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Grandson of ex-President Truman visits Hiroshima to attend memorial service of A-bomb victims | The AP via The Washington Post

TOKYO — A grandson of ex-U.S. President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, is in Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for the victims. Clifton Truman Daniel visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Saturday and laid a wreath for the 140,000 people killed by the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing authorized by his ...

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In Hiroshima’s Shadow | Noam Chomsky in TruthOut

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

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Were the Atomic Bombings Necessary? | WagingPeace.org

by David Krieger On August 14, 1945, Japan surrendered and World War II was over. American policy makers have argued that the atomic bombs were the precipitating cause of the surrender. Historical studies of the Japanese decision, however, reveal that what the Japanese were most concerned with was the Soviet Union’s entry into the war. Japan surrendered with the understanding ...

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Aug. 6 and 9 Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorations in New Haven

CITY OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT A   Peace Messenger City New Haven Peace Commission invites everyone to stand together on the New Haven Green this August to commemorate the 67th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will come together at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6 for Hiroshima; at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 for Nagasaki as we have ...

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Unpublished Photos From the Ruins | LIFE

One scene shared by all of the 20th century’s bloodiest conflicts might have been lifted straight from The Road Warrior, or a Beckett play: spectral landscape; buildings obliterated; blasted trees; lifeless wasteland. The photographs in this gallery, for instance — pictures never published in LIFE and starkly referencing every bleak, war-battered panorama from Verdun to Iwo Jima to Chosin Reservoir ...

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Who Was Muammar Qaddafi? Libya’s Wealth Redistribution Project, with links to first three installments of this four-part series | Global Research

Once again, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya peels away the veneer of legitimacy and deception enveloping the U.S./NATO genocide currently taking place in Libya. In his first article, Nazemroaya makes it clear that there never was any evidence given to the United Nations or the International Criminal Court to warrant or justify United Nations Resolutions 1970 and 1973 or current U.S./NATO operations ...

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Let’s declare peace to the world | The Coloradoan

It’s hard to explain the flood of emotions that hit you when you step into a beautifully vibrant city that 66 years ago was turned into hell on earth. Especially when you gaze into the eyes of an atomic bomb survivor and try to hold back the tears as they smile and reassure you that peace is the common goal ...

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Gar Alperovitz: The Decision to Bomb Hiroshima | CounterPunch

Today is the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Though most Americans are unaware of the fact, increasing numbers of historians now recognize the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb to end the war against Japan in 1945. Moreover, this essential judgment was expressed by the vast majority of top American military leaders in all ...

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Aug. 6, Commemoration of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. New Haven

BRING SOMEONE! The people of Japan have now suffered three atomic catastrophes. The A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945 and in 2011 the meltdowns of the nuclear reactors at Fukushima. This last was courtesy of the U.S.’s insistence in the 1950’s that Japan build nuclear power plants, the impossibility of designing safe nuclear power or regulating ...

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