Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Check out the new op-ed Dr. Lachlan Forrow and I just published in the Harvard Law Record.  Everyone in Boston knows that when a house catches ablaze, lives are saved by pulling the fire alarm. Sirens wail, trucks race down the street, and a fire crew comes to the rescue. But what if the fires haven’t started, yet are close to being ignited, on a … Continue reading Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

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

York Congress statement: A milestone for nuclear abolition

[IPPNW has released the following declaration from its 22nd World Congress at York University, held jointly with the Health Through Peace 2017 forum organized by the UK affiliate, Medact.]       September 4, 2017 As doctors, medical students, other health professionals, and other concerned citizens gathered at York University for the international conference Health Through Peace 2017 and IPPNW’s 22nd World Congress, we celebrate a milestone … Continue reading York Congress statement: A milestone for nuclear abolition