Nuclear Weapons Abolition

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.   The New START ratified in December 2011 is functioning, with the US and Russia completing inspections of nuclear weapons facilities.  As of early August 2012, each had completed seven inspections, and over 1000 notifications had been exchanged.  

2018 marked seventy-three years since the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan. To remember those who have died in war and to reflect on a peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world.  PSR Wisconsin organizes the annual Lanterns for Peace commemoration in Madison, Wisconsin during the first week of August.  At this family-friendly event, we make illuminated lanterns and affirm a more peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. 

Source: PSR National

Source: PSR National

Ira Helfand to Speak in Waukesha and Madison

PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand will be in Waukesha and Madison on April 9 & 10 to speak on the growing danger of nuclear war, the health and humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and the new campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Back from the Brink: Physicians as Peacebuilders in a Nuclear World
Monday, April 9, 2018
At 7:00 pm
At Carroll University Campus Center Ballroom
100 N. East Ave
Waukesha, WI

Cosponsored by Plowshare Education for Peace, Carroll University Student Affairs, School of Heath Sciences, & Departments of Sociology, Communication, and Environmental Studies

Preventing Nuclear War, the Ultimate Threat to Public Health: The Medical Imperative to Take Action
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
From 12:00 to 1:00 pm
At the Health Sciences Learning Center, Room HSLC 1345
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
750 Highland Avenue 
Madison, WI 53705

Contact info:
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health
Tel. 608- 263-4611 OR 608-577-1721

The Growing Risk of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About It
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
At 7:00 PM
At the First Baptist Church
518 N Franklin Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(parking in church lot & on street)

Contact info:
Physicians & Health Professionals for Social Responsibility- Wisconsin 608 -232-9945 OR 608-577-1721

Co-Sponsored by the Ecumenical Peace Working Group of Wisconsin, the Friends Meeting of Madison, the Madison Institute, the Outrider Foundation, Physicians and Health Professionals for Social Responsibility - Wisconsin

Dr. Ira Helfand

Ira Helfand, MD, is a member of ICAN's Steering Committee, Co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), and Past-president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He has published articles and lectured widely on the medical and long term environmental consequences of nuclear war. He played a crucial role in the negotiation of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the summer of 2017.

Dr. Helfand was educated at Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He currently practices as an internist and urgent care physician.

Photo cred: AFP/Getty Images

Photo cred: AFP/Getty Images

Why aren't candidates talking nuclear war

Article by Dr. Maureen McQue and Dr. Ira Helfand, PSR board members in the The Des Moines Register

PSR National is in the New England Journal of Medicine

Drs. Ira Helfand and Vic Sidel wrote: Docs and Nukes - Still a Live Issue for the November issue of NEJM.