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Fundraiser for Congolese researchers in pursuit of the US nuclear legacy in Africa

October 27, 2020

If you’ve been following my research and writings here about the legacy of DR Congo’s Shinkolobwe mine (the source of the impossibly powerful uranium ore that made the Manhattan Project and America’s nuclear dominance possible) you already know that it’s a fascinating and powerful story, full of world-shattering injustices. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been working with two Congolese activists, Isaiah Mombilo and Yves SaNgol from the Congolese Civil Society of South Africa to put together this fundraiser to send them to Congo, in pursuit of the unknown history of the miners who dug that ore. Those mineworkers and their families, whose exposure to the most highly concentrated uranium ever found made possible the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, made a contribution to history is utterly forgotten. We want to remedy that, so please consider a donation, and please share this with you networks! Here’s the GoFundMe link!

Video made with the expert help of Erica Thomas.

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Anti-warEnvironment & ClimateGlobal SolidarityRacial Justice

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