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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman Speaks at Urban Agriculture Summit June 3rd

July 11, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman also spoke at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on June 3rd in Richmond, attended by more than 100 people. LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, delivered the keynote address, as she did at the Physical Activity and Nutrition Forum the day before. The goal of…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Visit to Senator Boxer’s Office on Nuclear Power

July 11, 2011

On June 2, SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert M. Gould visited Sen. Barbara Boxer’s San Francisco Office as part of a contingent urging monitoring and testing of the radioactive plume from Japan’s nuclear reactor in Fukushima. Participants included Kimberly Roberson, Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network, who organized the meeting; Elanor Starmer, Western Regional Director…

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California’s Clean Air Ambassador: Interview with Dr. Harry Wang, President of Sacramento’s PSR Chapter

July 11, 2011

Click here for PSR’s national coverage on Harry’s visit What was the purpose of your visit to Washington, D.C.? This was an unusual coalition that Earthjustice put together because it involved a variety of groups: health professionals, faith community, environmental community and other community leaders. The coalition was co-sponsored by national PSR, the American Nurses…

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Response to an Op Ed by Charles Krauthammer, “The Irrelevance of New Start”

December 8, 2010

According to Charles Krauthammer, (Washington Post, 11/25/10: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/25/AR2010112502232.html)  “A world without nukes would be the ultimate nightmare.”  Didn’t he feel ridiculous writing this?  Hello! A nuclear war would be the ultimate nightmare. The reason Krauthammer fears a world without nuclear weapons is that psychopaths and rogues could develop nukes and would no longer be deterred…

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The BP Oil Spill: A Teachable Moment

August 20, 2010

by Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH, FAAP Over the last several weeks I have been watching with disgust as black crude oil has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the wildlife, beaches, livelihoods and culture of the residents of the entire Gulf Coast. BP has been running full-page ads in the New York Times,…

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