Der 18. März – March, the 18th

Five years ago, Peter wrote the following blog in German:

https://pethan35.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/sonntag-der-18-marz/

 I copy here parts of the last part of that blog, and further on I’ll try to explain then in English what Peter has been writing about. So, please bear with me:

“Der 18. März ist auch ein historisches Datum, denn 1848, allerdings ein Samstag, kam es in Berlin zu Kämpfen zwischen Preußischen Truppen und revolutionären Untertanen die gerne Bürger sein wollten. Es gab etwa 260 Tote.

Bei dem Luftangriff am 18. März 1945 gab es 336 Tote, 357 Verletzte und 226 Vermisste. 79785 Menschen wurden wohnungslos.

Am Sonntag, den 18. März 1990 gingen die Mensche in der DDR frei wählen.

Am Sonntag, den 18. März 2012 wählte die Bundesversammlung einen neuen Präsidenten, Joachim Gauck. Er ist ein früherer Bürger der DDR. Er ist der oberste Bürger der Bundesrepublik geworden. Vielleicht hat sich der Kreis geschlossen. Er begann seine erste Rede nach seiner Wahl mit den Worten:

„Es ist ein schöner Sonntag!“

Es gab einen Schlager während des Krieges, „Es geht alles vorüber, es geht alles vorbei. Nach einem Dezember folgt wieder ein Mai!“

Peter refers to the March revolution in 1848 which is explained here in Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_revolutions_of_1848%E2%80%9349

260 people died on Saturday, the 18th of March 1848.

On Sunday, the 18th of March 1945, there was one of the most severe air-raids that Berlin suffered during World War Two: 336 people died,  357 were injured, 226 were unaccounted for and 79785 lost there home on that day.

People of the GDR had free elections on Sunday, the 18th of March 1990.

Joachim Gauck, President of Germany (Bundespräsident), assumed office on Sunday, the 18th of March 2012.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_Gauck

His term of office ends today, Saturday, the 18th of March 2017,

Irish Quotations

http://tacomaweekly.tripod.com/Irish-Quotations.html

 

Here’s a nice selection of Irish quotations, Irish Blessings, Irish Proverbs, and Irish Toasts. Enjoy them and quote them often. If you would like to buy some special Irish gifts, visit the Bit O’Heaven Irish online gift store.


IRISH BLESSINGS

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.


May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,
and guide you in whatever you do–
and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!


May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!


May your feet never sweat,
your neighbor give you ne’re a treat.
When flowers bloom, I hope you’ll not sneeze,
and may you always have someone to sqeeze!


I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!


May you alway walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.


May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing.
The earth has angels all too few.
And heaven is overflowing.


May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been
the foresight to know where you’re going
and the insight to know when you’re going too far.


May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.


May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.


May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.


For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.


May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.


May peace and plenty be the first,
To lift the latch to your door.
And happiness be guided to your home,
By the candle of Christmas.


May the embers from the open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun’s rays from the Irish sky warm your face,
May the children’s bright smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love I give you warm your soul.


May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.


Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
That’s the Irish for You!


May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.


May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.


May the saint protect ye-
An’ sorrow neglect ye,
An’ bad luck to the one
That doesn’t respect ye
t’ all that belong to ye,
An long life t’ yer honor-
That’s the end of my song t’ ye!


May good luck be your friend
IN whatever you do.
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.


May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.


These things, I warmly wish for you-
Someone to love, some work to do,
A bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer.
And a guardian angel always near.


Whenever there is happiness
Hope you’ll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they’ll smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine,
Hope it shine especially for you to make each day
for you as bright as it can be.


May your troubles be less,
And your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.


May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.


Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!


When the first light of sun-
Bless you.
When the long day is done-
Bless you.
In your smiles and your tears-
Bless you.
Through each day of your years-
Bless you.


May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.


He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.


May you enjoy the four greatest blessings:
Honest work to occupy you.
A hearty appetite to sustain you.
A good woman to love you.
And a wink from the God above.


