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Doctor and activist hopes Oppenheimer film sparks action

Dr. Bob Dodge weighs in on Oppenheimer film subject and success

VENTURA, Calif.-A local doctor and activist is sharing his thoughts on the blockbuster Oppenheimer.

Dr. Bob Dodge said the film raises awareness about nuclear weapons and sparks a necessary conversation about the role nuclear weapons play in the nation's security.

Dodge of Ventura is the president of Physicians for Social Responsibility

"Today we have 12,500 of these weapons, they place us at great threat to all of humanity than any time in history, this fact coupled with the Ukraine War and the fact that a nuclear war could happen by mistake, by cyber attack, by intent or miscalculation brought the bulletin of atomic scientists to move there famous Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, where midnight represents nuclear Armageddon," said Dodge.

Dodge who has authored books and articles on the subject and said now is not the time to feel paralyzed by fear.

Instead, he recommends supporting House Resolution 77.

The resolution calls on the United States to begin an international effort among nuclear states to have a verifiable time-bound abolition of the nuclear arsenals.

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