Author Archive | Ricky Onsman

The Myth of the Peaceful Atom

Debunking the Misinformation Peddled by the Nuclear Industry and its Supporters by Jim Green, Nuclear Monitor #804, 28 May 2015 The greatest risks associated with the nuclear fuel cycle are weapons proliferation and related risks such as military strikes on nuclear plants. The nuclear industry and its supporters have developed an elaborate set of tactics […]

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Into Eternity

Into Eternity – A Film for the Future

“Once upon a time, man learned to master fire. Something no other living creature had done before him. Man conquered the entire world. One day he found a new fire. A fire so powerful that it could never be extinguished. Man reveled in the thought that he now possessed the powers of the universe. Then […]

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The Nuclear Freeze Campaign Prevented an Apocalypse, So Can the Climate Movement

By Duncan Meisel, Common Dreams, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Demonstrators march hand in hand toward Central Park under a large banner reading, ‘Freeze The Arms Race,’ during a massive Nuclear Disarmament Rally, where about 750,000 gathered to rally for a nuclear arms freeze, New York City, New York, June 12, 1982. (Photo by Lee Frey/Authenticated News/Getty Images) […]

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Breast Cancer and Nuclear Sites

by Dr. Chris Busby, CounterPunch, May 19 2015 Do nuclear sites cause increases in cancer in those living nearby? This is the question which has always been the key to stopping the development of nuclear energy. For if the answer is Yes, the laws would cut in; human rights would cut in. Check Mate. The […]

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The Hashtag Crusaders

By Mike Seccombe, The Saturday Paper, May 9 2015 Since she first set out on a course of social activism well over four decades ago, Helen Caldicott’s dedication to the anti-nuclear cause has taken her to some unusual places. Perhaps no twist in her journey, though, was more unexpected than the one that took her […]

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How the Senate Armed Services Committee is Undermining Minsk II

By James Carden, The Nation, April 30, 2015 On April 28 three European foreign ministers—Serbia’s Ivica Dačić, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Switzerland’s Didier Burkhalter—met in their capacities as members of the OSCE’s Ministerial Troika to discuss the latest developments in eastern Ukraine. According to the OSCE, the foreign ministers “reiterated that [the Ukraine] crisis can […]

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Nuclear War from a Cosmic Perspective

Max Tegmark, Dept. of Physics & MIT Kavli Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Dated: May 4, 2015) Based on my talk at the symposium The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction held February 28–March 1 2015 at The New York Academy of Medicine: http://totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf I discuss the impact of computer progress on nuclear […]

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Nuclear Risks – Accidental Nuclear War

Presentation to Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, 1 May 2015 John Hallam, People for Nuclear Disarmament / Human Survival Project I have six minutes. Six minutes is around the same time that a commander of missile forces, a defense minister, or a President, has to decide, after a 30 second briefing (for the US President) […]

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Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium 2015

Sign the World Uranium Symposium Declaration

Québec, 22 April 2015 – On Earth Day today, international delegates from five continents signed the Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium, calling on all nations to put an end to the mining and use of uranium, the first link in the nuclear fuel chain for both civilian and military uses. Some 300 experts, members […]

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Symposium Summary

Streamed video of the Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction is available online at: http://totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=hcf Here’s a rundown: Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction February 28 – March 1, 2015 A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, artificial intelligence, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and […]

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Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour

Harvey Wasserman’s Green Power Wellness Show on the Progressive Radio Network embraces “views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.” Dr. Caldicott was interviewed by Harvey Wasserman for his podcast Solartopia Green Power And Wellness Hour on 17 February 2015. “Helen begins with a disturbing discussion of actions […]

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Ecoshock

Radio Ecoshock

Alex Smith interviewed Dr. Caldicott for this one hour weekly program on 10 February 2015. In Spring of 2012 the show was broadcast by 60 college and community stations, in the United States and Canada, plus one commercial station (KNEW 960 San Francisco). In the UK, Radio Ecoshock plays on Resonance FM, London. Radio Ecoshock […]

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Survival Sunday 1979

This is the third of six reels of airchecks from the live performance and broadcast of Survival Sunday, a “no nukes” rally held at the Hollywood Bowl on June 10, 1979. This reel contains: Dr. Helen Caldicott (3:21-3:33); Joan Baez (3:33-3:47); announcements (4:15); Graham Nash (4:15-4:34). Your browser does not support the audio element. As […]

