Setsuko Thurlow

06.08.2020

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

By Carlos Umaña. 75 years ago the world changed forever. On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and then on August 9 another one was detonated over Nagasaki. Approximately 210,000 people died after the detonation and another 200,000 in subsequent years from… »

16.07.2020

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

As we recall the unprecedented horrors that the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced on August 6 and 9, 1945, we reaffirm the determination of our organizations to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. In just two days, the two primitive atomic bombs dropped over Japan killed a… »

12.07.2020

Hiroshima survivor asks Prime Minister Trudeau to acknowledge Canada’s role in the 1945 atomic bombings

Hiroshima survivor asks Prime Minister Trudeau to acknowledge Canada’s role in the 1945 atomic bombings

Toronto’s Setsuko Thurlow—a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima—has urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to acknowledge the extensive Canadian government involvement in the creation of the first atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. She requested that the Prime Minister issue a statement… »

03.03.2020

Spain and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: event in the Spanish Congress

Spain and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: event in the Spanish Congress

As a result of the visit to Spain by Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, an event took place in the Spanish Congress of Deptuties on the 26th of February to talk about Spain’s position regarding the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons… »

08.02.2020

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’ Meanwhile, Elysee has yet to respond to an invitation to… »

06.08.2019

Interview with Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Bomb Survivor

Interview with Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Bomb Survivor

On June 6th, we at Pressenza premiered our latest documentary film, “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”.  For this film, we interviewed 14 people, experts in their fields, who were able to provide insight into the history of the subject, the process which led to… »

19.05.2019

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

World Premiere: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, June 6, New York

Press release: The World Premiere of the documentary film The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons will take place on the 6th of June at 7pm at the Village East Cinema, 181 2nd Avenue, New York, hosted by Pressenza International Press Agency.  Tickets cost $10 each ($1 for students)… »

18.03.2018

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Setsuko Thurlow has become the world’s most powerful voice describing the atrocities and human consequences of an atomic bomb explosion. After surviving that horrific devastation, she committed her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons for all of us. A small group of film-makers have followed Setsuko for… »

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… »

09.12.2017

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as signatories.  Three countries have ratified the Treaty and deposited their… »

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