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  • March 26, 2010
    Join Us in a Day of Action April 29, 2010

    Join PSR for our Day of Action as we work to protect the environment, secure a nuclear weapons free world and prevent massive nuclear and coal subsidies. Get involved with other physicians, scientists and concerned citizens to ensure a safer, healthier future.

  • March 26, 2010
    Federal agency likely to extend Honeywell contract to run KC nuclear parts plant

    Alicia Dressman of Kansas City PSR speaks out against a local nuclear weapons parts plant.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • March 26, 2010
    A New START unveiled; historic step towards the global elimination of nuclear weapons

    Today, President Obama announced that he would meet President Medvedev in Prague to sign the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) on April 8th, 2010. This treaty marks a unique and historic moment as Russia and the United States signal to the world that progress is being made toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

  • March 24, 2010
    Breakthrough Is Reported in U.S. Arms Pact With Russia

    President Obama and his Russian counterpart, President Dmitri A. Medvedev, have broken through a logjam in their arms control negotiations and expect to sign a new treaty in Prague next month that would slash American and Russian nuclear arsenals, officials from both nations said Wednesday.

    Source: The New York Times
  • March 18, 2010
    US nuclear policy; physicians' RX

    An op-ed by LA PSR board members L. Stephen Coles, MD, Ph.D. and Robert Dodge, MD on US nuclear policy.

    Source: Joplin Independent
  • February 25, 2010
    What everyone should know about nukes

    An op-ed by PSR Los Angeles Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the Nuclear Posture Review.

    Source: The Herald News (Massachusetts)
  • February 3, 2010
    Tauscher: Nuclear disarmament not the holy grail

    Speaking at the Global Zero non-proliferation summit in Paris today, Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher said that Washington and Moscow are in the "endgame" of negotiations to sign a successor strategic arms reduction treaty.

    Source: Politico
  • February 3, 2010
    U.S., Russia Close In on Nuclear Treaty

    U.S. and Russian arms-control negotiators have reached an "agreement in principle" on the first nuclear-arms-reduction treaty in nearly two decades, administration and arms-control officials said Tuesday.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
  • January 28, 2010
    Reaction to State of the Union Address

    PSR applauds President Obama’s recommitment to reducing the threats to human life and health posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, while also expressing deep concern about his support for building new unsafe and polluting nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants.

  • January 3, 2010
    Obama presses review of nuclear strategy

    Top US officials are now questioning why the United States still pursues a strategy based on the ability to annihilate its former foe. In a thorough review expected to be completed early this year, the size, structure, and even the very mission of America’s nuclear arsenal are being reconsidered as part of President Obama’s pledge to reduce the role of the world’s most deadly weapons.

    Source: The Boston Globe
  • December 22, 2009
    2010 to be key year in fight against nuclear arms

    Next year will be crucial for global nuclear non-proliferation efforts and all eyes will be on the United States and Russia to see if the two top atomic powers can reach a deal to reduce their arsenals.

    Source: Reuters
  • December 10, 2009
    Obama's Peace Prize brings hope for a world without nukes

    An op-ed by Maine PSR member Dr. Paul Averill Liebow.

    Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
  • December 9, 2009
    Abolishing nuclear arms: It can be done

    An op-ed by PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on how we can acheive a nuclear weapons free world. Dr. Helfand is representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring President Obama.

    Source: CNN
  • December 9, 2009
    Countdown to Oslo: Dr. Helfand’s CNN Article and a Live Blog from Oslo

    As a decades-long national leader with Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Dr. Ira Helfand has traveled the nation advocating for nuclear disarmament in hospital, university and community settings. He is currently in Oslo, Norway to represent PSR at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies honoring President Barak Obama.

  • December 7, 2009
    Local doctor goes to Norway (Video)

    A local news clip on PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand, who will be representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.

    Source: WWLP (Massachusetts)
  • December 7, 2009
    Western Mass. doctor, Ira Helfand, to fly to Norway to watch President Obama get Nobel Peace Prize

    Dr. Ira Helfand will be representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.

    Source: MassLive.com (Massachusetts)
  • November 30, 2009
    Countdown to Oslo

    On December 10th, the Nobel Committee will be in Oslo to present President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. In attaching "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" the Committee has chosen to bring nuclear disarmament to the forefront of international attention. Obama, shortly after the Nobel Committee announced their decision, emphasized the significant work that lies ahead and said that this prize must be a "call to action" for real change to be brought about.

  • October 17, 2009
    Everyday chemicals gather in most people

    Nurse Roxanne Chan discusses her participation in PSR's Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care study.

    Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
  • October 13, 2009
    A time to demand nuclear disarmament

    A letter to the editor from PSR member Jerry Abajian on President Obama's Nobel Peace prize.

    Source: Napa Valley Register (California)
  • October 12, 2009
    Another Nobel Controversy

    The swirling controversy over President Barack Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize brings to mind another controversy that began in October 1985, when the Norwegian committee announced that that year's prize would go to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

    Source: History News Network
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