June 22, 2012
Activists gather in Maryland to discuss PSR's recent Nuclear Famine Report and the urgent need for action
On Sunday, June 17th, Dr. Mohammad Khalid hosted a reception for local activists. PSR's Director of Security Programs David Hart and Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson asked for attendees to support PSR and help to form a local DC Metro Area chapter.
May 11, 2012
A nuclear clash could starve the world
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.
May 6, 2012
Watch Video of Helen Caldicott in Seattle
In March 2012, WPSR hosted an all day forum and workshop to mark the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and scope risks facing our region.
April 25, 2012
CNN: Pakistan test fires medium-range missile
PSR and its international affiliate IPPNW on Wednesday laid out a hypothetical scenario of what a nuclear conflict between two countries like India and Pakistan would mean for the world.
April 24, 2012
Nuclear Famine Report: Limited Nuclear Exchange in One of World's Regions Would Trigger Mass Global Starvation After Slashing Chinese, U.S. Food Production
Amidst growing tensions in Asia, India-Pakistan confrontation used to show dire consequences around the globe; more than a billion people would be at risk under "nuclear famine" scenario.
April 24, 2012
Washington Times: Small nuclear war would inflict global woes
According to the research released Tuesday by the nonprofit anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility . . . even a limited, regional nuclear war . . . would cause major changes in the global climate and likely starve a billion people.
Source: Washington Times
April 18, 2012
Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty
An op-ed by PSR-LA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Source: Roll Call
April 14, 2012
To save taxes and enhance national security, cut U.S. nuclear arsenal
An op-ed by former PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk.
Source: Portland Press Herald
April 11, 2012
Dr. Helen Caldicott: Now is the time to abolish nuke weapons
An op-ed by former PSR leader Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Source: The Capitol Times
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