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Nuclear Hotseat

Nuclear Hotseat Podcast

Dr. Helen Caldicott shares compelling reasons why she decided to produce her upcoming Symposium on the Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, and gives us a glimpse as to the importance in her life of the film, “On the Beach.” Listen to the podcast online or download for later listening: http://www.nuclearhotseat.com/2387/

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nuclear-news Symposium Special

nuclear-news, the website that publishes “The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry”, is featuring the Symposium during February. Each week, it profiles four of the speakers, with photos and videos (where available). This is a terrific initiative and we thank Christina Macpehrson and her team for their staunch support. Do take the time to […]

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NYT is Lost in Its Ukraine Propaganda

Robert Parry is one of the speakers at the Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction on February 28 to March 1 in New York City. Here he writes about the New York Times’ false narrative of the Ukraine crisis. In late February, a conference is scheduled in New York City to discuss the risk of […]

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The Medical Implications of the Nuclear Age

The Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is hosting a seminar and book signing by Dr Caldicott on Friday February 27 2015. 1:30 P.M. – Alampi Room Marine Sciences Bldg., 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ Refreshments served at 1:15 pm Host: Prof. Alan Robock, robock@envsci.rutgers.edu, 848-932-5751 Website: Environmental […]

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Symposium Pre-Registration

A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, artificial intelligence, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28- March 1, 2015. The public is welcome. A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation […]

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Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth

45 leading scholars, authors and activists convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the symposium: “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth.” Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all […]

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Review: Crisis Without End

EDITOR, HELEN CALDICOTT THE NEW PRESS, $21.99 The worst-case scenario following the Fukushima meltdown – evacuating everybody within a 250-kilometre radius of the site (including Tokyo’s 50 million inhabitants), almost came to pass. And that’s not the opinion of a scientist with a point to make, it’s Naoto Kan, former Japanese Prime Minister and now […]

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Activist: ‘Don’t Believe Anything The Nuclear Industry Says’

By John O’Brien, KUOW.org, October 23 2014 On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Physician and anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott calls into question reporting about that event and its aftermath. Her frank assessment of the people who control nuclear power: “Don’t believe anything the […]

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Judge snubs expert at Pilgrim trial

By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times, October 18, 2014 A Plymouth District Court judge barred an internationally known expert on the medical and environmental dangers of nuclear power from testifying Friday on behalf of four Cape Cod activists charged with trespassing onto the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s property on Mother’s Day. Dr. Helen Caldicott had […]

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

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 nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott warns. In a speech to the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., Dr. Caldicott, […]

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

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 two greatest nuclear powers remains a very grim perspective, Dr. Helen Caldicott, an author and nuclear disarmament […]

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From Nuclear Freeze to Global Warming – and Back

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 saw, not unreasonably, as a threat to civilization and to life on Earth, including talk by some […]

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

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 persists. In a Thursday post, space blogger Rand Simberg, noting a great deal of supporting posts on […]

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NATO’s Urgent Challenges

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. Early this year, the alliance was deep into one of its periodic assessments about the future as […]

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Fukushima Disaster Will Never End, Dr. Caldicott Warns

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 hundreds to thousands of years covers large areas of Japan and will never be ‘cleaned up,’” asserts […]

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Speaking Schedule in Japan, March 2014

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 open at 1 p.m.) KBS Culture Hall, Kyoto Dr Helen Caldicott March 13, 2014 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m. […]

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

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 Studios in Hollywood. “On The Beach was a pivotal event in my life, both reading the book and […]

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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox

“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 and the Soapbox have been calling for a comprehensive and energetic response to the disaster at Fukushima […]

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Don’t endanger people ‘Into Eternity’

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 nuclear power plants. Titled, “Into Eternity,” the film details the bunker-like underground structure, begun in 2004, whose […]

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Latham addresses climate change at Bermagui

“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 hosted by the Bermagui Institute last month. “The Industrial Revolution created two pervasive institutions: market based capitalism […]

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2013 Speaking Schedule

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 the New Hampshire Peace Action Organisation (USA) November 13: Opening the film in Hollywood titled Fallout for […]

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Letter to the UN

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 it is clear that the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor site is progressively deteriorating, not stabilizing.” […]

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What will motivate you to act?

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 a way to get the message out about the long term health effects we all share from […]

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The Medical Implications of Fukushima

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 of the Helen Caldicott Foundation. Below is the entire presentation, which provides critical information for understanding the […]

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Helen Caldicott Foundation’s Fukushima Symposium

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 […]

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