October 5, 2012
Debates Offer Opportunity to Weigh Candidates’ Positions
Below is a list of important questions for you to pose to your candidates for public office on the phone, by email, in letters to the editor and at public events. Please keep the list handy.
October 3, 2012
Is the Department of Energy trying to smother Hanford critique?
Terms limits are proposed for Hanford Advisory Board, which oversees cleanup of the Hanford Site. Washington PSR currently holds a seat on the board.
September 22, 2012
The threat of a new nuclear arms race
A letter to the editor from PSR executive director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.
Source: The Washington Post
September 16, 2012
I.C. resident bikes across Japan to raise awareness
In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin of Iowa PSR met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
August 7, 2012
Activists Stop Traffic at Navy's West Coast Trident Submarine Base on Hiroshima Anniversary
Activists representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington Chapter, arrived at Ground Zero on Saturday during the Bike to the Bomb bicycle ride. Bike to the Bomb protests the use of nuclear weapons against the people of Japan, and spotlights the massive nuclear arsenal stored and deployed at Bangor.
Source: Salem News
July 29, 2012
UI alumna hops on bike to spread the word
Iowa PSR's Michelle Gin is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
June 22, 2012
Activists gather in Maryland to discuss PSR's recent Nuclear Famine Report and the urgent need for action
On Sunday, June 17th, Dr. Mohammad Khalid hosted a reception for local activists. PSR's Director of Security Programs David Hart and Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson asked for attendees to support PSR and help to form a local DC Metro Area chapter.
May 11, 2012
A nuclear clash could starve the world
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.
May 6, 2012
Watch Video of Helen Caldicott in Seattle
In March 2012, WPSR hosted an all day forum and workshop to mark the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and scope risks facing our region.
April 25, 2012
CNN: Pakistan test fires medium-range missile
PSR and its international affiliate IPPNW on Wednesday laid out a hypothetical scenario of what a nuclear conflict between two countries like India and Pakistan would mean for the world.
April 24, 2012
Washington Times: Small nuclear war would inflict global woes
According to the research released Tuesday by the nonprofit anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility . . . even a limited, regional nuclear war . . . would cause major changes in the global climate and likely starve a billion people.
Source: Washington Times
April 24, 2012
Nuclear Famine Report: Limited Nuclear Exchange in One of World's Regions Would Trigger Mass Global Starvation After Slashing Chinese, U.S. Food Production
Amidst growing tensions in Asia, India-Pakistan confrontation used to show dire consequences around the globe; more than a billion people would be at risk under "nuclear famine" scenario.
April 18, 2012
Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty
An op-ed by PSR-LA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Source: Roll Call
April 14, 2012
To save taxes and enhance national security, cut U.S. nuclear arsenal
An op-ed by former PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk.
Source: Portland Press Herald
April 11, 2012
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Now is the time to abolish nuke weapons
An op-ed by former PSR leader Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Source: The Capitol Times
March 29, 2012
U.S. should cut nuclear stockpile
An op-ed from PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand.
March 23, 2012
Success! PSR Kansas City wins key victory towards shutting down local nuclear weapons plant.
In Kansas City, a key victory for PSR and Peace Planters came as the City Council unanimously passed one of two proposed initiatives to create a contingency plan for creating jobs should the Nuclear Weapons Plant be shut down.
March 5, 2012
Health Professionals Organize to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
An article on the prevention of nuclear war by PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Howard Frumkin will be published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Source: The Lund Report
March 3, 2012
It's five minutes to midnight
PSR-Los Angeles Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need to reduce nuclear arsenals.
Source: Ventura County Star
February 14, 2012
Obama Administration Cuts Vital Programs Combating Nuclear Terrorism
The prestigious Fissile Material Working Group included a quotation from Dr. Thomasson in their just released analysis of President Obama's FY 2013 budget.
Source: Fissile Materials Working Group