Caldicott Live on TV as US Election Called: “About half of Japan is contaminated” — Huge censorship on what’s happening with Fukushima… Host interrupts to say Obama re-elected (VIDEO)

Published: November 7th, 2012 at 4:55 am ET


Helen Caldicott Interview
Democracy Now Election Special
Link TV
Nov. 6, 2012 at 11:00p ET

Dr. Helen Caldicott, Physician: About half of Japan is contaminated. I’m going there next week. There’s a huge, a very big press censorship on what’s happening in Japan with Fukushima.

Watch the broadcast here

Published: November 7th, 2012 at 4:55 am ET


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69 comments to Caldicott Live on TV as US Election Called: “About half of Japan is contaminated” — Huge censorship on what’s happening with Fukushima… Host interrupts to say Obama re-elected (VIDEO)

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    Really excellent questions!

    I'm just so glad that we have President Obama because I truly feel that Romney would just pocket money no matter where it comes from or how many might die in all the 'many' future wars Romney was dreaming sweet dreams about.

    Just my 2-cents.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Yes, may I add a big *phew from Old Europe.
      Does anybody know how many voted for Jill Stein?

      • PurpleRain PurpleRain

        She was my second choice!

        • moonshellblue moonshellblue

          I also wanted to vote for Jill Stein and not to be redundant but this election was too important with 3 supreme court justices retiring and I really did not trust muddy mittens. Phew, I still wish the congress had gone democratic but I'll take Obama as I think he is thinking about his girls when it comes to nuclear power but they do have they are a mighty force to contend with and there are so many pressing issues, like the fiscal cliff that Obama must start dealing with.

      • DebbyS

        Here in New Mexico, she got ~2,500 votes. Our local NBC affiliate counted that as 0% (Obama got ~405,000 votes); the local ABC affiliate didn't mention it at all. I can't get the local CBS affiliate via antenna. But I'm really happy I voted for her because in the long run, she and the policies of the Green and similar parties would have been much better for the country and the world. But, with Fukushima, BP, a surprising sun, etc., it really doesn't matter "in the long run", does it? Sigh! As an spry elderly fellow I talked to several days ago said, he's going to vote as often as he can, and after he dies, he'll come back and vote some more!

      • Sickputer

        Less than 2% total for all the third parties (Libertarian, Green, Constitutional).

        But Stein was on the official ballot in Texas. 😉

        I think more Democrats and Republicans would have voted Green, but they hatef the other major party platform so much that they feared a repeat of 1992 affecting their party. Ross Perot won nearly 19% of the vote and Clinton beat the incumbent George Bush Sr. Big shocker to the Republicans back then and both parties are determined to keep the status quo if possible.

        But a third party can win with two things: a well-known celebrity candidate and lots of money. Because of the diversity of America I don't see any other way to break up the Big Brother combination.

    • dosdos dosdos

      Romney's energy policy would have been big profits to the energy corporations and devil take the hindmost in cleaning up their messes, nuclear, fracking, coal, et al. I can't say I like Obama's energy policy, but it's not nearly as scary as what we just dodged in this election.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      Earth Day Is Every Day – Honor And Respect Yourself, The Planet, All Living Beings –

      Renewable Energy Usage And Costs Compared To Nuclear And Coal; via A Green Road Blog

  • Its Curtains

    If you listen very closely at the end when it fads out, you can hear Dr. Helen Caldicott say "Thank God,Thank God" in response to Obama winning re-election.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I think it's appropriate to repost this here…

    The untold facts and the trend of the future…

    Media Fails to Report Solar, Wind Successes from Obama's Policies

    In the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama mentioned that electricity generation from wind and solar have doubled during his administration.

    This was a bold claim but may also be an understatement. Wind power capacity in the United States has slightly more than doubled to 51.6 gigawatts (GW) in the last three years and nine months; however the electricity generation capacity of solar technologies is nearly four times as great as when the president took office, reaching 5.7 GW by July 2012.

    This is roughly the same capacity as five or six average-sized nuclear reactors from solar output, and 50 reactors worth of wind power. Another 4.6 GW of large-scale solar is under construction, as well as another 8.4 GW of wind power, which, when complete, will bring us to 10 GW of solar and 60GW of wind.

