Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2007

August 6, 2007

image - Atomic Bomb Dome - from WikipediaHiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba gave the city’s 2007 Peace Declaration early Monday morning, the 62nd anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack.

“…vast arsenals of nuclear weapons remain in high states of readiness — deployed or easily available.”

“Proliferation is gaining momentum, and the human family still faces the peril of extinction. This is because a handful of old-fashioned leaders, clinging to an early 20th century worldview in thrall to the rule of brute strength, are rejecting global democracy, turning their backs on the reality of the atomic bombings and the message of the hibakusha.” [full text]

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