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

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

Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

For several years, I’ve led tree walks in Washington, D.C. I start by asking participants who they are and why they want to spend precious hours looking at trees. My students are nearly all highly educated, successful people who work impressive jobs, speak multiple languages and effortlessly command sophisticated computers and phones. Yet most know barely the first thing about the trees around them. They … Continue reading Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected TB justifies challenges of scale-up

Check out our research group’s new paper, where we analyze operational data and discuss the challenges of implementing FAST (Find cases Actively, Separate safely and Treat effectively) as a TB transmission control strategy in Bangladesh. Continue reading FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected TB justifies challenges of scale-up

No to War with North Korea

Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea