A legend in her lifetime

Helen portrait

This week’s Nuclear Hotseat with Libbe HaLevy features an extended interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott. Writes HaLevy: “Dr. Helen Caldicott has probably done more to make the public around the world aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons, nuclear war, nuclear reactors and the entire nuclear fuel chain than any other individual in history. During more than 60 years of activism, she has founded or revived organizations including Physicians for Social Responsibility; led protests, spoken to presidents, been a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the focus of an Academy Award-winning film, as she influenced several generations of activists to stand up against these weapons of mass destruction in the hopes of avoiding nuclear war.

“In this extended interview, she gives lie to the myth that a “limited” nuclear war can be survived, and we take a look at If You Love This Planet, the 1982 Oscar-winning film for Best Short Documentary based upon her presentation at SUNY in Plattsburg, NY.”

(The Hot Story with Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter will return next week.)


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