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In Nagasaki message, Ban stresses need for education on benefits of nuclear disarmament | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

In his message to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the benefits of nuclear disarmament must be spread worldwide through education. “We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by ...

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A Nuclear Free World | CounterPunch

We’ve managed to outgrow or to come within sight of outgrowing cannibalism, slavery, blood feuds, duels, capital punishment, child labor, tar and feathering, the stocks and pillory, wives as chattel, the punishment of homosexuality, and listening to Rush Limbaugh. To various degrees, these practices — and many others — have been eliminated or reduced and stigmatized. While the stupidest practice ...

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A-bomb survivors press Obama for disarmament | The Japan Times Online

HIROSHIMA / NAGASAKI — Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called on U.S. President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election, to do more to eradicate nuclear weapons. When Obama was running for president four years ago he vowed to devote himself to nuclear disarmament, but hibakusha have expressed frustration that he has not delivered on ...

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The Next Hiroshima | Noam Chomsky via In These Times

August 6 should have been a day of somber reflection, not only on the terrible events of that day in 1945, but also on what they revealed: that in their dedicated quest to extend their capacities for destruction, humans finally found a way to approach the ultimate limit. This year’s August 6 memorials to the victims of Hiroshima have special ...

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People power challenges nuclear power with nationwide demonstrations | Waging Nonviolence

Occupy Nukes demonstrations were held in towns and cities across the United States on Monday, marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Approximately 140,000 civilians were killed by the bomb, code-named Little Boy, while hundreds of thousands died later of cancer, and thousands more inherited birth defects. Nothing before or since has approached the ...

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Harry Truman’s grandson attends ceremony marking 67th anniversary of attack on Hiroshima | The Washington Post

TOKYO — Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Truman, the U.S. president who ordered the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. About 50,000 people gathered in Hiroshima’s peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed ...

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki commemorations Aug. 6, Aug. 9, New Haven

UPDATE: Please participate in actions aimed to punctuate the extreme dangers of nuclear weapons and those who wield them. The U.S. and Israel today threaten Iran with nuclear annihilation even though Iran has no nuclear weapons and they have huge stockpiles. Candidate Romney has greenlighted on behalf of his possible presidency any action Israel decides to take. Because of the ongoing ...

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