What’s been going on…
Hi All. I’m still in NYC for the United Nations 2nd Meeting of States Parties on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The trip and what I’ve been able to learn and cover has been extraordinary, but tech has been a disaster.
- When I landed in NYC, my computer’s space bar stopped working. After an emergency session with an Apple genius, no fix was possible in the short term so I purchased an external keyboard. It’s an awkward, frustrating solution, but at least I have some use of the computer.
- On Monday night, November 27, I discovered that the Nuclear Hotseat website (this url) had been hacked, showing an almost blank page stating there was a database problem. I have no idea how long it was down. My computer guy was able to get the site up and working again last night, but it was down again this morning. Another fix and we were again running, but no guarantee it will stick. I’ll know more tomorrow (He’s in Thailand so time zones are an issue). Considering the number of business cards for the show – and the database sign-up I’ve been promoting – I’ve given out to delegates, campaigners, and media here at the TPNW meetings, this is really a bummer.
- Given these challenges, I’ve been unable to get the work done on this week’s planned show from the UN., so Nuclear Hotseat #649 will post next week. In the meantime, here’s a classic episode from Alison Katz of Independent WHO on how the World Health Organization “cooked the books” on Chernobyl radiation and health impact data:
This Week’s Featured Interview: Independent W.H.O.’s Alison Katz on World Health Organization’s Chernobyl Cover-up
- Chernoby Tuth, World Health Organization Lies Revealed – Alison Katz is a psychologist and sociologist who heads Independent WHO. The international watchdog group draws attention to the World Health Organization’s failure in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination from Chernobyl and, later, Fukushima. The group held a vigil in front of WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, five days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning on April 26, 2007 – the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Originally recorded for Nuclear Hotseat #118, September 17, 2013, the material covered is still relevant and important.