Conversations with Great Minds

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In tonight’s “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom Hartmann talks with Anti-Nuclear Advocate Dr. Helen Caldicott, author of the new book “Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.”

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U.S., Russia, Go On Hair-Trigger Alert

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By Sherwood Ross, OpEdNews.com, 10 October 2014 For the first time since the Cold War, Russia and the United States are confronting each other militarily and have their nuclear arsenals on hair-trigger alert, peace activist and Nobel Prize…

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Nuclear War threat from Ukraine crisis threatens world, Nobel Peace Laureate warns

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By Martin Sieff, Baltimore Post-Examiner, October 10, 2014 The United States and Russia are dangerously close to stumbling into a war over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill hundreds of millions of people in a single day,…

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US Aggressive Policy Toward Russia Could Trigger Nuke War: Nuclear Disarmament Advocate

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WASHINGTON, October 9 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown a great deal of restraint in the face of provocations by the United States and NATO directly at the Russian borders, but a conflict between the…

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Dr Helen Caldicott at USA’s National Press Club – on danger of nuclear war

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October 8, 2014 | By Joshua Higgins With ongoing crises ranging from terrorism to Ebola, policymakers, the media and the public are overlooking a threat that could wipe out the entire human race, a 1985 Nobel Peace Prize…

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From Nuclear Freeze to Global Warming – and Back

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By Teresa Tritch, New York Times, September 23, 2014 In June 1982, up to a million demonstrators gathered in Central Park calling for a nuclear freeze. They were protesting the Reagan-era nuclear arms buildup and other developments they…

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Supporters of NASA’s heavy lift Space Launch System accused of ‘missile envy’

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While the development of NASA’s Space Launch System, the heavy lift rocket upon which hopes of human space exploration beyond low Earth orbit rest, with an expected first test launch sometime in 2018, opposition in some quarters still…

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NATO’s Urgent Challenges

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, SEPT. 2, 2014 More than anyone, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has set the agenda for NATO’s 65th summit meeting this week, which could well be the most consequential since the Cold War ended….

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Australia sleepwalks towards a dangerous nuclear future

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An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion, says Dr Helen Caldicott, however as we sleepwalk towards embracing nuclear energy, most Australians are not aware of the dangers and have forgotten the history. THE Australian anti-nuclear movement started…

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Small Modular Reactors

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Now that the “nuclear renaissance” is dead following the Fukushima catastrophe, when one sixth of the world’s nuclear reactors closed, the nuclear corporations — Toshiba, Nu-Scale, Babcock and Wilcox, GE Hitachi, General Atomics, and the Tennessee Valley Authority…

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Fukushima Disaster Will Never End, Dr. Caldicott Warns

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by Sherwood Ross, OpEdNews The Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown disaster “is not over and will never end,” warns Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and holder of 21 honorary doctorate degrees. “Radioactive fallout which remains toxic for…

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Thorium

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There is an extraordinary push by certain individuals to extol the wonders of thorium-fueled nuclear reactors. In fact, so concerted is this push that some blame me for preventing the ongoing expansion of such technology. So here are…

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The impact of the nuclear crisis on global health

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By Helen Caldicott, Volume 4, Issue 2 2014, Australian Medical Student Journal Due to my personal concerns regarding the ignorance of the world’s media and politicians about radiation biology after the dreadful accident at Fukushima in Japan, I…

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Cancer Risk To Young Children Near Fukushima Daiichi Underestimated

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from Fairewinds Energy Education As the three year anniversary of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi just passed, our minds have been on the health of the Japanese people, in particular the children. This week’s film is a…

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Speaking Schedule in Japan, March 2014

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Dr. Helen Caldicott March 6, 2014 (Thursday), 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Sakai Shimin Kaikan, Sakai City (in Osaka) Dr. Helen Caldicott, together with Koide Hiroaki of Kyoto University March 8, 2014 (Saturday), 2 p.m. (Doors…

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Great Barrier Reef on brink of devastation in relentless quest for coal

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The Queensland and federal governments’ mining push is a catastrophe in the making, write Helen Caldicott and Reese Halter. The Age, February 4, 2014 The rampant destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, given the green light last Friday by…

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Anti-Nuke Activist Helen Caldicott Speaking at U.S. Premiere of Fallout

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By David Robb, Hollywood Today, 2013/11/3 Australian documentary Fallout about the making of the 1950s Gregory Peck film On the Beach and book of the same name is part of the invitation-only Kat Kramer screening series, premieres on November 13th at the Sunset Gower…

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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

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“Use your head, Cindy” Dr. Helen Caldicott on Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox (PODCAST 11/03/13) Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox hosted a community conference call with Dr. Caldicott who called in from Australia to share her knowledge and wisdom with us. Cindy Sheehan…

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Radiation Fears Are Real

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To the Editor, New York Times: Re “Taming Radiation Fears” (Op-Ed, Oct. 22): David Ropeik, a specialist on risk perception and risk communication, plays down the mass of scientific and medical literature that amply demonstrates that ionizing radiation…

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Don’t endanger people ‘Into Eternity’

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Frances Lamberts, 29 Oct 2013, Herald & Tribune For a recently published book, Dr. Helen Caldicott interviewed the Danish director of a documentary about the Onkalo repository in Finland, which is to “hide” the spent-fuel waste from that country’s…

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Latham addresses climate change at Bermagui

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“Global warming is the issue that can change everything – we know this from the irrational right-wing response to climate change,” according to former ALP leader Mark Latham. Mr Latham was speaking to a big, sell-out public dinner…

