Nuclear Weapons and Peace Advocacy
Listed below are a series of fact sheets highlighting the links between nuclear weapons and health, the economy, and the environment:
Under the Cloud
Susan Detweiler, M.D., pathologist and PSR member in Seattle, WA, presents this personal essay on atomic power, the effects of living under the specter of nuclear weapons, and the path it has led us down.
This essay first appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of The Missouri Review.
WPSR Urges Community to Tell Congress: Stop the New Arms Race
In January, WPSR aired an ad on KING 5 using the historic “Daisy Girl” ad from LBJ’s 1964 presidential campaign. The ad calls on the community to contact their Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the estimated trillion dollars of spending on a new nuclear arms race.
Dr. Ira Helfand speaks on nuclear weapons at TEDx Vail
As health professionals, we recognize that any detonation of a nuclear weapon, whether by accident or design, would cause devastation and suffering almost beyond imagine. Our motto is: “Prevention is the only cure.” PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at TEDx Vail (Jan. 8, 2016) on this threat and what we can do to eliminate it.”
"Joining the Conversation"
created by jonathan deaton
This 5-minute video shows what happens when college students are asked about nuclear weapons. Jonathan's short film won first prize in the Student Category of Physicians for Social Responsibility's Nukebusters Short Film Contest in 2015.
The Doomsday Clock
For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. Now, it has been moved to two and a half minutes to midnight. When they made this decision, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.”