In 75 Hiroshima & Nagasaki commemorations across the country, Americans strengthen the nuclear tabooAugust 25, 2023
Do you think this would be a good moment to strengthen the “nuclear taboo”? You’re not alone! Seventy-eight years after the atomic attacks against Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9), PSR tracked 75 diverse commemoration events spread across 21 states and DC, most of them in-person events. In solidarity with commemorations in Japan and around the world, Americans turned out in support of justice, peace, and keeping the nuclear taboo intact. Hiroshima-Nagasaki, Never Again!
Each summer, PSR keeps a comprehensive calendar listing of all the events around the country, to boost turnout and help the organizers know they are part of a nationwide effort. If you participated in one of these in-person or virtual events, thank you! Thanks also to intrepid Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program intern Orlando Bell, who tracked down all the events.
At least 10 PSR chapters organized or co-sponsored commemoration events. See below for event photos.
In this NBC news clip, Patricia Ellsberg speaks about her dearly departed husband Daniel, with San Francisco Bay PSR President Bob Gould, MD in support (black “No More Hiroshimas” t-shirt). The Aug. 4 “Dismantle the Doomsday Machine” event outside Livermore Labs in CA commemorated Hiroshima & Nagasaki and honored the life of Daniel Ellsberg.