With the Doomsday Clock at 100 seconds to midnight, we remembered the inhumanity and devastation of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
The Peace Foundation joined with Adelaide’s Romero Community for the annual 6 August commemoration ceremony held at 8 am – the hour of the first bomb being dropped on Hiroshima – in the Adelaide Peace Park, Memorial Drive.
Our pledge was to stand with:
- those who say no to nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry
- the Aboriginal people – the custodians of this land long before we brought our nuclear testing and environmental destruction
- the victims of political and military brutality, especially the people of Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, West Papua and Yemen
- all victims of wars and those who seek refuge.
If you stand with those who SAY NO to nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry you can take meaningful action with ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons). The ICAN Cities Appeal is a global call for national governments, cities and towns to support and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
You can help by sending an email to your local council asking them to endorse the ICAN Cities Appeal and to call on our leaders in federal parliament to join the Treaty without delay. In Australia, more than 30 councils have signed up including Mount Barker, Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect and West Torrens.
A sample letter is provided by ICAN here.