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April 25, 1991 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 125 environmental films and videos from throughout the world will be shown, and more than 100 speakers will hold post-screening discussions at the 1991 Aveda U.S. Environmental Film Festival today through Sunday in Santa Monica. A special film presentation and discussion on the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident--featuring anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott--will kick off the festival tonight at 7 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave. The cost is $10.
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OPINION
December 7, 1997
"Nuclear Power Won't Fix Our 'Greenhouse' " (Column Left, Nov. 30) is a fine example of sensationalistic journalism unsupported by the scientific facts. When reading Helen Caldicott's writings one must keep in mind that she is not a radiation scientist who has spent countless hours studying the effects of radiation on man, but someone who has made a name for herself by making exaggerated claims regarding nuclear power. She claims to be concerned about public health, but the clean use of nuclear energy could prevent the thousands of deaths caused by the burning of fossil fuels every year in this country alone.
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NEWS
March 26, 1992 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm very optimistic," Dr. Helen Caldicott, the anti-nuclear activist turned environmentalist, said during an interview in connection with an awards event in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. "We don't have to overcome the old conditioning about hating the Commies. People don't hate the environment. Everyone loves nature. So it's easier to say, 'Let's talk.'
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1992 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anti-nuclear crusader Helen Caldicott has accused NBC of canceling her appearance on the "Today" show because her new book criticizes General Electric, the company that owns the network. Caldicott, the Australian doctor who guided the group Physicians for Social Responsibility to prominence, had been booked since last fall to appear on "Today" next week to promote her new book, "If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth," according to "Today" Executive Producer Jeff Zucker.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1992 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anti-nuclear crusader Helen Caldicott has accused NBC of canceling her appearance on the "Today" show because her new book criticizes General Electric, the company that owns the network. Caldicott, the Australian doctor who guided the group Physicians for Social Responsibility to prominence, had been booked since last fall to appear on "Today" next week to promote her new book, "If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth," according to "Today" Executive Producer Jeff Zucker.
NEWS
April 12, 1988 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy has formally stated his objections to comments, made at a dinner to raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign, likening American military policy to Nazi Germany's policy of extermination and comparing Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Jesus Christ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1988
As I read The Times on the morning of April 8, I felt a mixed reaction of anger and revulsion over two stories. One concerned Paula Garb and her impending Yorba Linda lecture on how wonderful life in the Soviet Union is. Garb spoke on the advantages of Soviet-provided housing and education--and how her life has improved under communism. The other story concerned Helen Caldicott and her talk at a fund-raising dinner for Leo McCarthy. Caldicott compares our nation's commitments to defense to Nazi Germany under Hitler and suggests that certain agencies of our government be tried for war crimes.
NEWS
August 28, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Timing may be everything in comedy and politics, but on the campaign trail time itself can become something of a flexible concept. Take Dan Quayle, the Republican vice presidential candidate. Campaigning in Mission Viejo on Saturday, Quayle launched a stinging attack at Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis for appearing at an anti-nuclear press conference with Dr. Helen Caldicott, a leading nuclear-freeze activist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS
Anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warned about 350 Cal State Fullerton professors Monday that Earth, "the terminally ill planet," faces death within 10 years from pollution. "Money spent on (nuclear) arms needs to be directly transferred to saving the environment," said Caldicott, founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament and president emeritus of the Physicians for Social Responsibility.
NEWS
May 15, 1986 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Helen Caldicott, 47, the mother of the nuclear freeze movement, is dropping out. After 16 years--a personal campaign that began in 1971 with a successful protest against France's atomic tests in the South Pacific--she is, she says, "a little bit bonkers." She is on a sort of farewell tour, with her husband and heir-apparent, Dr. William H. J. Caldicott, sharing the podiums. And only days after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, addressing the California Assn.
NEWS
March 26, 1992 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm very optimistic," Dr. Helen Caldicott, the anti-nuclear activist turned environmentalist, said during an interview in connection with an awards event in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday. "We don't have to overcome the old conditioning about hating the Commies. People don't hate the environment. Everyone loves nature. So it's easier to say, 'Let's talk.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1991 | Dr. Helen Caldicott, environmentalist and co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, spoke Wednesday at Whittier College. The event was sponsored by the Whittier Area Peace Coalition. From her address:
On The Gulf War "I landed in Los Angeles just at the end of the 'Gulf Massacre' and the buildings . . . were tied in yellow ribbons. And I found that quite difficult. I remember the (weapons) buildup toward that massacre . . . and I didn't ever really believe that they would use them because we had done so much work in this country to educate people about the lethal effects of nuclear war and war in general.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 125 environmental films and videos from throughout the world will be shown, and more than 100 speakers will hold post-screening discussions at the 1991 Aveda U.S. Environmental Film Festival today through Sunday in Santa Monica. A special film presentation and discussion on the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident--featuring anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott--will kick off the festival tonight at 7 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave. The cost is $10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS
Anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warned about 350 Cal State Fullerton professors Monday that Earth, "the terminally ill planet," faces death within 10 years from pollution. "Money spent on (nuclear) arms needs to be directly transferred to saving the environment," said Caldicott, founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament and president emeritus of the Physicians for Social Responsibility.
NEWS
August 28, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Timing may be everything in comedy and politics, but on the campaign trail time itself can become something of a flexible concept. Take Dan Quayle, the Republican vice presidential candidate. Campaigning in Mission Viejo on Saturday, Quayle launched a stinging attack at Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis for appearing at an anti-nuclear press conference with Dr. Helen Caldicott, a leading nuclear-freeze activist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1988
As I read The Times on the morning of April 8, I felt a mixed reaction of anger and revulsion over two stories. One concerned Paula Garb and her impending Yorba Linda lecture on how wonderful life in the Soviet Union is. Garb spoke on the advantages of Soviet-provided housing and education--and how her life has improved under communism. The other story concerned Helen Caldicott and her talk at a fund-raising dinner for Leo McCarthy. Caldicott compares our nation's commitments to defense to Nazi Germany under Hitler and suggests that certain agencies of our government be tried for war crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1985
When Caspar Weinberger talks about "the moral case for defending Western democracies, which has to be made if citizens are going to support such defense" (quoted by columnist Cal Thomas), he is not talking straight. We don't need a moral case to support defense. Defense is inherently moral. We only need a moral case to support attack; this has always been so, and this is what Weinberger is really driving at. He never lets up preparing this historic case for attack--asserting our moral superiority, reassuring us that attack, whenever we launch it, will be a moral necessity.
OPINION
December 7, 1997
"Nuclear Power Won't Fix Our 'Greenhouse' " (Column Left, Nov. 30) is a fine example of sensationalistic journalism unsupported by the scientific facts. When reading Helen Caldicott's writings one must keep in mind that she is not a radiation scientist who has spent countless hours studying the effects of radiation on man, but someone who has made a name for herself by making exaggerated claims regarding nuclear power. She claims to be concerned about public health, but the clean use of nuclear energy could prevent the thousands of deaths caused by the burning of fossil fuels every year in this country alone.
NEWS
April 12, 1988 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy has formally stated his objections to comments, made at a dinner to raise money for his U.S. Senate campaign, likening American military policy to Nazi Germany's policy of extermination and comparing Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Jesus Christ.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
It started out tamely enough--a Beverly Hills dinner by 250 of the area's well-heeled peace activists, including several celebrities, to raise money for Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy's under-funded Senate campaign. But before it was over, the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel had taken a hard left turn, a featured speaker had compared Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to Jesus Christ, and McCarthy had distanced himself from some of what was said.
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