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Helen Caldicott
Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott, October 2007
Born 7 August 1938Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Physician, Activist
Dr. Caldicott's official website [1]
Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has
founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear
weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. She hosts a weekly radio program,
If You Love This
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Caldicott attended the Fintona Girls' School, and received her medical degree in 1961
from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children's Hospital Medical
Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978.
In 1980, following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, she left her medical career in order to concentrate on
calling the world's attention to what she refers to as the "insanity" of the nuclear arms race and the growing reliance
on nuclear power.
In 1982, she was the subject of the controversial Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada documentary on the
dangers of nuclear weapons, entitled
If You Love This Planet . [2]
Citing confidential memos, Caldicott says that the Hershey Foods Corporation was concerned about radiation levels
in milk used in their products because of the proximity of the Three Mile Island accident to Hershey's Pennsylvania
factory. According to Caldicott, citing a 30 March 1979 study by the Pennsylvania State University, College of
Engineering, radiation contaminants that fell on the Pennsylvania grass found its way into the milk of the local dairy
[3] Caldicott noted this was contrary to the findings in the government official report [4] released shortly after
the Three Mile Island disaster. Caldicott disputes this report in her book,
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer .
Also in 1980, she founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) in the United States, which was
later renamed Women's Action for New Directions. It is a group dedicated to reducing or redirecting government
spending away from nuclear energy use towards what the group perceives as unmet social issues.
During her time in the United States from 1977 to 1986, Caldicott was involved with Physicians for Social
Responsibility (founded originally in 1961), an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating others on
what they claimed were the dangers of nuclear energy. She also worked abroad to establish similar groups that
focused on education about what she said were risks of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. One such
international group (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
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in 1985. She herself received the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association in 1982.
Caldicott's investigative writings were chosen as Project Censored's #2 story in 1990. Citing the research of Soviet
scientists Valery Burdakov and Vyacheslav Fiin, Caldicott argued that NASA's Space Shuttle program was
destroying the Earth
? s ozone and that 300 total shuttle flights would be enough to "completely destroy the Earth's
protective ozone shield," although there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim.
In 1995 Caldicott returned to the US where she lectured for the New School of Social Research on the Media, Global
Politics, and the Environment. She also hosted a weekly radio show on WBAI (Pacifica) and became the Founding
President of the STAR (Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation.
Her sixth book,
The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush ? s Military Industrial Complex , was published in 2001.
While touring with that book, she founded the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC.
NPRI seeks to facilitate an ongoing public education campaign in the mainstream media about what it perceives as
the dangers of nuclear energy, including weapons and power programs and policies. It is led by both Caldicott and
Executive Director Julie R. Enszer. NPRI has attempted to create a consensus to end all uses of nuclear energy and
destroy the nuclear age by means of public education campaigns, establishing a presence in the mainstream media,
and sponsoring high-profile symposia.
In May 2003, Caldicott gave a lecture entitled "The New Nuclear Threat" at the University of San Diego's Joan B.
Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Distinguished Lecture Series.
A 2004 documentary film, 'Helen's War: portrait of a dissident',
[5] provides a look into Dr. Caldicott's life through
the eyes of her niece, filmmaker Anna Broinowski.
Caldicott currently splits her time between the United States and Australia and continues to lecture widely to
promote her views on nuclear energy use, including weapons and power. She has been awarded 20 honorary doctoral
degrees and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. She was awarded the
Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom in 2003, and in 2006, the Peace Organisation of Australia presented
her with the inaugural Australian Peace Prize "for her longstanding commitment to raising awareness about the
medical and environmental hazards of the nuclear age". The Smithsonian Institution has named Caldicott as one of
the most influential women of the 20th century. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion
[6] , a progressive think tank in Spain.
Since 14 July 2008, Dr. Caldicott has hosted an hour-long, weekly radio program, "If You Love This Planet." The
show was first aired and originated by Houston station KPFT and is now heard on dozens of U.S., Australian and
Canadian stations, and on its own website www.ifyoulovethisplanet.org.
A fully revised and updated edition of her 1992 book "If You Love This Planet" was published by W.W. Norton in
September 2009.
Helen Caldicott is featured along with foreign affairs experts, space security activists and military officials in
interviews in Denis Delestrac's 2010 feature documentary "Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space".


