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Legality of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | Nuclear Weapons Abolition | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: reports

Some experts argue that nuclear weapons are already illegal under international law. Meanwhile, the United States—with 1,750 deployed nuclear weapons—and eight other nuclear-armed nations unequivocally consider them legal. Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an initiative to build a comprehensive legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.


PSR Fact Sheet on New START Treaty

Issue: disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheets & infographics

PSR Fact Sheet on New START Treaty.


Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War

Issue: disarmament | no first use | Nuclear Weapons Abolition | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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.


Nuclear Weapons Abolition Advocacy Training Series

Issue: disarmament | foreign policy | no first use | Nuclear Weapons Abolition | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: advocacy materials | slideshows | toolkits & trainings

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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Ban Treaty Handout

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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 Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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 | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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


Regional Nuclear War, Global Health Consequences

Issue: disarmament | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: fact sheets & infographics

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


Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | foreign policy | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: policy positions & testimony

Full text of the Ban Treaty approved by the United Nations on July 7, 2017. Preamble The States Parties to this Treaty, Determined to contribute to the realization of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear …

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Can We Prevent Nuclear War?

Issue: ban treaty | disarmament | Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Type: video & audio

PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on the threat to human survival posed by nuclear weapons, and what we can do to eliminate this threat. Many experts believe that the danger of nuclear war is greater now than during the Cold War. Dr. Helfand asks you to take meaningful action …

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