The Science of Genocide by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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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
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
August 11, 2011

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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
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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
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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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Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971, imagines how nuclear weapons would be viewed today if Germany had used them in World War II. Because they would not have changed the outcome of the war, Ellsberg claims they would be branded “criminal, murderous” tools of Nazi desperation.

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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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On Refusing Apology for the Nuking of Civilians by Jeremy R. Hammond

by Jeremy R. Hammond
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Foreign Policy Journal
6 August, 2010

Japan on Friday marked the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bomb attack on Hiroshima. U.S. Ambassador John V. Roos attended the annual ceremony that marks the event. It was the first time a U.S. official had done so. The New York Times explains the reason:

Until Friday, American officials had always skipped the annual ceremony, fearing their presence would renew the debate over whether the United States should apologize for the World War II bombings, which together killed more than 200,000 people in explosions so intense that many victims were vaporized, leaving only ghostly shadows on walls, while others died in agony from burns and radiation sickness.

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Who’s Afraid of Hiroshima? Obama’s nuclear hypocrisy by James Corbett

by James Corbett
Dandelion Salad
The Corbett Report
16 November, 2009

When the Nobel Prize committee announced their choice for this year’s Peace Prize winner, they stressed that a key factor in awarding Obama the prize had been the commitment to a nuclear-free world he had outlined in speeches such as the one he delivered in Prague earlier this year. “The committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons” said the committee chairman when announcing that Obama had won the prize. Continue reading

Sakue Shimohira speaks about her experiences as a victim of the Nagasaki atomic bomb + For the 64th Time: No More Nuclear War

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March 20, 2009

Sakue Shimohira, 74, is the chairman of the Association of Bereaved Families of Nagasaki.

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Dave Hall: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons + The Great Hiroshima Cover-Up

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August 09, 2009

Interview with Dr. Dave Hall with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue reading

A Recipe For Disaster by Bruce Gagnon + Day Last Past + Vietnam: American Holocaust

Warning

These videos may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
August 7, 2009

The American people’s minds have been colonized by the military industrial complex. Sixty-one percent still think the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary. They believed for years that Vietnam was about bringing democracy to that nation. They were led to believe that Iraq had nukes and that North Korea and Iran are a threat today. They will be told that we are going to bring democracy and stability to Africa as we steal their resources. Continue reading

The Truth Game by John Pilger (1983)

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by John Pilger

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

John Pilger’s penetrating documentary which looks at world-wide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race. When the two American atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, they were code-named ‘Fat Man’ and ‘Little Boy’, and President Truman announced after the event: “The experiment has been an overwhelming success.” Continue reading