The moral and political conscience of the American medical community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FROM PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Media Contact: Elana Simon, Communications Manager 425-301-3669 esimon@psr.org NEW YORK, NY (June 15, 2017) – Today, as more than 130 nations begin the second round of nuclear ban treaty negotiations at the U.N., the U.S. government continues its misguided boycott. In doing so, the U.S. government once again fails in its basic duty to protect public health. … Continue reading The moral and political conscience of the American medical community

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

People who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression. Moreover, studies show they also have higher self-esteem, greater empathy for others, are more trusting and cooperative and, as a consequence, others are more open to trusting and cooperating with them. Learn more here in an article by Jane Brody. Continue reading Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

Celebrating Sister Megan Rice’s Activism

Meet Sister Megan Rice, nuclear weapons abolition activist, this Sunday, June 11th, at 4PM. All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445 United States Film, Dr. Ira Helfand, MD, Chair, Security Committee, Physicians for Social Responsibility: The increasing threat of nuclear weapons. Subrata Ghoshroy, MIT research affilliate and frequent contributor to Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: The current state of nuclear disarmament negotiations. Joan Ecklein, WILPF, Boston organizer … Continue reading Celebrating Sister Megan Rice’s Activism

It’s Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Guys

Check out this important interview with Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. VICE: Why make the push for a disarmament treaty this year, especially when it seems like the world is struggling just to contain nuclear weapons and conflicts? Beatrice Fihn: People thought there was a norm: We have [nuclear weapons], but we don’t use them. The current climate gives us … Continue reading It’s Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Guys

Can one person make a difference? What the evidence says.

It’s easy to feel like one can person can’t make a difference. The world has so many big problems, and they often seem impossible to solve. So when we started 80,000 Hours — with the aim of helping people do good with their careers — one of the first questions we asked was “how much difference can one person really make?” We learned that while … Continue reading Can one person make a difference? What the evidence says.