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  • Video: PSR's Dr. Andrew Kanter Speaks at UN on Nuclear Testing

    On the UN General Assembly's 4th International Day Against Nuclear Testing, Dr. Kanter presented the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and called for a treaty banning nuclear weapons followed by their total elimination. Read more »

  • Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness

    In Prescription for Survival, Bernard Lown tells the remarkable story of how he and Eugene Chazov, cardiologists whose countries were on opposite sides of the Cold War, created and nurtured the organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) from its inception in 1980 through its receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Read more »

  • Letter to Senator Feinstein on Nuclear Weapons

    A thank you letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein for her work on nuclear weapons issues, signed by PSR and other groups. Read more »

  • Video: Discussion of "A Walk in the Woods"

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning play details an exchange between a U.S. and Soviet Union negotiator for a nuclear arms control agreement. The DC chapter of PSR recently hosted a showing of the play. Watch this video of the discussion held after the play, led by a nuclear weapons negotiator and PSR Board member Ed Ifft, PhD and DC Chapter president Dr. Mohammad Khalid. Read more »

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk

    The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Video: Nukes, Militarism and Public Health

    Interview with PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter. Read more »

  • Apocalypse Never

    Tad Daley is a writing fellow for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and author of Apocalypse Never, a distinguished piece of literature that outlines the reasons for eliminating nuclear weapons as well as the pathway we must take to achieve this goal. Read more »

  • Towards Nuclear Abolition

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wrote an excellent report after the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference ended in May. It details the growing support from governments at the NPT-Review Conference for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Read more »

  • Projected US Casualties and Destruction of US Medical Services From Attacks by Russian Nuclear Forces

    The number of direct, short term casualties and collateral damage to US medical services were calculated for two thermonuclear attack scenarios. The first scenario would cause 52 million prompt fatalities, 9 million injuries, and massive destruction of US health facilities. The second scenario produces more than 100 million casualties. Even with an effective US NMD system—defined as capable of successfully interception more than 100 warheads—nearly 70 million fatalities would occur. Read more »

 

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