Health Professionals in Action: Dr. Michael Geschwind

February 19, 2014

By Dr. Michael Geschwind, SF Bay Area PSR Board Member When I was a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1990, I went to hear a lecture about IPPNW by Yuri Dzhibladze, a newly graduated medical student from Russia. I was fascinated by their work because the idea of…

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California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown

June 18, 2013

The June 8 decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). “San Onofre was a Fukushima disaster waiting to happen. It was shut down in January 2012 after a…

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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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Foreclose on the Bomb Not the People August 5!

July 13, 2012

On August 5th, from 4-6pm, join peace, justice and environmental advocates to “Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People” at a major demonstration at the Livermore nuclear weapons Lab. This event will commemorate the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan at the very place where the government is spending billions of dollars to…

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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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