Trump, Clinton not trusted with nuclear weapons


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Americans Don’t Trust Hillary Or Trump With Nukes

11 August 2016

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Trump Addresses Conference Hosted by a Group Whose Leader Called Homosexuality a Marxist Plot. The Republican nominee has argued he’s the best candidate for LGBT voters. This won’t help: here.

Bill and Hillary Clinton made $10.6 million in income in 2015, according to tax returns released by the Democratic presidential campaign Friday. This placed the Clintons in the top 0.02 percent of US families: here.

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Hiroshima nuclear bombing commemorated


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Hiroshima Atomic Bombing – That Day: A Survivor’s Story

5 August 2014

‘That Day’, Rebecca & Rich’s first film, was inspired by the story of Kosei Mito, an in-utero survivor of the atomic attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the profound effect it had on the film’s producers. This documentary is the focal point of a large multimedia campaign to help abolish nuclear weapons.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Events across Britain call for end to nukes

Monday 8th August 2016

Thousands mark the day Hiroshima burned

THOUSANDS of people in Britain and around the world commemorated the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan at the weekend.

The blast killed 140,000 people, almost all of them civilians.

More than 20 events were staged in Britain on Saturday, both at major centres such as London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Bradford, as well as in smaller communities.

In the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire an event was staged by Calder Valley branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

It included poetry, speeches, and songs from Calder Valley Voices choir.

Chorister and speaker Mim Goldstein told the gathering: “We have to stand united and remember the catastrophic effects of the United States’ attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago.

“At this, the 71st anniversary, we come together in love and peace — and of course determination and anger that these weapons are being stockpiled.

“Our government has just decided to spend £205m on Trident, a system which is unsafe, illegal and can never be used.

“Despite the decision in Parliament there are many reasons to feel hope.

“In Scotland they have said they will not tolerate a nuclear weapons system in their country.

“Also, Jeremy Corbyn is a committed anti-nuclear activist.

“He is the first leader to be committed against nuclear weapons.

“Let us not stand here marking the 80th or 100th anniversary lamenting a missed opportunity.

“We cannot and must not allow a new nuclear weapons system to be developed in this country.”

Commemoration events both mark the anniversary and give momentum to the world-wide campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Events internationally included 17 rallies in cities across the United States, organised by international nuclear disarmament campaign Global Zero.

Global Zero head Derek Johnson said: “We’re mobilising this weekend to make sure the Democratic and Republican nominees understand the only way to ensure these weapons are never used again is to eliminate all of them, everywhere.

“The next US president has to put that objective at the top of the foreign policy agenda.”

Edward Barber photographed anti-nuclear protests when they were at their most vocal and imaginative. MIKE QUILLE finds much to inspire in his work: here.

Hiroshima nuclear bombing commemorations tomorrow


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6 August 2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for a nuclear free world at the annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration in London, Thursday, demanding that Britain discontinue its Trident nuclear programme.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday 5th August 2016

THE 71st anniversary of the US dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima will be marked by events across Britain and the world tomorrow.

The 1945 attack killed an estimated 200,000 people.

More than 20 towns and cities across Britain will stage commemorations, including “peace tents” and vigils.

Every year, events are held across the world for the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as part of the fight for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Many of the ceremonies involve members of the international Mayors for Peace organisation.

The organisation is supported by 7,095 mayors around the world, including those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They have issued an open letter to the UN calling for progress on nuclear disarmament.

United States soldiers used as lab rats


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U.S. Government Using Its Soldiers as Lab Rats

30 May 2016

As we commemorate soldiers on Memorial Day, we should also remember the soldiers that were sacrificed by the U.S. government for psychological experiments and chemical and nuclear weapons testing. Nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s affected 100,000s of soldiers and civilians.

Donald Trump wants nuclear weapons for Japan


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2 July 2009

Atomic Bomb Survivors Re-live Their Stories

“On August 6, 1945, a great terror was thrust upon the world. David Rothauser’s 80 minute documentary, Hibakusha, Our Life to Live, probes the life stories of Japanese, Korean and American survivors of the terror; the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is an URGENCY here. The survivors are dying off. By keeping their memory alive may we no longer live in the fear of nuclear annihilation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Japan: Tokyo rejects Trump‘s advice about getting nuclear bomb

Tuesday 29th March 2016

TOKYO rejected yesterday US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s suggestion that Japan and South Korea should acquire nuclear weapons.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the country’s three principles of not owning, making or allowing nuclear weapons remained “an important basic policy of the government.”

Mr Trump said in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday that Japan and South Korea should pay more for their own defence — and that “could mean nuclear.”

Both countries have hosted many thousands of US troops since the end of World War II, which Mr Trump said he would withdraw if the two nations did not increase their own defence spending.

Mr Suga declined to comment specifically on Mr Trump’s statement, saying he was only running for the presidency at that point.

South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun declined to comment on Mr Trump’s remarks.

So, Donald Trump went too far; even for the militarist right-wing Abe government in Japan.

British art against nuclear weapons


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TateShots: Peter Kennard – Studio Visit

14 April 2011

Shocking, haunting and unsettling, the photomontages of Peter Kennard live long in the memory. For the past four decades Peter Kennard has consistently challenged power structures and injustice, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s for CND to the powerful images he created in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Two top Stop Trident placards win CND competition

Saturday 27th February 2016

TWO artistic peace activists have won a competition to design a new placard for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

David Barnett and Kieran Walsh will see their distinctive designs carried through the streets of London to Downing Street today.

Their creative twists on anti-war traditions were selected by political artist Peter Kennard, who created the iconic broken missile graphic in the 1980s.

That design is on display at the Tate Gallery, while his other anti-war works are held at the Imperial War Museum.

“It’s vital that we create images for the streets that represent the global struggle against the madness of nuclear weapons,” said Mr Kennard.

“One humble handmade placard voicing the need for nuclear disarmament can have more power than a thousand corporate billboards trying to sell us what we don’t need.”