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 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 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.
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