A-bomb survivors to hold exhibit in NYC in May

Hibakusha

TOKYO (Akahata) -- Atomic bomb survivors from Nagasaki and Hiroshima, known as Hibakusha, will go to New York on the occasion of the NPT Review Conference in May.

The Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo) announced March 17that it will hold the A-bomb Exhibition at the U.N. headquarters during the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

This is the second exhibition since the 2005 NPT Review Conference. The exhibition will start on the opening day of the NPT Review Conference on May 3 and will end in June.

The group plans to send 54 delegates to New York of which 43 are Hibakusha. They will sit in on a NPT Review Conference meeting, give testimonies about their experiences at the A-bomb Exhibition, and make visits to each nation's permanent mission to the UN to petition for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

In the petition, they call on the UN secretary general, chair of the NPT Review Conference, and each nation's leader to work for further advance of "an unequivocal undertaking" to accomplish the elimination of nuclear weapons adopted by the 2000 NPT Review Conference, and to move decisively toward a world without nuclear weapons.

The Nihon Hidankyo delegation will also exchange their views and activities with various NGOs through the world joint action day programs during the conference.

In addition, the delegates will visit about 30 schools and universities in and near New York City to give their testimonies.

Photo: A survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki tells young people about his experience and shows pictures at the United Nations building in Vienna, during the NPT PrepCom in  2007.

 

 

 

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  • All communists and all admirers(including millions of non-communists) of the philosophy and ways of life of the "Promethean" life of "Our Professor",(called by the great Paul Robeson)W.E.B. Du Bois,described as"among the most consequential figures of the century"(by the great Herbert Aptheker),know of his tireless efforts for peace.
    His work on the Stockholm Peace Appeal,The Peace Information Center,the call for an American Continental Congress for World Peace,toward the end of his magnificent life stand testament.
    As the A-bomb exhibition is concurrent with the 29th National Convention of the CPUSA,let the communists march in solidarity with the Nihon Hidankyo. Maybe in spreading information,maybe in hitting the bricks,maybe in e-mails,texting,and streaming,but let it be.
    Du Bois consistently pointed out that the connection between Africa and Asia has always been close. The African Diaspora and those who Du Bois called in his John Brown,"heroic men":Benezet,Garrison,Lincoln,Stowe,Sumner,Douglass(generic,note Stowe-EEWC) of the U.S.,in its best anti-racist traditions,supporting African derived peoples and all immigrants,including Asians,both as Americans and peoples of foreign lands,due the utmost human regard.
    For example,Charles Sumner sponsored some of the first civil and immigrant rights legislation to remedy Asians.
    Now,is the time to make preparations for wide participation in demanding research to heal and never to use these omni-cidal,self-annihilating ineffable nuclear weapons,whose deadly death affects generations of humans and the multifarious generations of life species in nature.
    Let all the state and regional conferences of the CPUSA,devote substantive time and effort to stopping nuclear war and spurring nuclear disarmament,buttressed by the massive movement of multi-national,multi-racial,labor led forces for peace,jobs and an end to nuclear weaponry,in the tradition of the great anti-racist internationalist,W.E.B. Du Bois.

    Posted by E.E.W. Clay, 03/31/2010 10:18pm (4 years ago)

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