by Mo Nishida
On August 30, 2015, Lil Tokyo 4 Peace and Azuns 4 Jericho/Mumia will commemorate August as the opening of the atomic age, the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago; the criminal and inhuman use of the sun’s energy against human beings by other human (?) beings, a true crime against humanity. The event will be held in the rock garden located at 240 South San Pedro Street.)
The flame comes to us via the Lil Tokyo Peace Vigil that’s held every 4th Friday of the month from 5 to 6pm, at the same general area, under the protection of the grandmother/father grapefruit tree of life and the Hiroshima flame of eternal peace.
Please join us, we are a non sectarian united front opposed to the use of the sun’s energy for evil purposes. For more info, call Mo at (323) 371-4502
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Renewing Our Commitment to a Nuclear Weapons Free Future Wednesday, August 5, 4 pm sharp.
Please plan to arrive between 3:30-4 PM.
A moment of silence will be observed at 4:15 pm, the exact time the first bomb was dropped over Hiroshima (8:15 am August 6 in Japan local time).
In front of the Chain Reaction peace sculpture, 1800 block of Main Street, at the Santa Monica Civic Center
PROGRAM to include:
Presentation of the Hiroshima Peace Flame by Ministers of the Koyasan Buddhist
Temple of Los Angeles
* Remarks by: Jimmy Hara MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA
* Robert Scheer, Editorin-Chief of Truthdig
* Blase Bonpane, Office of the Americas
* Alice Soto, Pax Christi
* More to be announced
On August 6, 1945 (August 5 in North America) the United States dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, killing 130,000 people.
Three days later, a second US atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, killing another 70,000 people. Other countries developed their own nuclear weapons, and humanity became hostage to the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation.
Today, there are more than 15,000 nuclear weapons in the global nuclear arsenal, most of which are far more powerful than the bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whether by accident or intent, we remain at risk – and all that we hold dear hangs in the balance.
Please join us on August 5 to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, build awareness of the nuclear threat, and grow the movement for a safer, healthier, nuclear weapons free world. Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility-
Los Angeles, American Friends Service Committee – Los Angeles, Campaign Nonviolence, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, the International Health and Epidemiology Research Center, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Office of the Americas, Palisadians for Peace, Pax Christi, PeaceAction West, Soka Gakkai International – USA, St. Camillus Catholic Center, Veterans for Peace Los Angeles
For more information contact Denise Duffield
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-689-9170 ext. 104.