Sunday, July 14, 2013

Join us for commemorations of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 Email: mobuszewski [at] July 14, 2013 Dear friends and supporters: Thank you for your support, which allows us to continue our work. For the 29th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will gather to remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. Other organizations involved in this year’s commemorations are the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore. It is our duty to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again and that nuclear abolition becomes reality. On September 23, 2013, the Transform Now Plowshares, Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli, will be sentenced after being convicted in May for a disarmament action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Knoxville, TN. During the trial, they were labeled terrorists. On August 6, Ms. Setsuko Thurlow, a hibakusha, i.e. a survivor of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, will speak in Baltimore. She was 13 years old, and close to the hypocenter of the atomic blast that devastated the city. That same evening, enjoy a performance of an anti-killer drone play THE PREDATOR, written by Jack Gilory. Our government has considered nuclear-armed and/or nuclear-powered drones. On August 8, we will remember Nagasaki with a DVD showing of THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD, followed by a discussion led by Dr. Art Milholland. We remain very concerned about the continuing tragedy at Fukushima and the need to close down all nuclear reactors. It is beyond cruel that Japan experienced two atomic bombings, and now is victimized by its heavy dependence on nuclear energy. So we will have a discussion of the March 11, 2011 disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power facility. The tragedy is ongoing. On Aug. 6 and/or Aug. 8, we welcome performances by musicians and poets. Let us know if you would like to perform. Note we are continuing The Social Consciousness DVD Series at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, on First Fridays. See the enclosed flyer for a list of films which will be screened. Contributions are sent to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. It is not a tax-deductible donation. Max Obuszewski, on behalf of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: ___________________________Address:______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________E.Mail:___________________________ Donation amount_______________________

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