  • lam335 lam335

    Let's just hope that, since he claims this is his "last election," perhaps Obama will stop being so beholden to the nuclear industry.

    There's no guarantee about that, however. An alternative scenario might be that when he leaves office he ends up with a nice cushy position funded by the likes of Exelon.

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    I have to follow along somewhat with what Iam335 says. Obama had to walk a very tight line during this election especially and in fact thru most of his first term as President. I am hoping as I'm sure many others are that he will no longer be as constrained and he will do many good things yet. He really has earned my respect and my praise. I served 25 years in the US Army…and well, I used to be Republican, but now I just know that republican = big money and no respect for life.

  • Just keep in mind, this president has presided over the printing of probably $20T dollars, and the coverup of the Gulf, and Fukushima.

    2 amazingly large crises.

    That does not sit well with me.

  • tasteslikedaniel

    Everyones so pumped on obama I guess half of japan contaminated doesnt mean anything

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      It means an awful lot, and if given the choice, I would've voted for Dr. Caldicott or Dr. Stein as president!!

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      I think that they are just relieved that Romney didn't win. The constitution and electoral college make it completely impossible for a third party candidate to win. And the political parties and the control of the air waves and the media make it impossible for any but their hand-picked candidates to be nominated.

      • Yep, when I was in grade school, the teachers explained about the political system, and I asked why only 2 parties…

        They had their pat lies already at hand….because they are watchdogs on each other, making sure things are fair.

        I asked, wouldn't 3 watchdogs be better than 2.

        some of my teachers didn't like me…..

        • PurpleRain PurpleRain

          There used to be Whigs and Federalists….. The thing that tends to happen is that when one party dies out (like perhaps the Republican party) a new second party steps in. Maybe this is the time for the Green Party to do that – to step up and step in and basically replace the old defeated party.

    • lam335 lam335

      re: "I guess half of japan contaminated doesnt mean anything"

      Don't forget about the West Coast, etc., and the absolute SILENCE about that fact. Obama had information about the fallout coming. He told everyone it wouldn't reach us, and then he took his family to South America.

      Hope and change? Doubtful.

      • lam335 lam335

        Obama is no less beholden to big corporations than Romney is. He just prefers different corporations/industries. Romney wants to defend coal and oil. Obama has been beholden to the nuclear industry since before his first election. I hope that will change, but I sincerely don't believe that it will. (And unfortunately, that's one place where bipartisanship WILL occur, since Republicans love nuclear too).

    • tasteslikedaniel

      All I can say is


    • Radio VicFromOregon

      You guessed wrong, tasteslikedaniel.

  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    If any President ever deserved to not be re-elected it is Obama! Why? My old boss, I ran a DOE Program, decided everyone should eat Nuclear Fallout "4" times! He refused to activate our post 9/11 Billion dollar 10-minute "Civil Defense Early Warning System" FOUR TIMES!!! THIS IS WHAT THE SYSTEM WAS MADE FOR! THE FALLOUT WAS MASSIVE MORE THAN ANY DIRTY BOMB ATTACK! See the #'s at:

  • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

    The US selected the "lesser of two evils" and will now have to take the consequences of his Executive Orders even though they did not read them. Those who voted for him definitely never got so far as to read what he intended to do to them from the beginning.

    My condolences to the third parties. They were the only contenders who were worth voting for. My congratulations to the Democrat and Republican parties–they have been totally successful, along with the MSM, in deceiving the public (who must want to be deceived).

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Thx, NoPrevarication, i gave my vote to Jill Stein 1- because she deserved it, 2 – cuz she could do the job, and 3-cuz my fellow Democrats and Republican friends haven't done too much to include third parties into the debates or the race. Until they do, i fear it will always be a choice between your "lesser of two evils" assessment.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    The UFO video on youtube recently is a boat with a spotlight. There is an ocean on that side of the plant. Not little green men 🙂 Although if they keep putting lead shields on the workers dosimeters they will be glowing soon.

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    Warren/Frankin 2016! 🙂

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Now, that could be interesting, NoNukes. It might give the country whiplash from the sudden turnabout into a sane, just, and infinitely creative future.

