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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.
The title of their recent book, Poisoned Profits: the Toxic Assault on Our Children, makes clear that Philip and Alice Shabecoff have strong opinions about chemicals in our environment. Read more »
Plan B 2.0
Lester Brown offers us a well-referenced and emotionally moving treatise on the decline of the global environment as well as a plan for dealing with the limits of the natural resources on earth. Read more »
"One can puzzle with dismay that the industrialized nations are not leading the pack in the quest for nuclear abolition...Their long-range security is categorically undermined by the spread of nuclearism.... Read more »
Rogers’ version of peace studies is marvelously hard-headed and uses serious policy analysis and history to analyze why current attempts, led by the United States, to quell global violence, insecurity, and terrorism through over reliance on military power projection are not only likely to fail, they will make matters worse. Read more »
Life in the Balance
Book Review: Life in the Balance: A Physician's Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia Read more »
In the Name of Identity
This is a beautiful meditative essay on identity by Goncourt Prize-winning French novelist Amin Maalouf. Its main question is central to life after the attack on the World Trade Center. What about how we create identities in a globalized world would lead someone to purposely slaughter thousands of innocent human beings? Read more »
Health and Community Design
Health and Community Design lays some of the essential groundwork for the growing field of health and the built environment. Read more »
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
On the burgeoning shelf of cautionary but occasionally alarmist books warning about the consequences of dramatic climate change, Kolbert's calmly persuasive reporting stands out for its sobering clarity. Read more »
Fatal Deception: The Untold Story of Asbestos
W.R. Grace is responsible for mining asbestos in Libby, Montana while keeping secret from its workers, their families, and the town that they have known all along that people are dying from the dust that permeates the town. Read more »
Written thoughtfully for a lay audience, this book by PSR Board member Cindy Parker and psychologist and former journalist Steve Shapiro describes in lay terms how climate change will affect our health if it continues unabated.
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