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Hiroshima Day

Today, August 6th, marks 64 years since the atomic bombing and the US mass-murder of Hiroshima and it's citizens.

"At 8.15am on August 6 1945, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the B-29 Superfortress bomber Enola Gay opened its payload doors. The payload was the first atomic bomb, codename 'Little Boy'.

An estimated 80,000 people were killed by the initial blast. By the end of 1945 up to a further 60,000 had died through radiation, injuries and other conditions. The vast majority of these people were civilians.

Sixty-four years ago today, the Nuclear Age began.

If we are truly committed to ridding our planet of nuclear weapons and preventing such atrocities as happened at Hiroshima, there is one thing we must do…"


"What is this? I will tell you: This is the place where Humanity reached one of its lowest points in history. The place where 64 years of fear started. The place where the most terrible discovery humankind has ever made finally took shape.

Today marks 64 years of the culmination of Project Manhattan—one of the most complex, expensive, and deadly endeavours ever accomplished by science, the creation of the first nuclear bomb. That August 6, a B-29 Superfortress bomber called "Enola Gay" dropped this 8900 pound bomb called "Little Boy" from 31,000 feet above this exact point, instantly killing 70,000 people, killing 70,000 more years after the event, and affecting the lives of thousands more forever. Actually, the life of everyone in the planet, which still can destroy itself hundreds of times over."

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