On Friday, August 6th, as the Tokyo Olympics come to a close, we will gather at 7:00 pm at the Rockefeller Lagoon, Rev. M.L. King Drive, near E. 105th St. Music from Charlie Mosbrook, speakers, poetry, paper crane folding and Japanese lantern decoration will precede a lantern float at sunset.
Nuclear war! How can the unthinkable be thinkable? The U.S. government is now modernizing its nuclear arsenal at a cost of over $1 Trillion*. While our tax dollars support unthinkable war, remedying economic and racial inequity or rebuilding infrastructure go begging.
On August 6th, 1945, a small nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, a second bomb exploded over Nagasaki. At least 129,000 to 226,000 people were killed, with half dying slow deaths from burns, radiation, other injuries, and malnutrition**. Hibakusha, the remaining survivors, still suffer the effects. Targeting Asian civilians in 1945 echoes today as racism still plagues our nation.
- We understand the grave and existential threat of nuclear war.
- We declare that nuclear weapons must never again be used.
- We resolve to rid the world of the threat of nuclear war.
- We will pressure our elected representatives to de-fund nuclear weapons and use those funds to make life better for all.
It’s up to us! Join us to say “Never Again!”
Cleveland Peace Action has been working for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1981.