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August 8: Peace Gathering to Commemorate 78th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In entrance of the Consulate General of Japan in New York, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY

(Between forty ninth and forty eighth Street)

78 years have handed because the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs killed 210,000 residents by the top of 1945 and, through the years, have ruined the well being of lots of the survivors. The common age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now 84 years outdated, and lots of of them are nonetheless affected by horrible well being points. To honor the reminiscence of those that misplaced their lives to the atomic bombings, a coalition of residents and peace activists will collect in entrance of the Japan Consulate General on Tuesday, August 8th at 11:50 AM.

There we’ll be part of our voices to precise our honest regrets and apologies for our nation’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We can even ship our solidarity to these affected by the continued Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy plant catastrophe. Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have proposed a plan to dump greater than 1.3 million metric tons of radioactive wastewater from the broken Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean. We name for a halt to this plan and request that Japan discover various safer choices to guard the setting and to reduce the well being impacts on folks and all residing issues.

In addition, to realize peace within the northeast Asia area, we name on Japan to hitch us in supporting the peace course of on the Korean Peninsula.

Finally, we name upon Japan to relinquish the so-called “nuclear umbrella” of the United States by swiftly signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which went into pressure in January 2021 and makes the event, possession, and use of those weapons unlawful in response to worldwide legislation.

The coalition’s conviction is that nuclear weapons must not ever be used once more in opposition to any nation below any circumstances. The message of peace from Hibakusha to the folks of the world is an enchantment for all to appreciate a world freed from nuclear weapons. 

Co-Organizers:

Veterans for Peace NYC Chapter 34

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is a worldwide group of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to construct a tradition of peace by utilizing our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the general public of the true causes of conflict and the big prices of wars, with an obligation to heal the injuries of wars.

Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World is a gaggle of involved residents, educators, well being advocates, artists, and legal professionals with a mission to boost consciousness of the prices, dangers, and humanitarian penalties of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Endorsing Organizations:

Brooklyn For Peace
Catholic Worker
Granny Peace Brigade NYC
Kairos Community

NYC Metro Raging Grannies

NYC War Resisters League

Pax Christi New York State
Peace Action New York State

The Ribbon International

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