Progress in Paris, but So Far To Go

December 31, 2015

Like many of you, we at SF Bay Area PSR eagerly awaited the announcements of agreement at the latest climate change talks in Paris. We knew that representatives of PSR were there and would be working for the most substantive agreement possible. When the agreement was finally announced, it became clear that some positive steps…

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The Power of Acceptance and Peace, with an Eye toward Syria

December 31, 2015

One of the hallmark values of Physicians for Social Responsibility is that, as health care providers, we take our values of health and healing, and apply them globally. We look at the planet, at our air, water and soil, and work to make it vibrant. We look at our nation’s policies, and work to make…

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PSR in New England Journal of Medicine, followed by Important Statements and Victory!

November 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that was authored by PSR Board Member (and current International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)Co-President Dr. Ira Helfand, and PSR co-founder Dr. Victor Sidel. The article, “Docs and Nukes – Still a Live Issue”…

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SF Bay Area Board Member Dr. Rohini Haar witnesses devastation in Syria

September 1, 2015

SF Bay Area PSR board member Dr. Rohini Haar recently returned from the Syria-Turkey border, where she saw first-hand the severe and horrific toll the Syrian Civil War is having upon the Syrian people, their infrastructure and their long-term prospects for prosperity and health. With hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced and even more millions…

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70 Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Join us on August 6th at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to End the Era of Nuclear Weapons

July 30, 2015

On the beautiful morning of August 6th, 70 years ago, citizens of Hiroshima, Japan, woke expecting a day like any other.  At 8:15, everything changed, forever, as the United States dropped the first atomic bomb ever on the city. When Japan refused to immediately surrender, the US dropped another bomb three days later, on Nagasaki. Those…

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Biking for Peace: Student PSR Kazakhstan Bike Tour

October 22, 2014

Interview with Michelle Gin, PSR National Student Coordinator Can you tell me about your history with the bike tour? In 2012, I had been working with Iowa PSR on the coal campaign for 1 ½ years when Dr. Maureen McCue said “You should do this [bike tour in Japan]!” She thought I’d be a good…

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Special Session Celebrating Dr. Victor Sidel at APHA

December 19, 2013

APHA’s Peace Caucus held a special session at this year’s annual meeting in Boston to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Victor Sidel, one of the original founders of PSR and former president of APHA and IPPNW. Numerous people representing decades of work with Dr. Sidel spoke about the enormous influence he has had…

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Syria, U.S., Iran Connection

December 19, 2013

SF Bay Area President Dr. Bob Gould and freelance reporter Reese Erlich engaged an audience of nearly 50 people at a Berkeley home in November on the intersections of politics in Syria, the U.S. and Iran. Mr. Erlich spoke about his recent experience covering the war in Syria, including chemical weapons issues and the overall…

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SF Bay Area PSR Peace Day Keynote at SF Chapter of UN Association

October 15, 2013

On September 27, SF Bay Area President Dr. Bob Gould gave the keynote address at the Peace Day Luncheon of the San Francisco chapter of the United Nations Association. Dr. Gould’s remarks focused on the central historic and current role of the UN in addressing violent conflict, with its recent demonstrated value in providing a…

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