Monday, August 9, 1999

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  • Nagasaki 54th Anniversary

    Residents of Nagasaki joined in a prayer for peace today, the 54th anniversary of the second atomic bomb attack on Japan in the closing days of World War II. The attack on the southeastern Japanese city on August 9, 1945 came three days after the United States carried out the world’s first atomic bombing on nearby Hiroshima in an effort to force the Japanese into surrender. The Hiroshima blast killed 140,000 people. Japan surrendered unconditionally on August 15.

  • Conference and Protest at Los Alamos

    Over 500 demonstrators planned to protest today against resumed nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The protest, believed to be the largest ever at the scandal-plagued nuclear lab, completes Peace Action’s 12 Annual Congress, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the lab, 50 people will risk arrest and federal prosecution when they block access to the nuclear facility.