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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.

Higher Learning: How to Blow Up the World

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

There's plenty of money sloshing around to reward the masters -- and academic servants -- of the nuclear weapons industry. But should the University of California be managing laboratories that design the latest technologies for nuclear holocaust?

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.

Hiroshima, 9/11, and the Proposed NYC Mosque

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

For moderate Muslims worldwide, and especially for American Muslims, the enemy of America is and always has been the enemy of Islam.

Hiroshima: The Lesson We Never Learned

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

On the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we risk losing the memories of the survivors. I went to Hiroshima in 2001 to interview the hibakusha, literally, the "bomb-affected people."

White House Cover-Up: How Harry Truman Edited the First Hollywood Film About the Atomic Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Here's a close-up look at the "coverup" -- led by the Truman White House -- of the first "Hiroshima movie," some of it based on material we were first to discover at the Truman Library in Missouri.

Feeling Powerless About Nuclear Weapons? Try "Zero"

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Crandell

Have you seen the new documentary Countdown to Zero? If not, get thee to a cinema post haste. You will see remarkable footage of one of the most interesting characters of the 20th century, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

The Suffering of Fallujah

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fallujah . . . And so it turns out that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, though not until we arrived and started ...

How the First Nuclear Blast, 65 Years Ago Today, Set Truman on Path to Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

There is no way any American president would have gone ahead with an invasion -- scheduled for several long months after the Trinity test -- knowing that he had an A-bomb in his pocket.

Secrecy, Cover-ups and Deadly Radiation: On the Birth of the Nuclear Age 65 Years Ago

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

While most people trace the dawn of the nuclear era to August 6, 1945, and the dropping of the atomic bomb over the center of Hiroshima, it really began three weeks earlier, in the desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

Why Americans Won't Give Up the Nuclear Option

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Over and over, policymakers say, "We must never use nuclear weapons," yet they endorse the two times the weapons have been used in a first strike. To make any exceptions means exceptions can be made in the future.

Earning His Nobel Prize

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Whereas his predecessor succeeded only in eliminating the nonexistent Iraqi nukes, this president has forged a treaty with the Russians that will reduce the world's supply of the devil's weapons by one-third.

Road test - 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Believe it or not, there is still a fairly low-priced two-seater with an open top, engine in front and rear wheel drive, a near perfect 50/50 weight d...

Lying About Hiroshima or This Train Takes Me Back To Hiroshima

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

The Last Train from Hiroshima takes me back to Hiroshima, to the brave memories of what happened there. Survivors' experiences are meaningful and are essential voices in the chorus of truth.

James Cameron Defends

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An organization of World War II veterans is unhappy with James Cameron's support for a discredited history of the atomic bombing of J...

'The Last Train From Hiroshima,' Optioned By James Cameron, Pulled For Falsehoods

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learned. Charles...

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

Double Atomic Bomb Survivor Dies In Japan

AP | JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of ...

Hiroshima 2020?: City Reportedly Considering Bid For Summer Olympics

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Japanese city of Hiroshima is considering a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic games, according to Kyodo News and Japan Today. Up to 140,000 people ...

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...

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.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

A 7-year-old boy was playing football in his backyard in Ohio when he was tackled by a deer. Honest. The kid wasn't seriously hurt, but the Detroit Lions have called about the deer's eligibility.