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Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.

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  • Climate and Health Effects of Regional Nuclear War

    Recent studies have shown that even a “limited” nuclear conflict, involving as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would have global climate implications. Among the most serious consequences, a significant cooling of the earth's surface would curtail growing seasons for a decade or more, affecting the food security of billions of people far removed from the area of conflict. Read more »

  • Writing an Effective Letter to the Editor

    Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to influence your community and your legislators. The letters page is among the most widely read pages of the newspaper. Read more »

  • War and Public Health

    Back in the 60s peace activists sported a bumper sticker that read: “War is not good for children and other living creatures.” In a way, that sums up Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel’s “War and Public Health,” where 46 experts on everything from epidemiology to international law weigh in on the authors’ central premise: “War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.” Read more »

  • Steps to Safety (for General Audiences)

    PowerPoint presentation on how nuclear weapons put the United States at risk today--and how we can reduce and eventually eliminate the danger posed by the thousands of nuclear weapons still stockpiled in nuclear arsenals, the tons of nuclear bomb making material vulnerable to theft by extremists, and the specter of more nations potentially seeking nuclear weapons. Read more »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • The U.S. and Nuclear Terrorism

    This report on nuclear terrorism in the US provides detailed analysis of the medical and public health consequences of nuclear terrorism or accidents. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. Read more »

  • Open Channel for Food and Medicine to Iran

    A letter to President Obama on the sanctions on Iran co-signed by PSR and other groups. Read more »

  • Support Sanchez and Garamendi amendments on DoD bill

    Letter to the members of the Armed Services Committee on the defense authorization bill. Read more »

  • Book Review: A Poisonous Affair A Poisonous Affair

    An important read for anyone concerned with the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, A Poisonous Affair opens up a new chapter in the history of chemical weapon use and development in the Iran-Iraq War. It is likely that a core purpose of this book is to influence today’s policy makers, by arguing that it is possible for, and the responsibility of, powerful nations (like the United States) to take a stronger stand in the international arena against the use of weapons of mass destruction in warfare. Read more »

 

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