[ RadSafe ] FW: [NukeNet] Navajo Nation's Ongoing Battle vs. Uranium Mining

BLHamrick at aol.com BLHamrick at aol.com
Mon Mar 6 20:03:27 CST 2006

Steve, Norm, et al:
I took a look at the "Coalition for Peace and Justice" site.  They  state 
they are a regional chapter of "Peace Action."  And, just by the way,  the 
"Coalition for Peace and Justice" site I visited was developed by Natalie  Cohen for 
Norm Cohen, so I presume this is (one of?) Norm's web-sites.  It  can be 
viewed at:  _http://hometown.aol.com/norkarnatam/cpj.html_ 
(http://hometown.aol.com/norkarnatam/cpj.html) .
I also visited the site for "Peace Action" 
(_http://www.peace-action.org/abt/abtpa.html_ (http://www.peace-action.org/abt/abtpa.html) ).
They clearly state, "Because of our effective work to change policies  at a 
congressional level, contributions to Peace Action are not  tax-deductible," 
thus whether or not any portion of their organization is a  501(c)(3), they are 
not claiming tax-exempt status with respect to their  anti-nuclear lobbying 
activities, so their financing would not be subject to the  same public 
disclosure as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Interestingly though, the primary message at "Peace Action" was  anti-war.  I 
find it rather pathetic that this nation still equates the use  of 
radioactive materials and the development of nuclear power options with  "nuclear war," 
as it seems these orgainzations do, since they tend to generally  oppose all 
use of radioactive material or nuclear power, irrespective of the  fact that it 
is not defense (offense) related.  It is rather like opposing  all genetic 
research because it might be used in biological warfare.  I  suppose this is, in 
part, a reflection of the very poor science and math  education we provide 
here in the U.S.
I would like to take this opportunity to once again advocate that those  
health physics professionals working for government agencies encourage those  
agencies to provide rebuttals to the gross disinformation often provided in the  
major media outlets, and to continue to work with our elected officials to  
assist them to develop truly informed positions regarding the use of radioactive  
materials and nuclear power.
Barbara L. Hamrick, CHP, JD
In a message dated 3/6/2006 9:46:07 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
ncohen12 at comcast.net writes:


I agree with you that advocacy groups should be open  about their funding. I
have no idea whether or not the big anti groups are  501C3's.

As far as UNPLUG Salem, we are officially a project of  the Coalition for
Peace and Justice, which is not a  501c3.

We're very small potatoes; our funding comes from a  grant from the
Environmental Endowment of NJ and from donations

by  individual members and by sales of peace merchandise like buttons  and


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