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Facing nuclear reality, 35 years after “The Day After”

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) has released a new multimedia presentation on the 1983 television movie The Day After. This landmark film showed the actual consequences of a full-scale nuclear war, and it had a major role in shaping American public opinion about nuclear weapons. ABC broadcast The Day After on November 20, 1983, …

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PSR empowers chapters and organizers through advocacy trainings

PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program is working with chapters to conduct a series of advocacy trainings around the country, to develop critical community organizing tools and skills among PSR health professionals and advocates.  This training series was made possible by a generous grant from the Otterman Foundation. Chapters have customized these events to match their …

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Oregon PSR helps pass Portland Clean Energy Initiative

Oregon PSR helped pass the landmark Portland Clean Energy Initiative, the nation’s first-ever clean energy fund for climate justice. The Initiative will raise $30 million annually to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency, home weatherization, living-wage job training, local sustainable food production and more. Low-income residents and communities of color will be the first beneficiaries. Oregon PSR …

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Powerful op-ed sounds PSR’s themes

Two PSR/Washington physicians, Michael Soman, MD and Mark Vossler, MD, published a powerful op-ed article recently in the Seattle Times. “Climate Change is Killing Our Patients” presents with great cogency a number of PSR’s themes for 2019: that climate change is causing death and disease, here, today; that health professionals are taking action by promoting public …

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PSR Helps Raise Health at COP 24 Climate Talks

As the nations of the world meet in Poland to discuss compliance with the Paris Climate Accords, PSR national board president Pouné Saberi, MD coauthored an article asking: Where is health in the conversation? Dr. Saberi is attending the conference, known as COP 24, and worked with other in the health contingent to write the …

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Tell the EPA: Protect us from fracked gas

Tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: They need to retain the rules that require oil and gas drillers to capture escaping fracked gas. Fracked gas (methane) leaks into the atmosphere when oil and gas wells are being drilled and when gas is being extracted and processed. It leaks from the joints and valves of pipes …

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