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Hiroshima Anniversary

Hatred in the Nuclear Era

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

Despite the ability we now possess to destroy ourselves and most life on this planet, we have barely begun to question our reflexive violence. Doing so requires looking courageously inward.

George Takei Honors Hiroshima Bombing Anniversary With Moving Tribute

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell, Jessica Prois | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

As the world commemorates the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on Wednesday, activist and actor George Takei is spreading a message of...

Japan Marks 68th Anniversary Of Hiroshima

AP | SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges ...

68 Years Ago: Truman Opened the Nuclear Era -- With a Lie About Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On this day, Truman informed the press, and the world, that America's war against fascism -- with victory over Germany already in hand -- had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon over a Japanese target. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.

A Young Actress, a New Bomb

Wayne Biddle | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science
Wayne Biddle

Asahi Shimbun, the Times of Japan, reported that the lost medical records of Midori Naka have been discovered. Who was she? She was almost nobody, except for the coincidence of having awakened with other members of her theater troupe in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6.

Hiroshima Marks Atomic Bomb Attack Anniversary

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Tru...

PHOTOS: Hiroshima Survivors Honor Fukushima Plant Victims During Anniversary Ceremonies

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

Japan's annual commemorations of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima were particularly poignant this year, with thoughts quickly turning to t...

65 Years Later, a POW's Son Reflects on Hiroshima

Paul Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Levine

The debate over dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima has always been more personal than numerical to me. The devastating attack surely saved my father's life.

Thoughts on the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day

Lucy Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Walker

I fear that we might all be like the "walking ghosts" of Hiroshima -- having survived the initial attack, we are alive only by virtue of a ghoulish time lag between the onset of the nuclear period and the full realization of its horrific consequences.

Hiroshima Survivor Talks About His Experience (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While diplomats from around the world attended ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing today, many of those who lived ...

New START, or Starting Over

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Whether nuclear weapons are to be dramatically reduced to more manageable levels or eliminated altogether, the New START agreement is a crucial building block. It deserves bipartisan support in the Senate.

PHOTOS: Stunning Never Before Seen Images From Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today marks the 65th anniversary of America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. And for the first time ever, a U.S. representati...

Hiroshima and the Transfiguration: A Meditation

Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

On August 6 we remember a transfiguration and a transformation. Both came with clouds, blazing light, and sound. One brought death in a scope never before seen. But the other revealed a life even greater.

U.S. Sends Envoy to Hiroshima for First Time -- But Use of Bomb, Then and Now, Still Defended

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Hiroshima was our original sin, and we are still paying for it, even if most Americans don't know it. That's why I always urge everyone to study the history surrounding the decision to use the bomb and how the full story was covered up for decades.

Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and the Need to Readjust Our Historical Lenses

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

But it's time for Americans and the Japanese to start readjusting our historical lenses and to look at historic tragedies from multiple perspectives to mitigate our natural reflexes toward revisionism.

Obama Asked To Visit Hiroshima Or Nagasaki, Japanese Atomic Bomb Cities

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — A speech and a Nobel prize have raised hopes in Japan that Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hirosh...

In Hiroshima

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Wright

I am in ancient Japanese city of Hiroshima for the annual ceremonies on Aug. 6 to honor the souls of over 140,000 Japanese, South Koreans and Chinese who died 64 years ago due to atomic bombs.

For 64th Anniversary: The Great Hiroshima Cover-Up -- And the Nuclear Fallout for All of Us Today

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

For decades after the atomic attacks on Japan, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film that documented the bombing and its effects.

For the Sixty-Fourth Time: No More Nuclear War

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

Sixty-four years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we need more than symbols of peace. Memories of the destruction fade, while the terror of nuclear annihilation seems to have worn off almost completely.

The Bomb at 64: Let's Retire It

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, have called for nuclear disarmament. But no president in the nuclear age has spoken of it as often as Barack Obama.

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

Forgettable Fire: On Not Remembering Hiroshima

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Engelhardt

As a young man, I had the Bomb on my brain. In my dreams, I could feel its searing heat and watch a mushroom cloud rise on the horizon. My dreams were nothing compared to those of America's top strategists.