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The humanitarian consequences of war | PSR

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing–nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and the thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia put the planet at risk. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat. As we focus on educating the public on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, we need your help to ...

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Iran seeks key position on U.N. disarmament committee

Iran is campaigning for a key position on a U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with disarmament and international security amid strong criticism from Israel and others who accuse Tehran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Iran is competing against Kuwait to be the rapporteur of the U.N. General Assembly’s First Committee for its 68th session, which begins in October, ...

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A Critical Month for Nuclear Disarmament | David Culp, FCNL

August is going to be a critical month for nuclear disarmament. Following the advice of the Pentagon and the State Department, President Obama has proposed cutting the number of strategic nuclear weapons by another one-third and reducing the stockpile of weapons by up to half. He’s planning to discuss this proposal with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in ...

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Nukes, Militarism and Public Health | PSR on YouTube

The continuing disaster at Fukushima, Japan is a critical reminder of the global dangers posed by the nuclear-fuel chain. But what can each of us do to protect our health and environment, let alone that of future generations? We are joined by Dr. Andrew Kanter, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility (psr.org). Dr. Kanter draws the link between ‘Nukes, Militarism ...

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Physicians Applaud Progress on Nuclear Security | PSR

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate. Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Dr. Catherine Thomasson applauds President Obama’s call to move past Cold War era policies and adopt a 21st century national security agenda. “President Obama’s move to reduce U.S. and ...

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New World Nuclear Industry Status Report shows industry in decline | BeyondNuclear

The newly published World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 (WNISR) provides a reality check of the current situation and trends of an industry in great difficulties. Nuclear power generation experienced a record drop of 7 percent in 2012. The 140-page report provides many different health indicators of the global nuclear industry and, for the first time, an essential status report ...

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