Hiroshima Day marked


BRISBANE — The annual Hiroshima Day rally and march took place on August 7, commemorating 65 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city, killing about 100,000 people. The event was organised by the Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament with the theme: “Join us on the road to nuclear disarmament”.

About 100 people heard speeches, listened to music from the Trade Union Choir, and watched a new anti-uranium mining video directed by David Bradbury and produced by the Queensland branch of the Electrical Trades Union. ETU state secretary Peter Simpson said the national conference of the union had recently endorsed a resolution to ban ETU involvement in the uranium industry Australia-wide.