Archive: Aug 2014

09.08.2014

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 Years Later

“I hate war,” Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The skeletal remains of the four-story building stand at the edge of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The building was one of the few left standing when the United States… »

09.08.2014

Humans Search for Life on Other Planets While Modernizing Weapons That Can Destroy All Life on Planet Earth’

Humans Search for Life on Other Planets While Modernizing Weapons That Can Destroy All Life on Planet Earth’

One of the great ironies of modern science is that humans are searching for life on other planets while retaining and modernizing weapons of mass destruction that, if used, can destroy all life on planet Earth, said UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon today on the occasion of the 69 anniversary… »

09.08.2014

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

What does inequality do to our bodies and minds? A social psychologist and an epidemiologist discuss

Does money make you mean? Does lack of money make you sick? Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson and social psychologist Paul Piff discuss the human effects of economic and social inequality. What do a disease-fighting epidemiologist (retired) and an up-and-coming social psychologist have in common? They’re both fascinated by the unseen social problems… »

09.08.2014

Mortality Rate Due to Ebola Increases to 961 Deaths

Mortality Rate Due to Ebola Increases to 961 Deaths

Geneva, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The mortality rate increased to 961 deaths due to the current outbreak of Ebola affecting several West African countries, reported today the World Health Organization (WHO). As for cases of patients, probable and suspect, there are 779 thousand reported so far, said the United… »

08.08.2014

For a Nuclear-Weapon Free, Peaceful, and Just World

For a Nuclear-Weapon Free,  Peaceful, and Just World

Keynote Address  For a Nuclear-Weapon Free, Peaceful, and Just World   by  Angela Kane High Representative for Disarmament Affairs United Nations    2014 World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs Hiroshima, Japan 6 August… »

08.08.2014

2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs

2014 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs Declaration of the International Meeting Sixty-nine years have passed since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In view of the 70th year of the tragedies, we call from here, Hiroshima, to the governments of the nuclear powers… »

08.08.2014

China released human rights lawyer

China released human rights lawyer

Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer, was released today and is now with his brother, Gao Zhiyi, according to unconfirmed reports.  By MISNA Missionary International Service News Agency In July, authorities in Shaya Prison where Gao was detained Gao informed his brother that Gao would be released… »

08.08.2014

Non-Profits and the BID: Missing in Action

The proposal to expand the 82nd Street Business Improvement District (BID), along the Roosevelt Avenue corridor, will place the working- and middle-class immigrant neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights at risk for hyper-gentrification and displacement of small businesses and economically vulnerable residents. These negative outcomes are not merely economic. »

07.08.2014

Inhumane, Illegal, Immoral and Cruel: a Survivor Account of the Hiroshima Bombing

Inhumane, Illegal, Immoral and Cruel: a Survivor Account of the Hiroshima Bombing

By ICAN* At the Little White House in Key West Florida, on 16 May 2014, atomic bomb testimony was delivered in an official forum on Truman ground for the first time. Together with Clifton Truman Daniel, Hibakusha Stories organized an event where  and Yasuaki… »

07.08.2014

Message of Peace from Hiroshima – 69 Years on, Peace Is Still the Best Self-defense

Message of Peace from Hiroshima – 69 Years on, Peace Is Still the Best Self-defense

Greenpeace believes that peace is the best self-defense, and that war is the biggest threat to the environment. This story is a call for peace by Daisuke Miyachi of Greenpeace Japan. Daisuke is from Hiroshima and his grandmother was one of the surviving victims of the atomic bombing… »

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