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Dr. Helen Caldicott Talks Bluntly About Fukushima

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By Susie Madrak, Crooks & Liars, 30 September 2013 Nicole Sandler interviewed Dr. Helen Caldicott this morning about what’s going on at Fukushima. She tells Sandler Units 1, 2 and 3 have indeed melted down, possibly through the…

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International Peace

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Einstein –“The splitting of the atom changed everything save man’s mode of thinking, thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.” This subject has perplexed me ever since I was a young girl and read “On The Beach” when I…

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2013 Speaking Schedule

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September 21: Lecture at the University of New England, Armidale – International Peace (Australia) November 4: Address to the American Public Health Association in Boston on the Medical Consequences of the Nuclear Age (USA) November 9: Address to…

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Endless Fukushima catastrophe: 2020 Olympics under contamination threat

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As the escape of radiation at Fukushima seems virtually unstoppable, there are still steps that governments all over the world should take to prevent worst case consequences. One of them would be canceling the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo….

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Letter to the UN

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Seventeen international scientists and experts have written to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging international action on Fukushima crisis. “We write to you in urgency. The situation around the world at radioactively contaminated sites is not good, and…

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What will motivate you to act?

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Dr. Helen Caldicott, world-mover, shaker, anti-nuke leader, joins our community at First Churches to discuss the ongoing dangers of the radiation from Fukushima (and other nuclear facilities). An engaging, spirited speaker, she begs each of us to find…

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The Medical Implications of Fukushima

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This presentation was made at the one day symposium on “The Medical Implications of Fukushima” held at the International House of Japan in Roppongi, Tokyo, on Sunday, July 7, 2013. The presentation was sponsored by the Japan office…

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Columbia University

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On 2 April 2012, Dr. Caldicott gave a speech in New York to the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and engaged in a discussion with attendees.   15 minute video.  

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If You Love This Planet Stops Broadcasting

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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…

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Helen Caldicott Foundation’s Fukushima Symposium

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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…

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Caldicott speaks of toxic nuclear legacy

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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…

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Nuclear dangers real and widespread

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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…

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Japan Lecture Tour Nov 2012

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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…

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US Schedule Oct / Nov 2012

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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  [email protected] October 29: launch of LOVING THIS PLANET…

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The Nuclear Sacrifice of Our Children

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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,…

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The Lizard’s Revenge

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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…

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Dr. Caldicott to Speak in Adelaide

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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…

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Who Cares? Helen Caldicott and Kate Orff in Conversation

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On 2 April, Columbia University hosted a cross-disciplinary dialogue on energy, environmental health, landscape, and care between physician and anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott and Urban Landscape Lab Director Kate Orff. Caldicott continues to challenge notions that nuclear power…

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Occupy Hanford Rally

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Dr. Caldicott was in Richland, WA for a rally on 15 April organized by Occupy Portland to bring awareness to Hanford, which is a mostly decommissioned nuclear production facility occupying nearly 600 sq. miles in southern Washington.It’s where…

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Anti-Nuke Icon Wonders if We Have Death Wish

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Dave Zweifel, The Cap Times, 20 April 2012 Dr. Helen Caldicott, the internationally renowned physician, activist and author, is concerned that she’s spent her life warning the world about the terrible dangers of nuclear weapons and energy in vain….

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The Medical Implications of Fukushima, Chernobyl and the Nuclear Age

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On 19 April, Dr. Caldicott gave a presentation at the University of Wisconsin. The presentation is now live and available for viewing online in the university’s Video Library. To view the video, click here: The Medical Implications of…

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In-your-face time with Dr. Caldicott

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Sean Gonsalves, Cape Cod Times, 3 April 2012 It’s famously difficult to get face time with a sitting president. But, on the strength of her reputation as one of the world’s leading anti-nuclear activists, Dr. Helen Caldicott got…

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Is Helen Caldicott’s Nuclear Madness Still Relevant?

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Helen Caldicott, the Australia-born American physician and anti-nuclear activist of the late 1970s and early 1980s, was a practitioner of paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, U.S. A leading critic of nuclear technology and armament…

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March / April Public Appearances for Dr. Caldicott

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Friday 16 March Film and discussion Temple United Methodist Church 1415 Northeast 43rd St Seattle Watch trailer online A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in…

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Is the West Destined for War with Iran?

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Helen Caldicott, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 February 2012 The devastating spectre of war looms again. Just as the US manufactured “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, so certain political factions in the US and Israel are intent on…

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After Fukushima: Enough Is Enough

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Helen Caldicott, New York Times, 2 Dec 2011 The nuclear power industry has been resurrected over the past decade by a lobbying campaign that has left many people believing it to be a clean, green, emission-free alternative to…

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October Public Appearances for Dr. Caldicott

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Saturday 1st October Coalition Against Nukes Rally for Nuclear-Free Energy, Noon-3:30 pm, Hudson River Park, Pier 95, 12th Ave @ West 55th Street, NYC Live streaming video This is the Coalition Against Nukes National Day of Action flagship…

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The Awful Magnitude of Destruction from a Nuclear Meltdown

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Rasmussen Report October 1975, WASH-1400, updated by Union of Concerned Scientists The report states that in the “worst possible case” (an assumed 10 million people at risk) 3,300 people would die of severe radiation damage within several days;…

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Internal Radioactive Emitters – Invisible, Tasteless, and Odorless

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Huge quantities of radioactive elements, more than anyone has been able or willing to measure, have been continuously released into the air and water since the multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Complex in Japan on and around…

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