Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament argues that we cannot rely on luck to protect us from the risk of nuclear war. As we mark the 77th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must remember what nuclear use means, and try and understand what nuclear war would look like today.
This virtual exhibit situates the art of Hiroshima native Shikoku Gorō in the context of antiwar, antinuclear, and social justice movements from 1945 to 2020.
On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Democracy Now! spoke with Hideko Tamura Snider, who was 10 years old when she survived the attack. Hideko is the founder of One Sunny Day Initiatives, a peace education organization that educates about the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons.
CND Peace Education is encouraging people to fold peace cranes ahead of Hiroshima Day (Aug 6) and Nagasaki Day (Aug 9). In this video, viewers can learn how to create an origami crane and also the inspirational story of Sadako Sasaki who survived the bomb which fell on Hiroshima, and how she made the peace crane a global symbol of peace.
The letter from Helen Young is a response to “Plowshares and Pandemics,” an earlier article in our Corona Connections series that highlighted Helen’s film, “The Nuns the Priests and the Bombs.” Helen illuminates the great difference in scale of the consequent damage and the long-term effects inherent in the existential threats of nuclear weapons in comparison to COVID-19.
Japan’s two atomic-bombed cities are enthusiastic about peace education. The city of Hiroshima has a 12-year-long peace education program covering elementary to high school students. The city of Nagasaki launched classes this year that focus on dialogue between hibakusha and students, not just on listening to the tales of survivors.