Plan for the 2004 Hiroshima & Nagasaki Days Joint Actions and Message
to the World Conference against A & H Bombs
1） Plan for the 2004 Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days joint actions.
2） Message to the 2004 Conference.
Janacia Trust Associates
P.O.Box 20170 Gleneden,Auckland, Waitakere City, Aotearoa New Zealand
1) No More Wars, which cause terrorism, fear and reactions, needless suffering
and deaths. Learning to appreciate our many diverse cultural heritages,
and working on for peaceful cohabitation between all peoples, within those
perspectives, caring for all environments, earth, air, sea.
2) To continue on with the movements for no more wars.
National Secretary, Aotearoa-New Zealand Peace Council
Box 703, Wellington, New Zealand
1) The New Zealand Peace Council will be working closely with the office
of the mayor for the Hiroshima day ceremony and the dedication of a plaque
remembering all those who worked so hard to make the capital city of Wellington
a nuclear-free city. Our mayor takes a great interest in peace activities,
and the Peace Council is greatly encouraged by her participation in the
Hiroshima Day remembrance each year.
2) With the Bush administration now out of control, it is now more important
than ever that the peoples of the world show their anger against the nuclear
weapons build-up by the U.S. and we must support the Japanese people to
prevent the under-mining of the Constitution. This is most important!
W. Jack Sennett
Irving street, Victoria
Dear Council members,
2) During 1946 and 1947,whilst serving with the Australian Air force,
I lived in Hiroshima, sometimes amongst the ruins at Yoshijima airfield
near the prison, and sometimes amongst the ruins near Kamiyacho. I visited
the Red Cross Hospital many times. Although I am now 82 years old the
terrible sights and experiences remain vividly in my memory. Since those
times I have actively campaigned for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.
When I was younger I spoke often at schools, describing to Australian
students the consequences of nuclear war, and what one atom bomb did to
Hiroshima and the people who lived there. Hiroshima will haunt me until
the day I die. I commend you for your efforts to ensure that it will never
People for Nuclear Disarmament
Environment House, 61 Eigth Avenue, Maylands W.A. 6051
1) A peace vigil in the city of Perth
2) Our best wishes for a successful conference. Nuclear weapons should
be totally eliminated as they are weapons of mass destruction, and threaten
the survival of humanity.
Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Disarmament
After careful consideration I regret I must decline your invitation. Ill
health in my family has forced me to cut back my travel and so I hope
you will understand my inability to come this year. I wish your conference
Democratic Workers Congress
67/7, Dumburugiri Road, Hatton, Sri Lanka
2）It is very much unfortunate that day by day the terrorist activities
are increasing and despite the each and every Country law officers are
taking every initiative action to prevent any war, it appears to be not
coming though. The activity of the U.S. leｄ alliance War in Israel has
caused much serious complication s and almost daily news papers as well
as the media televisions reveals some sort of problem there and numerous
innocent people are killed. Besides, the recent activity of the North
Korea is also threatening the global countries of possible drastic attacks
of nuclear weapons. The time has come for the entire nations to get together
and find a remedial solution as early as possible to prevent any disastrous
acts in near future in any country. I have to place in record of the un-disputed
actions taken by the World Conference against A&H bombs, which is
very much appreciated. It is evident that a conference of this nature
give a path for the abolishing of the any of the A & H bombs in the
future of the world. I am confident that the massages of this conference
will be taken by the participants to all over the world so that every
one could understand the seriousness of any war.
Roshan Kumar Shrestha
Peace wave Nepal
Bharatpur-12 Chitwon Nepal
1) We will bring 10000 signatures collection with us. I will carry a 30
feet long banner with slogan and signatures against nuclear weapons. We
want to demonstrate that banner on the street of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and
Tokyo as well.
2) I would like to participate in the conference to commemorate the horrifying
experience of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I want to express
my solidarity with all peace-loving people
Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Committee of Nepal
Post Box 818, Kathmandu, Nepal
1) AAPSO Nepal is organizing various local and national level activities
to commemorate 2004 Hiroshima & Nagasaki Days. The activities include
seminar, exhibitions and interaction programs inviting personalities from
various fields to prevent nuclear wars, eliminate nuclear weapons and
support and solidarity with the Hibakusha. With the view of creating public
awareness among people about the consequences of nuclearization and various
posters and photo depicting nuclear victims shall be displayed.
