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Hiroshima anniversary a time to reflect, act

August, 6, 2020
The Mercury News

Militarization, violence and assault weapons permeate our culture.

Sitting at the apex of violence are nuclear weapons of mass destruction. How can we promote a civilian life of compassion, inclusion and nonviolence while our government spends billions on new, “more usable” nuclear warheads?

Nuclear weapons pose a threat to our existence and could destroy most of life on earth in the span of an afternoon. Whether by design, accident or miscalculation, human error may cause mass human extinction.

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the start of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear holocausts. Beginningtoday, online programs will feature remembrances, history, survivor stories and the current threat of nuclear buildup.

Good news includes the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and nonprofits like our national Alliance for Nuclear Accountability and local Tri-Valley CAREs.

Patricia Moore,


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