May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.


May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.


May the friendships you make,
Be those which endure,
And all of your grey clouds
Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him
To Whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart,
Every step of the way.


AN OLD IRISH WEDDING BLESSING.

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward.


IRISH TOASTS.

I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.

May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.

As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.

May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.

May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.

May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight.

May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

May the strength of three be in your journey.

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.

Here’s that we may always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience, and a guinea in our pocket.

May I see you grey and combing your children’s hair.

May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband(or wife).

May your doctor never earn a dollar out of you and may your heart never give out. May the ten toes of your feet steer you clear of all misfortune, and before you’re much older, may you hear much better toasts than this.

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far.

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, quick to make friends. But rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness from this day foward.

May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the outside leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crow never pick your haystack, and may your donkey always be in foal.

May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

May you live long, Die happy, And rate a mansion in heaven.

Beautiful young people are acts of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.


DRINKING TOASTS.

Here’s to me, and here’s to you,
And here’s to love and laughter-
I’ll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.


May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.


Here’s to you and yours, and to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours,
As mine and ours have done for you and yours!


When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let’s all get drunk, and go to heaven!


Here’s to our wives and girlfriends:
May they never meet!


IRISH PROVERBS.

* A drink precedes a story.

* Time is a great story teller.

* A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

* Even a small thorn causes festering.

* Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.

* It is a long road that has no turning.

* As the big hound is, so will the pup be.

* A trade not properly learned is an enemy.

* Put silk on a goat, and it’s still a goat.

* When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.

* There is no fireside like your own fireside.

* It is not a secret if it is known by three people.

* It takes time to build castles. Rome was not built in a day.

* The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.

* If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.

* When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.


IRISH QUOTATIONS.

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”~~By Adrienne Cook.~~

“Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.”~~By Margaret Jackson.~~

“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.”~~By Alex Levine.~~

“Maybe it’s bred in the bone, but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven to some of us.”
~~By Nancy O’Keeefe.~~

“In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.”
~~By Sir John Pentland Mahaffy.~~

“There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.”~~By John Millington Synge.~~


IRISH SMILE

There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head-
If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living,
How the hell can he drink when he’s dead?

Irish Quote

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May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

May your pockets be heavy
and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you
each morning and night.

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you…

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone Reba McEntire
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

TIPS FOR AVOIDING ALLERGIES

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/pollen-index/nsw/sydney/sydney

What triggers allergies?

A number of different allergens trigger allergies in people, with some of the most common including pollen, dust, mould and pets.

What types of weather lead to high pollen count?

The Weatherzone Pollen Index measures the potential for pollen to trigger allergic reactions in susceptible people. Pollen levels in the atmosphere will be highest on hot days and on days where a dry wind is blowing. Additionally, light rain overnight or during the early morning will also cause high pollen levels. These are the days when you will experience the telltale symptoms of a runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin and nasal congestion.

What are some tips to avoid allergies around the house?

  • Clean surfaces regularly, to avoid the accumulation of dust
  • Avoid feather and down pillows
  • Don’t hang sheets or clothing outside to dry on days of high pollen count
  • Avoid high pile carpets, as they offer places for dust and allergens to hide
  • Keep your pet away from bedrooms and off all furniture
  • Wash your pet weekly
  • Try to stay indoors on days of high pollen count
  • Avoid mowing lawns or wear a mask if it is unavoidable

US Congress’s Request . . .

http://www.helencaldicott.com/peace-activist-us-congressional-study-wiping-russian-leader-ridiculous/

 

PutinThe 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 carried out by the US intelligence agencies and by STRATCOM, US Strategic Command which is in charge of nuclear forces, according to a little-reported section of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

This congressional investigation into the survivability of Russian and Chinese leadership in the event of nuclear war is ridiculous,” Caldicott, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the organization that was the co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, said.

