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  • 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.
    August 06, 1997 | Story
  • 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.
    August 06, 1996 | Story