August 6 is Hiroshima Day

This photograph of a Japanese mother and child in the wreckage of Hiroshima was taken four months after the atomic bomb landed on the city in August of 1945. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

This photograph of a Japanese mother and child in the wreckage of Hiroshima was taken four months after the atomic bomb landed on the city in August of 1945. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Sixty-five years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The blast killed 80,000 people immediately, and injured 70,000 more. Tens of thousands of others died in the years that followed from the effects of radiation.

Three days later, a second nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing an additional 60,000 people.

And Canada helped the United States do it.

Ceasefire.ca is part of the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons. I hope that you will join the other 22,000 supporters of Ceasefire.ca who are taking action, today, to move the world closer to nuclear abolition.

Thank you,

Steven Staples
Ceasefire.ca

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