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Kitty Tucker, 75, anti-nuke activist; player, Karen Silkwood whistle-blowing case -- March 2019
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That Derek
2019-04-07 05:46:22 UTC
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Kitty Tucker (2019), antinuclear activist launched lawsuit in Karen SIlkwood case

She fought for justice for the whistleblower's mysterious death

By: Linnea Crowther
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Kitty Tucker was an antinuclear activist who worked with other activists and lawyers to launch a lawsuit in the case of nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood. Silkwood's mysterious 1974 death came after she began exposing safety violations at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. Tucker heard of the case as a law student and began working with the National Organization of Women to organize the lawsuit that ultimately awarded $1.38 million to Silkwood's estate. Tucker was also a civil rights activist who was jailed for registering African Americans to vote in Alabama, and she fought for the legalization of medical marijuana in Maryland, which came about in 2013.

Died: March 30, 2019

Details of death: Died at a hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland of cardiac complications of an infection at the age of 75.
Kenny McCormack
2019-04-07 10:19:18 UTC
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Kitty Tucker (2019), antinuclear activist launched lawsuit in Karen SIlkwood case
She fought for justice for the whistleblower's mysterious death
By: Linnea Crowther
1 day ago
Kitty Tucker was an antinuclear activist who worked with other
activists and lawyers to launch a lawsuit in the case of nuclear
whistleblower Karen Silkwood. Silkwood's mysterious 1974 death came
after she began exposing safety violations at the Kerr-McGee plutonium
plant where she worked. Tucker heard of the case as a law student and
began working with the National Organization of Women to organize
the lawsuit that ultimately awarded $1.38 million to Silkwood's
estate. Tucker was also a civil rights activist who was jailed for
registering African Americans to vote in Alabama, and she fought for
the legalization of medical marijuana in Maryland, which came about in
2013.
Funny stuff - because there's another "Tucker" (only its a guy, and
"Tucker" is his first name) who thinks that women shouldn't be involved in
any way with science.

If Ms. Silkwood had just stayed home and had lots of (white) babies, none
of this would ever have happened.
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BigBusiness types (aka, Republicans/Conservatives/Independents/Liberatarians/whatevers)
don't hate big government. They *love* big government as a means for them to get
rich, sucking off the public teat. What they don't like is *democracy* - you know,
like people actually having the right to vote and stuff like that.
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