NH #372: Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration – Daniel Ellsberg, Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CARES

Hiroshima watch frozen at the exact time the atomic bomb landed
on August 6, 1945.

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 for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival.
  • Daniel Ellsberg, best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers and author of the acclaimed memoir The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, speaks at the March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival, where he draws  parallels between Climate Change, Hiroshima, and the Titanic to the crowd protesting at the gates of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.Daniel Ellsberg addressing the crowd outside the gates of the Lawrence Livermore Labs.
    For video of the entire rally, including Ellsberg’s speech, CLICK HERE.
    Video provided courtesy Genta Yoshikawa for No Nukes Action.
  • Setsuko Thurlow survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, and has lived to work with ICAN – the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, on the campaign to pass the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here are her comments upon passage of this historic treaty on July 7, 2017.  Audio is taken from the short animation, If You Love This Planet by Amber Cooper-Davis.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

  • Japanese President Shinzo Abe-baby sees no reason for Japan to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.  Really?  Really???

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