Wilfred Burchett’s front page story about Hiroshima in the Daily Mirror. He was the only reporter who got the story and got it right; U.S. military crackdown on access to Hiroshima made accurate reporting on the nature of radiation and its horrific impact impossible – and Burchett’s story was buried.
This Week’s Featured Interview:
- Claire Schaeffer-Duffy is a freelance journalist and worker in the Catholic peace movement. The three articles she wrote under the title, ENEMY WITHIN, paints an all-too-familiar picture of an unknown nuclear site poisoning land, water and people for decades, with the government still trying to duck responsibility for what it did to those who worked and lived there.
- LINKS to ENEMY WITHIN stories by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
- Dan Zak’s book, Almighty, about the break-in to Y-12 by Sister Megan Rice and the Plowshares peace activists
Other stories covered by Nuclear Hotseat that are referenced by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy in this interview:
- Mary Olson‘s work on Gender and Radiation that was used by the United Nations to gain passage of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Mary’s work was featured on Nuclear Hotseat #383
- Then-82-year-old Sister Megan Rice‘s break-in with two other Plowshares peace activists to the Y-12 site in Kentucky – The “Fort Knox” of nuclear sites, featured on Nuclear Hotseat #339
- Terrie Berrie, founder of the Alliance of Nuclear Workers Advocacy Groups (ANWAG), who has been advocating for nuclear workers for years. Featured on Nuclear Hotseat #320
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
National Geographic should just stick with its pics of deforested forests, fossils and oceans; when it tries to do nuclear, it gets it ALL WRONG, starting with the headline…
- More than SIXTY BOXES of documents from the Rocky Flats grand jury probe have “gone missing” – Dog ate homework?
- Is Fukushima Safe for the Olympics? (short answer: NO!)
- News Zero: The New York Times and The Bomb by Beverly Ann D Deepe Keever. A breathtakingly important book.