Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein

Olivia Alperstein is the Media Relations Manager for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). www.psr.org.

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Consider this your all-hands-on-deck, siren-blaring warning that we need to act comprehensively to mitigate climate change now — or forever hold our peace. (Photo: Beth Scupham/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, November 01, 2018
We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home
Pull on the seat-belt in your gas-guzzling car, folks, and strap in for the worst ride of our lives. This fall, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a critical report warning that humans have about 12 years — until 2030 — before global warming reaches a...
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“There’s no such thing as a low-yield nuclear war.” (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes
On September 26, the global community celebrated International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to draw attention to one of its oldest goals: achieving global nuclear disarmament. By unhappy coincidence, September 26 was also the day...
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We've seen enough disasters due to bombs, nuclear weapons and nuclear power to know that we cannot afford any more. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons) Views
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
It’s Time to Ban Nukes for Good
September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day designated by the United Nations to draw attention to one of its oldest goals: achieving global nuclear disarmament. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) honors the occasion by calling once again for the...
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While Americans attended memorial services, the EPA announced plans to roll back regulations on methane — a powerful greenhouse gas that damages the world’s climate and threatens human health.(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Future Generations Will Mourn What the EPA Did on 9/11
September 11 is already an annual day of mourning. But while the nation grieved over victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan future generations may well grieve as a tragedy in its own right. While Americans attended memorial...
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
What’s at Stake if Brett Kavanaugh Joins the Court
President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Why should you care? Because everything from reproductive rights to voting, education, and health care is now at stake. Kavanaugh, a judicial ideologue committed to pulling the Court...
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Rich people like Sean Hannity can easily get even richer off foreclosed homes, leaving families out in the cold — while attacking poor people on air for not “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.”(Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
How Elites Scam Americans Out of Housing
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben “I’ve Never Had to Worry about Affording Housing” Carson, wants to triple the rent that low-income American families pay for federally subsidized housing. Yep, this is the same guy who spent $31,000 of taxpayer money on a table and chairs ...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
It’s on Us to Stop the War in Yemen
We’re helping fight someone else’s war in Yemen — and the blood is on our hands. Since March 2015, the United States has supported a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that’s intervening in a civil war in Yemen. The war has resulted in massive civilian...
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"There is never a day when systemic racism and economic inequality do not impact people's daily lives."(Photo: Σταύρος/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 02, 2018
Celebrate Black History Month by Fighting for Justice and Equity
February is Black History Month. One month is hardly enough to celebrate all the immense contributions of Black Americans to our society, to our nation's story, and to the fight for justice and equity. Many Americans still do not know the full history of the Civil Rights Movement, and many...
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"The latest GOP tax plan is a slimy wet kiss for the wealthiest Americans." Views
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
What Real Tax Reform Could Look Like
No matter our politics, most Americans have a beef with taxes. And it’s no wonder. Working class Americans pay a much greater share of their income than the wealthiest Americans, who get away with exploiting tax loopholes and paying less than their fair share to support public projects and...
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"The right to be treated with humanity and dignity is a universal value. Our nation is stronger than hatred and bigotry," writes Olivia Alperstein. Views
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Racists Look Emboldened. They're Actually Terrified.
The act of terrorism that killed one person and injured others in Charlottesville, Virginia was horrific. There will be more days like these. "They want to strike fear into our hearts, but it is they who are afraid of a better world." Angry, cowardly, fear-mongering white supremacists have been...
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