Hiroshima/Nagasaki 65th Anniversary Weekend

This weekend is the 65th anniversary of  the US’s atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This devastating action caused the deaths of over 200,000 civilians and has left long term environmental and health hazards on the people in these regions.

As the nuclear clock is ticking once again, we join in solidarity to work for an anti-nuclear world.

For those in NYC this weekend, the WRL NYC Local is organizing a Hiroshima/Nagasaki exhibit on Saturday August 7th from 12pm-5pm in Tompkins Square Park.

Please join us to remember this tragic event and to work together to make sure that this never happens again!

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2 responses to “Hiroshima/Nagasaki 65th Anniversary Weekend

    Respected friend!!!
    Allow me to greet you firstly, and to ask you for your health, family and love. If they are good, it might mean that also business, profit, success or anything will be very god.
    Awaz Apni Featured Report: During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
    After six months of intense strategic fire-bombing of 67 Japanese cities the Japanese government ignored an ultimatum given by the Potsdam Declaration. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945,followed by the detonation of “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on August 9. These two events are the only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war. The target of Hiroshima was a city of considerable military importance, containing Japan’s Second Army Headquarters, as well as being a communications center and storage depot.
    Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a more plausible estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15–20% died from radiation sickness, 20–30% from flash burns, and 50–60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.
    Six days after the detonation over Nagasaki, on August 15, Japan announced its surrender to the Allied Powers, signing the Instrument of Surrender on September 2, officially ending the Pacific War and therefore World War II. Germany had signed its Instrument of Surrender on May 7, ending the war in Europe. The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament. The role of the bombings in Japan’s surrender and the U.S.’s ethical justification for them, as well as their strategical importance, is still debated.
    Thank you very much indeed, Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Thanks and God bless you and your family.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Your’ s Faithfully,

  2. When it comes to Nuclear Dissarmarment, there is not such thing as “it’s too late”. I’m going to guess that the vast majority of the World’s population doesn’t really care to have nuclear arms, or nuclear power. Having opened Pandora’s Box, we can just as well close it. Take your mind on a trip around the World just for a moment, and think about our Planet without any nuclear threats, power, or anxiety. Taking “nuclear” out of our collcetive equation does seem to quiet things down around here quite a bit. Please, use your mind and your heart to come to a better conclusion.

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