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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Occupy Aerojet Today

I received this news that I will pass on to you. I will be visiting with the Christian Peacemaker Teams to see what they are about.

Here are two articles about the events this week in the Johnson City Press:

  1. Occupy Areojet Movement Planned, Forum Focuses on Depleted Uranium's Usage and Safety, and
  2. Peacemaker Group Visits Jonesborough to Raise Awareness of Company's Depleted Uranium.
This is from the Christian Peacemaker Teams website:

Depleted Uranium delegation collects samples to be examined for DU contamination, participates in press conference.

Christian Peacemaker Teams will be at the plant today from 11-5. Here is the announcement:


A day of re-imagining Aerojet Ordnance without the manufacturing of Depleted Uranium weapons.

Open to all of the public!

Bring food, stories, drums, signs, concerns and questions to share. While your dogs are welcome, please consider leaving them at home for their own sakes.
  • Where: Across the street from the Aerojet Ordnance plant: 1367 Old State Route 34, Jonesborough, TN
  • When: 11am-5pm, Saturday October 29
  • 11am: Re-imagining new jobs, products and layout of the Aerojet plant
  • 1pm: Storytelling from local residents affected and concerned about the manufacturing of Depleted Uranium weapons in their neighborhood, as well as those who have encountered the DU in war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 3pm: Organizing a clean up of Aerojet
  • Why: To raise local awareness that Depleted Uranium weapons are being produced in our midst, as well as its effects on the battlefield on our own troops as well as the families of non-combatants. While we hold environmental and public health concerns for DU production, even more dramatic are the consequences for veterans and citizens exposed to DU particulates after its production.

For questions about Occupy Aerojet contact Heather Mitchell (CPT Representative) at 214-502-8035.

Organized by Christian Peacemaker Teams and local citizens concerned about Depleted Uranium munitions, this event is a follow-up to the forum co-sponsored by APEC at ETSU on Tuesday, October 25th.

Hope to see you there!