On August 6, 1945, in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, 140,000 people were incinerated by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. On August 9 in Nagasaki, at least 74,000 people were killed by a second atomic blast.
All our hopes and plans for the future exist under the shadow of a catastrophic threat - one that could kill millions of people in seconds and leave us in shambles. We are feeling the affects of catastrophic climate change, increasing militarism and escalating nuclear tensions. Together we must work for one future, with zero nuclear weapons.
Today, 73 years after the world witnessed the devastating power of nuclear weapons, 122 nations adopted the global Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Australia, however, is refusing to sign.
Come along to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and demand that the Australian Government signs the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban.
WHAT: Rally and March to Ban the Bomb
WHEN: 11am Saturday 11th August
WHERE: Sydney Town Hall, marching to Hyde Park
Dr Joseph Gerson: Dr Gerson has focused on education and mobilisation to end the US war and occupation in Iraq, advancing the struggle for the abolition of nuclear weapons, stablishing the global "No Bases Network", and peaceful resolution of the US-North Korean and US-Iran nuclear confrontations.
Professor Tilman Ruff: Pr Ruff is a co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. He is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, and is International Medical Advisor to Australian Red Cross.
Authorised by the Sydney Hiroshima Day Committee, PO Box K257, Haymarket NSW 1240. www.hiroshimacommittee.org
Inquiries: Radhika (02) 9749 0409
The organisers acknowledge that this event is taking place on the unceded land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. The First Nations of this land have felt the devastating effects of nuclear weapons due to the use of these weapons at the Montebello Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga between 1952 and 1957.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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