2) Prevention is better than cure. So we hope that this World Conference
shall contribute in preventing all kinds of activities like nuclearization,ammunization
and militarization. There is no alternative for peace. So we express our
best wishes to the Conference to help maintain peace in the world and
preventing another Hiroshima or Nagasaki from happening in any port of
the world. We are committee to work together for a peaceful and promising
world without nuclear weapons. We wish every success of the conference.
Mr. Shanju Prasad Gyawali, Ms. Lila Adhikari
Committee for Peace Action
Post Box 12247, Kathmandu, Nepal
1) Seminar, interaction programs to support the 2004 World Conference
against A & H Bombs. Display of nuclear victims photo and posters.
A peace rally.
2) You are committed to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. We are
committed to work together for a peaceful world without nuclear weapons
and without war. There is a need to build peace and not alternative to
peace. We support and express solidarity for Hibakusha and our best wishes
to the conference in maintaining peace in the world.
Man for Mankind
202/1 Tutpara, Main Road, Khulua 9100
1) Peace march on Aug. 2. Seminar on peace on Aug. 3 and Signature campaign
2) No more nuclear disaster in India and Pakistan. We hope peace-loving
people of the world will be united under the banner of No More Hiroshimas,
No More Nagaskis. Our full support and solidarity for a peaceful world,
especially in South Asia.
General Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)
1) Like previous years I, on behalf of CITU, am attending the 2004 World
Conference against A&H Bombs, which are going to be held on August
2-9 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. We are going to observe August 6
and 9 against nuclear weapons throughout the country.
2) Strengthen struggle, mobilise more and more people throughout the world
for a Nuclear Free World and for World Peace.
S. Faisal Baloch
P.O. Box 498, GPO Quetta, Pakistan
1) We will handout pamphlets on nuclear weapons, make presentation with
visual materials, carry out signature campaign, and speak at the World
Conference against A & H Bombs about the damage of Chaghi caused by
nuclear testing, including the damage caused to the bio-diversity, people's
lives and socio-economic deprivation. We will issue statements to the
media on how Chaghi's political, economic, environmental, social and cultural
aspects have been affected by the testing.
2) War brings poverty and peace brings prosperity. Peace and friendship
among people and countries across the world. Join hands with the people
of Chaghi against A and H bombs. Demilitarization and de-nuclearization
of the world to value the human principles.
International environmental group - Women of Orient
1) Collection of signatures for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
2) The nuclear weapons states must help victims of nuclear tests, especially
woman and children.
International Antinulear Movement "Nevada-Semipalatinsk"
On6 August 2004 "Nevada-Semipalatinsk" is planning to conduct
a meeting of solidarity with Japan in Semipalatinsk, collect signatures
and pass the video material to Nagasaki to be viewed at your conference.
The colleagues Japan Embassy in Kazakhstan will be certainly invited to
participate in this meeting.
Lukina Tatyana Aleksandrovna
Smipalatinsk Amalgamated Association of Family Physicians
Semipalatinsk, Dostoevskiy str., 97 index 49 00 50
1) Partnership with Japanese medical organizations with the expertise
of treating nuclear victims. Rehabilitation of nuclear test victims. Organizing
an international gathering of nuclear test victims. Enforcement of international
law to help nuclear test victims.
2) We are for peaceful world without war and without nuclear weapons and
for their elimination. We are with healthy nations in creating peace all
over the world. Abolish nuclear weapons now!
Elma and Richard Harland
Grassington & District Peace Group
Yorkshire, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
2) We shall not be represented at the conference but we are grateful to
you for organizing a necessary gathering of those throughout the world
who see the folly and the perils of possessing nuclear weapons. We send
our heart-felt wishes for a constructive outcome to the conference. We,
among the beautiful hills of Yorkshire, are among the oldest of the local
Peace Group in Britain Since we began in 1981 we have suffered times of
despair and disempowerment, but also we have helped in small ways to create
encouragement and hope and mutual understanding far beyond our own locality.
Chair, The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation LTD
2) Dear Friend, Thank you most warmly for your kind invitation to participate
in the World Conference against A&H Bombs, which will be held in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki this August. This conference takes place at a time of great
importance for the worldwide movement against nuclear weapons, and we
want to give you all possible moral support. Unfortunately, I shall not
be able to attend myself, because I am forbidden by my doctor from making
long plane journeys. However, we strongly support your signature campaign,
and look forward to new co-operation in the cause of the abolition of
nuclear weapons. Recently we published a small book of poems by the English
poet James Kirkup. It is entitled No More Hiroshimas, and we should like
to present it to you in the hope that it will encourage further supporters.
