This week, Living At the Barricades presents a feature interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott. Co-host Mark Mattson's interview with the world renowned activist, physician, writer, and organizer provides empowering information about the dangers posed by the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear weaponry, and nuclear war.
As a potent challenge to the so-called "nuclear renaissance," Dr. Caldicott's recent book, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer cuts through the industry's public relations campaign and paves a hopeful path for energy production free of harmful pollutants and emissions.
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Dr. Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1961, working in the pediatrics field in subsequent years. Dr. Caldicott moved to the United States in the late 1970s and co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors who serve as "voice for policies to stop nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment."
Dr. Caldicott is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the Smithsonian Institute named her one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. Currently, she serves as the Founder and President of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute based in Washington.
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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is proud to team up with Project Fishnet: The Great Lakes Craft and Release Project.
Project Fishnet is a two-part project comprised of a craft phase and a release phase, transforms textile fish into real fish.
The heart of the crafting phase centres on 25 Toronto based schools each building a regionally specific school of textile fish and researching and sharing information about their species on the FishNet project web site. The release phase occurs when Harbourfront Centre, acting (metaphorically) as a fish hatchery, sponsors the 'release' of the crafted textile fish, an activity which will ultimately underwrite fish habitat restoration and restocking programs in the Great Lakes.
FishNet is to be presented to the public in a variety of forms including a project web site, classroom activities, a public exhibition, and as an invitation to other schools within the Great Lakes bio-region to undertake similar projects. When complete, the project will have combined and coalesced the creative talents of approximately 2,000 students, educators, artists and designers for the purposes of exploring and engaging in the multiple themes of sustainability, collaboration and activism.
FishNet identifies absence or neglect as the creative basis for a subtle form of protest art ”one that provokes an engaging solution while strengthening the ties that bind us as a community living within the Great Lakes bioregion and beyond. (from www.projectfishnet.org)
For more information, visit: www.projectfishnet.org
Broken Social Scene have designed a special t-shirt for the Yellow Bird Project. This t-shirt, designed by their drummer Justin Peroff, is being sold to raise money and awareness for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.