Hiroshima

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… »

24.05.2016

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

WASHINGTON, DC – Over seventy prominent scholars and activists, including Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to visit with Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima this Friday after the Group of Seven… »

14.05.2016

Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

The White House announced this week that President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic-bomb attack. He will be the first sitting president to go there, and only the second president ever, after former President Jimmy Carter visited in 1984. Obama’s pilgrimage to… »

11.05.2016

Obama to visit Hiroshima: an empty gesture by an immoral president

Obama to visit Hiroshima: an empty gesture by an immoral president

The US president’s press secretary today confirmed what many observers had been speculating for several weeks now, that Barack Obama will be the first serving US president to visit the site of one of the nastiest scars on humanity’s conscience: Hiroshima, the first city to experience the force of a… »

29.04.2016

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

In Prague, Obama significantly noted that “..as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” [emphasis added] In the 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear… »

14.04.2016

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

G7 walks backwards in Hiroshima

From Wildfire>_ News. Earlier this week, foreign ministers of the G7 met in Hiroshima. The highly symbolic setting, coupled with signals from Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida (who is from Hiroshima) that Japan would push for a renewed commitment on nuclear disarmament, led to some excitement in… »

12.04.2016

ICAN – G7 summit wholly inadequate

ICAN – G7 summit wholly inadequate

Alice Slater writes: Something to think about as we make our individual responses and organizational responses to the wholly inadequate G7 that came out of Hiroshima which failed to mention meaningful measures for nuclear disarmament or the upcoming UN meeting in Geneva this spring to discuss next steps for… »

11.04.2016

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Our Common Good

A Nuclear-Weapon-Free World: Our Common Good

Statement by parliamentarians, mayors and religious leaders to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the onset of the nuclear age and the foundation of the United Nations From the ashes of World War II, and in the wake of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United Nations was established… »

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