March 24, 2010
Breakthrough Is Reported in U.S. Arms Pact With Russia
President Obama and his Russian counterpart, President Dmitri A. Medvedev, have broken through a logjam in their arms control negotiations and expect to sign a new treaty in Prague next month that would slash American and Russian nuclear arsenals, officials from both nations said Wednesday.
Source: The New York Times
March 18, 2010
US nuclear policy; physicians' RX
An op-ed by LA PSR board members L. Stephen Coles, MD, Ph.D. and Robert Dodge, MD on US nuclear policy.
Source: Joplin Independent
February 25, 2010
What everyone should know about nukes
An op-ed by PSR Los Angeles Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the Nuclear Posture Review.
Source: The Herald News (Massachusetts)
February 3, 2010
U.S., Russia Close In on Nuclear Treaty
U.S. and Russian arms-control negotiators have reached an "agreement in principle" on the first nuclear-arms-reduction treaty in nearly two decades, administration and arms-control officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
February 3, 2010
Tauscher: Nuclear disarmament not the holy grail
Speaking at the Global Zero non-proliferation summit in Paris today, Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher said that Washington and Moscow are in the "endgame" of negotiations to sign a successor strategic arms reduction treaty.
January 28, 2010
Reaction to State of the Union Address
PSR applauds President Obama’s recommitment to reducing the threats to human life and health posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, while also expressing deep concern about his support for building new unsafe and polluting nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants.
January 3, 2010
Obama presses review of nuclear strategy
Top US officials are now questioning why the United States still pursues a strategy based on the ability to annihilate its former foe. In a thorough review expected to be completed early this year, the size, structure, and even the very mission of America’s nuclear arsenal are being reconsidered as part of President Obama’s pledge to reduce the role of the world’s most deadly weapons.
Source: The Boston Globe
December 22, 2009
2010 to be key year in fight against nuclear arms
Next year will be crucial for global nuclear non-proliferation efforts and all eyes will be on the United States and Russia to see if the two top atomic powers can reach a deal to reduce their arsenals.
December 10, 2009
Obama's Peace Prize brings hope for a world without nukes
An op-ed by Maine PSR member Dr. Paul Averill Liebow.
Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 9, 2009
Abolishing nuclear arms: It can be done
An op-ed by PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on how we can acheive a nuclear weapons free world. Dr. Helfand is representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring President Obama.
December 9, 2009
Countdown to Oslo: Dr. Helfand’s CNN Article and a Live Blog from Oslo
As a decades-long national leader with Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Dr. Ira Helfand has traveled the nation advocating for nuclear disarmament in hospital, university and community settings. He is currently in Oslo, Norway to represent PSR at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies honoring President Barak Obama.
December 7, 2009
Local doctor goes to Norway (Video)
A local news clip on PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand, who will be representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
Source: WWLP (Massachusetts)
December 7, 2009
Western Mass. doctor, Ira Helfand, to fly to Norway to watch President Obama get Nobel Peace Prize
Dr. Ira Helfand will be representing PSR at this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
Source: MassLive.com (Massachusetts)
November 30, 2009
Countdown to Oslo
On December 10th, the Nobel Committee will be in Oslo to present President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. In attaching "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" the Committee has chosen to bring nuclear disarmament to the forefront of international attention. Obama, shortly after the Nobel Committee announced their decision, emphasized the significant work that lies ahead and said that this prize must be a "call to action" for real change to be brought about.
October 17, 2009
Everyday chemicals gather in most people
Nurse Roxanne Chan discusses her participation in PSR's Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care study.
Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
October 13, 2009
A time to demand nuclear disarmament
A letter to the editor from PSR member Jerry Abajian on President Obama's Nobel Peace prize.
Source: Napa Valley Register (California)
October 12, 2009
Another Nobel Controversy
The swirling controversy over President Barack Obama's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize brings to mind another controversy that began in October 1985, when the Norwegian committee announced that that year's prize would go to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
Source: History News Network
October 9, 2009
Nobel Laureate Physicians Applaud Obama Prize
As they did 24 years ago, when they awarded a group of physicians the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to stop the nuclear arms race, the Nobel Committee has once again used their power to leverage action on nuclear disarmament. In attaching "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons" the Nobel Committee understands the significance of the transformational change that is necessary.
October 8, 2009
Stop stalling on nuclear arms control
An editorial on PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand and his work to abolish nuclear weapons.
Source: The Times Record (Maine)
October 5, 2009
Commission calls for bringing CTBT into force
The International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, promoted by Australia and Japan, has called for bringing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) into force and singled out India, Israel and Pakistan as the three countries which must contribute to make the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty universal.
Source: The Hindu