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Dr. Helen Caldicott, MD, and Dr. Vladimir Kozin, PhD discuss the abolition of nuclear weapons, why people are no longer afraid and talking about nuclear annihilation, and what can we do to move the world to take action. Today is the 75th Anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. The dropping of Nuclear bombs on Hiroshima, August 6, and on Nagasaki, August 9, 1945, was surely one of the cruelest acts in human history and ushered in a new era in human history. It is an era when humanity is capable of eliminating all life on the planet. The US continues to build new nuclear weapons while rescinding past treaties intended to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war. It is appropriate that my guests today are two experts on nuclear weapons and the imminent, and I emphasize, the imminent and existential threat they represent to all life on the planet. Dr. Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, and military action in general. After visiting the Soviet Union in 1979 and upon learning the impending US deployment of cruise missiles and Pershing II missiles that could hit Moscow from Europe in 3 minutes, Helen left her medical career to concentrate on calling the world’s attention to what she referred to as the “insanity” of the nuclear arms race and the growing reliance on nuclear power. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Helen became a leader in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States through her role as a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and her role along with Randall Forsberg as one of the leaders of the Nuclear Freeze Movement. As a physician, Helen is a leading expert on the effects of nuclear radiation on human, animal, and plant biology. Helen figured prominently in my 2017 film, Thirty Seconds to Midnight. Dr. Vladimir Kozin, is a PhD senior researcher and a special consultant to the Russian Presidential Administration. He is A Corresponding Member, of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, A Corresponding Member, of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences A Member, and Expert Council, of the Foreign Relations Committee, of the Russian Senate A Member, of the Scientific Board, of the National Institute for Global Security Research The Winner of the Colonel-General Varfolomei Korobushin Reward from the (Russian Strategic Missiles Forces) A Leading Expert, at the Center for Military-Political Studies, Moscow State Institute for International Relations, and the Russian Foreign Ministry He also serve as a high level diplomat to Afghanistan.

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