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Hiroshima Peace Day: It is not enough to remember

August 6, 2012: Glenn Michalchuk, speaking at the Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. Photo: Paul S. Graham
By Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Sixty-seven years ago the world witnessed a new and even more deadly to consequence to war as atom bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of citizens still suffer the […]

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2012

By Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima
8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945. Our hometown was reduced to ashes by a single atomic bomb. The houses we came home to, our everyday lives, the customs we cherished–all were gone:
“Hiroshima was no more. The city had vanished. No roads, just a burnt plain of rubble as far […]

Fallujah: Enriched uranium weapon new battlefield horror

RT, Oct. 25, 2011 – The high court in London is to hear a case over the use of uranium-enhanced weapons by U.S.-led forces during the infamous Iraqi Battle of Fallujah in 2005. This, following a number of reports alleging their use was much more widespread than originally thought. RT talks to Christopher Busby, the co-author […]

Video: Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace 2011

Every August 6, Winnipeggers commemorate the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. People come together to make and float their lanterns in a pond in the middle of the city to express their desire for a peaceful world and to show solidarity with […]

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2011

By Matsui Kazumi, Mayor, Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 2011
Sixty-six years ago, despite the war, the people of Hiroshima were leading fairly normal lives. Until that fateful moment, many families were enjoying life together right here in what is now Peace Memorial Park and was then one of the city’s most prosperous districts. […]

Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace 2011

By Paul S. Graham, Aug. 4, 2011
On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay. An estimated 130,000 people were killed.
On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was the target of America’s second atomic bomb attack. At […]

Lanterns for Peace 2011

[ August 6, 2011; 7:30 pm; ] Location: Memorial Park, Winnipeg (by the fountain)

Every August 6, citizens in thousands of communities around the world commemorate the 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and rededicate themselves to the cause of peace and disarmament. In Winnipeg, a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony is conducted by Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Project Peacemakers and the Manitoba Japanese […]

Breaking free from the hoax of nuclear deterrence

UK anti-nuclear weapons protesters. More photos . . .
By Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy, Retired, Peace Magazine
Five days after my first birthday the Enola Gay bombed Hiroshima. When I was 24, I was a bombardier-navigator in a nuclear crew aboard a British aircraft carrier. We were given a target: a military airbase near Leningrad. We […]

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in perspective

By Dr. Helen Caldicott, Global Research, May 12, 2011
First I want to present this report, produced by the New York Academy of Sciences, a report on Chernobyl. It can be downloaded.(2) They translated 5,000 articles from Russian for the first time into English. It seems that nearly a million people have already […]

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Hubris and Tragedy

by Anthony J. Hall, Professor of Globalization Studies University of Lethbridge
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the witches brew of melting, spewing and exploding nuclear matter at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Number One, the history of humanity’s first decades of encounter with energy’s atomic sources is unfolding as a poetic saga […]