Caldicott insisted that the study was unnecessary and irrelevant since the leaderships of both Russia and China clearly understood the dangers to themselves and their peoples of a full-scale nuclear war breaking out.

Caldicott added that those dangers were not sufficiently recognized by the current generation of US leaders.

The leaders of these two countries are highly intelligent and well-informed and know for certain that a nuclear war involving the United States would condemn them to certain death, as opposed may I say to the current leaders in the United States,” she remarked.

Caldicott said the thinking processes of the US congressional figures who ordered the study defied her comprehension.

“What on earth do these legislators think that they ordered such an investigation one wonders?” she asked.

On January 26, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved their Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight, putting it two minutes and 30 seconds closer to the outbreak of nuclear war.

The Doomsday Clock has not been on such a setting for more than half a century since the 1950’s and the most tense period of the Cold War.

Caldicott is the author of many books, including “The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex” and “War in Heaven:” The Arms Race in Outer Space.”

The Smithsonian Institution has named her one of the most influential women of the 20th century.

Originally published: https://sputniknews.com/us/201702031050300057-us-study-survivability-putin-ridiculous/

Helen Caldicott

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Caldicott

 

Helen Caldicott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helen Caldicott
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Helen Caldicott, October 2007
Born 7 August 1938 (age 78)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Physician, activist
Spouse(s) William Caldicott
Children Philip, Penny, William Jr
Website Helen Caldicott’s official website

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 nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, and military action in general.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Caldicott became a leader in the antinuclear movement in the United States through her role in reviving the organization Physicians for Social Responsibility. She also helped to found several other organizations which worked to abolish controlled nuclear fission. In the 1980s, she was effective in raising support and bringing nuclear issues to the forefront. Caldicott 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.

Early life and education[edit]

Helen Caldicott was born on August 7, 1938, in Melbourne, Australia, the daughter of a factory manager, Philip Broinowski, and Mary Mona Enyd (Coffey) Broinowski, an interior designer. She attended public-school except for four years at Fintona Girls School in Adelaide, a private secondary school. When she was 17, she enrolled at the University of Adelaide Medical School; she graduated in 1961 with a B.S. in surgery and an M.B. in medicine (the equivalent of an American M.D.). In 1962, she married William Caldicott, a pediatric radiologist, who has worked with her in her campaigns. They have three children, Philip, Penny, and William Jr.[1]

Caldicott and her husband moved to Boston in 1966 where she entered a three-year fellowship in nutrition at Harvard Medical School. Returning to Adelaide in 1969, she accepted a position in the renal unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In the early 1970s, she completed a year’s residency and a two-year internship in pediatrics. She also set up a clinic for cystic fibrosis. In 1977, she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978. [1]

Anti-nuclear activism[edit]

Caldicott’s interest in the dangers of nuclear energy was sparked when she read the Neville Shute book On the Beach, a novel about nuclear holocaust set in Australia,[2] In the 1970s, she rose to prominence as a public figure in Australia and subsequently New Zealand and North America, speaking on the health hazards of radiation from her professional perspective as a pediatrician.

Her early achievements included convincing Australia to sue France over its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific in 1971 and 1972, which brought the practice to an end. She also informed Australian labor unions about the medical and military dangers of uranium mining.[3]

Following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Caldicott left her medical career 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 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.[4]

During her time in the United States from 1977 to 1986, Caldicott was the founding president from 1978 to 1983 of Physicians for Social Responsibility (founded in 1961 and dormant from 1970 to 1978), and she helped to recruit 23,000 doctors committed to educating the public and their colleagues on the dangers of nuclear energy. She also worked abroad to establish similar national groups that focused on education about the medical dangers of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. The umbrella organisation International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

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 (NPRI), headquartered in Washington, D.C. NPRI facilitated an ongoing public education campaign in the mainstream media about the dangers of nuclear energy, including weapons and power programs and policies. It was led by both Caldicott and Executive Director Julie R. Enszer. NPRI attempted to create a consensus to end all uses of nuclear energy by means of public education campaigns, establishing a presence in the mainstream media, and sponsoring high-profile symposia. NPRI has now morphed into Beyond Nuclear.

