Human Target: Global Arms Trade Conference

June 18, 2013

Earlier this month, SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert Gould and chapter member Patrice Sutton attended the conference Human Target: International Congress on Social and Health Effects of the Global Arms Trade. The conference took place in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, where Dr. Helmut Lohrer, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Board member…

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From Hiroshima to Fukushima

December 18, 2012
From Hiroshima to Fukushima

At the end of August, Patrice Sutton and I participated in the extraordinary 20th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) held in Hiroshima. We hadn’t been there since the World Congress was held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1989. I had forgotten how scenic Hiroshima and the surroundings were: numerous densely forested hills bordering multiple rivers converged on the Delta that was the site of the atomic detonation.

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View from Fukushima: Pat Sutton’s statement to Parliament in Japan

August 30, 2012

SF Bay Area PSR member Patrice Sutton and President Dr. Bob Gould attended the IPPNW World Conference in Hiroshima Japan and subsequently participated in an “eyewitness” delegation to Fukushima. Afterward, they participated in a press conference in Tokyo. Ms. Sutton spoke on a panel along with Tillman Rush, IPPNW Co-President; Jeffrey Patterson, Immediate Past President of…

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Foreclose the Lab!

August 22, 2012

On August 5, about 200 people gathered near Lawrence Livermore Lab to rally against nuclear weapons and nuclear power in commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 67 years ago. Bob Gould represented PSR in the well-spirited crowd, which heard a number of compelling keynote speakers. Michael Eisenscher of U.S. Labor Against War spoke…

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Bioweapons and Synthetic Biology

August 22, 2012

SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Bob Gould participated in the “Tarrytown Meeting” outside of New York City in July. The Meeting was hosted by the Center for Genetics and Society to “bring together people and organizations working to ensure that human biotechnologies and related emerging technologies support rather than undermine social justice, human rights,…

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Dr. Peter Joseph’s Response to New York Times Letter to the Editor on Nuclear Power

March 19, 2012

The letter below was written in response to the New York Times Letter to the Editor “Invitation to a Dialogue: Using Nuclear Energy.”  Dr. Joseph submitted his response, but it was not published. Re: Invitation to a Dialogue: Using Nuclear Energy Why is it that nuclear proponents always cite our seemingly insatiable demand for more…

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