In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, A Call for Peace presents six of the fifteen Hiroshima Panels by Iri and Toshi Maruki and artifacts collected from the detonation sites lent by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The Marukis, Nobel Peace Prize nominees in 1995, produced the paintings over 30 years and were the subject of the 1986 Academy nominated documentary Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima. The panels represent recollections from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, “where hell and the modern age fused in August 1945.” These impressive pieces are famous throughout Japan and have been exhibited in more than 20 nations worldwide.
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Call for Peace & Planet Summer to Commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombings
As we approach the 70th anniversaries of the August 6 and 9, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have a unique opportunity to impact people’s thinking, to educate about the crime of the A-bombings and the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, and to build the popular movement needed to eliminate their threat to human survival.
Please add your names to this petition. It is a cry for help from the people of Okinawa. Please disseminate widely!
3/19/15 More than 1,000 Japanese activists, A-bomb survivors, Co-op members and lawyers are coming to New York to demand nuclear weapons abolition as part of the Peace and Planet Mobilization April 24-26.
1/16/15 The North Korean (DPRK) government disclosed on January 10 that it had delivered to the United States an important proposal to “create a peaceful climate on the Korean Peninsula”. The US should negotiate with North Korea on its proposal to cancel nuclear tests in exchange for a US suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea.
November, 2014 U.S.-Chinese relations have been described as competitive interdependence. With it’s “Pivot” to Asia and the Pacific and the …Read the Rest
STATEMENT FROM “PIVOTING FOR PEACE IN ASIA/PACIFIC: CHALLENGING U.S. MILITARISIM AND CORPORATE DOMINANCE”
President Obama travels to East Asia this week to reinforce his administration’s military pivot to Asia and the Pacific and to rescue the faltering Trans-Pacific Partnership “free trade” agreement. On the eve of his trip, sixty leading peace activists, labor and community leaders, and engaged scholars from across New England met to build the U.S. peace and justice movements’ capacities to prevent war and to work for peace in Asia and the Pacific; to create more just economic relations; and to learn how to address the domestic impacts of the Pivot, including increased bias directed against Asian-Americans.
A wide array of crimes against humanity, arising from “policies established at the highest level of State,” have been committed and continue to take place in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to a UN report released Monday, which also calls for urgent action by the international community to address the human rights situation in the country, including referral to the International Criminal Court.
A special investigative committee of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly met last week and early this week to determine why Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima reversed his campaign pledge to get U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma moved outside Okinawa.