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Ban Nuclear Weapons Now!
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.
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 […]
The U.S. bombings in 8 countries in the past 8 years have all been illegal under the U.N. Charter.
The world wants nuclear disarmament
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.
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…
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.
The evidence suggests there is no insurmountable human genetic predisposition to war, but human survival likely depends on assuring there be no more war. By E. Douglas Kihn Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Truthout.org | Op-Ed (Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: hansvandenberg30, The U.S. Army) Yogi Berra said it: “The future ain’t […]
“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. […]
The next Nagasaki can be prevented if Christian church leadership will courageously heed Jesus’ call to reject violence in all its forms by learning and practicing active nonviolence according to the strategies of Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King and by refusing to cooperate with their government’s legal right to conscript their church’s sons and […]
Nagasaki Commemoration, History and Hope, by Jay Kvale Given on August 8, 2011 at Como Park in St. Paul, Minnesota in commemoration of Nagasaki Day As we all know, a single B-29 appeared over Hiroshima, Japan on the morning ofAugust 6, 1945 and dropped the first atomic bomb, which obliterated most of the city, […]