In 2008 Caldicott founded the Helen Caldicott Foundation for a Nuclear Free Future. The foundation hosted a weekly radio show called “If You Love This Planet”. The foundation also operates a website called NuclearFreePlanet.org with information and data on nuclear power and weapons and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.[5]

In April 2011, Caldicott was involved in a public argument in UK newspaper The Guardian with British journalist George Monbiot. Monbiot expressed great concern at what he saw as a failure by Caldicott to provide adequate justification for many of her arguments. Regarding Caldicott’s book Nuclear Power is Not The Answer he wrote, “The scarcity of references to scientific papers and the abundance of unsourced claims it contains amaze me.”[6][7] In reply Caldicott wrote, “As we have seen, he and other nuclear industry apologists sow confusion about radiation risks, and, in my view, in much the same way that the tobacco industry did in previous decades about the risks of smoking.”[8]

In 2014, Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted a lecture on “Fukushima’s Ongoing Impact” by Caldicott in Seattle, Washington.[9]

Australian politics[edit]

In Australia’s 1990 federal election Caldicott unsuccessfully contested the House of Representatives New South Wales seat of Richmond, a seat held since the inaugural 1901 federal election by conservatives, and by the National Party since it first contested elections at the 1922 federal election. Caldicott polled very well for a federal independent candidate, receiving 23.3 percent of the primary vote. On the sixth count, Caldicott had 27.4 percent of the vote, with National’s incumbent (and then leader of the Nationals) Charles Blunt at 43.2 percent and Labor candidate Neville Newell at 29.4 percent. Caldicott was eliminated, and more than three-fourths of her preferences flowed to Newell. This enabled Labor to take the seat for the first time in its history, on 50.5 percent of the two-party preferred vote, a swing of 7.1 percent.[10] This marked one of the only three times a major party leader lost his own seat at an election, the others involving Stanley Bruce at the 1929 election and John Howard at the 2007 election.

Caldicott tried to enter the Australian Senate in 1991, attempting to win Democrat support to replace New South Wales Senator Paul McLean, who had recently resigned. However, the party selected Karin Sowada to replace McLean.

Honors and awards[edit]

Caldicott has been awarded 21 honorary doctoral degrees and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling in 1985.[11][12] In 1982, she received the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association.[13] In 1992, Caldicott received the 1992 Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston for her leadership in the worldwide disarmament movement. 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.[14] She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, a progressive think tank in Spain. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.[15] In 2009, she was designated a Women’s History Month Honoree by the National Women’s History Project.[16]

Bibliography[edit]

Books by Helen Caldicott[17]
Title Year of Publication Publisher(s) ISBN Role
Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do! 1978 (revised 1994) W.W. Norton & Company ISBN 0393310116 Author
Missile Envy: The Arms Race and Nuclear War 1984 William Morrow & Co ISBN 9780688019549 Author
If you love this planet 1992 W. W. Norton & Company ISBN 9780393308358 Author
A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography 1996 W.W. Norton & Company ISBN 0393316807 Author
Metal of Dishonor: How Depleted Uranium Penetrates Steel, Radiates People and Contaminates the Environment 1997 International Action Center ISBN 0-9656916-0-8 Author
The New Nuclear Danger: George W.Bush’s Military-industrial Complex 2002 (revised 2004) The New PressScribe Publications (Australia) ISBN 1565847407ISBN 0908011652 Author
Nuclear Power is Not the Answer 2006 The New PressMelbourne University Press ISBN 978-1-59558-067-2ISBN 0522 85251 3 Author
War in Heaven: The Arms Race in Outer Space 2007 The New Press ISBN 978-1-59558-114-3 Co-author with Craig Eisendrath
Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy 2007 RDR Books ISBN 978-1571431738 Author of Afterword (author is Arjun Makhijani)
If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth 2009 W.W. Norton & Company ISBN 978-0-393-33302-2 Author
Loving this planet 2012 The New Press ISBN 978-1-59558-067-2 Editor
Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe 2014 The New Press ISBN 978-1-59558-960-6 Editor

