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  • 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
  • November 15, 2010
    Ratify New START

    As we make the final push for ratification of New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), PSR is pleased with the work of our network keeping up a steady drum beat on this vital issue. The Bangor Daily News, a major Maine paper, ran an editorial on November 15 supporting ratification of New START. They wrote, "Further delaying the treaty is bad for the United States and the world. The Senate should ratify it."

    Source: Bangor Daily News
  • November 13, 2010
    Senate should go ahead, approve new arms treaty

    An op-ed by Lewis Patrie, MD, of Western North Carolina PSR on the need for New START.

    Source: Ashville Citizen-Times
  • September 29, 2010
    'Countdown to Zero' outlines concerns about nuclear weapons: Leeds physician appears in documentary film

    The madness of nuclear war has been diverted in the past, but sometimes just barely says Dr. Ira Helfand of Leeds, who is interviewed in the film. Helfand is an emergency medicine physician and member of the national board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette
  • September 5, 2010
    Farmland is being readied for a nuclear crop

    Anne Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR speaks out against a planned nuclear weapons parts plant.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • August 26, 2010
    PSR Leaders Travel to IPPNW World Congress

    Many key PSR leaders have made the trip to Basel, Switzerland to join our colleagues in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s World Congress. We are receiving updates from our representatives and posting them in our blog. To keep up with the proceedings, please visit http://www.psr.org/nuclear-weapons/blog/. To stay updated when new posts come online, please subscribe here.

  • August 11, 2010
    Madison Lanterns for Peace event commemorates Nagasaki anniversary

    As survivors buried the dead in the wake of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, so has time begun to bury their memories. But a small group in Madison persists in its effort to pay homage to the victims and keep alive what they believe is at the core of history’s lesson: peace.

    Source: Isthmus Daily Page
  • August 9, 2010
    Secretary-General's remarks at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

    Hiroshima no minasama konichiwa. Ohayo gozaimasu. We are here, on hallowed ground, to see, to feel, to absorb and reflect. I am honored to be the first UN Secretary-General to take part in this Peace Memorial Ceremony on the 65th anniversary of this tragic day. And I am deeply moved.

  • August 7, 2010
    Ending the global threat of nuclear weapons

    An op-ed on the dangers of nuclear weapons by PSRLA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • August 6, 2010
    U.S. Should Engage Iran

    The United States should engage Iran. Threats of military confrontation will further isolate Iran and thus increase threats to U.S. interests in the region.

  • August 3, 2010
    New START treaty should be ratified

    An op-ed by PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the New START Treaty.

    Source: Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
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