This is one session of an online bookclub that Ann Wright is doing for World BEYOND War.
It is not uncommon to hear that many Africans were introduced to Glen Ford the moment they became ‘activated’ to move away from the democratic party. That introduction often came by way of The Black Agenda Report where Ford (and others) continuously picked apart the insidious and warmongering nature of the neoliberal party.
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The United States and the Federated States of Micronesia have agreed on a plan to build a military base in the Pacific island nation, in line with the Pentagon’s strategic ambition to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific region and keep China at bay.
Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free World has been co-organizing a peace gathering in front of the Japanese Consulate in NYC every August since 2015. On Thursday, August 5 at 9 AM (Eastern US and Canada), we will hold a zoom event to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Speakers will include youth activists from Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation atomic bomb survivors; a Fukushima evacuee; and representatives of peace groups in the United States. We will also have music and songs.
76 years have passed since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now over 83 years old, and many of them are still suffering from terrible health issues.
To honor the memory of those who were killed by the atomic bombings, a coalition of peace groups and individuals will gather online.
The coalition supports the commitment of the Japanese people to protect their peace constitution by retaining Article 9*. It encourages them in their continued opposition to Japan’s reliance on the U.S.-Japan military alliance and the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
The coalition’s conviction is that nuclear weapons must never be used again against any nation under any circumstances. The message of peace from Hibakusha to the people of the world is an appeal for all to realize a world free of nuclear weapons.
* Article 9 of Japanese Constitution: (1) Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. (2) To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential,
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