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  • 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
  • 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.

    Source: IPPNW
  • 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
    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 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 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
  • January 1, 2011
    Building a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

    This article on the dangers of nuclear war quotes PSR on the public health impacts of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • December 24, 2010
    Collins, Snowe get thanks for New Start

    "By ratifying this treaty, the United States is taking a leading role among nations, which will allow us to urge others to take similar steps toward a safer world," said Dr. Daniel Oppenheim, co-president of the Maine chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Portland Press Herald
  • December 14, 2010
    Don't let Kyl and his cohorts kill New START Treaty

    An op-ed by former PSR presidents Ira Helfand, MD, and John O. Pastore, MD.

    Source: Providence Journal
  • December 11, 2010
    Snowe, Collins support New START treaty

    Roger Fenn, spokesman for the Maine chapter of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, said he was pleased to hear the announcements. “It still is an urgent item on the Senate agenda since more than a year has passed since the original START expired and we lost the ability to verify Russian compliance under the old treaty.”

    Source: Morning Sentinal
  • December 9, 2010
    The cables make the case for START

    John Pastore, MD and Ira Helfand, MD, both past presidents of PSR, argue that the leaked diplomatic cables show a need for the ratification of New START.

    Source: The Keene Sentinel
  • December 4, 2010
    START needs Snowe, Collins to forgo political posturing

    An op-ed on the ratification of New START by Dr. Lani Graham, co-president of Maine PSR.

    Source: Morning Sentinel
  • December 1, 2010
    Republicans warming to Russian arms treaty

    Dr. Ira Helfand, a doctor in Springfield who is on the board of the national Physicians for Social Responsibility, said he met Senator Brown twice in Washington this year to urge him to vote in favor of the New START treaty.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • November 21, 2010
    Leading the way in support of new START

    Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Nobel Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War have been advocating tirelessly for ensuring that our world becomes a safer place with the long-term reduction nuclear weapons.

    Source: Lewiston Sun Journal
  • November 19, 2010
    Don't play politics with new START treaty

    PSR Executive Director Peter Wilk, MD writes on CNN.com that ratification of the New START Treaty can't wait any longer.

    Source: CNN
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