Let’s Not Forget: 76th Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
This week it’s been 76 years since the U.S. dropped the uranium bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima (August 6, 1945 at 8:15 AM local time) and, 3 days later, the plutonium bomb “Fat Man” on Nagasaki (August 9, 1945 at 11:02 AM local time.)
After the bombings, the U.S. military and government suppressed the truth about the devastation caused by those attacks by confiscating film, controlling reporting, dismissing the victims, and threatening the truth-tellers. The effect of the propaganda lies of the 1940’s lives with us today.
We need to educate ourselves about the humanitarian consequences of the bombings, as well as the harm done by ongoing uranium mining, nuclear weapons testing, nuclear accidents, and the threat of nuclear war which lives with us today.
Check out this calendar of events with which Peace Action New York State chapters and allied organizations including Brooklyn For Peace are working to bring out, not only the historical truth, but showing us the way to engage all generations in abolishing nuclear weapons. See below for local in-person events as well as virtual events and try to attend at least one.
Photo credit: Thanks to Peace Action New York State (PANYS) for the photo, of the 2018 Gensuikyo International Conference Against A&H Bombs in Hiroshima. PANYS Executive Director Emily Rubino and former PANYS staffer Emilie Clark are 4th and 5th from left.