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  • Dr. Ira Helfand on Combatting the Threat of Nuclear War

    We successfully lobbied our elected officials to form a historic nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, but our work is not done. WPSR hosted Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, for a talk at Seattle Town Hall on March 20. He spoke about why nuclear war is still a real possibility, and what can be done to prevent it.

    Watch video of the full talk
  • WPSR delegation brings medical care to Gaza

    In January, Gerri and Bob Haynes led 13 health care professionals in a delegation to Gaza, the eleventh delegation WPSR has sponsored since 2009. The multidisciplinary group included physicians, surgeons, nurses, and mental health professionals who fanned out across Gaza to conduct a range of educational activities. The group encountered gripping stories of lives lived under siege in a country with severely compromised infrastructure. Gerri and Bob Haynes have almost single-handedly sustained WPSR’s unique contribution to Middle East peacemaking. WPSR, soberingly, is the only US NGO with an ongoing presence in Gaza.

    For a more detailed account of their recent trip, read “The Music of Gaza: Mental Health under Blockade,” by Dr. David Drake.
  • WSPR research highlighted by Sightline Institute


    Key findings from Washington and Oregon PSR chapters’ “Position Statement on Crude Oil Transport and Storage” have been summarized by Sightline Institute. Sightline authors highlight the connections between proposed crude oil-by-rail facilities and increased rates of illness, health care costs, and hospitalizations.

    Read the Sightline summary here
  • Remembering the bomb that changed the world

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WPSR members David Barash and Judith Lipton wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Seattle Times. “Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is still not a peaceful place. There is no evidence that possessing more than 16,000 bombs and warheads have made the nuclear states any more secure than their non-nuclear counterparts.”

    Read the full piece here.
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Letter from the President

WPSR President's Update February 2016


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Latest News & Events

  • Climate Change and Health: What Everyone Needs to Know
    May 14, 2016

    WPSR Board Member Ken Lans will be in Everett to give a talk on what everyone needs to know about climate change as it relates to their health.

  • Climate Conversations North Central Washington
    May 15, 2016

    WPSR Climate Change Task Force member Mary Margaret Thomas will be speaking with Climate Conversations North Central Washington. Her talk will focus on the health implications of climate change in our region.

  • Film Screening: In Utero
    May 31, 2016

    In Utero is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century -- life in the womb and its lasting impact on human development, human behavior, and the state of the world.

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