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Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War? – Part II

Paul Ham History News Network
Taken together, or alone, the reasons offered in defense of the bomb do not justify the massacre of civilians. We debase ourselves, and the history of civilization, if we accept that Japanese atrocities warranted an American atrocity in reply.

Poet Survivors, Military Realists and Millennials: August 6 and 9

H Patricia Hynes Portside
75 years ago today the United States unleashed nuclear destruction on Japan and the world. “Nuclear war is a raging, insatiable beast whose instincts and appetites we pretend to understand but cannot possibly control.” Nothing justifies these weapons

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Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?

Paul Ham History News Network
The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new “cold war.”

Tidbits - July 30, 2020 - Reader Comments: Democracy Threatened by Trump's Occupation Army; Chicago's Broad Opposition; Labor's Boycott Strategy; Health Effects of Tear Gas; What We Can Learn from Vietnam; No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!; more

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Tidbits - July 9, 2020 - Reader Comments: Standing Up to Trump and Racism; Black Lives Matter; Pandemic Evictions; ICE Foreign Student Guidelines; Voter Suppression; Labor Unions and Police; Confederate Monuments; Big Oil; Margy Wilkinson; Hamilton; more

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US Nuclear Tests Killed Far More Civilians Than We Knew

Tim Fernholz Quartz
When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger than previous estimates, with radioactive fallout responsible for 340,000 to 690,000 American deaths from 1951 to 1973. The nuclear bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki resulted in 250,000 deaths. And now, Donald Trump is threatening to use nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula.

No more Hiroshimas! No More Nagasakis!

Jackie Cabasso United for Peace & Justice
Listening to the testimonies of the aging A-bomb survivors (Hibakusha) and nuclear testing victims from the Marshall Islands and Australia, witnessing the emergence of new groups of in-vitro and 2 nd and 3 rd generation Hibakusha who are experiencing high levels of radiation-related health issues, one realizes with horror, that the 1945 atomic bombings are not a thing of the past, but an ongoing, still unfolding event.

Nagasaki, 1945: “The World Did Not Need Your Experiment”

H. Patricia Hynes Informed Consent
We live in a state of widespread public ignorance and public passivity because of government secrecy and denial about the “raging, insatiable beast” of nuclear weapons and because of the immense insider power of the defense industry.
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