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  • 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.

    Source: WCSH
  • 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).

  • September 15, 2009
    Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.S. delegation to CTBT Conference

    The President has asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver the U.S. national statement at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), to be held on September 24 and 25 in New York City.

    Source: WhiteHouse.gov
  • September 14, 2009
    U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Names Amano as New Chief

    The International Atomic Energy Agency named Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano as its new head, ending a prolonged struggle between the U.S. and some developing countries over who will succeed Mohamed ElBaradei as chief of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • September 11, 2009
    RPT-US drafts UN resolution urging nuclear disarmament

    The United States has drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on all countries with atomic weapons to get rid of them, a text Washington hopes will be approved by a special council session presided over by U.S. President Barack Obama.

    Source: Reuters
  • August 13, 2009
    Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal Attacked Three Times: Should We Be Worried?

    An interview with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.

    Source: Fox News
  • August 12, 2009
    Pakistan Military Denies Nuclear Security Report

    A Pakistani military spokesman says his country's nuclear facilities are secure, and that there is "absolutely no chance" that Pakistan's atomic weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.

    Source: Voice of America
  • August 12, 2009
    Article Points to Risk of Seizure of Pakistani Nuclear Materials

    Pakistan’s nuclear facilities have come under attack from the Taliban and other groups, and there is a “genuine” risk that militants could seize weapons or bomb-making material, an article published in a West Point research group’s newsletter said.

    Source: Reuters
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