PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on the threat to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, and what we can do to eliminate this threat. Many experts believe that the danger of nuclear war is greater now than during the Cold War. Dr. Helfand asks you to take meaningful action to eliminate all nuclear weapons from the planet. Ira asks, "Can we prevent nuclear war?"
PSR is a U.S. partner of ICAN, an international movement of civil society organizations that brought the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty negotiations to the U.N. in 2017.
Here's how you can get involved with PSR's nuclear disarmament movement:
Get involved with the nuclear divestment movement. "Don't Bank on the Bomb" is a global campaign that targets financial institutions to sever economic support from the nuclear weapons enterprise.
Become a messenger! Write a Letter to the Editor in your local newspaper. Plug into the conversation on the #nuclearban on social media to expand coverage of the negotiations. Get started by checking out @PSRsecurity.
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community. Read more »
Citizens can use divestment to leverage the nuclear ban treaty and speed the elimination of nuclear weapons. Don't Bank on the Bomb is a global divestment campaign by PAX that began in Europe and is gaining traction in the United States. Read more »