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  • What does the fiscal cliff vote leave undone?
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on January 4, 2013

    Many of you helped us push Congress to understand that cutting the Pentagon budget is an essential part of any deal to reduce the deficit and should bear a higher burden than proposed cuts on basic human services. If we were to grade the fiscal cliff vote through the lens of that effort, we would have to give Congress a grade of “Incomplete.” Read more »
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  • 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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  • Areva: Enemy of the Environment and Democratic Practices in Africa?
    Posted by Dadie Loh on December 24, 2012

    Areva, the French uranium extraction giant, has proven that protection of the environment and a feasible democratic process in countries where it operates is the least of its concerns. Read more »

  • We Need Nuclear Weapons Budget Cuts
    Posted by Dadie Loh on December 17, 2012

    What better impetus to cut the nuclear weapons budget than the looming fiscal crisis? If any budget cuts are to be made, our nuclear arsenal should be at the top of that list. Read more »

  • I wish you could have been with us this morning
    Posted by Dick Mark, Consulting Director, Safe Energy on November 19, 2012

    Dick Mark is consulting director of PSR's Safe Energy Program. He attended an important court hearing on Mon., Nov. 19 Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Ready to Talk About Climate Change
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on October 30, 2012

    Are we as a nation finally ready to talk about climate change? A fifth of the US population has been buffeted by a monstrous hurricane. Read more »

  • Sensible wholesale action needed on climate change
    Posted by Catherine Thomasson, MD on October 18, 2012

    It’s obvious that climate change is real and harming our health and infrastructure. Yet our nation has not yet taken decisive action to reduce our carbon footprint and break our fossil fuel addiction. Read more »
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  • A medical student’s voice on clean air
    Posted by Sarab Sodhi on October 15, 2012

    Many among us question the importance and relevance of the environment or believe it doesn't affect us. Dr. Lockwood's talk at Temple Medical School was an illuminating look into how directly we're affected by the things we ignore. Read more »

  • Big Bird has more to worry about than the fate of PBS
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on October 4, 2012

    On Wednesday night, Jim Lehrer moderated a 90 minute presidential debate that included a reference to Big Bird, but no mention of climate change, the environment, or any meaningful discussion of energy. While it is easy to dismiss the debates as one more part of the “silly season” of elections, this is one of the most significant opportunities that our political leaders have to shape our national discourse and educate the broader public. Read more »

  • Health Voices for Clean Air Campaign 2012 update
    Posted by Diana Ruiz on September 26, 2012

    Our Health Voices for Clean Air Campaign focuses on air quality, and raises awareness of the link between stationary polluting sources such as coal fired power plants and human health. Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: Voices of Hibakusha
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on September 6, 2012

    What were you doing at 8:15 this morning? We can all probably recount different narratives of our morning routines. Wake up, brush teeth, shower, breakfast, commute, work. You go through the motions and hardly give it a second thought. Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: Too Big to Fail
    Posted by John Rachow, MD on August 30, 2012

    In 2008 we learned about world financial meltdowns and institutions too big to fail. Institutions that required taxpayer bailout; the same taxpayers who had just suffered personal losses due to the financial meltdown. Maureen and I just finished a long day trip to Fukushima with an international group of IPPNW physicians organized by the Japanese affiliate, JPPNW, and are now traveling back to Tokyo. Read more »
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  • PSR in Japan: Lessons from Fukushima
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on August 29, 2012

    There is no safe world in which either nuclear weapons capabilities or reliance on nuclear energy can exist. They are inextricably linked both through the science of supply and the politics of power. And as modern history has continually reaffirmed, since the very inception of the nuclear age, the human race is both unequipped to safeguard against this awesome force and unprepared to deal with the consequences. Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: I will bomb no more, forever
    Posted by John Rachow, MD on August 28, 2012

    Maureen and I walked through the Hiroshima Peace Park late at night. We approached the Cenotaph (empty tomb). Sighting through the open center of the Cenotaph parabolic shape that houses more than 100,000 names, we could see the eternal flame and beyond the iconic A-Bomb Dome, precise alignment of profound significance. Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: "American Guilt: Japan Through an Activist's Eyes"
    Posted by Michelle Gin on August 27, 2012

    Wow...there are several pages missing from American history books. I knew to expect more information that I had ever learned in school, but could not fully prepare for the emotions I felt. Imagine scorch marks of a ladder in a wooden fence. It was the place of where a ladder stood seconds before the blast. Such power vaporized it and all is left is a black mark. And next to that ladder is the outline of a human being. A human being, just like you or me. Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: Peace Culture
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on August 24, 2012

    Peace culture - a novel concept introduced today at the IPPNW Student Congress. Not a culture of peace, a culture defined by peace. Inspiring words today from keynote speaker Steve Leeper, the chairman of the Hiroshima Peace foundation. His message was not that this is something we need to aspire to; rather it’s something we can no longer afford not to attain. We need to graduate from the war culture, the dominance hierarchy that we live in, to peace culture. We need to evolve as a global society. Read more »
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  • PSR in Japan: First moments in Hiroshima
    Posted by Mathias Pollock, MPH on August 22, 2012

    As I sat reading John Hersey’s recounting of individual experiences in his book Hiroshima on the transpacific flight, I was struck by how much the event sounded like a natural disaster. It was a horrible event that devastated an innocent civilian population. But unlike tsunamis, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes, this wasn’t unfortunate chance- this was preventable. Read more »
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  • PSR in Japan: ICAN convenes
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on August 22, 2012

    ICAN meeting began this morning. Extra-ordinarily exciting presentation of the progress ICAN has made to date. In just 5 years since its inception, the campaign has succeeded in making a Nuclear Weapons Convention a mainstream issue throughout the world (if not yet here in the US…). Read more »

  • PSR in Japan: A walk through Hiroshima
    Posted by Ira Helfand, MD on August 22, 2012

    Walking from the Hiroshima bus station to the Conference Center, the path goes directly past the A-Bomb Dome and the hypocenter, the point directly beneath the where the bomb went off. Ground Zero. It is a little after 8 AM on a hot August morning, so like that other August morning 67 years ago. I keep looking up at the sky as so many thousands of people did that other morning, and I imagine the sudden bright flash that was the last thing they ever saw. Read more »
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