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