“Campaign Update” by Steven Leeper Chairperson, Hiroshima Peace Culture Institute

I write with a heavy heart. The Tohoku disaster is still beyond our comprehension. The victims are still in shock. Help is pouring in from around Japan and around the world, but hundreds of thousands remain homeless, hungry, cold and grieving.

Meanwhile, as of March 30, the accident at the Fukushima power plant is still getting worse. The headline in the Japan Times today (March 30) is: “Radioactive water keeps workers out.” My understanding is that if the workers really cannot get in there to pour water on the rods, we could see full meltdowns and even explosions. I am praying that by the time you are reading this, the reactors will be under control, but whatever happens, we arrogant human beings have been reminded once more that the power of nature is no joke. Its laws must be obeyed. Now, back to nuclear weapons, another manifestation of human arrogance that must be corrected.

“Whatever happened to the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol?” This question still follows me wherever I go. So let me tell once again the story of the Protocol and bring you up to date on the campaign that has replaced it.

Continue reading at Campaign Update (PDF).

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