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07.08.2019

An Open Letter To The People Of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and Citizens of The United States

An Open Letter To The People Of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and Citizens of The United States

—In observance of the 74th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan— We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and citizens of the United States are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here, in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New… »

07.08.2019

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 74th A-bomb anniversary by Mayor Kazumi Matsui

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 74th A-bomb anniversary by Mayor Kazumi Matsui

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read on Aug. 6 by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city. Around the world today, we see self-centered nationalism in ascendance, tensions heightened by international exclusivity… »

04.08.2019

The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

By David Swanson Remarks in Poulsbo, Washington, August 4, 2019 This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of what NPR calls a low-yield or “usable” weapon. By NPR… »

23.05.2017

The threat of nuclear accident has never been so great

The threat of nuclear accident has never been so great

Waiting for Portugal To guarantee “a prohibition on production, acquisition, use, transport and threat of nuclear weapons” through a legally binding legal instrument is more urgent than ever. Jean Marie Collin, expert in questions of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament called recently in Porto for demonstrations by civil society so that… »

29.03.2017

Faith Communities Call For Banning Nuclear Weapons

Faith Communities Call For Banning Nuclear Weapons

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK (IDN) – Faith communities have called for heeding the voices of the world’s Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) and stressed the need for the five-day United Nations Conference at the UN headquarters in New York to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading… »

27.03.2017

No more Hibakusha

No more Hibakusha

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN, gathered on the 25th and 26th to plan their strategies and to bring everyone up to date with the latest information.  The first panel on the Sunday session… »

07.08.2016

‘No More Hiroshimas. No More Nagasakis. Never Again’

‘No More Hiroshimas. No More Nagasakis. Never Again’

Human Wrongs Watch With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, “the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than ever,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 6 August 2016 said, citing the determination and perseverance of those survivors of… »

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