Robert Rabin on the history of U.S. military occupation and the resulting contamination

While in Vieques in September 2007, I spoke with Nilda Medina, Ismael Guadalupe, filmmaker Andres Nieves and Robert Rabin, founders and members of the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques, on the impact from contamination from the U.S. Navy bombing practice on the Puerto Rican island. These interviews are part of a developing documentary on the impact of depleted uranium contamination on people and the environment.

Nilda speaks of the need for health services, Ismael offers insights into the resistance against the U.S. Navy presence for over 60 years and the contamination, Andres tells how he was personally affected, and Robert scopes out the history of the occupation and the extent of the contamination. These are roughly compiled video clips, basically unaltered. Below Robert Rabin's' photo is a Flash video file of segments from his interview, about 13 minutes; press arrow on bottom left to play or pause the video -- Wes Rehberg

Robert Rabin

*Links to DU documentary rough video sketches*

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