(Video) Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe


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gracias por intentar una respuesta en Aporrea. No importa que no te la hayan
publicado. Lamentablemente, en algún momento hasta personas tan ciegas y
dogmáticas como Brito van a tener que aterrizar en la realidad. Las pocas
informaciones no censuradas que nos llegan sobre Japón son verdaderamente
horribles. Si manejas un poquito de inglés, vaya a nuestro blog:
http://franzjtlee.blogspot.com y lea la última entrada (la que aparece arriba en
la página y vea también el video. Ahí habla una veterana activista contra la
energía nuclear, Helen Caldicott, y nos da una idea de la espantosa magnitud de
lo que pasa en Fukushima y sus nefastas consequencias para la vida en todo el

Un abrazo y saludos cordiales,
Franz J. T. Lee y Jutta Schmitt

(Video) Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and what we can expect. It ain’t pretty.



Helen Caldicott

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy
the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last
38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical
hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop
environmental destruction.

Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938, Dr Caldicott received her medical degree
from the University of Adelaide Medical School
<http://www.health.adelaide.edu.au/> in 1961. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis
Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital <http://www.wch.sa.gov.au/> in 1975
and subsequently was an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
<http://www.hms.harvard.edu/> and on the staff of the Children's Hospital
Medical Center <http://web1.tch.harvard.edu/>, Boston, Mass., until 1980 when
she resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war.

In 1971, Dr Caldicott played a major role in Australia's opposition to French
atmospheric nuclear testing in the Pacific; in 1975 she worked with the
Australian trade unions to educate their members about the medical dangers of
the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular reference to uranium mining.

While living in the United States from 1977 to 1986, she co-founded the
Physicians for Social Responsibility <http://www.psr.org/home.cfm?id=home>, an
organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the
dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. On trips abroad she
helped start similar medical organizations in many other countries. The
international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of
Nuclear War <http://www.ippnw.org/>) won the Nobel Peace Prize
<http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1985/physicians-history.html%20target=> in
1985. She also founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament
<http://www.wand.org/> (WAND) in the US in 1980.

Returning to Australia in 1987, Dr Caldicott ran for Federal Parliament
<http://www.aph.gov.au/> as an independent. Defeating Charles Blunt, leader of
the National Party, through preferential voting she ultimately lost the election
by 600 votes out of 70,000 cast.

She moved back to the United States in 1995, lecturing at the New School for
Social Research <http://www.nsu.newschool.edu/> on the Media, Global Politics
and the Environment, hosting a weekly radio talk show on WBAI (Pacifica)
<http://www.wbai.org/>, and becoming the Founding President of the STAR
(Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation <http://www.noradiation.org/>.

Dr Caldicott has received many prizes and awards for her work, including the
Lannan Foundation's 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom <http://www.lannan.org/CF/>
and 21 honorary doctoral degrees, and she was personally nominated for the Nobel
Peace Prize by Linus Pauling <http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/lpbio/lpbio2.html> -
himself a Nobel Laureate. The Smithsonian Institute <http://www.si.edu/> has
named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She
has written for numerous publications and has authored seven books
<http://www.helencaldicott.com/books.htm>, Nuclear Madness
<http://www.helencaldicott.com/books.htm#nm>, Missile Envy, *If You Love This
Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth*
(1992, W.W. Norton <http://www.wwnorton.com/>)
and *A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography* (1996, W.W. Norton
<http://www.wwnorton.com/>; published as *A Passionate Life* in Australia by
Random House <http://www.randomhouse.com.au/>), *The New Nuclear Danger: George
Bush’s Military Industrial Complex*
(2001, The New Press
<http://www.thenewpress.com/> in the US, UK and UK; Scribe Publishing
<http://www.scribepub.com.au/> in Australia and New Zealand; Lemniscaat
Publishers <http://www.lemniscaat.nl/> in The Netherlands; and Hugendubel Verlag
<http://www.hugendubel.de/index.asp> in Germany), *Nuclear Power is Not the
(2006, The New Press <http://www.thenewpress.com/> in the US, UK and UK;
Melbourne University Press <http://www.mup.unimelb.edu.au/> in Australia) and
War In Heaven <http://www.helencaldicott.com/books.htm#wih> (March 2007). Dr.
Caldicott’s most recent book is the revised and updated If You Love This Planet
<http://www.helencaldicott.com/books.htm> (March 2009).

She also has been the subject of several films, including *Eight Minutes to
, nominated for an Academy Award <http://www.oscars.org/index.html> in
1981, *If You Love This Planet*, which won the Academy Award
<http://www.oscars.org/index.html> for best documentary in 1982, and *Helen’s
War: portrait of a dissident*
, recipient of the Australian Film Institute Awards
<http://www.afi.org.au/awards/winners.asp> for Best Direction (Documentary)
2004, and the Sydney Film Festival
<http://www.sydneyfilmfestival.org/page/2004_favourites_and_winners.html#winners> Dendy
Award for Best Documentary in 2004.

Dr Caldicott currently divides her time between Australia and the US where she
lectures widely. She founded the US-based *Nuclear Policy Research Institute*
(NPRI), which evolved into Beyond Nuclear <http://www.beyondnuclear.org/>, of
which Dr Caldicott is Founding President. Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and
activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear
weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future.

Dr Caldicott can be heard discussing urgent planetary survival issues on her
weekly radio show If You Love This Planet
<http://www.helencaldicott.com/radio.htm>, and is the Founder and Spokesperson
for People for a Nuclear-Free Australia <http://pnfa.com.au>, established to
represent the millions of Australians who uphold the strong belief that there
should be no uranium mining, nuclear power plants or foreign nuclear waste in

Dr Caldicott is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board
advising José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain.

Source: http://www.helencaldicott.com/about.htm


Helen Caldicott Talks About the Horror of Fukushima

April 23, 2011

Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott talks
about the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and what we can expect. It ain’t pretty.