Resources on Nuclear Weapons & Nuclear Justice

Below are some resources relative to nuclear weapons, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the effects of nuclear weapons development and testing, and the lasting legacy of more than 75 years of nuclear injustice.

How the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Works (ICAN)

Biden administration to seek five-year extension on key nuclear arms treaty in first foray with Russia (John Hudson, The Washington Post, January 21, 2021)

International health & humanitarian organizations welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (January 21, 2021)

Biden can't lose sight of the nuclear crisis (Katrina vanden Huevel, The Washington Post, January 19, 2021)

Treaty offers US a way to push for ban on nuclear weapons (Ann Wright, The Honolulu Star Advertiser, January 19, 2021)

On MLK and nonviolence (John K. Stoner, The Lancaster Online, January 19, 2021)

Nuclear treaty is wake-up call (Rosalie Paul, The Press Herald, January 19, 2021)

On Jan. 22, we must celebrate the United Nations’ efforts to prevent nuclear war (Sandra Svenningsen, The Sparta Independent, January 18, 2021)

On Friday, celebrate treaty to ban nuclear weapons (Basia Miller, The Santa Fe New Mexican, January 17, 2021)

The End of Nukes (Ira Helfand and Nate Goldslag, The Boston Globe, January 16, 2021)
Why the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Impacts the United States, and Why the United States Must Embrace its Entry into Force (Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Seth Shelden, Journal of International Affairs, January 15, 2021)

Treaty Seeks End to Nuclear Madness (John LaForge and Ralph Hutchison, The Progressive, January 15, 2021)

Time to sign nuclear weapons prohibition treaty  (The Olympian, January 15, 2021)

Global nuclear policy is stuck in colonialist thinking. The ban treaty offers a way out. (Molly Hurley, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 15, 2021)

Nuclear Conflict: The Growing Threat and a Call to Action (webinar by Ira Helfand, MD, October 2020)

Portland City Council Passes Resolutions Supporting Nuclear Ban Treaty and Diplomacy With Iran (November 2019)

Victory! Oregon Supports Nuclear Ban Treaty (June 2019)

What Does Peace Really Mean? Reflections on a Visit to Hanford's B Reactor (article by Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR Program Assistant, July 2017)

Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Takes on Nuclear Weapons Threat (article by Kelly Campbell, April 2017)

It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons (op-ed by Sean Tenney, Oregon PSR Associate Director, The Oregonian, August 2015)

#stillhere: Actions and Events Marking the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings (

View video of 75 Years Later Is Now: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & Ending the Nuclear Threat

The Unequal Impacts of Nuclear Weapons factsheet

The Health Impacts of Nuclear Weapons in Oregon factsheet

Victory! Oregon Supports Nuclear Ban Treaty (Oregon PSR)

Nuclear Weapons Policy Recommendations (August 2020, National PSR)

Nuclear Disarmament and Public Health (National PSR)

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Don't Bank on the Bomb

The Beginning of Our End”: On 75th Anniversary, Hiroshima Survivor Warns Against Nuclear Weapons (interview with Oregon PSR member Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman)

How a New Generation Is Carrying on the Legacy of Atomic Bomb Survivors (Anna Purna Kambhampatay, Time Magazine)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 75 (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

After 75 Years, Last Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings Says Nuclear Abolition Still 'Starting Point for Peace' (Lisa Newcomb, Common Dreams)

Daughters of the bomb: My reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later (Erika Hayasaki)

After Atomic Bombings, These Photographers Worked Under Mushroom Clouds (Mike Ives, The New York Times)

Hiroshima Survivors Feel Greater Urgency to Bear Witness 75 Years After Atomic Bombing (Mari Yamaguchi, Time Magazine)

Hanford Site, or the “Apocalypse Factory,” fueled the Manhattan Project – and environmental disaster in the Northwest (The Oregonian)

America's Chernobyl (Cited podcast)

In the 75 years since Hiroshima, nuclear testing killed untold thousands (Rick Noak, The Washington Post)

The Marshall Islands are 10 times more radioactive than Chernobyl (Laura Geggel)

The Marshall Islands: A Ground Zero Forgotten (Dan Zack, The Washington Post)

Nuclear Weapons Spending (Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)

Reflections on Injustice, Racism, and the Bomb (Dr. Vincent Intondi)

The disturbing and under-researched legacy of depleted uranium weapons (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Atomic Veterans (National Association of Atomic Veterans)

Uranium Atlas: Facts and Data About the Raw Material of the Atomic Age (Nuclear Free Future Foundation)