2004 World Conference against A & H Bombs

2004 World Conference against A and H Bombs
Hiroshima Rally Special Resolution

Let Us Strengthen Solidarity with the Hibakusha and Nuclear Victims in the World

We, assembled in the 2004 World Conference against A and H Bombs, reaffirm our will to make the year 2005, the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing a turning point the freedom of humanity from the fear of nuclear weapons and renew our determination to further strengthen solidarity with the hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as nuclear victims around the world.

To be aware of the realities of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and of the nuclear damage in many places in the world and to spread understanding and sympathy for the suffering of the hibakusha and other nuclear victims is the starting point for denouncing the immorality of nuclear weapons and demanding their elimination.

The Japanese government that follows the U.S. nuclear policy tries to minimize the A-bomb damage and is implementing an unfair policy concerning the A-bomb disease recognition that coldly discards A-bomb sufferers. Thus, the difficulties the aging hibakusha are facing in their gbodyh, gmindh and glivingh are aggravating. gWe cannot keep silent any moreh said the hibaskusha and has risen to lodge collective lawsuits in many places across the country to obtain the recognition as A-bomb sufferers.

The nuclear weapons, from the uranium mining to their development, production, testing and deployment are creating massive numbers of nuclear victims. However, the real damage they cause is covered up as military secrets and the victims are abandoned without being given adequate treatment for a long time. Nuclear victims in the world are now carrying on movements to demand the whole damage be brought to the light and compensated.

In solidarity with the hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and nuclear victims around the world, let us develop the following actions:

- to strengthen the support for the collective lawsuits for A-bomb disease recognition aimed at improving the cold hibakusha administration; to be compassionate for the pain and suffering of all the hibakusha including those living abroad and to promote initiatives for the relief and solidarity with them;

- in order to pass on to the next generations the knowledge about the realities of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to spread it inside and outside Japan, to assist the hibakusha giving testimonies and increase activities to preserve and hand down the memory of the atomic bombing; to further develop the research and studies to uncover the facts about the atomic bombing;

- to hold nuclear weapon states accountable for the damage and to demand them to conduct studies on the nuclear damage and publicize the results; to provide relief and compensation for the victims; to develop independent activities for study and research on nuclear damage;

- to extend the worldwide network that links the hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the nuclear victims as well as anti-nuclear and peace movements in different countries.

August 6, 2004
2004 World Conference against A and H Bombs



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