John Pilger: The Truth Game (1983)

John Pilger: The Truth Game (1983)

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Originally published July 21, 2007

with John Pilger

by John Pilger
www.johnpilger.com

John Pilger looks at world-wide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race.

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David Swanson: Hiroshima Haunting + Transcript

"XX-34 BADGER" atmospheric nuclear test - April 1953

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
August 6, 2017

Remarks at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration at Peace Garden at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 6, 2017

Thank you for inviting me to speak here. I’m grateful and honored, but it is not an easy task. I’ve spoken on television and to large crowds and to important big shots, but here you are asking me to speak to hundreds of thousands of ghosts and billions of ghosts in waiting. To think about this subject wisely we must keep all of them in mind, as well as those who tried to prevent Hiroshima and Nagasaki, those who survived, those who reported, those who forced themselves to remember over and over in order to educate others.

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Abby Martin and Peter Kuznick: The Untold History of Imperial Japan and the Bomb

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jun 26, 2016

Obama’s high-profile trip to Hiroshima was accompanied by a media storm that gave endless justifications for the US use of the atomic bomb on Japanese civilians. The myths are widely accepted in society, and underpin the notion of American exceptionalism.

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Top 12 Reasons the Good War was Bad – Hiroshima in Context by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
American Herald Tribune, May 23, 2016
May 24, 2016

Consider this a friendly reminder to President Obama on his way to Hiroshima.

No matter how many years one writes books, does interviews, publishes columns, and speaks at events, it remains virtually impossible to make it out the door of an event in the United States at which you’ve advocated abolishing war without somebody hitting you with the what-about-the-good-war question.

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki: 70-Year Nuclear Explosions Not Done Yet by David Swanson

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
crossposted from Telesur
August 6, 2015

On Aug. 6 and 9, millions of people will mark the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in those cities and at events around the world. Some will celebrate the recent deal in which Iran committed not to pursue nuclear weapons and to comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty with requirements not imposed on any other nation.

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Howard Zinn: Historical Interpretation + Q&A (1997; must-see)

Howard Zinn

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with Howard Zinn
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 5, 2014

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984

Noam Chomsky Videos on Feb 4, 2014

A people’s history, history from below, or folk history is a type of historical narrative which attempts to account for historical events from the perspective of common people rather than political and other leaders.

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Gar Alperovitz: Nuclear Attack on Japan was Opposed by American Military Leadership

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TheRealNews·Jan 24, 2014

On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity.

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US: The Real Global Terror Alert by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
August 6, 2013

Sixty-eight years ago this week, the United States wiped out more than 200,000 people when it dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Tens of thousands more victims were to die over the ensuing years due to slow, painful deaths from cancers and birth defects.

Yet the US – the only state to have ever used atomic weapons – has never apologized or made any atonement for this singularly horrific crime. Continue reading

The Science of Genocide by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
August 6, 2012

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On this day in 1945 the United States demonstrated that it was as morally bankrupt as the Nazi machine it had recently vanquished and the Soviet regime with which it was allied. Over Hiroshima, and three days later over Nagasaki, it exploded an atomic device that was the most efficient weapon of genocide in human history. The blast killed tens of thousands of men, women and children. It was an act of mass annihilation that was strategically and militarily indefensible. The Japanese had been on the verge of surrender. Hiroshima and Nagasaki had no military significance. It was a war crime for which no one was ever tried. The explosions, which marked the culmination of three centuries of physics, signaled the ascendancy of the technician and scientist as our most potent agents of death.

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On the 66th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 11, 2011

Origami Peace Crane

Thank you for inviting me to this important meeting—it is a great honor for me to be here on the anniversary of a time when our countries were bitter enemies—even before most of us were
born.

In the time of the rise of the 3rd Reich in Europe, the people of my country were in an isolationist mood and not too excited about getting into another bloody and costly war in Europe.

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August 6th 1945: A Day that will live in Infamy by Cindy Sheehan + Arnie Gunderson on Nuclear Power Safety

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 5, 2011

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This will be a short piece, since I am getting ready to go to the anti-nuke/peace rally here in Hiroshima in a few hours (it’s the 6th here), but I will give my impressions of that when I get back to my hotel.

Last night, I dreamed about my grandmother (Mamaw). I haven’t dreamed of her for years. I dreamed she came home to my house and I was going to get to take care of her. Continue reading

Abolish all war and nuclear plants and weapons by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
June 2, 2011

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Cindy Sheehan and Fukushima people are coming

Send our voice to the world from Hiroshima on August 6!

Stop War and Nuclear Armaments!

Abolish All Nuclear Plants, Now!

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“STOP ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS IMMEDIATELY!” A gigantic wave of angry movement is spreading all over the world, demanding the stoppage and abolition of all nuclear plants, with young people at the front line. Continue reading

Hiroshima: Last military act of World War II or first act of the Cold War? by William Blum (1995)

by William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
27 March, 2011

[written in 1995 for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan]

Does winning World War II and the Cold War mean never having to say you’re sorry? The Germans have apologized to the Jews and to the Poles. The Japanese have apologized to the Chinese and the Koreans, and to the United States for failing to break off diplomatic relations before attacking Pearl Harbor. The Russians have apologized to the Poles for atrocities committed against civilians, and to the Japanese for abuse of prisoners. The Soviet Communist Party even apologized for foreign policy errors that “heightened tension with the West”.{1}

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The Bomb: Daniel Ellsberg

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The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Global Research, August 8, 2010
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On the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, John Pilger describes the ‘progression of lies’ from the dust of that detonated city, to the wars of today – and the threatened attack on Iran.

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite. I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, then walked down to the river and met a man called Yukio, whose chest was still etched with the pattern of the shirt he was wearing when the atomic bomb was dropped.

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