Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge is a family physician practicing in Ventura, California. He is the Co-Chair of the Security Committee of National Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is the President of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles.

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Nuclear war must never be fought and cannot be won. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Preventing Nuclear War: A National Campaign Emerges
A national collaborative grassroots coalition to abolish nuclear weapons is rapidly emerging in this country. The effort called “ Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War ” started last fall after the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 nations with the U...
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A young girl prays after floating a candle lit paper lantern on the river during 70th anniversary activities, comemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2015 in Hiroshima, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 06, 2018
Hibakusha and Hope in the Nuclear Age
This week marks 73 years since the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 th and 9 th , ultimately resulting in the deaths of more than 200,000 people. With the dawn of the nuclear age, the term “hibakusha” formally entered our lexicon. Atomic bomb survivors are referred to in...
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 "In addition to the work of ICAN, there is much that is going on in the United States and around the world to abolish these weapons and prevent their use either by intent, miscalculation or accident." (Photo credit: ICAN) Views
Monday, July 02, 2018
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 – Awaiting Good Faith
50 years ago on July 1, 1968 the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed. This landmark nuclear arms control treaty brought the world’s nuclear powers together with the ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons by engaging in good faith efforts toward that end. Unfortunately, there was...
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"It is this climate that prompted the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to move their Doomsday Clock to two minutes till midnight, nuclear apocalypse, this past January - the closest to midnight since the height of the Cold War in 1953." (Photo: CreativeCommons) Views
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
At The Brink of Nuclear War, Who Will Lead?
Ignoring international partners, world public opinion and action, the U.S took additional steps these past weeks to renounce another international leadership role, this time in nuclear disarmament. On the same day that Austria became the 9 th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Taxes, Death, and Nuclear Weapons
We live in a world where as Benjamin Franklin said in 1789, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” That statement remains true and the paradox today is the amount our taxes pay toward the death and destruction of mankind through the continued funding of nuclear weapons...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Eliminate Nuclear Weapons by Divesting from Them
Our world and everything we care about is threatened every moment of every day by nuclear weapons, either by intent, accident, miss-calculation or cyber-attack. These weapons—though now illegal following the July 2017 U.N. “ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, ” adopted by 122 nations—...
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"We must demand that these funds that would be taken from the pressing needs of our nation such as healthcare, education and infrastructure not be spent on these suicidal weapons."(Photo: Melissa K. Elliott/flickr/cc)  Views
Monday, February 05, 2018
With Trump's Nuclear Doctrine the Cold War Resumes
While elected officials of our increasingly dysfunctional democracy debated “memogate”, the world became more dangerous as Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review was officially released on Friday . Ignoring scientific studies of the past decade and growing global sentiment by the world's non-nuclear states...
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“To call the world nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger-and its immediacy.” (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists/Facebook) Views
Friday, January 26, 2018
Approaching the Apocalypse, the Doomsday Clock Moves Forward
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just moved their Doomsday Clock forward to two minutes till midnight . Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. The Clock is recognized around the world as an indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and...
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN: Saving Humanity from Itself
Since the beginning of the nuclear age and the dropping of the first atomic bombs, mankind has struggled with the reality of being able to destroy the planet on the one hand and the abolition of these weapons on the other. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish...
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Sunday, October 08, 2017
ICAN's Nobel Peace Prize Is Humanity's Rx for Survival
Friday’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) draws attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and the global movement to abolish these weapons as the only reliable way to guarantee that...
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