Documentary films[edit]

Caldicott has appeared in numerous documentary films and television programs.[18] In the early 1980s, she was the subject of two documentaries: the Oscar-nominated 1981 feature-length film Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott and the 1982 Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada short documentary, If You Love This Planet.[19]

A 2004 documentary film, Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident,[20] provides a look into Caldicott’s life through the eyes of her niece, filmmaker Anna Broinowski.

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.

The 2013 documentary Pandora’s Promise also features footage of Caldicott interspersed with counter-points to her assertions regarding the health impacts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Title Director Production Company Year
The World Awaits Don Haderlein 2015 (in production)
The Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue Tim Wilkerson 2013
United Natures Peter Charles Downey United Natures Independent Media 2013
Pandora’s Promise Robert Stone Robert Stone Productions, Vulcan Productions 2013
Democracy Now! (TV Series) Democracy Now 2011
The University of Nuclear Bombs Mohamed Elsawi, Joshua James 2010
Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space Denis Delestrac Coptor Productions Inc., Lowik Media 2009
Difference of Opinion (TV Series) Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2007
Poison Dust Sue Harris 2005
Fatal Fallout: The Bush Legacy Gary Null Gary Null Moving Pictures 2004
Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident Anna Broinowski 2004
American Experience (TV documentary) WGBH 1998
In Our Hands Robert Richter, Stanley Warnow 1984
If You Love This Planet (short) Terri Nash National Film Board of Canada 1982
Eight Minutes to Midnight: A Portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott Mary Benjamin 1981
We are the Guinea Pigs Joan Harvey 1980

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Helen Caldicott Biography (1938-)”.
  2. Jump up^ Dullea, Georgia (1979-06-02). “Pediatrician believes babies more susceptible to radiation”. The Index-Journal. Greenwood, South Carolina. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  3. Jump up^ “Dr. Helen Caldicott CV”. Dr. Helen Caldicott. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. Jump up^ Sheldon, Sayre (October 2004). “A Brief History of WAND”. WAND Education Fund. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  5. Jump up^ “If You Love This Planet weekly radio program archives”. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  6. Jump up^ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/apr/13/anti-nuclear-lobby-interrogate-beliefs
  7. Jump up^ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/apr/05/anti-nuclear-lobby-misled-world
  8. Jump up^ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/11/nuclear-apologists-radiation
  9. Jump up^ Fukushima’s Ongoing Impact; Physicians for Social Responsibility; 28 September 2014
  10. Jump up^ House of Representatives results, 1990 NSW: Adam Carr’s election archive
  11. Jump up^ Caldicott Biography; U.S. National Library of Medicine
  12. Jump up^ Curriculum Vitae; Caldicott Website; 12 January 2015
  13. Jump up^ “Remedy for Global Instability – a Public Lecture by Dr Helen Caldicott”. November 12, 2016.
  14. Jump up^ Anti-nuclear Activist Dr. Helen Caldicott to Appear; Cape Cod Today; 28 March 2012[dead link]
  15. Jump up^ Advisory Council; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; 20 February 2014
  16. Jump up^ “Honorees: 2010 National Women’s History Month”. Women’s History Month. National Women’s History Project. 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  17. Jump up^ “Books”. Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  18. Jump up^ “Helen Caldicott”. IMDb. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  19. Jump up^ Nash, Terre (1982). “If You Love This Planet”. NFB.ca. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
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Some of my Thoughts on Nuclear Usage

 Are there still people who want nuclear power stations? There must be, for from time to time I hear someone here in Australia voice an opinion that we should have nuclear power stations as a back up. In the media there are at present endless discussions about our power supply. 

