Biography: To learn about me,  please visit my author bio page at at

Works: I shut down my long-time activist research website,, in May 2014, and since then have been turning key parts of my collection of research findings and writings into self-published books. My first book addresses the claims by several atomic veterans that human captives were used as guinea pigs in early nuclear tests by the U.S. and U.K. It is titled 'Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments.' My second book, published in October 2015, is a retrospective and narrative of my activist experiences and research discoveries concerning U.S. radiation monitoring vulnerabilities since the Fukushima disaster in 2011. It is titled 'Rig, Rad, Run: Radiation Monitoring, Fukushima, and Our Nuclear Dystopia.'

I am currently working on a third book, which concerns the history of U.S. Southwest downwinders and their legal struggle for radiation compensation/justice.

I'm an outspoken critic of the U.S. subcritical nuclear testing program and have contributed to an increased awareness of the dangerous implications of these near-nuclear tests among prominent journalists and global peace groups. I have also been writing as an advocate for improved radiation monitoring in the U.S. since 2007 (an early example).

To contact me, please send an e-mail to akishner(at)