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Our Moral Awakening in the Long Shadow of the Bomb
The continued existence of nuclear weapons are effectively killing us every day even without their use.
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People observe a one minute silence during a remembrance service for Korean victims of the atomic bomb on the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, on August 9, 2020 in Nagasaki, Japan. In a ceremony that has been scaled back substantially because of Covid-19 coronavirus, Japan will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki by U.S forces in World War 2 killing between 35,000 to 40,000 instantly while many thousands more continued to die for months afterward Views
The Atomic Bomb Poets and the Military Realists 75 Years After Nagasaki
May the hibakusha and this generation guide us to global abolition of nuclear weapons.
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A young person's solemn face appears in front of the 2011 Hiroshima Lantern Festival marking the atomic bomb. (Photo: Richard Riley/flickr/cc) Views
75 Years On: Reflections and Preflections on Hiroshima
We cannot change what happened, neither the heinous military nor the tragic moral stains that indelibly mark its occurrence. But we can transcend it, rise above it, by naming it, acknowledging it, repudiating it, and committing ourselves to a greater expression of the people and society we imagine...
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'Self-Centered Nationalism' Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster, Hiroshima Mayor Warns on 75th Anniversary of Attacks
"We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself."
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Japanese people pray in front of the Cenotaph for the Bomb Victims before the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 71th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 71th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effect Views
'Still Here': Honoring Hibakusha 75 Years After
As we hear the voices of the victims of the atrocities, it is time we take definitive action to continue their fight to once and for all abolish nuclear weapons.
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The atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan by the United States on August 6, 1945. (Photo: Courtesy Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima) Views
Dropping Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Was Unnecessary
U.S. leaders knew we didn't have to drop atomic bombs on Japan to win the war. We did it anyway.
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On April 5, 2010, WikiLeaks released ”Collateral Murder”: a video showing a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon fire were two Reuters journalists. (Image: Wikileaks/'Collateral Murder' video/Screenshot) Views
From Bombing of Hiroshima to Collateral Murder; War Crimes of Empire and Prosecution of Free Press
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the detonation of US nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (August, 6. 1945) and Nagasaki (August, 9) during World War II. The death toll of the two atomic assaults has been estimated at over 225,000 people, with many of them killed instantly,...
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Representatives of the Empire of Japan stand aboard USS Missouri prior to signing of the Instrument of Surrender on September 2, 1945. (Photo: US National Archives/Army Signal Corps) Views
Nuclear War or Invasion: The False Dichotomy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Like other dark chapters in U.S. history, the official narrative of the decision to unleash the most destructive weapon humanity has ever known upon an utterly defeated people is deeply flawed.
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Seventy-five years ago, newly in full awareness of its newfound ability to destroy the human race, what did the world do next? It starting mass producing these nuclear weapons of mass destruction. (Photo: Getty) Views
The Lessons We Still Haven't Learned From Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Seventy-five years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan, we remain perched on the precipice of unparalleled catastrophe.
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Reflection on the Upcoming 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
As the daughter of a nuclear victim, I raise my voice on this upcoming anniversary to say with the Hibakusha (survivors of the original N-blasts) nuclear weapons must be abolished.
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