Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. learn more ›
Contrary to tabloid rumor, I am in top health. I have neither Parkinson’s nor Hepatitis C. I have the same throat condition that I’ve had for twenty years, which is not degenerative, although periodic treatments occasionally leave me hoarse.
– Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
At this year’s Waterkeeper Alliance conference in Boulder, Colorado, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivered a provocative unscripted keynote that lambasted the carbon lobby for undermining democracy and subverting the common right to a healthy environment.
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Grassroots activism at its finest. Waterkeeper Alliance is an international advocacy organization founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to empower 252 local Waterkeeper programs in 29 countries that defend local waterways from polluters. Waterkeeper Alliance provides legal, scientific, and organizational resources to ensure effective and democratic vehicles for citizens to protect their most precious resource – water. RFK, Jr. is President of Waterkeeper Alliance. learn more ›
Riverkeeper’s mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its tributaries and the watershed of New York City (protecting the city’s drinking water supply) by tracking down and stopping polluters. Since 1983, Riverkeeper has investigated and brought to justice more than 300 environmental lawbreakers. RFK, Jr. is Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper. learn more ›
My manifesto (printed below) ran in USA Today as a full-page ad in the weekend issue April 24-26. The broadside is partially a jeremiad on press suppression of the thimerosal issue – the debate that CBS reporter Sharyl Atkinson calls “the most censored and misreported story”of the century. Ironically, my manifesto had already run afoul the Kafkaesque industry taboo that one national reporter has characterized as “a borglike impenetrable cocoon” Before we ran it as a full-page ad, opinion editors at virtually all of the nation’s leading papers rejected a shorter version of the same article.
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Ten Years After ‘Deadly Immunity’: Let the Science Speak on Thimerosal Risks
I am pro-vaccine and always have been. Ten years ago, my article ‘Deadly Immunity’ ran in Rolling Stone and Salon.com detailing the scientific evidence linking thimerosal to an epidemic of neurological disorders — including autism —in American children. My book, ’Thimerosal: Let The Science Speak,’ summarized hundreds of peer-reviewed studies in the scientifc literature supporting that link. Nevertheless, journalists refuse to read the science and instead parrot deceptive talking points dispensed by CDC and Pharma. Unable to debate the science, they defend their position with vicious and highly personal attacks on vaccine safety advocates and vaccine-hesitant parents. Shouldn’t we let the science speak?