Symposium on The Medical and Ecological Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident To Be Held at the New York Academy of Medicine in March 2013
A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on, and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster, will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine on March 11-12, 2013 the second anniversary of the accident. The public is welcome.
Chaired by Donald Louria, MD, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health of the University of Medicine and Denistry, New Jersey, the symposium is a project of the Helen Caldicott Foundation and is open to the public.
After four-and-half-years and 197 programs, If You Love This Planet ended with the broadcast of its last new episode on the week ending December 28, 2012.
I believe we have made a valuable contribution to the public debate on any number of important issues over the years. I have thoroughly enjoyed interviewing the most interesting and highly informed people on a variety of topics relevant to planetary and individual survival. A new book of 25 of the interviews called Loving This Planet may interest you.
Virginia Scissons, Prairie Messenger, 14 November 2012
“The only way evil flourishes is for good people to do nothing,” Dr. Helen Caldicott quoted Edmund Burke when speaking to audiences at the Royal University Hospital and Third Avenue United Church, Saskatoon [ Saskatchewan, Canada ], on Nov. 1st.
Following an opening prayer by Elders Maria and Walter Linklater, Elder Pat Campbell from Patuanak, Sask., spoke about the devastating effects the uranium mining industry is having on the people, animals and environment in northern communities.
By Helen Caldicott, The StarPhoenix November 9, 2012
I write to reply to the allegations made about me in John Gormley’s column, More private liquor stores, less Caldicott (SP, Nov. 2).
First, it is important for me to stress that the aboriginal people in Northern Saskatchewan are being exploited by the uranium and nuclear power industry, as they have routinely been in the United States and Australia.
People who have lived benignly with nature for tens of thousands of years have been forced to allow mining companies to extract uranium from beneath their feet and to work in the mines.
Dr. Caldicott will undertake a Lecture Tour in Japan November 17-25, 2012 under the title “What You Must Know About Radiation Exposure”.
More details about dates and venues will be provided when they are confirmed.
In a related announcement, Fukushima Radioactive Contamination Symptoms Research (FRCSR) has been authorized to officially represent Dr. Helen Caldicott in Japan.
Please contact Dr. Yuri Hiranuma, FRCSR Medical Information Director, at email@example.com for any media or infrormation requests related to Japan.
Arriving New York on the evening of the 25th of October.
- October 27: speaking on Long Island, arranged by Bob Debenedetto
- October 28: speech in Philadelphia arranged by Ed Aguilar firstname.lastname@example.org
- October 29: launch of LOVING THIS PLANET at Busboys and Poets DC
- October 30–November 2: Saskatoon for speeches re nuclear reactors to power the tar sands extraction
- November: 3 -7 rest time in Seattle with friends
- November 8: Book launch at NY School of Social research with Bob Herbert
- November 9–14: Boston with family
Helen Caldicott, Reader Supported News, 28 August 2012
When I visited Cuba in 1979, I was struck by the number of roadside billboards that declared “Our children are our national treasure.”
This resonated with me as a pediatrician, and of course it is true. But as Akio Matsumura said in his article, our children are presently being sacrificed for the political and nuclear agenda of the United Nations, for the political survival of politicians who are mostly male, and for “national security.”
The Lizards Revenge music and arts festival and protest camp will take place at the gates of the Olympic Dam mine (or close by) from the 14th-18th July 2012. The festival will include a variety of musicians, bands and artists from around the country, a solar powered sound system, wind powered cinema, mobile artworks and the message that there is strong community opposition to uranium mining and to South Australia hosting the largest uranium mine in the world.
We anticipate a vibrant protest camp which combines educational workshops, entertainment and non-violent direct action. We will converge on the site of the current mine and approved expansion as the South Australian and Australian governments have failed to put the environment and people’s health before short term economic concerns. The impacts of this project will remain long after BHP Billiton packs up, repatriates its profits, and moves on to the next project.
URANIUM, THE NUCLEAR CYCLE, AND THE THREATS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Sunday July 22, 2pm
Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, University of Adelaide
Arguably the most well-known anti-nuclear campaigner on the planet, Nobel Prize nominee Dr Helen Caldicott has spent the past four decades educating citizens on the environmental and health impacts of nuclear power.