UK and International Nuclear Free Zone Local Authorities
Greetings from the Nuclear Free Local Authorities network here in the
UK. We send our sincere good wishes to the 2004 A & H Bomb Conference
and express our admiration for the dedication and commitment to the cause
of peace and a nuclear weapons free world shown by both conference organizers
and conference participants.
Your strength and vision is needed now more than ever.
We fear it has been a year where campaigners for peace and nuclear disarmament
have lost ground rather than gained ground but we recognize that there
is no alternative other than to pursue a nuclear weapon free world because
the current trend towards greater nuclearization of armed forces and the
potential for nuclear terrorism will eventually result in the tragedy
and suffering of Hiroshima and Nagasaki being repeated somewhere. Mohammed
El Baradei, the Director of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency,
had called this "a race against time".
Nuclear Free Local Authorities are now working closely with international
Mayors for Peace to support their Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons.
Civic leaders globally have a duty to speak out against the threats to
the health and well being of their communities. No threat is greater or
more imminent than that posed by nuclear weapons. We must continue our
efforts to free ourselves of this menace.
Voluntary members of the Peacebureau Vienna
The Viennese Peace Movement and the Hiroshima Group Vienna again will
organize the annual manifestation 2004 in commemoration of the victims
of the first atomic bombs on 6 August in Vienna, St. Stephans Square.
The lesson from Hiroshima and Nagasaki is of greater relevance than ever:
despite the protest of millions of people war was fought against the people
of Iraq. Reserch and development on new and above all employable nuclear
weapons (mini-nukes, as described in the recent US military doctrin) is
carried on. The nuclear arsenals of the so called new nuclear weapons
states like India and Pakistan are threatening the world to the same extent
as the stockpiles of the "old" ones or the "non-declared".
We must say cleaely: There is no alternative to the abolition of all nuclear
weapons. Most recently prominent and well-known personalities have raised
their voices. They were alerting public opinion to the use of weapons
of mass destruction (WMPs, "dirty bombs") by terrorists but
also to the threat of use of nuclear weapons in doctrines like the preemptive
strike. To speak out clearly: common work for a world without nuclear
weapons and without war is more necessary than ever before.
Therefore we are kindly asking you to send us your MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
for this very important event on 6th of August (Hiroshima-Day). We expect
your kind message not later than the end of July.
All the incoming messageswill be collected in our webpage (http://www.hiroshima.at)
and presented publicly at the manifestation in Vienna.
Your kind message is a very worthful help for our common goal:world without
nuclear weapons and without war.
Dr. E.E. Daniel
Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta
9-10 Medical Science Bldg., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G2H7 email@example.com
2) As a disabled veteran of World War II, I send personal greetings and
wishes for success in the struggle which must continue until every atomic
weapon is destroyed.
War Resisters League (WRL)
2) Accolades to you for Never Stopping in the struggle Against A &
Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee
623 Seventh St., Rockford, IL 61104, USA
Tel: 815-964-7111 firstname.lastname@example.org
1) On Sunday, August 8, that evening, Rockford Peace & Justice Action
Committee will gather along the Rock River in a beautiful park setting.
This will be our 23rd Hiroshima commemoration. We hope to have a speaker
from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
2) Greetings from Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee in Rockford,
Illinois, United States! We send wishes for world peace and for the elimination
of nuclear weapons, and we pledge our small resources to your cause. Someday
we will send a representative from our group to Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
but as of now we will be with you in spirit.
Mr. & Mrs. Milton Andrews
United Methodist Church
3057 S Higuera St Spc 156, San Luis Obispo CA 93401-6556
1) My wife and I are in our 80's and I have leukemia, so we cannot plan
anything big of spectacles. But we will announce the 2004 Hiroshima and
Nagasaki Days International Join Acton, and will observe a time of prayer
and meditation in our little mobile home.
2) Dear member of the 2004 World Conference Against A&H Bombs, We
agree with Dr. Howard Zinn: "I have is no flag large enough to cover
the shame of killing innocent people." All weapons kill innocent
people, and nuclear bombs and weapons are the worst of all. My God bless
your conference, and bring us together in peace!
