Tag Archives: Hiroshima

Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

“The payload of bombs unloaded on Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos between the mid-1960s and 1973 is commonly reckoned to have been between seven and eight million tons — well over 40 times the tonnage dropped on the Japanese home islands in World War II. Estimates of total deaths vary, but are all exceedingly high.”

Polly Mann: Five Ways to Start a Nuclear War and How to Stop It Before It Happens

Hirosima/Nagasaki:  Calling All Peaceloving People to Commemorate the 75th Anniversay of U.S. Atomic Bombs on Japan See Commemoration details below Polly Mann article. By Polly Mann  WAMM Newsletter  Summer 2020  Vol. 38  Num. 3 David Wright, global security director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, lists five ways in which the United States could be brought […]

Defying Doomsday: The Ribbon Minnesota, by Karen Levad

The Ribbon Minnesota action, created one piece at a time, will culminate in marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima on August 4, 2020 By Karen Levad Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter  Volume 38  Number 1  Winter 2020 Members at Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in Minneapolis thought that […]

Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy

Still today, hardly any people know just how much falsehood was fed to them to justify what we did. By Dennis Bernstein  Covert Action Magazine  September 24, 2019 The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, designs new nuclear weapons and conducts plutonium research.  [Credit: worldatlas.com] [Daniel Ellsberg, a consultant to the White House in 1961, drafted […]

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Ban Nuclear Weapons Now!

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know

The paper cranes are not just a symbol of peace, but also a call to action. They are a reminder that we must keep pushing to see the #endofnukes.

We Want Peace, Not War, with North Korea! —South Korean and Japanese Activists  

Both South Koreans and Japanese have a goal of seeing nuclear weapons eliminated in Asia and the world.  And they ask for solidarity with people of peace everywhere. By Staff  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35, Number 6  December 2017 Prior to Trump’s Asian tour, activists made plans through 2018 and beyond. Ji-Yeon Yuh, a resident of […]

Peace and Democracy Conference | Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, Norman Solomon

The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.

Kathy Kelly | At Every Door

We can push the Senate to pass the same provisions as the House by focusing on progress made, publicizing the House votes on social media, and pushing for a House roll call vote on the Davidson-Nolan prohibitions on Defense Appropriation

John Pilger | The Coming War on China

The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way.

Diana Johnstone | Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning

The decision to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a political not a military decision. The targets were not military, the effects were not military. The attacks were carried out against the wishes of all major military leaders. Admiral William Leahy, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in his memoirs that “the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan.

DN!: Obama to Make History with Hiroshima Visit, as U.S. Quietly Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal

Despite the administration’s call for the elimination of nuclear weapons, the United States is pursuing a 30-year, $1 trillion program to modernize its nuclear weapon arsenal by designing bombs with smaller payloads.

Polly Mann: Nuclear Weapons On Hair Trigger Alert

Instead of modernizing our nuclear warheads, we could be using scientific skills and human ingenuity for the benefit of humanity.

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, A Mother Thinks the Unthinkable

Berrigan: And then another thought comes to mind, the sort of thought that haunts the parents of this moment: When I’m 85, it will be 2059, and what will that look like? When my grandkids are my age now, it could be almost a new century. And what will our planet look like then? And I feel that little chill that must be increasingly commonplace among other parents of 2015.

Evergreene Digest: The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—and the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

From the article: Consider the small and little-noticed plaque hanging in the National Museum of the US Navy that accompanies the replica of “Little Boy,” the weapon used against the people of Hiroshima: In its one paragraph, it makes clear that Truman’s “political advisors” overruled the military in determining the way in which the end of the war in Japan would be approached.

Robert Sheer: The Terror America Wrought

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. To begin the acknowledgement of that atrocity, Truthdig reprints this August 2007 piece by our editor-in-chief, Robert Scheer.     “Petition,” a 1955 paper and Indian ink artwork, on display at the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition at…

Robert Sheer: The Terror America Wrought

Sheer: Like most of the others killed by the two American bombs, neither the children nor the adults had any role in Japan’s decision to go to war, but they were picked as the target instead of an isolated but fortified military base whose antiaircraft fire posed a higher risk. The target preferred by U.S. atomic scientists—a patch in the ocean or unpopulated terrain—was rejected, because the effect of hundreds of thousands of civilians dying would be all the more dramatic.

Gary G. Kohls: “Sowing the Wind” at Los Alamos and “Reaping the Whirlwind” at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukashima

“Down in New Mexico we were trav’lin’ along.  Stopped in Los Alamos, didn’t stay long,  But we wanted to see the scene of the crime  Where they made the A-bomb and then created a shrine.” —From Keeping the Peace, by singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen By Gary G. Kohls  MD  Duty to Warn  July 14, 2015 Seventy years […]

Emmanuel Ortiz: Before I Start This Poem

“A time has come when silence is betrayal. That time is now.”  MLK  Before I Start This Poem by Emmanuel Ortiz Before I start this poem, I’d like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence in honour of those who died in the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon last September 11th. […]

Polly Mann> U.S. Moral Authority

“Now the Iraqi Ministry of Social Affairs has estimated that 4.5 MILLION children have lost one or both parents. Fourteen percent of Iraq’s population are orphans.” By Polly Mann  July 2013  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Those people who support a policy of having the United States supply military aid and weapons to Syria need […]