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Legality of Nuclear Weapons

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

Type: report

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.


Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator

Issue: nuclear weapons | u.s. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheet | toolkit

Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community.


PSR Fact Sheet on New START Treaty

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

Type: fact sheet

PSR Fact Sheet on New START Treaty.


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.


Letter to Senator Reed on “Low-Yield” Nuclear Weapons

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

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR letter to Senator Jack Reed (RI), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urging him to eliminate funding for the dangerous and unnecessary W76-2 nuclear warhead.


Fact Sheet on “Low-Yield” Nuclear Weapons

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

Type: fact sheet

Fact sheet on “low-yield” nuclear weapons and why PSR opposes them.


No First Use Talking Points

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

Type: fact sheet

Talking points from PSR on the No First Use Act (H.R. 921/S. 272), which would restrict the United States from using nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear attack.


No First Use Fact Sheet

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

Type: fact sheet

Fact sheet from PSR on the No First Use Act (H.R. 921/S. 272), which would restrict the United States from using nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear attack.


Nuclear Weapons Abolition Advocacy Training Series

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

Type: advocacy materials | 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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