Video interview with PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on nuclear weapons, from Pressenza.
Coverage in the Thousand Oaks Acorn of a PSR-Los Angeles event calling attention to the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory site and demanding a full cleanup.
Seventy-four years ago, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two of the most horrific acts of warfare in history. This August, we remember the estimated two hundred thousand or more civilian men, women and children who died.
Op-ed in Common Dreams from PSR board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the legacy of the Santa Susan Field Laboratory and the need for a full cleanup.
On July 12, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, to the tune of $733 billion. During NDAA deliberations, the House voted on a plethora of foreign policy and nuclear weapons-related amendments. PSR was adamantly opposed to an amendment introduced by Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) that would have reinstated funding for the …
CNN op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the twin threats of climate change and nuclear war.
On June 24, Oregon’s House of Representatives voted to approve Senate Joint Memorial 5 (SJM 5), which urges congress to lead a global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war, making it the second state in the nation after California to pass such legislation in both legislative chambers. The bill was approved by the Oregon Senate on May 20th.
When it was originally debated in Congress, PSR advocated for the Iran nuclear agreement (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). President Trump made a wrong turn when he unilaterally withdrew the United States from it. Now, unfortunately, the Trump administration is feeding the narrative of hardliners in Iran who are pushing to enrich more uranium than …
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 …
Interview on the Scholar’s Circle podcast with PSR board member Ira Helfand, MD.