November 21, 2013
The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): A public health imperative
This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.
Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
November 20, 2013
Progress on Chemical Weapons in Syria
Since the horrific use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria in August, great progress in destroying CW stockpiles has occurred by utilizing the mechanisms afforded by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and avoiding the threatened escalation of the military conflict by the U.S. and its allies.
September 30, 2013
Nukes of Hazard: Eric Schlosser’s "Command and Control"
A review of Eric Schlosser's new book on nuclear weapons and the Cold War.
Source: New Yorker
September 3, 2013
Defining Appropriate Action in Syria
An op-ed by PSR-Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Huntington News
August 31, 2013
We need to take this light to others
It was a small group of South Asian immigrants who gathered this week in the basement of a local physician, Mohammad Khalid, in Potomac, Maryland.
March 23, 2011
IPPNW: Stop the killing in Libya
IPPNW issues a strong statement calling for an immediate cease fire by all parties in Libya and internationally. Click above to read the full statement.
June 10, 2008
Physicians for Social Responsibility Joins in Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Dr. Catherine Thomasson, former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), joined with others today in urging the Congress to set the stage for peaceful negotiations with Iran and decried the increasingly belligerent posturing by the administration.
January 29, 2008
New Direction Needed in Negotiations with Iran
Despite a recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) finding that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, President Bush continues to present a bellicose attitude toward Iran. PSR believes that the time is ripe for a policy of direct diplomacy with Iran, a position also called for in the bipartisan Iraq Study Group’s 2006 report.
November 7, 2007
Long Term Costs of Iraq War Overwhelming
A report released by PSR with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) concludes that the mental and social trauma from the Iraq war will be with the U.S. for the lifetime of wounded soldiers. The fiscal costs for health care and disability benefits likely will exceed those for combat activities.
August 20, 2007
PSR Joins Indian Physicians in Calling for Rejection of Nuclear Accord
Today Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) joined with Indian Doctors for Peace and Development in calling on their respective governments to end the nuclear power accord being promoted by the leaders of the two countries. “Through the U.S.-India nuclear deal, the two governments have come to an unhealthy accommodation by which the United States overturns decades of its own law and practice in combating nuclear proliferation and India rejects its proud history of advocating nuclear disarmament,” said Dr. Michael McCally, executive director for PSR.
October 3, 2006
PSR Condemns North Korean Plans to Conduct Nuclear Test
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) condemns the North Korean government's announcement that it will conduct a nuclear test “in the future.” The announcement, made by Foreign Ministry on October 2nd, will add to the tensions surrounding the North Korean nuclear weapons program and makes any resolution much more difficult.