  • hegelianga

    to purple rain….
    Obama or whatever his name is….is a puppet and is as useless as Romney would've been. Anyone who has done any real research and who is honest with themselves knows that both candidates were more of the same. There would have been no real changes to the core problems this country faces. We will have more war, higher taxes, euthanasia, and a whole host of other lovely things. This would happen under Romney, it just might have taken longer. People like me are only going to take so much crap from the clowns in government.

    • What you going to do about it? the system is set up against you, they have the guns and the supposed "moral high ground"

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        stock, i really believe that had people not agitated for justice and fairness in this country since it's inception, things would be whole lot worse. You stand up for what is right whether you get to win or not. You stand up for future generations. You stand up for yourself and demand dignity, don't go away quietly, keep educating and agitating and you will see change.

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      Sounds like you have already written a very dark and depressing future into your own imagination. I prefer to believe that all of us can have a voice and make a difference and that we ARE CHANGING things together right now and right here on Enenews (as a start) and elsewhere with every person that we talk to on this subject. And I agree that Obama cares for people and cares for his children and his neighbors and others…. in fact, my guess is that on the night of that first debate he was probably getting more information on the facts about Fukushima and on the facts about the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana and No I have no hard facts on this, but I do think it is why he was so very distracted and why his head was not in the game of politicking that night. One person can change the future and that one person is YOU too!

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        1000+ PurpleRain. "Never doubt that a small handful of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has". Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

    • TruckerDave TruckerDave

      I'm with you, hegelianga. Seems to be a few obamazombies here. Aaah ! They are everywhere like cockroaches. 🙂

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        Then stop dropping food crumbs everywhere TruckerDave.

        • Radio VicFromOregon

          It doesn't matter who we vote for or support because they will bring change or prevent it as the winds and tides allow. What matters is what we each do. And, may i request that one of the first things that we do is stop the sickening name calling. It's done with the sole purpose of dividing us from one another, from hoping we will believe that we have less in common than we thought. It's done to build distrust here. It's done to leak out the darkness and fear in a person's mind onto this dialogue because they don't know where else to put it. It's done because it's easy, sloppy rhetoric – ridicule…the argument of fools.

    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      Helianga hit the nail on the head. We are supposed to defend our country against all enemies both foriegn and DOMESTIC.

    • I am just saying…what can realistically be done about these dire straits? Be ready for the seriousness required, or don't start thinking there is an easy answer if we all just "get together".

      • Radio VicFromOregon

        stock, the whole point of getting together is the power a group of people can generate together when working towards a common goal. So, let's see more togetherness. There are many, many people here ready for seriousness, who take something away from this site and go do something amazing like the folks in Virginia who just voted to ban fracking. We're talking one of the most conservative states in the Union and they just banned fracking. If that's not change, then nothing is.

    • Radio VicFromOregon

      Ah…it is the Tea Party invasion! I was wondering why this site was getting so politically polarized.

  • I started a response here, but it wandered "off-topic", so please take this link:


    –to my comments.


  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    The Japanese government should be ashamed of themselves for putting their people in harms way especially the vunerable children. There will be a revolution there soon hopefully and the Tepco executives should be made to work directly at the plant just like they have ordered their employees from tokio to or imprisioned for life.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    For the Obama sheeple that are under his spell – he is PRO NUCLEAR and has gone on record saying that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to fukushima. I am not defending romney as he also is pro nuclear but to say how lovely it is that we got more bamatics is hypocritical of the anti nuclear movement.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    timemachine2020, the term "sheeple" is very insulting and shows a lack of respect for people and sheep both depending on how you view it. So do words like "bamatics". How about a little less name calling and bitchin' about your fellow bloggers and maybe you can start offering up a few more solutions?

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    You are also offensive VIC – I was simply responding to previous anti romney comments. You have no right to tell anyone how speak. If the sheeple comment shoe fits then thats your problem. I was only saying that a vote for obama is a vote for nuclear power. Its obvious you support his policies and that is your right. Save your direct attacks for the NUKERS.

