July 15, 2008

In early March, SF Bay PSR President, Robert Gould, MD and other PSR members participated in the 18th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) held in New Delhi. The Congress, organized by the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), drew approximately 600 participants, including hundreds of medical students from South Asia and around the world.

Excellent symposia and workshops examined the persistent flashpoints for nuclear and conventional conflict, as well as the enormous challenges facing the region and the globe, as regards enormous poverty and economic disparity placed against the backdrop of an unfolding energy and global warming crisis.

Dr. Gould was impressed by a speech by Susan George entitled:

Globalisation and War

International congress of IPPNW, New Delhi, 10 March 2008

Corporate-led, finance-driven globalisation has successfully transferred wealth from labour to capital. This has resulted in inequality and exclusion on a massive scale which, combined with the pressure on water and other environmental resources, is likely to fuel new conflicts.

Full Speech here.