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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

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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Trump’s New Afghan Strategy May Generate Increased Global Terror

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

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

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

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claims that the election of Moon Jae-in as the next president of South Korea offers hope that the THAAD system will be withdrawn from the country soon after it was installed there.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

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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Fukushima Radiation, What Prospects for Humanity

“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

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!”

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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”

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’

WILPF

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

Helen Caldicott

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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US Missile Shield in EU Designed to Provoke Russia

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

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

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

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

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

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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US Sanctions, Drills Risk N Korea Unpredictable Reaction – Peace Campaigner

The latest US sanctions on North Korea, imposed as joint military exercises are underway, run the risk of alarming Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-un into some rash and unpredictable move, global peace campaigner Helen Caldicott told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) —…

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International Nuclear Waste Expert Visits Contaminated Areas in St. Louis

by Holly Shanks, Just Moms STL, 22 February 2016 “I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,” Dr. Helen Caldicott said. “I’ve never seen anything so **** dangerous.” The internationally renowned authority on the medical dangers of…

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Courting Armageddon – Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan

On 28 February 2016, Dr. Caldicott addressed a conference of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in Berlin, Germany. “The IPPNW advocates to avert threats to life and health. We are working on all political and…

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US Risks Provoking Kim Jong-Un Into Unpredictable Reactions

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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Anti-nuclear activist tours north St. Louis County sites contaminated with radioactive waste

By Stephanie Lecci, St. Louis Public Radio, 19 February 2016 An internationally recognized anti-nuclear activist and Australian physician said the radioactive contamination in north St. Louis County is “worse than most places” she’s investigated. Dr. Helen Caldicott toured several…

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Helen Caldicott to conduct nuclear symposium in St. Louis: ‘The Atoms Next Door’

By Byron DeLear, Examiner.com, 13 February 2016 The inimitable Dr. Helen Caldicott will be traveling to Saint Louis to conduct a symposium on the health impacts of radioactivity and nuclear waste on Saturday, February 20th at St. Louis Community…

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Fate of the earth

By Joel McNeece, The Journal, January 27, 2016 “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” Those are the words of Helen Caldicott, an Australian…

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The Death of Nuclear Power

HELEN CALDICOTT ON EVERLASTING NUCLEAR WASTE In a populated suburb of St. Louis Missouri, nuclear waste from American bomb-making is washing into surface water. Now all that radioactive mess is threatened by an underground fire just 1200 feet…

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‘New’ US Mideast Strategy to Cause More Suffering – Peace Movement Founder

Sputnik International, 26/01/16 The co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Helen Caldicott said that the new US strategy of returning ground troops to the Middle East to combat the Islamic State terror group, also known as…

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The Real Truth About Health Conference Videos

In May last year, I spoke at The Real Truth About Health conference in Orlando, Florida. At the conference, 28 leading health and environmental authors spoke individually and on panels and gave interviews, addressing different aspects of the question,…

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Does North Korea Have a Thermonuclear Weapon?

It is now apparent from all reports that the weapon set off by North Korea yesterday was an atomic, not a hydrogen bomb. For many years North Korea has asked for a non -aggression treaty with the United…

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Breach of faith regarding referendum on the Kvanefjeld mining project

Kvanefjeld

Nuuk, Narsaq, Qassiarsuk, Aarhus and Copenhagen, 16 December 2015 On several occasions, the Greenlandic government, Naalakkersuisut, has promised a referendum in Southern Greenland on the controversial uranium/rare earth elements mining project at Kvanefjeld. The promise has now been…

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Nuclear War, Nuclear Winter, and Human Extinction

By Steven Starr While it is impossible to precisely predict all the human impacts that would result from a nuclear winter, it is relatively simple to predict those which would be most profound. That is, a nuclear winter…

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What the EPA’s Clean Power Plan means for nuclear energy

Peter A. Bradford, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 09/24/2015 For nuclear power, the good news and the bad news in EPA’s final Clean Power Plan are the same: The technology got pretty much what it deserved. The competitive…

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The danger of a future nuclear winter

If you thought the threat of nuclear conflict ended with the Cold War, think again. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute there are currently around 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world, with approximately 1800 of them kept…

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Steven Starr on the overwhelming urgency of de-alerting U.S. & Russian missiles

In this episode of If You Love This Planet, Steven Starr talks about the continuing risk of accidental global nuclear war, how even a small number of nuclear explosions would cause irreparable harm to the climate, and the…

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Press Conference

Unabridged recording of the press conference held 24 July 2015 by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission. Commissioner Kevin Scarce discussed his recent international visits then took questions from the press gang and the Commission’s Adelaide office on…

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Submission to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

I begin my submission to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission by posting an article which I wrote for the Australian Medical Student Journal, which outlines in some detail the medical implications of the whole nuclear fuel chain….

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Iran Deal Exposes Anti-Russia Motive for US Missile Defense – Activist

Sputnik News, 16.07.15 Prominent global anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott claims that the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5 + 1 nations removes the key US argument for deploying ballistic missile defense systems in Europe. WASHINGTON…

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Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto

Russell-Einstein

By Emanuel Pastreich, Foreign Policy in Focus, July 9, 2015 It was exactly 60 years ago that Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein gathered together with a group of leading intellectuals in London to draft and sign a manifesto…

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