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Nuclear Weapons Abolition Advocacy Training Series

Issue: disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy

Type: powerpoint | toolkit | training

PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program has launched a series of Advocacy Trainings to help members and other citizens who want to hone their citizen advocacy skills. Check out the PowerPoint “modules” we are using to help citizens make a difference in their communities. Effective Advocacy to an Influencer Using and Understanding Social Media Successfully Pitching …

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Issue: disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy

Type: book review

By Daniel Ellsberg Reviewed by PSR member R. F. Gillum, MD Like many, I had tuned out annual updates on the progress of strategic arms control after the fall of the USSR. I assumed that thanks to the work of many, including that of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)– which gained …

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Nuclear Posture Review Talking Points

Issue: disarmament | federal government | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheet

 Background: The United States will develop two types of “tactical” low-yield nuclear warheads. The document claims that building smaller nuclear weapons (Hiroshima-sized) allows the United States to develop a more “credible deterrent” against Russia because smaller nuclear weapons are “more usable.” However, the United States already has low-yield nuclear weapons (air-launched cruise missiles and the …

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The Path to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—A Movement for Public Health

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | nuclear weapons

Type: infographic

Infographic depicting the timeline of the U.N. Ban Treaty from 2007-2017.


Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War

Issue: disarmament | no first use | nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheet

Many local and national organizations have endorsed the “Back from the Brink” resolution. Are you associated with a group that might support this? Introduce this resolution at your church, synagogue, civic group, medical association, university, or municipality.


Ban Treaty Handout

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: fact sheet

Quick guide to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approved by the U.N. on July 7, 2017.


Don’t Bank on the Bomb Handout

Issue: disarmament | nuclear weapons

Type: fact sheet

Citizens can use divestment to leverage the nuclear ban treaty and speed the elimination of nuclear weapons. Don’t Bank on the Bomb is a global divestment campaign by PAX that began in Europe and is gaining traction in the United States.


The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | federal government | foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: fact sheet

Fact sheet on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted by the United Nations July 7, 2017.


Health Federations Call Ban Treaty a Significant Forward Step

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | nuclear weapons

Type: policy statement

This joint statement on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been released by International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, the World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, and the World Federation of Public Health Associations. IPPNW is PSR’s international affiliate.


Regional Nuclear War, Global Health Consequences

Issue: disarmament | nuclear weapons

Type: infographic

Infographic on the effects of regional nuclear war, based on the PSR report Nuclear Famine: 2 Billion People at Risk?