On May 13, 2004,
IRSS hosted its Anniversary Celebration
View a Photo
of the event.
Please take a
moment to read IRSS's History
and Mission: A 20th Anniversary Statement by Gordon Thompson and
Paula Gutlove, March 2004.
2004, The next Medical Network international conference,
titled Prevention of Violence in Communities,
Schools and Other Institutions will take place in Kranjska Gora,
Slovenia, 2-6 June 2004!!!
2004, IRSS technical analysis supports a nationally-significant
lawsuit on the security of nuclear facilities.
On 15 March 2004,
Mothers for Peace and the Sierra Club submitted a brief to the 9th Circuit
of the US Court of Appeals. Related information and a copy of
the brief can be obtained from the Mothers
for Peace website. The brief argues that the US Nuclear Regulatory
Commission failed to properly address the potential for malicious acts
when it considered plans for additional storage of radioactive waste
at the site of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California.
A supporting brief has been submitted by the Attorneys-General
of California, Massachusetts, Utah and Washington. The
technical basis for the lawsuit is provided by a declaration that was
written by Gordon Thompson of IRSS. The declaration, entitled
"Thompson Declaration in Support
of a Petition by Avila Valley Advisory Council, San Luis Obispo Mothers
for Peace, Peg Pinard, et al.," is available from our website.
longer version of the chapter is available on this website as a report
titled "Social Reconstruction
in Afghanistan Through the Lens of Health and Human Security."
IRSS in the process of exploring possibilities for expanding its work
into this country. In
January 2004, Kerry Saner and Palwasha
Kakar traveled on field assignment to Afghanistan where they conducted
research interviews for IRSS of health-related NGO's in Kabul.
A report and a slideshow
of this trip can be viewed from this site.
You can now make
an online tax-deductable donation to IRSS
from this website using your credit card. Several
of our larger publications are also available for online
purchase. Thank you for continuing to support IRSS!
slideshows of photographs:
and training program in Gracanica, Bosnia,
the medical Network for social Reconstruction.
Agency for Relief and Development/DENAL
in Ingushetia in the North Caucasus.
field assignment in Kabul,
Office in Cambridge
Linehan now works with IRSS as a Development Consultant.
Wen Chan joined IRSS in February 2004 as part-time Development
Knebel works part-time in Accounting.
Saner joined IRSS part-time as Information Technology
Assistant, focusing on website management.
and technical discussions about the vulnerability of nuclear power plants
to acts of malice