When: Thurs 6 August 12 noon to 2pm
Where: Corner Hay and William Sts, Perth
64 years ago, the destructive power of the atom bomb devastated Hiroshima in that terrible flash, brighter than a thousand suns. About 100,000 people died. Three days later, the same nightmare came to the people of Nagasaki. This vigil is to say NEVER AGAIN MUST NUCLEAR WEAPONS BE USED.
With Obama as US President, the momentum to eliminate these weapons is gathering and we can feel hope that a nuclear weapons-free world is achievable. A large HIROSHIMA DAY banner will declare that our purpose. We welcome the new joint Australia-Japan Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament chaired by former Foreign Ministers Gareth Evans and Yoriko Kawaguchi.
The vigil will include a display of photographs of Hiroshima after the bomb. We’ll hand otu paper cranes in memory of Sadako, the little Japanese girl who died from radiation-induced leukaemia, and gather signatures on the petition asking that the ban on uranium mining in WA be reinstated. We must prevent any uranium from this state fuelling dangerous nuclear reactors – or worse, providing the building blocks of nuclear weapons.
Organised by People for Nuclear Disarmament, 5 King William St, Bayswater. For more info call 9271 8786.