For the Hibakusha

6-9 AUGUST 2020

This August 6 and 9 mark the 75th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The most powerful way to honour the victims and survivors of nuclear weapons is to fight for the elimination of these abhorrent weapons. We must not tolerate their existence or accept security frameworks based on nuclear violence. Every nuclear bomb can and must be dismantled. The mindset that bestows prestige on nuclear arms must be shown up for what it is: immoral, illogical and illegitimate. Nuclear weapons are now banned by the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty is the key to our future; a world without nuclear weapons.

We invite you to take action dedicated “for the hibakusha” from 6-9 August 2020.

Australia has not yet joined the ban. It is in the hands of everyday people to put the treaty in front of our decision-makers and office-holders, to demand they work for Australia’s ratification. We will turn our government’s appalling approach around.

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the fragility of global public health systems and the power of cooperation among nations. Our world is not equipped for a single nuclear detonation, a catastrophe that can be avoided. May we heed the warnings of experts and use our power to prevent a nuclear disaster.

 

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