December 10, 2013
A nuclear threat far greater than Iran
An op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on PSR's new Nuclear Famine report and the dangers of nuclear war.
December 10, 2013
How a Limited Nuclear War Could Cause Worldwide Famine
Published by the watchdog group Physicians for Social Responsibility, the report, titled "Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk," updates prior studies on the potential impacts that a "limited" nuclear war between India and Pakistan could have on the global climate, and consequently on food supplies.
Source: National Journal
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.
November 13, 2013
PSR Physician Visits Wilmington, Talks Grave Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Technology
Radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Andy Kanter, discussing the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war.
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
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.
August 8, 2013
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Solemn anniversaries
A letter to the editor from PSR/Florida President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
August 1, 2013
Hiroshima’s Legacy: The Obsolescence of War
An op-ed by PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Huntington News
July 30, 2013
Nurse protests nuclear weapons at local plant
Greater Kansas City PSR's Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, was arrested during a protest of the Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Plant. Many other PSR members participated in the protest.
Source: Kansas City Nursing News
July 20, 2013
Nuclear waste bill endangers public health
California PSR chapter leaders on the dangers of nuclear waste.
Source: Sacramento Bee
June 20, 2013
No such thing as a safe number of nukes
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand.
June 19, 2013
Physicians Applaud Progress on Nuclear Security
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate.
April 26, 2013
Audio: Political Perspectives
Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
March 10, 2013
Trailblazing Conference Urges Ban on Nukes
Dr Ira Helfand, author of a recent study on nuclear-induced famine, explained the risk of a billion people dying of starvation following a limited regional use of nuclear weapons.
Source: In Depth News
March 9, 2013
Only Safe Bet: Zero Nuclear Weapons
An op-ed from PSR Wisconsin's Paula Rogge.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 21, 2013
To stop budget crisis, King must help trim nukes
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Peter Wilk.
Source: The Times Record
February 12, 2013
Physicians Call for Pragmatic Solutions to End Nuclear Tests Threat
Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns the Democratic Republic of North Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear test detonation. This move will isolate the DPRK and make it increasingly difficult for diplomatic talks to succeed in decreasing tensions within the region.
January 22, 2013
Martin Luther King, Inauguration Day and Our Shifting Awareness
An op-ed from PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
December 15, 2012
U.S. should reduce its nuclear stockpiles
PSR/Florida physicians call for reasonable assessment of our national security requirements and a halt to excessive spending on nuclear arsenal.
Source: Tampa Bay Times