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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism

  • On July 7, 2017 122 countries meeting at a U.N. conference adopted a ban on nuclear weapons prohibiting a full range of nuclear-weapon-related activities, such as “undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of these weapons.”
  • We urge the United States to fulfill its obligation under the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and join other countries in adopting the nuclear ban rather than spending another $1.2 trillion on “modernizing” our nuclear arsenal.
  • We support the 2015 Iran nuclear deal which has severely limited Iran’s nuclear program.
  • We support a diplomatic solution to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat asking that you contact your members of Congress and urge them to do everything within their power to prevent President Donald Trump from launching a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea.

In addition to working on the issue of the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons, PSR/Sacramento also works toward the elimination of war as anything other than a very last resort as a means of international conflict resolution. We oppose the diversion of vital resources toward war and preparation for war. We oppose the discredited concepts of “pre-emptive war” and the so-called “War on Terror.” It has been repeatedly shown throughout history that conventional military force is not only ineffective in halting terrorism, it breeds terror. We decry the unjust, unnecessary, and counter-productive attacks launched on Afghanistan and Iraq by the U.S. led coalition following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. We mourn for the millions of innocent victims on all sides of these conflicts. (See the March 20, 2015 report, Body Count, released by PSR and IPPNW). We support working through the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to resolve international conflicts. We believe that the most effective way to reduce the threat of terrorism is to work through programs such as the United Nations Development Program to address the root causes of terrorism, including fostering humanitarian programs that address illiteracy, poverty, social injustice, and degradation of the environment; and promoting local public safety programs as well as international peace-keeping operations based upon intelligence sharing among democratic institutions operating within the rule of international law.