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  • March 7, 2012
    Nuclear Power Bill to be Considered by Commerce Committee on March 8

    Three speakers, representing representing PSR/Iowa and other groups presented lessons learned from Fukushima and why they believe adding additional nuclear power in Iowa is a bad idea for environmental reasons.

    Source: Blog for Iowa
  • 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 16, 2012
    Urge President Obama to take Bold Leadership to Create a Safer World

    Urge President Obama to take Bold Leadership to Create a Safer World

  • 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
  • February 13, 2012
    Wasting Hundreds of Billions on Obsolete Cold War Nukes

    PSR Arizona Chapter President, Dr. Barbara Warren, describes the expensive cost to retain obsolete nuclear weapons: "We do not need nor can we afford to waste hundreds of billions of tax dollars on obsolete Cold War nuclear weapons systems that are ill-suited to meeting U.S. security needs in the 21st century."

  • December 7, 2011
    PSR calls for strengthened Biological Weapons Convention inspections and protocols to close loopholes

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to send U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference underway in Geneva Switzerland.

  • November 28, 2011
    Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies adopts historic resolution calling for a nuclear free world

    In a momentous decision, the Council of Delegates of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies has adopted, by acclamation, a resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and calling on all national societies to conduct educational campaigns about the unique, catastrophic, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war.

  • 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.

    Source: Politico
  • 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.

    Source: WERU
  • 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.

    Source: OpEdNews
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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.