April 16, 2011
The year of youth and nuclear weapons taxes -- where are our priorities
An op-ed by Dr. Robert Dodge, board member of PSR-Los Angeles.
April 6, 2011
Nuclear famine: Interview with Ira Helfand
Ira Helfand, an emergency physician from Northampton, Massachusetts, has been writing and speaking about the medical consequences of nuclear war on behalf of IPPNW and its US affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, since the 1980s.
March 2, 2011
Ratification of New START Treaty completed
Arizona PSR activists along with a coalition of other organizations including WILPF, Code Pink, the UN Association of Southern Arizona and many citizens collected 1600 postcards for each of our Senators to urge them to vote to ratify the New START Treaty in November of 2010. The CTBT is next!
February 4, 2011
"Particles on the Wall" Book Makes its Debut!
In collaboration with The Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), and multiple individual contributors, WPSR is delighted to announce the debut of the "Particles on the Wall" book. POTW illuminates key events regarding Washington Stateʼs nuclear history, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace.
February 4, 2011
PSR Statement on New START
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet in Munich on Saturday, February 5th to exchange the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) documents as the final step prior to the treaty entering into force.
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