November 16, 2011
PSR Kansas City Leads Coalition Effort to put Nuclear Weapons on the Ballot
Having once again collected in the range of 5,000 signatures from Kansas City Missouri residents, this time on two separate initiative petitions, PSR KC and KC Peace Planters turned in both sets of petitions to the City Clerk at 10 am on Monday, November 14, 2011.
November 4, 2011
Video: Stop Nuclear Weapons!
Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility gives a detailed description of what it would be like if a 20-megaton nuclear bomb were to explode in a city.
Source: Occupy Kansas City
October 19, 2011
Northern California Welcomes Dr. Vic Sidel
Victor Sidel, MD, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine spoke on "PSR: Fifty Years of Concern for the Devastating Health Consequences of War" at the 8th Annual Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento Dinner on October 2, 2011 at California State University, Sacramento Alumni Center.
August 18, 2011
WPSR Member in Trident Missile action
Rev. Anne Hall, longtime WPSR member and past board member was arrested with three others for symbolic action, blocking the road to the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor, WA Aug. 8th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm4AMvphv2w
Source: leonard eiger, todd boyle
July 23, 2011
Republican Revolution on Nuclear Weapons?
Will Republicans, during these debt-ceiling negotiations, do the unthinkable and support cutting defense spending to avoid raising taxes on the uber-wealthy? The answer is yes, as it should be, and there is an answer to their angst, Joel Rubin of Ploughshares Fund writes.
June 30, 2011
An Ambassador for Peace and Security
Dr. Robert Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member, talks with Ventura County Reporter about his recent speaker tour in New Hampshire ...
Source: Ventura County Reporter
June 29, 2011
As fire approaches nuclear lab, health concerns mount
Residents downwind of a wildfire that is threatening the nation's premier nuclear-weapons laboratory are worried about the potential of a radioactive smoke plume if the flames reach thousands of barrels of waste stored in above-ground tents.
Source: Huffington Post
June 15, 2011
Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons
Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, writes on the effort to rally Kansas City residents to stop the construction of a new nuclear weapons facility.
Source: Huffington Post
May 20, 2011
Time for U.S. to end nuclear test explosions worldwide
Dr. Ira Helfand and Col. Richard Klass write in an op-ed in The Times Record, "Maine’s Sens. Collins and Snowe have the singular opportunity to lead a bipartisan majority to stop the worldwide testing of nuclear weapons."
Source: Times Record
May 5, 2011
Audio: RadioActive interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
Dr. Ira Helfand, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, with a look at the medical perspectives on the use of nuclear weapons.
April 24, 2011
US must play lead role in new test ban treaty
An op-ed co-authored by PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Nashua Telegraph
April 16, 2011
The year of youth and nuclear weapons taxes -- where are our priorities
An op-ed by Dr. Robert Dodge, board member of PSR-Los Angeles.
April 6, 2011
Nuclear famine: Interview with Ira Helfand
Ira Helfand, an emergency physician from Northampton, Massachusetts, has been writing and speaking about the medical consequences of nuclear war on behalf of IPPNW and its US affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, since the 1980s.
March 19, 2011
Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls for a US Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors, Citing Medical Risks
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today called for a nationwide moratorium on new nuclear reactors in the United States and a suspension of operations at the nuclear reactors with a similar design as those involved in the disaster in Japan, as well as those on fault lines.
March 2, 2011
Ratification of New START Treaty completed
Arizona PSR activists along with a coalition of other organizations including WILPF, Code Pink, the UN Association of Southern Arizona and many citizens collected 1600 postcards for each of our Senators to urge them to vote to ratify the New START Treaty in November of 2010. The CTBT is next!
February 4, 2011
"Particles on the Wall" Book Makes its Debut!
In collaboration with The Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), and multiple individual contributors, WPSR is delighted to announce the debut of the "Particles on the Wall" book. POTW illuminates key events regarding Washington Stateʼs nuclear history, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace.
February 4, 2011
PSR Statement on New START
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in Munich on Saturday, February 5th to exchange the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) documents as the final step prior to the treaty entering into force.
February 2, 2011
IPPNW responds to ratification of New START
IPPNW’s co-presidents have sent a letter to the presidents of the US and Russia, to mark the successful ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
Source: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
January 22, 2011
Two reports look at beryllium contamination at Bannister complex
Part of the Bannister Federal Complex is contaminated by beryllium that was used to make parts for nuclear bombs, according to a report obtained by The Kansas City Star.
Source: Kansas City Star
January 10, 2011
Dr. Louise Reiss, Who Helped Ban Atomic Testing, Dies at 90
Dr. Louise Reiss, who directed a study that examined hundreds of thousands of baby teeth during the cold war and helped persuade the world’s leading powers to ban nuclear testing in the atmosphere, died Jan. 1 at her home in Pinecrest, Fla. She was 90.
Source: New York Times