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Nuclear Weapons

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.  

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 marked seventy-two years since the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. To remember those who have died in war and to reflect on a peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. PSR Wisconsin hosts the annual Lanterns for Peace commemoration of  Madison, Wisconsin each year during the first week of August.  At this family-friendly event, we make illuminated lanterns and affirm a more peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. 


Lanterns for Peace 2017 was held in Madison at Tenney Park.  This year Caren Stelson, author of the 2017 Jane Aadams Children's Book Award recipient Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivors Story, gave a presentation and answered questions. This event had great attendance with discussion, lantern building and even singing!  Thanks to all who came!

Thank you to our co-sponsors Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Madison Branch, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, Veterans for Peace Wisconsin, Outrider Foundation, PC Foundation, Linda and Gene Farley Center, Pax Christi-Madison, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity-Gamma Theta Chapter and Willy Street Co-Op.

A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty—Rx for Survival by Robert Dodge

"This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other weapons of mass destruction including biologic and chemical weapons, landmines and cluster munitions in being banned and declared illegal under international treaty law." READ MORE

 Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

 Source: PSR National

Source: PSR National

Ira Helfand, MD challenges Millenials

Take this into your own hands - read more by clicking the image to the left

 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.