Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge is a family physician practicing full time in Ventura, California. He is the president of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles serving as a Peace and Security Ambassador and at the national level he is co-chairman of Physicians for Social Responsibility National Security Committee. He also serves on the board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions. He writes for PeaceVoice.

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Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater nuclear explosion of July 25, 1946, which was part of Operation Crossroads. (image/cc) Views
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Nuclear Weapons, Natural Disasters, Bullies and Your Doctor
The world watches as the natural disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake off Mexico wreak their devastation, waiting for their final tolls of death, destruction and devastation. Yet on a daily basis the world faces a far greater manmade threat, that of nuclear war, as tensions...
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Peace Lantern Ceremony on the Motoyasu River. Views
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Hope On This Hiroshima Day
Seventy-two years after the U.S dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki, there is hope that we will finally see the abolition of these most deadly weapons of mass destruction, for this year on July 7 an historic treaty banning nuclear weapons, like every other...
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty—Rx for Survival
Nuclear weapons have threatened humanity for 72 years ultimately becoming the greatest eminent threat to our survival. This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other weapons of mass destruction including biologic and chemical weapons, landmines and cluster...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
A Question for Republicans on Trumpcare: Who Would Jesus Kill?
The Republican controlled house of representatives finally executed their plan to take health care insurance away from Americans and in so doing initiated a death sentence for thousands of Americans. Classically in the guise of "compassionate conservatism," and so often touting family values and...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tax Day—the Nuclear Option
"Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I'll tell you what you value," Former vice president Joe Biden quoting his father knew that a budget reflected the values and priorities of our nation. Each April our country funds its priorities. Ultimately, as the Rev. Jim Wallis has said, "...
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Friday, January 27, 2017
2 ½ Minutes to Midnight – Our World in Peril
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced Thursday its latest nuclear Doomsday Clock . In so doing they moved the symbolic minute hand ahead thirty seconds to two and one-half minutes till midnight . Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. The decision to move the minute hand is made by the...
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Nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll in 1946 Views
Friday, December 30, 2016
Coming to Our Senses Regarding Nukes
As part of President-Elect Trumps daily tweets this past week he stated: The United States must greatly strengthen its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. In his 140 character tome he proposes maintaining a status quo of the mythology of nuclear...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables last week reflecting on what they were thankful for this past year. There was the potential for much angst after a year with significant division in our nation often emphasizing differences and talk of building walls to separate us from our...
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US nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946. Views
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Nuclear Weapons – The Time for Abolition is Now
Nuclear weapons present the greatest public health and existential threat to our survival every moment of every day. Yet the United States and world nuclear nations stand in breach of the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty which commits these nations to work in good faith to end the arms race...
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Saturday, August 06, 2016
Hiroshima, Presidential Campaigns and Our Nuclear Future
Seventy-one years ago on August 6th and 9th the world entered the nuclear age with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing and injuring in excess of 200,000 immediately and untold additional fatalities from lingering radiation effects. The first nuclear arms race followed, resulting in the...
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