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.
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