Tag Archives: Hiroshima

‘You didn’t bring us one number’: Hazelwood school board members demand sampling data from Jana preliminary results via KSDK

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its own findings saying Jana Elementary was safe. Author: Justina Coronel (KSDK) FLORISSANT, Mo. — It’s news one would be eager to hear: “There’s no harm to students at your school … Continue reading

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Living in the light of Christ’s peace: A conversation toward nuclear disarmament via Archdiocese of Santa Fe

77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan Mass and Interfaith Discussion Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:15 p.m. MT Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Followed by Panel Discussion with Interfaith Leaders at 6:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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Archbishop’s pastoral letter invites dialogue toward nuclear disarmament via The Catholic Sun

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — In a new pastoral letter, Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, urges the local community and the world to join “a renewed commitment to the cause of peace” … Continue reading

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Japanese children of A-bomb survivors worry for health, want exposure certification: survey via The Mainichi

TOKYO — A nationwide survey of the children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors by the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations has found that 60.3% “have anxieties and worries as second-generation survivors.” In addition to many … Continue reading

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A Hiroshima Grandmother’s Plea to Americans via Waging Nonviolence

Rev. John Dear […] Several times, over the next few days, the American visitor spent the evening drinking tea listening to Grandmother tell stories of her life. Turns out, she had been a young mother in her early 20s living … Continue reading

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High court rules 84 A-bomb ‘black rain’ victims eligible for aid via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — A Japanese high court ruled Wednesday that 84 people in Hiroshima Prefecture are eligible to receive state health care benefits even though they were exposed to radioactive “black rain” following the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing outside an … Continue reading

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Review: Lesley Blume’s “Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World” via Portside

By Lawrence Wittner In this crisply written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey’s pathbreaking article “Hiroshima,” and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. […] Blume reveals that, … Continue reading

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“We’re in a storytelling crisis”: Advice for writing on nuclear issues, from the author of “Fallout” via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Sara Z. Kutchesfahani | December 16, 2020 […] How can nuclear policy experts become better storytellers? I thought Lesley M. M. Blume would have some prescient advice. Her new book powerfully shows how one courageous American reporter unraveled one of the deadliest cover-ups … Continue reading

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‘Fallout’ Tells The Story Of The Journalist Who Exposed The ‘Hiroshima Cover-Up’ via NPR

When the U.S military dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the American government portrayed the weapons as equivalent to large conventional bombs — and dismissed Japanese reports of radiation sickness as propaganda. … Continue reading

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The American narrative of Hiroshima is a statue that must be toppled via Counterpunch

By Robert Jacobs and Ran Zwigenberg […] The American telling of the nuclear attacks focuses on the astonishing accomplishments of scientists involved in developing the weapons, on industrial manufacturers producing the weapons, politicians “deciding” what to do with the revolutionary … Continue reading

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