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 new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPN).
Titled “5 Years Living With Fukushima” and available online at www.psr.org/FukushimaReport2016, the PSR/IPPN report laments that the full impact of Fukushima may never be known, due to Japan’s failure to immediately and fully track radiation exposures, as well as a “disturbing” lack of testing of the general population for radiation-related diseases and other impacts (miscarriages, fetal malformations, leukemia, lymphomas, solid tumors... read more
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 stock of her first year on the job. The study was more like a den — cozy and wood-paneled, lined with bookshelves that displayed mementos from Clinton’s three decades in the public eye: a statue of her heroine, Eleanor Roosevelt; a baseball signed by the Chicago Cubs star Ernie Banks; a carved wooden figure of a pregnant African woman. The intimate setting lent itself to a less-formal interview than the usual locale, her imposing outer office, with its marble fireplace, heavy drapes, crystal chandelier... read more
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 in the United States, global peace campaigner Helen Caldicott said.
“Bernie Sanders poses the strongest challenge to the US establishment,” Caldicott, founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize said. “That is why the mainstream media in the United States will not cover him until they absolutely have to.”
Caldicott expressed her agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments in a nationally broadcast telecast on Thursday that the ruling political establishment in the United States was determined to prevent any candidate embracing serious reforms to in the presidency in... read more
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) — “The imposition of sanctions upon North Korea at the moment is certain to be perceived in Pyongyang as extremely provocative when the United States and South Korea are conducting the largest military exercises in recent years just south on the DMZ [Demilitarized Zone],” Caldicott said.
The exercises include this year practices to “decapitate” the North Korean leadership, Caldicott, founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, told Sputnik.
“If anything is likely to drive somebody to do something really dangerous, well these actions are exactly what is needed to react to a perceived enemy,” she warned.
“I toured the situation yesterday and my hair nearly fell out,”Dr. Helen Caldicottsaid. “I’ve never seen anything so **** dangerous.”
The internationally renowned authority on the medical dangers of nuclear waste did not sugarcoat her thoughts after visiting several contamination points, like Westlake Landfill and Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.
Caldicott, an Australian physician and activist, was the keynote speaker at a symposium on nuclear waste held at St. Louis Community College (STLCC) at Wildwood. The personable and dynamic presenter broke down the elements of nuclear waste and its hazardous effects on the human body.
“This is extraordinary from a medical perspective,” Caldicott said. “Think, if one person here got rabies... read more
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 social boundaries. Our medicine is preventative and politically we stand for peaceful conflict resolution, international treaties for the elimination of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy and for the positive role of medicine in social responsibility.”
Dr. Caldicott’s talk can be heard via this recording made available through Voice Republic. Note that the introduction is in German. Dr. Caldicott’s speech (in English) starts at 04:08.
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 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, global peace campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott told Sputnik.
“It is certainly contraindicated to threaten or aggravate a fearful individual as they may well lash out and do something dangerous,” Caldicott, founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, told Sputnik.
Earlier this week, North Korea threatened indiscriminate nuclear strikes on the United States and South Korea as the two begin their largest ever military drills.