Australian news, and some related international items

Helen Caldicott

 It hasn’t always been easy. Before the biggest concerns that troubled society were COVID, wildfires and global warming, there was the threat of nuclear warfare and radiation hanging over everyone’s head.

One of the most effective voices raised against “nukes” in those times was that of an Australian pediatrician, Dr. Helen Caldicott, who will be speaking to an online audience via Zoom on Friday, Aug. 13. Educated in medicine at the University of Adelaide and Harvard, Caldicott started a pediatric clinic in
Australia but her prominence came in 1971 when she led an international lawsuit against France for its atmospheric nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Perhaps surprisingly, that lawsuit was successful, and she turned
to working with Australian trade unions to ban uranium mining.

August 16, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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