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  • Student Bike Tour in Kazakhstan Raises Awareness about Nuclear Tests
    Posted by Michelle Gin, MPH '15 on October 28, 2014

    The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War student movement has a history of spreading its message through bike tours in various regions around the world. This year, as PSR’s student coordinator, I worked with three other students—from Kazakhstan, Estonia, and India—to coordinate an International Peace Bike Tour in Kazakhstan. Read more »
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  • Penn State Student PSR Kicks Off Their 2014-2015 Year
    Posted by Eustina Gyehyun Kwon on October 20, 2014

    The student PSR at Penn State Hershey started the school year with a PSR banquet at Harrisburg, PA and a lunch lecture featuring Patrick Bocco, the fundraising manager of CRY America. Read more »

  • IPPNW World Congress, August 2012 Video
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on December 24, 2012

    Hundreds of physicians and health professionals from all over the world came together at the 20th World Congress in Hiroshima, Japan to dialogue and strategize for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war. Read more »
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  • Use Your Voice and Vote
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on November 5, 2012

    Tomorrow the United States will hold its 57th presidential election. And amidst all the arguing pollsters and pundits, the partisanship and polarization, there is a message that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree on… get out and vote. Read more »

  • Affordable Care Act
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on June 29, 2012

    The Affordable Care Act is a hopeful step towards a more equitable and accessible health care system for ALL Americans. Read more »

  • The Ishaqi incident
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on September 1, 2011

    On March 15, 2006, American troops approached a house around 2:30 AM in Ishaqi to apprehend a potential Al Qaida in Iraq suspect. Read more »

  • Nuclear Crisis in Japan: What Next?
    Posted by April Avant on March 30, 2011

    “Nuclear Meltdown” -The words displayed on almost every American newspaper front page, television screen and computer homepage alike in recent days. An earthquake and tsunami descended on Japan causing worry and strife across a nation. Read more »

  • WATCH WHAT YOU EAT: The Health Effects of America’s Corporate Controlled Food Industry
    Posted by Marie Kim and April Avant on February 9, 2011

    With the corporate takeover of our nation’s food system, eating a meal has never been so controversial. Few consumers realize the growing offenses to worker’s rights, environmental sustainability, and public health that factory farming inflicts on our world. Read more »
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  • Battle of the Bands
    Posted on December 1, 2010

    Our student chapter in Philadelphia put down Rock band and rocked it out at World Cafe Live November 16, 2010. Read more »

  • Student PSR Leader "part of a larger movement"
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 26, 2010

    The morning starts early with a Plenary entitled “Uranium and Environment.” The first presenter discusses nuclear medicine. Primarily, he focuses on the fact that traditionally nuclear medicine has used the same type of Uranium that is necessary for building a nuclear weapon (the so-called Highly Enriched Uranium, or HEU). However, he explains that recently, thanks to pressure from groups like PSR/IPPNW, most medical facilities around the world have switched to the non-weapons grade Uranium (LEU), without any deficit in patient care. Read more »

  • Day 2
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 26, 2010

    The morning starts early with a Plenary entitled “Uranium and Environment.” The first presenter discusses nuclear medicine. Primarily, he focuses on the fact that traditionally nuclear medicine has used the same type of Uranium that is necessary for building a nuclear weapon (the so-called Highly Enriched Uranium, or HEU). However, he explains that recently, thanks to pressure from groups like PSR/IPPNW, most medical facilities around the world have switched to the non-weapons grade Uranium (LEU), without any deficit in patient care. Read more »

  • Student PSR Leader Reports - Day 1
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 25, 2010

    After 18 hours of travel (and some lost luggage), I have arrived in Basel, Switzerland. The beauty of this city is breathtaking, and the people could not be more gracious. You find yourself constantly walking through the streets, taking in all the amazing sights, sounds, and smells of the city; as you might imagine, with all the distractions, it takes me a while to find myself to the conference site. Read more »

  • Day 1
    Posted by Craig Levoy on August 25, 2010

    After 18 hours of travel (and some lost luggage), I have arrived in Basel, Switzerland. The beauty of this city is breathtaking, and the people could not be more gracious. You find yourself constantly walking through the streets, taking in all the amazing sights, sounds, and smells of the city; as you might imagine, with all the distractions, it takes me a while to find myself to the conference site. Read more »

  • Importance of Medical Advocacy
    Posted by Neethu Putta on August 6, 2010

    On the surface, nuclear weapons, safe energy, environmental toxins, and other PSR issues may not seem like medical concerns. When I introduce myself as an intern for PSR and explain PSR’s mission, most people question the relation between nuclear weapons and medicine—this is the fallacy I want to address, and one of the reasons SPSR has created the student activist toolkit. Read more »

  • The 2010 NPT Review Conference: May 5th
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on May 5, 2010

    For those students who have never attended the NPT review conference, I would like to first give a snapshot of what the experience–or at least the first couple of days–is like. First, you queue…for hours. We waited outside in a line with visitors and other NGO representatives. Unfortunately there were only two people working at the registration on day 1, and this inside line inside was even worse – perhaps spending five minutes on each person, and well, with, say, 75 people in front of you…and you can do the math. Read more »

  • The 2010 NPT Review Conference: May 5th
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD on May 5, 2010

    For those students who have never attended the NPT review conference, I would like to first give a snapshot of what the experience–or at least the first couple of days–is like. First, you queue…for hours. We waited outside in a line with visitors and other NGO representatives. Unfortunately there were only two people working at the registration on day 1, and this inside line inside was even worse – perhaps spending five minutes on each person, and well, with, say, 75 people in front of you…and you can do the math. Read more »

  • Report of the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureates Summit
    Posted by Tova Fuller, PhD Tova Fuller, MS on January 17, 2010

    In November 2009, SPSR national student representatives attended the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Berlin as part of an IPPNW student delegation. Read more »

  • Today is National Don't Nuke the Climate Call-In Day!
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 15, 2009

    Please call your Senators’ offices and tell them to keep nuclear power out of the Senate climate bill. Recent events, such as John Kerry and Lindsay Graham’s op-ed in Sunday's New York Times calling for more nuclear power in the bill, add to the urgency of this call-in day. Help keep the Senate's phones ringing all day long by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Read more »

  • CTBT Ratification in Danger?
    Posted by Laicie Olson on October 6, 2009

    As the nuclear issue heats up in Iran, one other nuclear issue has been pushed to the backburner by the Obama administration. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which prohibits underground nuclear testing, faced Senate ratification once in 1999 and failed. In his April speech in Prague, however, President Obama stated that, "To achieve a global ban on nuclear testing, my administration will immediately and aggressively pursue U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty." Unfortunately, the administration has recently stated that it does not plan to take on the fight for the CTBT until a win is virtually assured. Read more »

  • Remembering the Past and Taking Back the Future
    Posted by Laicie Olson on August 6, 2009

    Over sixty years ago today, in the waning days of World War II, the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped its deadly payload on the city of Hiroshima. The city was devastated almost instantly and an estimated 140,000 people were killed or died within months. Three days later, the United States detonated a second bomb over Nagasaki. Another 80,000 men, women and children lost their lives. Many died from injuries or the combined effects of flash burns, trauma and radiation burns, compounded by illness, malnutrition and radiation sickness. Others continue to suffer from leukemia and solid cancers attributed to their exposure to radiation. Read more »