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Thinking the Unthinkable

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B.B. Singer, 26 Aug 2018, Niagara Gazette I recall in the early ‘80s when Jonathan Schell’s book “The Fate of the Earth” came out, long after “On the Beach” had cinematically addressed the same grisly subject of a…

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Rogue Regenesys: Dr Helen Caldicott

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On 23 August 2018, Rogue Regensys host Andrew Mount interviewed Dr Helen Caldicott. Andrew Mount, your host for Rogue Regenesys, examines the assumptions, limitations and failures of the current economic paradigm, aiming to highlight poignant alternatives and proposing…

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US Nukes: Our Biggest Challenge

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By Maud Easter, timesunion on July 20, 2018 In recent years, our fear about nuclear weapons has focused on whether new countries will join the club – on Obama’s successful efforts to prevent Iran from going nuclear (unfortunately now being…

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World’s largest book about peace on display

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The Big Book: Pages for Peace exhibit, featuring the world’s largest book about peace, opened July 11 at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough. The exhibit will run through Dec. 31. The Big Book exhibit has a big goal:…

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Is space for wonder or for war?

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By Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear International, 20 June 2018 “What country is that?” asked Congressman Elijah Cummings on Tuesday, outrage choking his voice with emotion. Cummings, a Congressman from Maryland, could have been asking his question about any…

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The Malfeasance of the US Military. Fallible and Negligent Men Armed to the Teeth with Missiles and Nuclear Bombs

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By Dr. Helen Caldicott, Global Research, 8 June 2018 In 2015, ninety-two American missile officers were suspended because they had been cheating, taking drugs, or sleeping in the missile silos. These men are employed to guard and to…

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Straight talk from down-under

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By Dan Drollette Jr, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 26 April 2018 During the darkest days of World War II, US Army general Joseph Stilwell earned the nickname “Vinegar Joe” for his brilliant, blunt, bracing, leadership style. Stilwell’s tough,…

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US Arms Exports Expansion Result of Military Complex Pressure – Peace Activist

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The Trump administration’s easier new rules for high tech weapons sales directly to foreign countries is a victory for giant US defense contractors to increase their profits, international peace activist Dr. Helen Caldicott told Sputnik on Friday. “Relaxation…

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The Fight for Nuclear Deterrence Goes Local

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By Alastair Boone & Sarah Holder, Citylab, 26 March 2018 Some cities and states are taking their own initiative to protect the world from a U.S. trigger finger. And they’re mostly led by women. Dropping an atomic bomb…

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The Continuing Relevance of “On the Beach”

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“It frightened the hell out of me. I’m still frightened.” These words mark the reaction of a young Australian named Helen Caldicott to a story of the aftermath of mistaken nuclear war, in which those who never even…

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Anti-Nuclear Movement Founder Backs Cancer Crisis Clean-Up at US Base in Azores

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The cancer epidemic sweeping Terceira Island in the Azores, home to the US Air Base at Lajes, is a health crisis that requires an immediate environmental cleanup, Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder of a Nobel Peace…

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Doomsday Clock ticking but prediction remains difficult

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By Tom Switzer, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 2018 For seven decades, the Chicago-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists group has kept a symbolic device called the Doomsday Clock. Its purpose is to warn humankind about the prospects of…

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Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Trump, press freedom and nuclear secrets on RN Breakfast

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Daniel Ellsberg, the man described as the most famous whistleblower of the 20th century talks about Spielberg’s new film The Post, press freedom, Donald Trump, and why he didn’t leak thousands of top-secret nuclear war documents. Listen to…

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SA’s medical marvel who cheated death, defiant to the end

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Roy Eccleston, The Advertiser, January 19, 2018 WHEN Vilma Taylor’s seven-month-old baby Brad was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 1964, the specialist assured her he’d be dead before long. “They said when he was born that five years of…

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A Hiroshima Native’s View: ‘More Missiles Will Not Save Us’

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By Seiji Yamada, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 16, 2018 At 8:07 on Saturday morning, Hawaii residents woke up to an emergency alert on their cellphones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”…

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Analyst: Lowballing Anti-Daesh Civilian Death Toll Likely to Fuel Hatred for US

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Last week the Defense Department claimed that only 89 civilians had been accidentally killed in US air strikes against the Daesh terrorist group. However, the New York Times reported on Friday that the US air strikes against Daesh…

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Are We Creeping Toward A Nuclear Disaster?

