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No rubber stamp this time: Congressional champions are resisting President Trump’s request to fund controversial “easy-fire” nukes

There’s a new nuclear weapon that’s intended to lower the threshold for nuclear war: the “W76-2” warhead, a.k.a. the “easy-fire nuke.” This weapon has been branded rather euphemistically as a more “usable” nuclear weapon—meaning it has an even greater risk of being actually launched in a nuclear strike, with all the catastrophic damage to human …

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Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls On Congress to Prevent War with Iran

Calling all PSR members: the moment has arrived to contact your U.S. representative and senators to urge them to exercise their solemn duty to protect our nation’s interests and prevent war with Iran. The Middle East is already a complicated political tinderbox. Since the United States is a nuclear-armed country, any armed conflict involving U.S. …

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Celebrating Champions Working to Reduce Nuclear Risks

On May 21, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability presented Denise Duffield, Associate Director of PSR-Los Angeles, with their 2019 Bill Mitchell Grassroots Activist of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding work to address nuclear issues in Los Angeles, in the state of California, and the nation at large.


Stop the compressor station!

INACTIVE – The state of Massachusetts is considering whether to permit a compressor station—a source of toxic air pollution and a risk of explosion and catastrophic fire—in a heavily populated, low-income community near Boston.


A Mother’s Day Gift

With Americans spending close to $23 billion each year for Mother’s Day, it can be easy to forget the origin of the first Mother’s Day, when mothers rose up to ask for one simple gift: peace.


PSR Welcomes New Board Members

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is delighted to announce the addition of six new board members: Joy L. Blackwood; Dr. Natasha DeJarnett; Dr. Gwen DuBois; Dr. Michael Martin; Surili Patel; and Dr. Linda Rudolph. Read our official press release here. Our new board members bring a variety of backgrounds and expertise to the organization, including medical …

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Too Much Money for Nukes, Not Enough for Human Health

Imagine what we could invest in instead of shelling out billions of dollars each year for nuclear weapons. That money could be used to fund essential, life-saving programs and services that don’t involve destruction of the planet—e.g. clean water, nutrition for schoolchildren, healthcare disparities, income inequality, environmental health hazards and many other vital issues. The …

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In-District Lobby Week: Make the Case for No First Use!

PSR is joining forces with several other grassroots organizations in the United Against Nuclear War (UANW) coalition for an In-District Lobby Week, April 22-26, while most Members of Congress will be in their home states. What better time to make the health case for No First Use of nuclear weapons? What: In-District Lobby Week on No First Use When: …

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Important Court Victory Against Fracking

Physicians for Social Responsibility and fellow plaintiffs just won a landmark victory for climate and health as a federal judge rejected the leasing of public lands for fracking and ordered a halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming. While the ruling applies to Wyoming, the precedent implicates oil and gas leases on …

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