25 10, 2017

ICAN Wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

2017-10-25T12:18:17-04:00October 25th, 2017|Kathleen Sullivan, Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow|

Hibakusha Stories team upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, UNHQ, July 7, 2017. L to R, bottom row: Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow, Kathleen Sullivan, Miyako Taguchi. L to R, top row: Alice Slater, Carolina Soto, Mitchie Takeuchi, Susan Strickler, Rachel Clark, visiting intern. photo © Robert Croonquist [...]

13 07, 2017

Democracy Breaks Out at the UN

2017-07-18T15:16:16-04:00July 13th, 2017|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, United Nations|

 On July 7, 2017, at a UN Conference mandated by the UN General Assembly to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, the only weapons of mass destruction yet to be banned, 122 nations completed the job after three weeks, accompanied by a celebratory outburst of cheers, tears, and applause among hundreds of activists, [...]

7 07, 2017

Setsuko Thurlow Gives Final Remarks at Ban Treaty Adoption

2017-07-18T19:38:13-04:00July 7th, 2017|Hiroshima, Kathleen Sullivan, Nagasaki, Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow, United Nations|

CLICK ON SPEAKER ICON TO TURN ON AUDIO Hibakusha Stories team member Setsuko Thurlow was given the honor of giving the final remarks upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the negotiations president Elayne Whyte Gómez. Transcript: Delegates, NGO colleagues, dear friends, I never thought I would see [...]

7 07, 2017

The Moment When the UN Voted To Ban The Bomb

2017-07-18T16:06:33-04:00July 7th, 2017|Kathleen Sullivan, Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow, United Nations|

Heidi Hunter writes: The moment in history when the UN voted to Ban the Bomb! July 7th! 2017. Tears!!! All in favor of treaty except 1 and 1 abstention. From Robert Croonquist: "Just now the United Nations adopted a treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons leading to their total [...]

29 05, 2017

Setsuko Thurlow Speaks At the UN

2017-05-29T08:46:53-04:00May 29th, 2017|Setsuko Thurlow, United Nations|

Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, speaks at the Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations, United Nations in New York on 28th of March, 2017. Says Setsuko: "Madame President and delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity as a survivor from Hiroshima to speak of this historic occasion. Already 72 years [...]

12 01, 2017

Hiroshima Bound Trailer

2017-05-22T16:18:40-04:00January 12th, 2017|Hiroshima, Nagasaki|

Hiroshima Bound is a personal documentary that tracks the construction of America's collective memory (or lack of one) of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It follows the obscure histories of specific photos and photographers, both Japanese and American, who visited Nagasaki and Hiroshima in the aftermath of the bombings, counterposing this visual [...]

27 05, 2016

I Survived The Atomic Bomb In Hiroshima

2016-11-22T19:25:36-05:00May 27th, 2016|Hiroshima, Toshiko Tanaka|

... and This Is What I Want You To Know Over seventy years ago the United States military dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people died, more than half of them in an instant. Three days later, the U.S. would drop a second bomb, this time on Nagasaki, Japan, [...]

27 05, 2016

Setsuko Thurlow “I Want the World to Wake Up”

2017-05-23T11:50:30-04:00May 27th, 2016|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Setsuko Thurlow|

Hiroshima Survivor Criticizes Obama for Pushing New Nuclear Weapons AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We continue our conversation with Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow. She was 13 years old when U.S. warplanes dropped the first atomic bomb on the city [...]

19 05, 2016

Setsuko Thurlow: Obama on Nukes, All Talk No Action

2016-11-22T18:53:05-05:00May 19th, 2016|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Obama, Setsuko Thurlow|

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ARTICLE by Setsuko Thurlow As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, I witnessed my hometown flattened by a hurricane-like blast, burned in 7,000-degree Fahrenheit heat and contaminated by the radiation of one atomic bomb. Miraculously, I was rescued from the rubble of a building, a little more than a mile from ground zero. [...]

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