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by Joseph Gerson and Paul Shannon
Joseph Gerson, AFSC's disarmament coordinator, answers questions about the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings. Originally posted at http://afsc.org/story/almost-70-years-after-bombings-hiroshima-and-nagasaki
Why do people each year commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
A Statement from the Conference “Pivoting for Peace in Asia/Pacific: Confronting U.S. Militarism and Corporate Dominance“, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 19, 2014
International Scholars, Peace Advocates and Artists Condemn Agreement To Build New U.S. Marine Base in OkinawaSubmitted by Joseph Gerson on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:49pm
Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society
I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi Senji, one of the most seared and courageous Nagasaki A-bomb survivors, who passed away this summer. Speaking to the Second Special Session on Disarmament thirty-one years ago, he said:
A group of Boston area peace activists met on Tuesday to share what we know about Monday's bombings and to discern how best to respond to the deadly attack against our community and against people from across the nation and around the world who came to Boston to participate and enjoy the Marathon.
AFSC Statement on Korea Crisis
U.S. Working Group for Peace & Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific
Statement in Response to Third DPRK Nuclear Explosive Test
1. We come from diverse backgrounds and hold a range of analyses (or perspectives) approaching the North Korean nuclear weapons test and the further militarization of Asia and the Pacific.
Talk Delivered at People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Seoul, Korea, November 11, 2012
A talk delivered at Wege Zum Frieden in Afghanistan – Bonn, Germany, October 13-14, 2012
I want to thank the conference organizers for the opportunity to participate in this uniquely important conference. It is a privilege to be joining you.