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The prospect of nuclear war. How serious is it? This hour, Australian anti-nuclear activist and writer Dr. Helen Caldicott shares her answer to that question. We also check in with experts from the Cato Institute and UConn. And we want to…

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Are We ‘Sleepwalking to Armageddon’ With Nuclear Weapons?

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Dr. Helen Caldicott joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about her work opposing nuclear weapons. Nobel Peace Prize laureates — such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, and Nelson Mandela — are people who have been recognized for…

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There Is a New Urgency to the Threat of Nuclear Annihilation

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By Helen Caldicott, The New Press | Book Excerpt In the following excerpt from her introduction to Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott explains why nuclear catastrophe is still a very real and pressing danger to…

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Trump’s New Afghan Strategy May Generate Increased Global Terror

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President Donald Trump’s decision to keep US troops in Afghanistan, reversing his campaign pledges to withdraw from conflicts around the world, will backfire and create many more dedicated terrorists instead, global peace activist Dr. Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. In his August 21 speech,…

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Callous US Training Policies Led to Killing of Iraqi Civilians

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Iraqi army division trained by the United States government allegedly executed several dozen prisoners in Mosul’s Old City, Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced last week. “US training policies made no distinction to spare civilians in war situations that themselves…

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US ‘Childish’ Missile Interceptor Test Serves to Alarm N Korea – Peace Activist

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A recent anti-missile test by the US is designed to make North Korea worry further that Washington is planning “significant military action” against it, peace activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The interception of an intercontinental ballistic missile…

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The Peace Movement

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The Beginning and End of Nuclear Disarmament Campaigning in Vancouver Christine Kim, University of British Columbia Abstract The Peace Movement was an active political campaign promoting total nuclear disarmament during a period in history where the two most powerful…

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Moon Victory in S. Korea Offers Hope for THAAD System Withdrawal – Activist

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Peace activist Helen Caldicott claims that the election of Moon Jae-in as the next president of South Korea offers hope that the THAAD system will be withdrawn from the country soon after it was installed there. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) —…

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Trump, Pentagon ‘Sleepwalking to Armageddon’ With War Policies

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Sputnik News, 15-04-2017 US President Donald Trump’s neoconservative advisors are pushing the United States towards nuclear war through military adventurism and fueling tensions with Russia, co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. On…

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Trump’s Strikes in Syria: ‘The World Is on Tenterhooks Awaiting His Next Move’

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Sputnik News, 12-04-2017 Global peace campaigner Helen Caldicott said that in the light of recent attack on Syria, it is “absolutely terrifying” that US President Trump has a control of huge conventional and nuclear arsenal. President Donald Trump’s…

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Fukushima Radiation, What Prospects for Humanity

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“Do not go to Japan. Do not under any circumstances take your children to Japan, because you don’t know what you’re eating and where the food is sourced… And the Japanese are trying now to export their radioactive…

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US Military Industrial Complex Preventing Global Nuclear Disarmament

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The White House announced its plans to increase the US defense budget by $54 billion dollars with part of it going to restoring the US’s nuclear capabilities. Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of the book “Sleepwalking to…

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Dr. Caldicott on Fukushima: “Decommission or Cleaning Up? It’s Fantasy!”

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This Week’s Featured Interview on Nuclear Hotseat Podcast: Dr. Helen Caldicott on why Fukushima will never be able to be cleaned up; the devastating health impacts of radiation; and why the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are a really really…

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The Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues unabated

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Dr Helen Caldicott, explains recent robot photos taken of Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear reactors: radiation levels have not peaked, but have continued to spill toxic waste into the Pacific Ocean — but it’s only now the damage has been photographed. RECENT…

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Thirty Seconds To Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call

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Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid…

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Peace Activist: US Congressional Study on Wiping Out Russian Leader ‘Ridiculous’

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The US Congress’s request to American intelligence agencies to evaluate the “survivability” of Russian and Chinese leaders after a nuclear attack is absurd, global peace activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. The comprehensive study recently mandated by Congress will be…

