(Cambridge) Aug. 5 – On the 78th anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Massachusetts, peace activists and faith groups across Massachusetts will gather and reflect, calling for worldwide abolition of nuclear weapons.
Saturday, August 5
Northampton, 11am, King/Pleasant and Main Streets
Brookline, 2pm, Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant Street
Sunday, August 6
Pittsfield, 8am, Park Square
Springfield, 2:30 pm, City Hall, 36 Court St.
Fall River, 6pm, Veterans Memorial Bicentennial Park, President Ave.
Cambridge, 6pm, Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
Andover, 7pm, Old Town Hall, 20 Main St.
Worcester, 7:30 pm, Worcester Peace Park, Pleasant & Winslow Sts.
Watertown, 7:30 pm, Watertown Square, Main St at Spring St.
Monday, August 7
Bridgewater, 6pm, Public Library, 15 South St or online
Wednesday, August 9
Walpole, 5pm, Walpole Common, 5 West St.
Easthampton, 5:30 pm, Emiliy Williston Library, 9 Park Street
Bridgewater, 6pm, Public Library, 15 South St. or online
Our annual resistance to the presence and use of nuclear weapons is even more important this year as we face the tangible threats of escalation in Ukraine, cold war with China, and the effects of climate change.
NO MORE HIROSHIMAS and NAGASAKIS!
NO MORE VICTIMS – ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
“Why do we stand in silence and float candle boats”?
- To remember the more than 210,000 killed, and the many more injured, by the U.S. nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 in 1945.
- To remember the original five nuclear states , the U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and China, have not taken serious action to abolish nuclear weapons, which has led India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel to also acquire nuclear weapons.
- To remember that the U.S. should support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and adopt a “No First Use” doctrine: the U.S. must never be the first to use nuclear weapons. Tell your member of Congress to cosponsor H.Res.77
- To remember that the danger of nuclear war is ever present and that without a powerful grassroots movement dedicated to nuclear abolition, the unthinkable, another Hiroshima or Nagasaki, is possible.