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Ojai, California’s Nuclear-Free Resolution: A Call to Action

On April 10, 2018, the city of Ojai, California adopted a resolution declaring the city the first nuclear-free zone in decades. Against the backdrop of events over the past year, and recognizing the catastrophic human consequences of any use of nuclear weapons plus the exorbitant costs of nuclear weapons production and maintenance, the City Council adopted the resolution unanimously.

Oppose EPA’s move to censor science

The U.S. EPA is proposing to censor science. It’s outrageous. EPA has proposed a rule deceptively entitled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” Don’t believe the name. This rule would have the effect of denying our nation the benefits of some of the most significant environmental health science performed: epidemiological studies. Epidemiologists study the distribution and …

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Global health leaders rally behind the Ban Treaty

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Medical Association have issued important and very timely calls for states to join and implement the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

To abolish nuclear weapons, PSR chapters “think globally, act locally.”

The only way to protect human health from nuclear weapons is to eliminate all nuclear arsenals worldwide. But how do we get there from here? A key 2018 strategy for PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program is to mobilize local communities.

Diplomacy is the public health solution for Korea

After a harrowing downward spiral in which President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un carelessly exchanged threats and engaged in provocative military actions, we are seeing a ray of hope. PSR chapters and members have advocated for direct negotiations between the United States and North Korea as the only viable solution to the nuclear-armed …

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Public health professionals tell the EPA to Protect the Clean Power Plan

Doctors, nurses and other public health professionals came out in force in San Francisco against the Trump administration’s dangerous plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the most comprehensive piece of climate change policy on the federal level. In 2015, President Obama signed the CPP to create viable pathways for states to slash carbon emissions …

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Extend the Olympic Truce, Prevent War with North Korea

The Olympic Truce is a tradition that dates back to the original Olympic Games of Ancient Greece. In 2018, the truce is fraught with extra meaning. To cool tensions before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Trump administration agreed to postpone joint military exercises with South Korea while North Korea has refrained from …

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New Trump nuke policy veers us into more dangerous territory

Last week, a HuffPost reporter leaked a draft of the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The NPR, which officially defines the role of U.S. nuclear weapons, dangerously increases reliance on nuclear weapons rather than pursuing diplomacy to prevent conflict and move towards arms reductions. Help PSR hold our government accountable in calling this …

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PSR’s Strategic Plan for 2018

It’s a new year, and PSR is launching powerful programs to prevent nuclear war, fight climate change, and transition our nation to clean renewable energy sources. Here’s a quick overview of the strong work to come in 2018: Security In 2018, PSR will translate the success of the international humanitarian movement to ban nuclear weapons …

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