All the nuclear power plant disasters that we know about already, and all the difficulties to rid ourselves of nuclear waste, these are well known facts but not talked about much in main media. Anyhow, with all that present knowledge that is available to us, some people still seem to deliberately ignore all this knowledge and do voice an opinion that we should consider nuclear power stations!

I know, doomsday predictions are not very popular. A significant number of people just want to ignore all the facts. I published in my last three posts some YouTube tapes. All of them have Helen Caldicott in them:

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

Helen Caldicott is a famous anti-nuclear activist. That does not mean that the majority of people all over the world are willing to listen to her, does it? How many people really make time to listen to what she has to say? Or when they listen a bit, they might soon say, she is just a doomsday predictor, and they are not wanting to further think about the consequences  of playing with nuclear. There are an immense number of anti-nuclear organisations:

https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=famous+anti-nuclear+activists&*

It seems to me politicians and main media all over the world ignore more or less the message of these organisations. And the extent of the Fukushima disaster is hushed as to not create a panic. It seems to me people with vested interests in nuclear just do not want to change their policies. The worst part is that a lot of people in power are not willing to work on nuclear disarmament. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Caldicott

 

 

Fukushima: Beyond Urgent, YouTube AU

Published on Feb 13, 2017

☢ Fukushima: Beyond Urgent ☢ Dr. Helen Caldicott: “We are dealing with Diabolic Energy.” https://youtu.be/NhbKoae7bjk
28 Signs That the West Coast of the U.S Is Being Fried with Nuclear Radiation from Fukushima: http://tinyurl.com/qgzg4b9
PLEASE SHARE/REMIX THIS VIDEO which briefly covers the 3 core meltdowns, the vulnerable and leaky water storage tanks, radiation health effects, contamination of the Pacific Ocean and marine life, Unit 4 collapse risk and Unit 4 fuel rod removal risk. The situation is ongoing and deteriorating, and it’s highly likely that it’s actually worse than presented here. This is only a basic outline of some key elements, which I have tried to present in a way that should be easily understood by everyone, particularly those who’ve not been following this crisis. I have also compiled a list of links below that will inform you more. Note: Original Upload date was October 2013.

my Dr. Helen Caldicott Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/hgbxqv6

FOR REGULAR NEWS UPDATES ABOUT FUKUSHIMA:
ENEnews:
http://enenews.com/
ENEnews on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ENENEWS
Fukushima Diary:
http://fukushima-diary.com/
Fukushima Diary on Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/kgumyud

THREE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FILMS:
On Fukushima Beach 1 (remastered):
http://tinyurl.com/ooc77tt
On Fukushima Beach 2: The Lights of Fukushima (Director’s Cut): http://tinyurl.com/nr8rq2j
On Fukushima Beach 3: The Bombing of Kyoto:
http://tinyurl.com/n3v569n

Take action to lower radioactivity allowed in food::
http://tinyurl.com/l7n7tmn

‘The story of Plume-Gate, the world’s largest, provable cover-up’:
A book by Hatrick Penry PDF of the book:
http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3683

Here is my complete Plume-Gate Playlist that I helped edit narrated by Hatrick Penry. Also Strontium Milks, and Organic Slant have since weighed in as well: Playlist titled: Plume-Gate PROOF Cover-up of Fukushima via the NRC Documents http://tinyurl.com/q7mmfcw

The Ocean is Broken:
http://tinyurl.com/ozmfg23

The complete collapse of sardine population on West Coast of Canada around Vancouver:
http://tinyurl.com/kzevukv

Alarming mass die-off of starfish in areas along Canada’s Pacific coast:
http://tinyurl.com/mch9mdp

Diseased Alaska seals with abnormal brain growths and undersized lymph nodes: http://tinyurl.com/mhmz3c6

There are many more similar reports, but I cannot fit anymore in the space provided here.

‘Fukushima: Beyond Urgent’ was made of clips from the videos below. All footage reproduced for educational purposes only. Thanks to all those who uploaded the originals.