Ex-Rad, the U.S. Military's Radiation Wonder Drug

By Van Hipp

Published March 16, 2011

| FoxNews.com

These are tragic and tense days indeed in Japan.

The immense loss of life and absolute devastation caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami is heartbreaking – and serve as the culprits in this unimaginable tragedy. The tension, felt by its citizens and far beyond the country’s borders, centers most immediately on what happens next at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility.

Reports of radioactive contamination and a potential meltdown at the complex have many Americans wondering how prepared our own government would be in the event something similar occurred here. More specifically, could the the health of residents living near a severely damaged nuclear reactor in the U.S. be ensured?

Thanks to the advanced work of the men and women who develop our nation’s military medicine, the answer is yes – but only if the government now takes the necessary steps.

In what has to be one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of military medicine, the U. S. military has developed a radiation protection drug known as Ex-Rad that can give protection through DNA repair against otherwise lethal dosages of radiation. Ex-Rad, which is administered as an injection or orally, can be given either before or after exposure. While Ex-Rad officials are continuing to work with the FDA, it has successfully cleared two clinical studies showing it is safe.

Ex-Rad’s life-saving utility isn’t limited to countering radiation exposure near a compromised nuclear facility. From potentially enabling cancer patients to withstand greater levels of radiation to protecting soldiers deployed into radioactive “hot zones,” this drug delivers critical help and hope.

During most of the last decade, U.S. military scientists at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute have worked with some of the best scientists in the American private sector to develop this radiation protection wonder drug.

As someone who’s had the privilege to interact with these scientists over the years and watch the development of Ex-Rad, I’ve seen it grow from just a dream into a very real capability that can save lives.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of media awareness about its development in the U.S., Ex-Rad is probably the most important new drug the American public has never heard of. But thanks to the public writings of senior scientists from the U.S. Department of Defense, the private sector, and the prestigious Radiation Effects Research Foundation (based in Hiroshima, Japan) the secret about this breakthrough drug is finally getting out. And it’s happening not a moment too soon.

The U.S. Army recently recommended to the Office of the Secretary of Defense that Ex-Rad be stockpiled for the benefit of our military. That puts the ball in the court of Pentagon leadership to make certain one of military medicine’s most successful achievements in recent years is fully realized and able to benefit Americans.

With our nation facing a litany of threats today, American scientists at government agencies including the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services among others are developing mature technologies and counter-measures with the potential to save millions of lives. Many of these life-saving discoveries have positive and far-reaching implications well beyond the narrow scope of that particular department. Ex-Rad is just latest example of medical innovation being developed by our military. Although we don't hear about it, we need to hear more and we to support it. 

The challenge for the Obama administration is to ensure that these various efforts are well coordinated and communicated throughout the government – and that the American taxpayers are ultimately provided the return they deserve on their hefty investment.

There’s something for Congress to keep in mind as well.

Some on Capitol Hill have questioned the value and relevance of U.S. military medicine in recent weeks. Obviously, these members have forgotten their history lesson on the significant contributions of Dr. Walter Reed and others who helped wipe out disease and save lives. They’ve also forgotten that when the Bush administration sought the creation of a real-time biological defense capability for the American people, it turned to the Pentagon and military medicine.

There’s no doubt about it, medical results trump political rhetoric every time. Ex-Rad is just the latest evidence that U.S. military medicine is meeting our most difficult medical challenges and leading the way in saving lives.

Van D. Hipp Jr. is chairman of American Defense International, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations. He is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army.

Caldicott quotes Einstein on Nuclear energy that it changed everything except the way we think. He saw us as still being fear based savages. Seemingly a  hopeless condemnation. But Einstein the sleepwalker never knew Gnosis.The answer to our plight  is the  fear dimunition of widespread contagious LAY Gnosis and knowing that we are all connected and all adored immeasurably. That there is a God within all of us.