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  • Today is the 51st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima — the first intentional wartime nuclear attack on civilians. We mark that anniversary today by drawing attention to nuclear and military issues in the 1996 elections. Peace Action is putting together voter guides that describe candidates positions on everything from the Pentagon budget to Star Wars to nuclear testing.
    Aug 06, 1996 | Story
  • On August 6, 1945 — 52 years ago — the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, killing an estimated 140,000 people in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Today in Hiroshima, tens of thousands of people gathered in the city’s Peace Park to remember those who died and to call for a nuclear-free world.
    Aug 06, 1997 | Story
  • Fifty-two years ago this week, the United States dropped the first atomic bombs, killing hundreds of thousands of people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and officially inaugurating the nuclear age. However, the Japanese were not to be the only victims the emerging technology.
    Aug 08, 1997 | Story
  • Fifty-four years ago, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city. In a special live broadcast from New Mexico, a conversation with peace activists from around the world who will perform a weapons inspection at Los Alamos, the site where the bomb was made.

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    Aug 06, 1999 | Story
  • 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...
    Aug 09, 1999 | Story
  • Residents of Nagasaki joined in a prayer for peace today, the 55th 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...
    Aug 09, 2000 | Story
  • 56 years ago today, at 8:15 a.m. (Japan time), the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped a four-ton uranium atomic bomb onHiroshima, Japan.
    Aug 06, 2001 | Story
  • 56 years ago this week the US dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6 the U.S. dropped abomb on Hiroshima, killing 140,000 people in the world’s first nuclear assault. Pilot Claude Tibbets named the planethat dropped that bomb Enola Gay after his mother.
    Aug 09, 2001 | Story
  • Shock and Awe. These are the words the Pentagon is using to describe its planned air campaign in Iraq.
    Mar 21, 2003 | Story
  • Some 150 top U.S. officials and military contractors are scheduled to gather Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska at the U.S. Strategic Command Center. The meeting’s agenda is secret as is the guest list. But observers say the Bush administration will likely agree to launch a new nuclear age. [Includes transcript]
    Aug 05, 2003 | Story