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Remembering the Victims of the Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945

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August 11, 2010 | bpfna

by Johnny Almond
August 11, 2010

August 9 marked the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki by US forces. Click here for prayers and resources of commemoration.

August 5 marked the 47th anniversary of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The US was joined by the Soviet Union and Great Britain in signing the treaty that banned nuclear testing in the atmosphere, underwater, and in space, while still allowing underground nuclear weapons testing to continue.
 
As we remember the victims of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the New START treaty is before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a vote is scheduled for September 15 or 16. BPFNA urges its members and friends in the US to be heard on this issue. Visit www.nuclearweaponsfree.org for more information.


Johnny Almond is BPFNA's Communications & Technology Manager.

Photo from www.flickr.com/photos/waikikiweekly, used under a Creative Commons license.


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