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  • 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 vote scheduled for mid-September

    After over 2 months and 20 Senate hearings, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled the vote on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) for mid-September.

  • 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)
  • July 25, 2010
    Clear and present nuclear threats

    A review of the new film Countdown to Zero, which features PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • July 16, 2010
    A good START on weapons control

    A letter to the editor from PSR Maine's David E. Clark on the New START Treaty.

    Source: Portland Press Herald (Maine)
  • July 16, 2010
    Lessons from the Gulf for Nuclear Reactors

    Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, PSR Board Chair writes an op-ed about the dangerous consequences of nuclear reactor deregulation in the wake of the BP Gulf disaster.

    Source: The Hill
  • July 14, 2010
    July 30th: "Countdown to Zero" coming to Seattle!

    "'Countdown to Zero'" traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today." (from CTZ website)

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