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Security News and Views - July 2017 Edition

July 14, 2017

Here are this month's top op-eds, news articles, and media hits to keep you informed about what’s happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.

Democracy Breaks Out at the UN as 122 Nations Vote to Ban the Bomb
The Nation,
July 13
Alice Slater's op-ed outlines how the nuclear ban treaty introduces a paradigm shift in global nuclear weapons policy.

Letter: Nuclear Arms Treaty
The New York Times,
July 11
Letter to Editor by Bob Dodge, M.D.,  President of PSR-LA and PSR Security Committee co-chair

UN Adopts Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban over US-Led Opposition
The Real News Network,
July 11
Video: Ira Helfand, M.D. of Greater Boston PSR and Rick Wayman of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation discuss the impact of the nuclear ban treaty.

UN treaty a step towards nuclear disarmament
Arizona Daily Star,
July 11
Op-ed by Raymond Graap, M.D. and Schuyler Hilts, M.D. of Arizona PSR

A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty – Rx for Survival
Common Dreams
, July 8
Op-ed by Bob Dodge, M.D.,  President of PSR-LA and PSR Security Committee co-chair

A Treaty Is Reached to Ban Nuclear Arms. Now Comes the Hard Part
The New York Times,
July 7
Rick Gladstone covers the adoption of the nuclear ban treaty at the UN and looks ahead to its future impact on global nuclear weapons policy.

Nations take a step away from the threat of nuclear annihilation
CNN
, July 7
Op-ed by Ira Helfand, M.D. and Matt Bivens, M.D. of Greater Boston PSR

US a No-Show as Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Adopted
Common Dreams,
July 7
Andrea Germanos cites PSR Executive Director Jeff Carter’s statement on the historic adoption of the nuclear ban treaty.

LTE: Nuclear weapons a threat to humanity
Central Maine,
July 7
Douglas Dransfield, M.D. of Maine PSR

Treaty banning nuclear weapons approved at the UN 
The Guardian
, July 7

Springfield physician lauds new United Nations nuclear ban treaty that he helped push
MassLive,
July 7
Shannon Young highlights Dr. Ira Helfand’s longstanding leadership and contributions to the Humanitarian Initiative that brought the ban treaty to fruition this year at the United Nations.

Paris-like Accord needed on global nukes
The Friday Times
, July 7
Mohammed A. Khalid, M.D. of Washington, DC PSR

Over 120 Nations At The UN Are About To Ban Nuclear Weapons
Huff Post,
July 3
Ari Beser, the grandchild of the only U.S. serviceman who flew both atomic bomb missions, cites Ira Helfand, M.D. on the medical consequences of nuclear weapons

The Trump-Putin Meeting and The Fate Of The Earth
Huff Post,
July 3
Norman Solomon cites PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr on the medical consequences of nuclear war

Maine Voices: Urge Sens. Collins and King to support ban on nuclear weapons
Portland Press Herald,
July 3
Op-ed by Kathryn E. Bourgoin, M.D. of Maine PSR

A Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons is in the Works and What It Could Achieve
Before It’s News,
June 26
Jeff Carter, Executive Director, moderates a panel for the UN Correspondents Association on the scientific and medical perspectives that guide the nuclear ban treaty, as well as the impact of the treaty on nuclear-armed countries

Making a move toward a safer world
Sun Journal
(Lewiston, Maine), June 25
Daniel Oppenheim, M.D. and Andrew Cadot of Maine PSR

Action against nuclear weapons
The Clinton Herald,
June 20
Quotes Maureen McCue, Iowa PSR

A psychiatrist's view of living with integrity in a possible end time
The Des Moines Register,
June 15
David Drake, D.O., Iowa PSR

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