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Dec 21, 2015, 09:57 ET

Presidential Candidates Ignore Key Defense Issue, States Physicians for Civil Defense

At the last Republican presidential debate one candidate mentioned the possibility of World War III. The prospect of a war that didn't stay safely...

Nov 24, 2015, 15:32 ET

Clean Power Rule Is a Corrupt, Health-Damaging Power-Rationing Rule, Says Physicians for Civil Defense

 The so-called Clean Power Rule (CPP) being imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires cutting "carbon" emissions and will...

Nov 02, 2015, 11:08 ET

Russian Military Spending Surges as Revived Civil Defense Training Called for, Says Physicians for Civil Defense

Last week, Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry, called for reviving the old Cold War practice of...

Oct 26, 2015, 11:07 ET

Activist Doctors Still Disseminating Flawed, Dangerous Advice on Nuclear Weapons, Says Physicians for Civil Defense

 As the nation appears to be on the brink of nuclear war, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is reprinting its 50-year-old message in...

Oct 21, 2015, 09:54 ET

Are the "One Percent" Preppers Paranoid, or Are We Missing Something, Asks Physicians for Civil Defense

On Oct. 11, Benjamin Domenec's popular blog, "The Transom," featured a tour of a luxury bomb shelter in a secret location. At a cost of $35,000 per...

Oct 08, 2015, 11:26 ET

Could Americans Face Nuclear Attack Because of Syria, Asks Physicians for Civil Defense

 U.S. and Russian aircraft could literally be on a collision course in Syria, as the two countries have not agreed on flight safety rules in...

Sep 28, 2015, 10:08 ET

Nuclear Threat May Be Imminent; U.S. Unprepared, States Physicians for Civil Defense

While the press is preoccupied with the Iran deal, nuclear threats from other sources also build. A German reporter embedded with the Islamic State...

Sep 24, 2015, 16:34 ET

Dust Does Not Cause 3 Million Strokes, Heart Attacks, or Other Deaths a Year, States Physicians for Civil Defense

In the run-up to international climate change talks in Paris, and with pressure from the Pope to help "smoke out" Congress on "climate change...

Jul 27, 2015, 11:50 ET
"Bomb Boat" docked at Martha's Vineyard. Photo by Stephen Jones

The "Bomb Boat" of Martha's Vineyard: Travelers' Warning from Physicians for Civil Defense

The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home,...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:31 ET

2014: Year of Hottest Rhetoric, Not of Hottest Climate, States Physicians for Civil Defense

The state of the Climate 2014 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society "delves...

Jul 02, 2015, 13:14 ET

Fireworks, Coal-Fired Electricity Not a 'Medical Emergency,' States Physicians for Civil Defense

Pope Francis, President Obama, medical organizations, and the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet are all demanding "action" to prevent...

Feb 09, 2015, 13:58 ET

Don't Buy Gold, Advises Physicians for Civil Defense

Many people are buying precious metals in anticipation of financial collapse. "But gold will not protect you from the blast and radiation effects...

Jan 22, 2015, 09:44 ET

SOTU: Is U.S. Provoking War with Russia, Asks Physicians for Civil Defense

In his Jan 20, 2015, State of the Union message, President Obama proclaimed that "the shadow of crisis has passed." The century dawned with terror,...

Dec 04, 2014, 17:46 ET

U.S. House Vote Could Lead to War with Russia, Warns Physicians for Civil Defense

 In a resolution passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of 411 to 10, the U.S. effectively "declared Cold War on Russia,"...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:33 ET

Ebola Preparedness Abysmal, States Physicians for Civil Defense

Federal officials claim that the U.S. is well-prepared for public-health threats such as Ebola, but the reverse is true, and the reason is not lack...

Oct 17, 2014, 13:41 ET

Ebola Hearings Miss Main Point, States Physicians for Civil Defense

In Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, no one asked why the deadly Ebola virus is no...

Oct 14, 2014, 12:23 ET

'Air Bridge' for Ebola to U.S. Is Disastrous, States Physicians for Civil Defense

As Ebola cases continue to double every 3 weeks in West Africa, and 10,000 new cases per week are anticipated, the U.S. military is sending some...

Jul 30, 2014, 13:06 ET

'Climate Action' Advocates for Worse Poverty in Georgia, says Physicians for Civil Defense

 Hundreds of advocates from across the Southeast descended on Atlanta on Tuesday for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings on rules...

Jul 17, 2014, 10:25 ET

Provocative 'Good News about Nuclear Destruction' Billboard Campaign

Worldwide chaos and nuclear proliferation are bad news. The good news is that many people could survive a nuclear disaster unharmed if they know...

Apr 23, 2014, 10:02 ET

Expedient Personal Emergency Radiation Detectors Free to First Responders

As the Cold War rekindles, PhysiciansforCivilDefense.org is offering free color-indicating expedient radiation detectors to all U.S. police and...