speech by Dr. William Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International  http://www.uwm.edu/Org/UN/HR/EVENTS/speech.html

Genocide and Mass Killings http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm



Child Soldiers


Torture, Terror, Tyranny: The State of Human Rights Today - a speech by Dr. William Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International  http://www.uwm.edu/Org/UN/HR/EVENTS/speech.html

Genocide and Mass Killings http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm

Make Killing a Reflex Action

Water Crisis Looms

The List of Horrors Goes On And On

Who's Who in the World of Crime (Source:   Criminial Intelligence Service of Canada)  whoswho.gif (5443 bytes)

Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the '90'stop100corpcriminals.jpg (2710 bytes)

"The Gift of Fear" by Gavin DeBecker, 1997

World Scientists' Warning to Humanity 

Living at Ground Zero  

Rape of ethnic women just another strategy for Burmese army (with pictures)


1)  Results of Nuclear Testing 

2)  Maimed Africans look to Canada

3) NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Incinerated body of an Iraqi soldier on the "Highway of Death," http://deoxy.org/wc/warcrime.htm .  Read the book "War Crimes" by Ramsey Clark http://deoxy/wc/wc-index.htm .  The Face of War.

4)NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) Photo of child dying and vultures waiting to eat him in Sudan 

Links to Articles:

1)  The effect on the inhabitants of a city after the explosion of a nuclear bomb, by Alan F. Phillips, M.D., D.M.R.T.

2)  NUCLEAR WINTER REVISITED   by Dr. Alan Phillips


4)  Anti-Personnel Land Mine Ban Project

5)  Landmine victims in the Russian War against Chechnya

6)  Reports and War Effects on Children

7)  Lessons of War

finds a steep rise in journalists killed in 1999 in comparison to 1998.  In another new report RSP finds that 45 authoritarian regimes severely restrict Internet communication of its citizens & calls on these countries to cease censorship of expression on the internet:  "Reporters Sans Frontières calls on Burma, China, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia & Tajikistan to ratify & enforce the Intl Covenant on Civil & Political Rights, which stipulates "everyone shall have the right to receive & impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers" & asks those states that have signed the covenant  -- Azerbaijan, Belarus, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Libya, North Korea,  Uzbekistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Vietnam -- to respect their commitment to the Covenant.  RSP's 1999 global review online:  www.rsf.fr/indexuk.html.


NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)The Face of War

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)EXTREME BIRTH DEFORMITIES related to Depleted Uranium used in NATO/U.S. munitions - "Unborn children of the region [are] being asked to pay the highest price, the integrity of their DNA." - Ross B. Mirkarimi, The Arms Control Research Centre, from his report: ‘The Environmental and Human Health Impacts of the Gulf Region with Special Reference to Iraq.’ May 1992.  The pictures are extremely disturbing. http://www.wakefieldcam.freeserve.co.uk/extremedeformities.htm



[an Iraqi child born in 1997]

This child was born in Iraq in the years since the Gulf War, when over three hundred tons of highly toxic depleted uranium were fired in weapons at Iraq. While there is no direct evidence (or research for that matter) linking depleted uranium exposure with such birth defects, doctors in Iraq report a tenfold increase in certain kinds of birth defects (including webbed or fused fingers and toes, missing eyes and vital organs, and severe brain damage) since the end of the war--and many US Gulf War Veterans have parented children with similar birth defects. Picture courtesy of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's Campaign against Depleted Uranium.  For more information: http://users.rcn.com/danmk/du.html

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An unnamed baby girl who was abandoned by her parents is now living in a Semipalatinsk hospital.   Click here to read LIVING AT GROUND ZERO.

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PAYING PRICE: Right, Berik Syzdykov, from Znamenka, as he looked two years ago - he has since had surgery on his face that produced a modest change; left, Renata Izmailova, 16, a high school student.

Maimed Africans look to Canada

Hacking off limbs favourite terror tactic of child rebels in Sierra Leone's upheaval (Calgary Herald, Sept. 4/98)

africanman.JPG (10221 bytes)Child-soldiers hacked at this man's arms (left), but were unable to sever them from his torso.

africangrl.JPG (15706 bytes)Teenage girl with severed left arm.



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