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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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New ICAN Cities Appeal Inspired by PSR’s Work in American Cities

Earlier this month, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) launched its new Cities Appeal, ICAN Save My City, a global campaign to persuade cities to express support for the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). While ICAN’s new Cities Appeal is global in scope, it was inspired by successful initiatives …

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Sheer luck has helped us avoid nuclear war so far—now we need to take action

The 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice last weekend underscored the great folly of President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. President Vladimir Putin’s response that “there would be nothing left except an arms race” shows our world leaders have failed to learn from history.


PSR’s 2018 Visionary Leaders Awards

On Thursday, November 8, Physicians for Social Responsibility held our annual Visionary Leaders Awards in Washington, DC, where we honored incredible individuals and organizations for their efforts to advance nuclear weapons abolition and curb environmental threats to health, including climate change. Honorees in attendance included: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dr. Dan Ellsberg, Dr. Arjun Makhijani, …

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What is the “INF” and why does it matter?

In December, 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. On October 21st of this year, President Donald Trump announced at a rally that the U.S. would formally withdraw from the deal, claiming that Russia has violated the treaty’s terms. “Such a withdrawal would …

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