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Just Peace -Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day

As an organizer for the Just Peace Committee in Vancouver, BC, I am organizing a day to remember the atomic bombings on August 6 and 9 in 1945. Shocked not to find any word of other commemorations, I drew support and set about planning an event to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and oppose nuclear weapons, all militarization and military aggression. Here is the notice from the Facebook event "Remember Hiroshima". There is also a posting on the Committee's webspace, https://justpeace.blog

Organized by the Just Peace Committee https://justpeace.blog
Slogan: No More Hiroshimas
Speakers for organizations or campaigns are invited. Please let us know before August 6. Bring people and your organization or other banners/ signs. justpeace87@yahoo.com

The US military selected Hiroshima, a manufacturing center with 350,000 people, mostly civilians including 30,000 Korean forced workers, as the site of the US' first trial deployment of nuclear bomb (9,000 lb uranium) pending the success of a Manhattan Project test in July, 1945. It was dropped on Hiroshima city center at 8:15 on the morning of August 6, instantly killing 129,000 people and contaminating soil and water. A second such bomb was released to destroy Nagasaki on August 9. Let us also recall that the development of nuclear energy specifically as a weapon was a decision of the Quebec Conference signed by F.D. Roosevelt and W. Churchill (for Canada and the UK) in Quebec City in 1943.

Despite the Geneva Protocol and two Nuclear Non-proliferation treaties, the US has made and stockpiled some 6,800 nuclear warheads, while Russia 7,000, France 300 and the UK 215. By 2016, Japan under PM Abe had adopted an aggressive military policy, and plans to expand the development of nuclear power in Japan. Also, it approved of the US expanding its bases such as one at Iwakuni and several in the Okinawa archipelago. Meanwhile, the US and its allies are expanding military operations in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Cold War-type tensions are rising with Cold War-type bellicose language.

Canada has been involved. In 1963, it shipped warheads to a Canadian base. According to a Wikipedia article, "In total, there were between 250 and 450 nuclear warheads on Canadian bases between 1963 and 1972. In 1984, Canada deployed 4 nuclear warhead delivery systems accompanied by 100's of US-controlled warheads for NATO. It has had stand-by arrangements to fire nuclear armaments at command. Furthermore, Canada has been a supplier of uranium to the US Atomic Energy Commission, and is boasting about potential sales to China soon. The Atomic Energy Commission of Canada researches nuclear energy and has produced the controversial CANDU reactor. 

This year, PM J. Trudeau is refusing to meet Hiroshima bomb survivor and now Canadian citizen Setsuko Thurlow, an honoured anti-nuclear peace activist. She is campaigning to reduce NATO stockpiling of nuclear weapons. The Canadian government (and the US) has not yet signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passed by many UN member countries on July 7, 2017.

Workshop on imperialism and militarization, part 2. What is imperialism doing today? How is militarization, particularly NATO, developing? What are the peoples' responses and how can we build on them?

Kengington Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, meeting room
Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00 to 8:00
Hosted by the Just Peace Committee, who will present some facts and thoughts to start the discussion

Let us also take note that Victory over Japan Day follows on August 15 soon after the anniversary of US imperialism's bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This is a highly important day, a national holiday in many, to mark in the countries once subjected to vicious and murderous Japanese imperialism in east and southeast Asia. Resistance martyrs and survivors are honoured.

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bid 4 papers on December 17, 2018 4:20 PM
Peace is something that I believe our country has yet to acquire. We should not feel at ease because of the temporary peace that we are having. While it is true that nothing bad has happened, I believe that there will come a time where our piece will be challenged. We should continue to live our life with caution, because we may never know when the next world war will come. The government should consider reinforcing our line of defense

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Great! This is really very great and good news for us. I remember Hiroshima incident and it is the very miserable condition at that time. I pray all of you that this new adventure is good for us and our country. Thank you!
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The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan is one of the most tragic events that has ever happened in our history. This unfortunate event happened because the USA wants to find a way of making the Japanese raise their white flag against them in the second world war and this is the way they saw in order to make that happen. Many innocent lives were gone, including young children. This just shows that war will never do us no good, even if it is done in order to achieve a greater cause. It is better to resolve things slowly and peacefully, than to resolve it where many lives are at risk.
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