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Thinking the Unthinkable

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

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

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

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?

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

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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The Fight for Nuclear Deterrence Goes Local

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”

“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

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

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

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

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’

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

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?

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?

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

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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Callous US Training Policies Led to Killing of Iraqi Civilians

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

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

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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Common Myths of the Nuclear Industry

Myth: the new generation of nuclear reactors are designed to recycle nuclear waste BUST: These reactors don’t exist These reactors often spoken of by advocates of nuclear energy are hypothetical. There are none of these “Generation IV” reactors…

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The Appearance of Bias – Not a Good Look

Media Release by Friends of the Earth Adelaide, 5 November 2015 Today the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle will be hearing oral evidence from London based insurance company Nuclear Risk Insurers, on the subject of insuring…

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Increased uranium mining and more radioactive waste would be bad news for Australia

By Helen Caldicott, Sydney Morning Herald, November 4, 2015 When Malcolm Turnbull mooted the question about storing radioactive waste in Australia, I felt that I finally understood the aim of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission being conducted in…

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Pacific Trade Pact Puts Corporations’ Profit Over People, Environment

Sputnik International, 08-08-2015 The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in secret is an international trade pact authored by the world’s transnational corporations to undermine nations’ sovereignty in the interest of greater profits, prominent environmental campaigner Helen Caldicott…

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Symposium Collection Online

The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction was a unique two-day symposium held at The New York Academy of Medicine from February 28 to March 1, at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential…

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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…

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How Violence in Ukraine Could Lead to Nuclear Disaster

By Stanley Heller, Truthdig, Mar 21, 2015 Do you know about the maps that traumatized the baby-boom generation? In the ’50s and ’60s, the civil defense authorities in the United States made maps showing the effect of a…

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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…

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The Awful Magnitude of Destruction from a Nuclear Meltdown

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

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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Unsafe at Any Dose

Six weeks ago, when I first heard about the reactor damage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, I knew the prognosis: If any of the containment vessels or fuel pools exploded, it would mean millions of new…

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How nuclear apologists mislead the world over radiation

Soon after the Fukushima accident last month, I stated publicly that a nuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problemof very large dimensions. Events have proven this observation to be true despite the…

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A Medical Problem of Vast Dimensions

As I write this on 25 March from Ottawa, two weeks since the earthquake and tsunami and the calamity that has befallen the Fukushima Nuclear Plant No 1, the situation has grown increasingly grave.Despite the heroic efforts of…

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Nuclear radiation ‘the greatest public health hazard’

CNN: What is the health risk for people living near the Fukushima Daiichi plant? Helen Caldicott: The risk cannot be determined with any accuracy yet, because it is not clear how much radiation has or is escaping. NPR…

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Statement by Dr Caldicott

“I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds”. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Baghavad Gita, on witnessing the first atomic bomb test, 1945 As I write this – on the afternoon of March 16 in the United States –…

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Caldicott: Japan may spell end of nuclear industry worldwide

Independent Australia, 15 Mar 2011 People all over the world are watching updates on the Japanese nuclear emergency in growing horror and disbelief. Despite soothing words from nuclear energy industry promoters, each update today has signalled fresh disaster…

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