Info about Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9)

The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S.’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9).

Many peace organizations have planned activities to help us remember and to say NEVER AGAIN.

 

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND, www.wand.org) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF, www.wilpf.org) and other groups are live-streaming activities throughout both of those days.  See the full schedule and register here:  https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/events

 

Some of the survivors (Hibakusha) wrote a statement and encourage people to sign on to it.  Here is their statement:

“The two atomic bombs dropped on August 6 and 9, 1945, by the US forces totally destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an instant, and killed and wounded hundreds of thousands of people without discrimination. With corpses charred black, bodies with their skins peeled off, and with lines of people tottering in silence, a hell on earth emerged. Those who narrowly survived soon collapsed one after another. For more than 70 years since then we have struggled to live on, afflicted by the delayed effects and by anxiety about the possible effects of radiation on our children and grandchildren. Never again do we want such tragedies to be repeated.”

Please sign on to their statement calling for all nuclear weapons to be abolished:  https://secure.everyaction.com/XXgxAxu7AECFW_S8naBjyg2?contactdata=c9nVSw2X%2fvrLeHE%2fx9%2b85TitxZXyZv5IFXkPsYfiEE7UIigFshSTEE5gOgUSg0xpLibMRUG9OAmlA%2boo%2bxcyb2q38g7m%2b6vlIDQl2rAZfOMkzYz6UkxSfuYdqUhaR%2bPMk7cvpxkfnv%2fHJd9r2xcqfG%2br3DjGp2LvkTY22nGDJWNs9gbZ4I6nNfX7wccSn5bCwaU8YeJaqQVW9svJJB9ftxrFa1nR%2bWHyVNqGdj7zU4l9drU7jB7B%2fEHz690CJOA3&emci=b5cbe8d0-b9d5-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&emdi=a9e6f8d6-b9d5-ea11-9b05-00155d03bda0&ceid=3069006

Here is another link where you can sign the Hibashukas’ appeal:  https://secure.ucsusa.org/onlineactions/6r-jaPl7iE2o-9b68-zQqQ2?ms=TAF

 

After the U.S. and Russia, the next largest concentration of nuclear weapons in the world is in Kitsap County WA, just 60 miles north of Olympia and 20 miles west of Seattle.  Immediately next to the Trident nuclear submarine base is the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action.  See new information and activities posted to their website, www.gzcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org