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    I am directing my response at the person who deserves it – you. Take a little responsibility for the words you use. I have the right to ask someone to stop it when they are being rude and abusive to me or others. I don't play the moral relativity game or that all expressed opinions are equal. If my asking you to be respectful of others is offensive, then, offend away i shall. You get to have your opinions. But, you don't get to share them all here. Some we all have to keep to ourselves because they are wrong or unnecessarily hurtful to express. I don't attack nukers. I work with people to create a better world, not add hate and violence into it. You think i'm over the line, then report me. The button is right down there on the left titled "Report Comment". You and i can take this up with Admin.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Vic – great to see you around!! 🙂
      Left you a message recently on the contact you left me – did you find it??

      Cheers to the chickens, BnB

    • Sue

      Yes Vic, name calling is sickening and juvenile. We observe it in politics from the top down, and I would like to point out Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Lawrence O'Donnell as the very worst examples of disgusting behaviour which we can view everyday if we so wish. I choose not to listen to their nasty comments and I really would prefer to not have to read peoples politcal opinions here at Enenews.
      Just thought I'd post this little snippet I found this morning.

      Chris Matthews on Obama win: 'I'm so glad we had that storm'

      Read more:

  • Radio VicFromOregon

    Hi BnB! Did ya? Thx! On fb? I didn't find it when i went there yesterday, but, i am so fb illiterate that's it scary. I'm taking a break from my work and wanted to come here to read and post and catch some flack from the name-callers. Hey, i have a link for you about Oregon and sustainability-

    I'm thinking i will mostly post in the alternative energy section when i can cuz it's getting really mean and dirty lately on the main blog. I just don't have the time or the heart to see this become just another hate jam like so many other sites. I can do more by staying groovy.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Yes Vic, on FB – I sent you a message! Which you'll find under "messages" on the left, not on your pinboard.
      Thanks for the link, and staying groovy surely sounds like a great idea….


  • mungo mungo

    breaking news!!
    Exposure to low-level radiation can cause leukemia: study

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, Kyodo

    Protracted exposure to low-level radiation is associated with a significant increase in the risk of leukemia, according to a long-term study published Thursday in a U.S. research journal.

    The study released in the monthly "Environmental Health Perspectives" was based on a 20-year survey of around 110,000 workers who engaged in cleanup work related to the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986.

    Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the National Research Center for Radiation Medicine in Ukraine were among those who participated in the research.

  • GlowInTheDark GlowInTheDark

    Just see some of the food that are included in school lunch in Kanagawa prefecture.

    (a total of Cs134 & 137 – Bq/kg)
    Root vegetable 14.9
    Sweet potato from Ibaraki 10
    Frozen satsuma from Kanagawa prefecture 6.56
    Fish 24.46
    Mushrooms 5.7
    Dried Shitake mushrooms 350
    Bonito flakes 13.3

  • ftlt

    The headline here is ridiculous given the person interrupting her and the show she was on… A show that is cited over and over on here… And has invited the likes of Helen and Arnie to speak out on the dangers of nuclear power to the earth…
    Democracy Now is not the enemy and never has been…
    Get a grip, gang…
    Obama was the story of the night… Whom along – with his regimes policies – D.N.has been consistent in and has been in the lead of objecting to Obama policy all the time… Let's keep things in perspective here…

    • garjackson

      …..not that Dumbocracy Now tried to cut her off cause she was talking nuclear!
      I says LERN TO REED

    • kalidances

      So you are saying the announcement of a presidential election win, which would be on for hours, no days, afterward, was more important than helping to save the people stuck in Fukushima dying? Okay then.

  • ftlt

    GAR: So why even couch the headline in that manner… It makes it seem she was not allowed to speak..
    The tenor of many of the posts on this article seem to be reacting more to the Obama election rather than what Helen had to say… It is clear to that most here feel that Obama is a puppet..
    And Gar, I did listen to the interview – did you??? Helen was wonderful as usual…
    Not always in agreement with DN on every issue…
    But, they are – most often – a wonderful source for the news and hard information on issues that you cannot get elsewhere…
    Why would you call D.N. Dumbocracy Now???
    You don't have to shout either…

  • MarroJJ MarroJJ

    So, what's the plan … encase all of Japan in a concrete tomb?

    Plan? Ha! – there is NO plan 😉