Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!



and Nagasaki!

The amount of plutonium in the Nagasaki 22KT bomb:  the equivalent of 22,000 tons of TNT

2012 marks the 67thAnniversary of the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also marks the first anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdowns at Fukushima.

On August 6, 1945, a B-29 US bomber dropped a uranium bomb named “Little Boy” over Hiroshima

                                    killing over 140,000 Japanese civilians.

On August 9, 1945, the US dropped another nuclear bomb, a plutonium weapon named “Fat Man,”

                                    on Nagasaki sending 60,000 men, women, and children to their death.

Many thousands more have suffered and died in the aftermath from physical and psychological injury and from radiation exposure.

Now, in our day, the nuclear menace has returned to afflict Japan in another form – the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered several disastrous nuclear power plant meltdowns at Fukushima with still unfolding consequences. This should be a warning to the whole world.

It is time to wake up from our nuclear sleep, time to pay attention to survivors of direct attack, atmospheric and underground testing, and numerous plant meltdowns. Their message to us –from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, Bikini Atoll, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl –is crystal clear: NO MORE NUKES!

No more should the U.S. use weapons of mass destruction –theirs or ours – as a threat, excuse, or act of deception in dealing with other nations. The U.S. crime of invading Iraq cannot be repeated in Syria, Iran, or whatever nation U.S. political, military, and corporate interests may decide to attack and occupy.  May the lessons of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima encourage us all to work harder for a nuclear-free world, a world of justice and peace.

Never Again! No More Nukes!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Emailja@malu-aina.org   http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 3, 2012 – 567th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org