Nuclear Weapons

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War

September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered by Ira Helfand, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, at the Remembering Hiroshima event in Cambridge, August 6, 2013 When President Obama took office in 2009, more than 300 medical leaders from around the world wrote to him and newly inaugurated Russian President …

Can you imagine a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction? It is more probable than you may think! Here’s why…   Thirty-nine years ago in 1974, Egypt and Iran (under the Shah) submitted a resolution to the UN General Assembly for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East. Such a zone would …

Sixty-eight years ago the U.S. atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, obliterating the city, killing 70,000 people instantly and wounding at least 70,000. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the atomic bomb named Fat Man was dropped …

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