Sixty six years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we remember the almost 200,000 lives that were sacrificed to test nuclear weapons on people. Today in Japan there is a grim kind of similarity to the events of 1945 where a different city, Fukushima is threatened with a nuclear catastrophe, after a tsunami caused a meltdown on the scale of Chernobyl. Now more than ever, we must redouble efforts to campaign for peace and a nuclear free future.
Hiroshima Never Again: Ban Nuclear Weapons, Troops Home Now, No Uranium Mining!
Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills.
Speakers: Nuclear Weapons Expert, Hans Kristensen (US); author, Fact or Fission, Prof. Richard Broinowski; and peace activist Donna Mulhearn. Intro by PND UN lobbyist John Hallam, chaired by Radhika Raju from the CFMEU and performance by Ecopella.
March and Rally 2pm
Belmore Park (near Central Station).
Speakers: Welcome by Aunty Millie Ingram, Andre Lariviere and Francois Mativet, Sortir De Nucleaire (France), Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator for NSW, Dr Wahid Razi, Afghani academic, Warren Smith, Maritime Union of Australia, Kiyo Takahashi, 311 Sydney campaign group, Councillor John McInerney, Sydney City Council; Natalie Wasley, Beyond Nuclear Initiative. Performance by Soleluna, Rindou (Taiko drum) and Hokkai Soran (dance).