This week marks 71 years since atomic bombs were dropped on Japan and devastated the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Often we do not mark a 71st anniversary – unlike a 25th or 50th anniversary, a 71st is simply one more year among many. To many however, 2016 doesn’t feel like just any year. It’s been a year of conflicts, of political turmoil and instability in many countries, of violent and indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations.
Greenpeace 5th Aug 2016 read more »
WE, Mayors for Peace, are writing to voice our strong support for the work of the UN general assembly’s open-ended working group on taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations, which will resume its deliberations in Geneva on August 5. We wish to commend all participating delegations for their contributions to previous sessions of this group. These efforts have helped to keep nuclear disarmament high on the international agenda, exactly where it belongs.
Morning Star 6th Aug 2016 read more »
Nuclear disaster as seen by the Russians: Rare footage filmed by Soviet researchers shows the utter devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after US atomic bombs flattened the cities in 1945.
Daily Mail 5th Aug 2016 read more »