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
October 5, 2009
Gorbachev: Nuclear arms race did not pass with Cold War
The end of the Cold War does not mean the nuclear arms race has ended, the last president of the Soviet Union warned Monday. Speaking at a conference on nuclear disarmament at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev said there remained multiple obstacles to a nuclear-free world.
Source: Earth Times
October 5, 2009
Nuke weapons foe speaks in Maine
Dr. Ira Helfand, a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, is bringing his anti-nuclear weapons message to Maine.
September 28, 2009
Obama: U.S. must lead disarmament effort
A letter to the editor from Washington PSR Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.
Source: The News Tribune
September 27, 2009
Ira Helfand/John O. Pastore: Prescribing real change in U.S. nuclear policy
An op-ed by PSR's Ira Helfand, MD and John O. Pastore, MD on Obama's efforts on nuclear weapons policy.
Source: The Providence Journal
September 23, 2009
Obama Takes Steps Towards World Free of Nuclear Weapons
In his debut appearance at the United Nations today, President Obama reminded the international community that he has already “outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama noted that this agenda was being implemented through U.S.-Russian nuclear disarmament negotiations, work towards a fissile material cut off treaty at the Conference on Disarmament and by sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the first senior American representative, to the annual members conference of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).