PSR-LA Helps Re-Launch the Anti-Nuclear War Head

The Anti-Nuclear War Head, a unique and powerful sculpture, has an illustrious history in the anti-nuclear cause. It made its public debut on June 12, 1982 in New York’s Central Park, site of the largest rally against nuclear weapons to date, drawing over 1 million people.


May 17 and 20 — Pre-Screening “Countdown to Zero”

Countdown to Zero is a new film to be released July 23, 2010 — a fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, exposing a variety of present day threats and featuring insights from a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate total global disarmament.


March 21 – LA Community Forum on Toxics

Hear from local experts about the chemicals in your community, and what you can do about them! In fall 2009, the US House of Representatives passed legislation that could protect over 110 million Americans that live near chemical plants. The Senate will consider this legislation this year.


PSR-LA Opposes Missile Defense Test

PSR-LA is deeply concerned with the missile-defense system test planned for Sunday, January 31 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. We believe that the best way to protect the U.S. and other countries from nuclear threats is through international, verifiable treaties to eliminate nuclear weapons and to secure and eliminate all fissile nuclear bomb-making material.


Preparing for a “Nuclear Event” in LA

Operation “Golden Phoenix” is Los Angeles County’s next preparedness drill intended to simulate a nuclear incident in LA area. The exercise, planned for summer 2010, will include a medical preparedness session in the lead-up to larger campaign.


Dr. Ira Helfand: Abolishing nuclear arms

Dr. Ira Helfand, past president of National Physicians for Social Responsibility, represents PSR and IPPNW at this week’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway. Check out his recent opinion piecethat was picked up by CNN.


Michael Rose: Nuclear Power’s Second Act?

Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael Rose describes how the nuclear power industry’s PR efforts are adding to the recent rise in support for nuclear power as a solution to climate change. PSR-LA’s long-held responsibility lies in making sure the public does not forget the horrific medical consequences that nuclear technology can cause.


Dec. 2 – World March for Peace and Non-Violence

An unprecedented social mobilization which aims to create consciousness of the dangerous global situation in which we are living — a situation marked by the heightened probability of nuclear conflict, a renewed arms race, and the violent military occupation of foreign territories.


Demand Proper Cleanup of Radioactive and Chemical Contaminants

For years, PSR-LA worked to ensure the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), the site of rocket engine tests, nuclear energy research and a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959. Extensive chemical and radioactive contamination exists across the site in soil, groundwater, and surface water.