An event on local, state and national steps to take to prevent nuclear war attracted 100 participants. Chesapeake PSR co-sponsored the event, which took place at Baltimore’s Goucher College.
Baltimore became the first major city to support the Back from the Brink resolution urging congressional action on preventing nuclear war. Chesapeake PSR worked closely with the city council in passing this resolution.
Nuclear war and annihilation are imminent in a way not seen for decades. Chesapeake PSR supports PSR's Back from the Brink resolution, a call to prevent nuclear war.
Chesapeake PSR's President Gwen DuBois, MD MPH, offers some thoughts on the significance of the ICAN's Nobel Peace Prize and renews our call for the United States to ratify the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons.
Why Chesapeake PSR continues to advocate for the end of nuclear weapons. Even a limited nuclear weapons strike could have cataclysmic consequences.
A nuclear weapons ban is more critical than ever. Read about our work to educate health professionals, policymakers and the public on the danger of nuclear weapons - and why there is a ray of hope.
The U.N. nuclear weapons ban treaty was adopted June 7, 2017 - but the U.S. and other nuclear-armed nations boycotted the talks. Chesapeake PSR's Dr. Gwen DuBois and IPPNW's Ira Helfand, MD, speak to why the world must ban nuclear weapons.
After decades of deadlock over disarmament, the United Nations is developing a treaty to prohibit the use of nuclear weapons. Chesapeake PSR spent the week in New York showing support for the ban effort.
Join 500,000 signers of PSR's petition to support the Markey-Lieu bill that would limit the president's ability to launch a nuclear first strike.
The U.S. boycotted the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty negotiations that began March 27, 2017 at the U.N. More than 115 nations participated on the first day, but, as expected, the U.S. and other nuclear-armed states boycotted.
The federal budget is not just a financial ledger, it is a statement about the values that drive our country. It helps define who we are as a society, and the direction we want to take as a country. That is why we are appalled at the budget plan proposed by President Trump.
Nuclear weapons and false choices: What do we do when President Trump tweets that the United States "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability” or that the United States “should be at the top of the pack” with nuclear weapons? How can we bring common sense to our government?
Twenty-one Nobel Peace laureates held a summit and called for a global nuclear weapons ban. PSR's Ira Helfand was there representing the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
Nuclear weapons must be taken off hair trigger alert. Please sign a petition to Congress to prohibit the president from conducting a first-strike nuclear attack unless authorized by Congress.
The U.S. is set to spend a trillion dollars on "modernizing" our nuclear weapons arsenal, putting all humans on Earth at risk of nuclear war. Chesapeake PSR supports efforts to enact a nuclear weapons ban and invest in rebuilding safe and healthy communities.
Chesapeake PSR supported a bill requiring more public information on "restrictive housing" (solitary confinement) in Maryland prisons.
If you are considering joining us on August 6 and August 9 for the commemorations of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, you might want to read, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, by Susan Southard.
In a moving review of the book, Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post writes that the stories of the hibakusha (survivors of the bombings) are as timely as ever. "American politicians debating the nuclear deal with Iran," he notes, "would do well to spend some time with Southard’s Nagasaki. It does not tell us what to do. It only reminds us of the stakes."
Southard's book and the commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remind us not only of the horrors of atomic weapons, but also that the stakes - humanity's very survival - are indeed high.
The New York Times reported on the health problems faced by residents in the Upton-Druid Heights neighborhood of West Baltimore, the scene of recent unrest in Maryland's largest city.
The New York Times reported that, "...residents die from nearly every major disease at substantially higher rates than the city as a whole — nearly double the rate from heart disease, more than double the rate from prostate cancer, and triple the rate from AIDS. Life expectancy here is just 68 years, one notch above Pakistan." In addition, the area suffers from higher rates of asthma, lead paint poisoning and drug addiction.
Bishop Douglas Miles, the pastor at Koinonia Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, told the New York Times, “If the statistics that are present in these communities were present in any white community in Baltimore, it would be declared a state of emergency. Health disparities loom as a giant lurking in the shadows. They never get talked about.”