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Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty via The Diplomat

[…] That morning, August 6, 1945, the United States detonated an atomic bomb for only the second time. Three weeks earlier the Trinity test, conducted in New Mexico, marked the first successful detonation of a nuclear device. The second detonation was … Continue reading

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“Proud to be an American?” What an American admiral forgets about nuclear war via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Monica Montgomery n late February, Adm. Charles Richard, head of US Strategic Command, told a House committee that the innovations going into a new nuclear warhead are what make him “proud to be an American.” He was referring to the W93, a … Continue reading

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration – Daniel Ellsberg, Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CARES via Nuclear Hotseat

Hiroshima watch frozen at the exact time the atomic bomb landed on August 6, 1945. Listen Here:   Podcast: Download Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration: Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CARES, explains the group’s special focus on the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and its annual August 6 March … Continue reading

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – Nobel Lecture via Nobelprize.org

(Setsuko Thurlow) I speak as a member of the family of hibakusha – those of us who, by some miraculous chance, survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For more than seven decades, we have worked for the total … Continue reading

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Americans of faith must reconsider stands on nuclear weapons (COMMENTARY) via Religious News Service

(RNS) Setsuko Thurlow was 13 when “progress” came to Hiroshima in a white-hot flash. In the dark silence following the nuclear bomb blast, Thurlow recalls children crying, “Mama, help me. God, help me.” Her sister lived for four days. Many … Continue reading

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