Ira Helfand’s Letter in the New York Times

‘Living on Borrowed Time’: Eliminate Nuclear Arms To the Editor: Re “Don’t Ban the Bomb” (column, Oct. 7): Bret Stephens repeats the tired refrain that nuclear weapons are necessary for our security and that the call for their elimination is dangerous and unrealistic. He writes as if these weapons have some magical quality that keeps them from ever being used, and he omits any discussion … Continue reading Ira Helfand’s Letter in the New York Times

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2017) – Today, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)’s international federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), founded ICAN in 2007. ICAN mobilized more than 400 NGOs across 100 countries to … Continue reading International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Professors, physicians and activists call for anti-nuke action

HADLEY — A global political landscape destabilized by climate change would increase the risk of a nuclear war, activist Dr. Ira Helfand said at the “Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War” symposium on Saturday. More than 130 people attended the daylong event at the Hadley Farms conference center. It was sponsored by the local chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a national … Continue reading Professors, physicians and activists call for anti-nuke action

No War 2017: War and the Environment

September 22-24 Conference in Washington, D.C. World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. We aim to create awareness of popular support for ending war and to further develop that support. We work to advance the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution. We strive to replace a culture … Continue reading No War 2017: War and the Environment

Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

During my junior year of high school in Kentucky, I joined the cross country and track teams. But in the following decades, I only ran intermittently. Recently, however, I’ve been increasing my miles, and last weekend successfully completed the Surftown Half-Marathon in Rhode Island, my first. Now, there’s another race coming up. On my birthday, October 28, I will be participating in the Shatterproof Rise Up … Continue reading Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk