Monthly Archive for August, 2020

Trident resisters block nuke base in remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Photo by Glen Milner

by Leonard Eiger 

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action remembered the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a silent vigil and nonviolent direct action at the Main Gate of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, home to the largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S.

Approximately 25 people gathered at Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action early Monday morning, August 10, 2020. After a blessing by Reverend Jessica Starr Rocker of the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Church and the collective reading of the Pledge of Nonviolence, those gathered walked to the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Main Gate, led by Senji Kanaeda and Gilberto Perez, monks from the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Miyohoji Buddhist Temple.

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Hiroshima & Nagasaki – Never Again guest opinion in the AZ Daily Star

The following guest opinion was published in the Arizona Daily Star on August 6, 2020, and signed by 154 individuals and 21 organizations and faith communities.

by Jack & Felice Cohen-Joppa, The Nuclear Resister

Seventy-five years ago on August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States launched humanity into the nuclear age with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. More than 200,000 people were dead within days, half of them killed in an instant as the flash and blast flattened their cities. Hundreds of thousands more were maimed by the bomb or sickened by the “black rain” of radioactive fallout. Birth defects, leukemia and other cancers, chronic disease and the many long lasting effects of radiation exposure are still being felt today.

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