Hiroshima

10.07.2018

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. On 7 July 2017, the UN decided to ban nuclear weapons under international law. On Monday, August 6, 2018, the Vienna Peace Movement organizes the annual event in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

28.03.2017

“The ban treaty will change the world”

“The ban treaty will change the world”

The following statement was read by Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow, on behalf of ICAN, during the first series of civil society statements at the ban treaty negotiations conference. Distinguished Delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity, as a survivor from Hiroshima, to speak at this historic occasion. Already… »

26.08.2016

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

Peace Boat to Visit New York City: October 20-21

This fall, the world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation is coming to New York City for two days as part of Peace Boat’s 92nd Global Voyage for Peace. An award-winning international non-profit organization, Peace Boat is currently developing an “Ecoship”- the world’s first… »

22.08.2016

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s mantra “No more Hiroshimas – No more Nagasakis – Never again”, chanted to commemorate the anniversaries of the devastating atomic bombings of two Japanese cities has yet to usher in a nuclear-weapon-free world. Also his ‘five point proposal on nuclear… »

30.05.2016

Obama’s Hiroshima speech: a step towards reconciliation or shameless hypocrisy?

Obama’s Hiroshima speech: a step towards reconciliation or shameless hypocrisy?

President Obama last week became the first sitting US president to visit the site of the first nuclear bomb dropped on a defenceless civilian population.  Over 140,000 people were killed on the 6th of August 1945, or thereafter as a result of poisoning and cancers caused by radiation. The symbolism… »

29.05.2016

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

Veterans For Peace Calls for Nuclear Disarmament in Our Lifetime Obama at Hiroshima: “We must change our mindset about war itself.” President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima has been the subject of much commentary and debate.  Peace activists, scientists and even the New York Times called on Obama to use… »

28.05.2016

The importance of Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

The importance of Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

The President of the United States Barack Obama, was today, May 27, 2016, the protagonist of one of those special moments in history. It is very difficult to appreciate its magnitude and significance. He went to the scene, where one of the greatest crimes against humanity was committed, which inaugurated… »

28.05.2016

Obama in Hiroshima: A call to do things differently

Obama in Hiroshima: A call to do things differently

President Obama made an historic visit to Hiroshima today—the first sitting US president to do so since the US atomic bombing of that city on August 6, 1945, followed three days later by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. As he did in Prague, in 2009, President Obama gave a very… »

27.05.2016

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

President Obama went to Hiroshima, did not apologize, did not state the facts of the matter (that there was no justification for the bombings there and in Nagasaki), and did not announce any steps to reverse his pro-nuke policies (building more nukes, putting more nukes in Europe, defying the nonproliferation… »

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