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Interview on Radio 531pi

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Radio 531pi has been serving our Pacific communities on the AM band since 1993. Our team of broadcasters aim to provide news, views and interviews keeping you informed about the latest sports, current events, and issues affecting our…

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US-NATO ‘Buildup on Russian Border Could Lead to Nuclear War’ – Nobel Laureate

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US political leaders have falsely accused Moscow of threatening NATO member states while the alliance aggressively builds up military forces on Russia’s border, Nobel Peace Prize winner and global peace activist Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. On Thursday, US…

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US Media Peddling Fake News for Over Century, Activist Says

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The US government and State Department do not deserve to be entrusted with the power to pass judgment on what is legitimate news as because they have disseminated so much false information of their own, global peace activist…

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Helen Caldicott – Anti-nuclear warrior

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Australian Dr Helen Caldicott has been campaigning for nuclear disarmament for decades and her visit to New Zealand in the early ’80s is often cited as a catalyst for Kiwis adopting the anti-nuclear cause as their own. The…

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Time for Premier Jay Weatherill to Dump the Dump

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Regarding plans to import nuclear waste to South Australia, Friends of the Earth Australia notes that the Community Views Report released today is overwhelmingly negative and calls on SA Premier Jay Weatherill to abandon the proposal. Key findings…

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Acclaimed Peace Doctor Says President Trump Could Result in Nuclear Disaster

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Visiting international peace activist Dr. Helen Caldicott says the election of Donald Trump means New Zealand’s role as a non-nuclear state is of vital importance. She says we don’t know what President-elect Trump will do when he reaches…

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Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

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New Zealand was the first country in the world to pass national nuclear-free legislation. Marilyn Waring reflects on how Dr. Helen Caldicott’s influence culminated in the passage of the cornerstone of New Zealand’s foreign policy. If you were…

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US Risks Provoking Kim Jong-Un Into Unpredictable Reactions

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Global peace campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott claims that the current United States-South Korea military exercises are more likely to provoke North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un into an unpredictable and dangerous reaction rather than deter him. The current United…

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Helen Caldicott: “America still thinks it can win a nuclear war”

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Jane Stillwater is a freelance journalist, war correspondent, blogger, political Cassandra and author of “Bring Your Own Flak Jacket: Helpful Tips for Touring Today’s Middle East,” now available on Amazon.com. Her latest motto is “Stop Wall Street and…

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Webinar on ‘A nuclear weapons free world’

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On 5 August, Dr. Caldicott spoke at the webinar, “A nuclear weapon free world : 71 years in the making – is there an end in sight?”, presented by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She was one…

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Dr. Helen Caldicott at the San Francisco Public Library

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Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott, known as the world’s foremost anti-nuclear activist, speaks about whether nuclear disarmament is achievable. Dr. Caldicott is author of The New Nuclear Danger, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer, and Crisis…

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Ukraine President Hires Ex-NATO Chief in Bid for Alliance Membership

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s appointment of former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen as his personal adviser marks a significant step in the US masterplan to fully integrate Ukraine into the Atlantic Alliance, global peace campaigner Helen Caldicott told…

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US Missile Shield in EU Designed to Provoke Russia

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The activation of US Aegis anti-missile bases in Europe is deliberately meant to outrage Russian leaders and is intensifying tensions and security threats in Europe, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Earlier on Thursday,…

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Anti-nuclear pioneer Helen Caldicott slams SA waste dump plans

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A pioneer of Australia’s anti-nuclear movement has described the final report from South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission as a “snow job”. The report says plans for a high- to intermediate-level waste dump should be actively pursued,…

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Nobody starts their day expecting to die in an auto accident

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By Ace Hoffman Everyone starts out the day they are going to have a fatal car accident the same as any other. They get up, wash up, dress up, head out, and drive off, never to return. Nuclear…

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Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected In Japan As A Result Of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure

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Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a…

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How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk

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By Mark Landler, New York Times, APRIL 21, 2016 See Dr Caldicott’s comment at the end of this article. Hillary Clinton sat in the hideaway study off her ceremonial office in the State Department, sipping tea and taking…

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Bernie Sanders Poses Greatest Threat to US Establishment – Peace Campaigner

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Global peace campaigner Helen Caldicott claims that Sanders presents the greatest direct political challenge to the established interests in the United States. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders presents the greatest direct political challenge to the established interests…

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