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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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Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

A generation ago, on Dec. 2, 1983, the city of Madison, Wisconsin, declared itself a nuclear-free zone. This effort, while largely symbolic at the time, expressed the sentiment of the community. Now 35 years later, the world finds itself continuing to grapple with the threat of nuclear war either by intent, miscalculation or accident, with the growing risk of cyber-attack. Many would argue that the risk today is greater than it was during the Cold War.


Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

Radio interview with PSR-Wisconsin’s Paula Rogge, MD and Vicki Elson on the UN Ban Treaty, financial divestiture in companies which support the nuclear weapon industry, and Senate Bill 2047, which aims to prohibit a first-strike nuclear attack of North Korea.