Hazel J. Merritt
President. Utah Navajo Downwinders
P.O. Drw. 450, Montezuma Creek, Utah 84534
Tel: (435) 651-3654 Fax: (435) 651-3654 email@example.com
1) Utha Navajo Downwinders are the grassroots of the largest Indian tribe
of the USA, the Navajo Indian. The Utah Navajo Downwinders organization
plans to share information of how the Navajo mined the uranium without
safety, and the government did not inform them the danger of the mining
in causing health diseases and sickness to human. Today, Navajo people
suffer illness from past uranium mining and the nuclear testing conducted
in 1940s and 1950s in Nevada, which caused "downwind debris"
that contaminated all the environment, air land and water as well as human.
Radiation has caused illness to humanity and animals. Today the Navajo
people and other nationalities are getting small amount of RECA Radiation
Exposure Compensation act, compensation helps to pay the medical bills
and others for the people. More and more education is being done for the
people for those who have little of no education in native language.
2) As Native American, the Navajo Indian, we believe our "Holly Way",
where Heaven and Earth cannot be destroyed and well for all living creatures.
All creation was placed with holy prayers and songs by the "Holy
People" at the beginning. Today, the Navajo people still pray and
hold sacred songs and prayers before the "Holy Ones", our creator.
Therefore, all nuclear weapons shall be abolished now.
Arnold H. Matlin, M.D.
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace
P.O. Box 363 Geneseo, NY 14454, U.S. A.
1) We will hold our annual vigil in commemoration of the atomic bombing
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This will take place in the evening in the
small village of Avon, New York. We will begin the vigil at sundown, and
we will light candles to honor the innocent victims of this bombing. We
have honored the dead and urged people to take the path of peace since
1972. This year's vigil will take place on Aug. 6.
2) We honor your commitment to peace and to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Together will work for a peaceful world for our children and grandchildren.
Alfred L. Marder
President, U.S. Peace Council
Post Office Box 3105, Westville Station New Haven, Connecticut
Tel: (203) 387-0370 Fax: (203) 495-7111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Never in the 59 years struggle for the total abolition of nuclear weapons
has the need for an accelerated global campaign of massive proportions
been so stark. The Bush Administration demagogically, in a campaign of
lies, used the legitimate fears of the people of nuclear war to illegally
invade Iraq. The Bush Administration manipulated the years of education
the anti-nuclear weapons campaign conducted about the dangers of nuclear
weapons to justify the violation of international law by a pre-emptive
strike whose obvious purposes were to control the resources of oil and
establish bases in the Middle East.
Not only have the nuclear weapons powers refused to honor their solemn
obligations under the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, Article 6, to negotiation
for the total abolition of nuclear weapons, but there is increased research
into new nuclear weapons for conventional use on the battlefield and into
space. Gone are the declarations of no first use, even against non-nuclear
states. An atmosphere of fear and insecurity has been created under the
pretext of fighting "terrorism."
World public opinion is the second superpower. It can frustrate the drive
for global domination by the arrogant US administration and its junior
partners. The entrance of the organization so f Mayors and Cities into
the campaign, buttressed by the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen
Bombs, in close cooperation with international and national peace organizations,
can create a powerful bloc of opposition to the plans of the death merchants
and their political allies.
The struggle for the abolition of nuclear weapons is integral to the struggle
for peace. 2005 will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The common bound, uniting all people of peace,
all organizations dedicated to world peace, all faiths affirming peace
as basic to their creed, must be "No More Hiroshimas and Nagasakis".
We must organize to that end.
Umoja as One (Perfect mission for peace initiative)
Benson Ngure Kiragu
1) We will join others in the world in their actions against nuclear weapons.
2) As Africans we have suffered from wars and we would like to express
our feelings against the atomic bombings.
International Voluntary Organization for Women, Education and Development
Box Ac553-Artcenter, Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-27-7402023 Fax: 233-21-239859 email@example.com
1) We strongly support you for your fight for disarmament, arms control,
peace and non-proliferation. We send our representative in the name of
Ackon Maxwell, a human right activist to join our brothers and sisters
in Japan to celebrate this world memorable conference.
2) We send our message of condolence to the entire community of Hiroshima
and Nagasaki for their memorable celebration. We strongly support them
and condemn these heinous crimes committed against them. We hope that
your memorable celebrations contribute to the cause of security and disarmament
and that our wishes for peace will be fulfilled.
Former President, Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
1) WILPF is holding its 28th triennial congress in Sweden, near Goteborg
from 2-6 August. A special meeting will be held to remember Hiroshima
and Nagasaki and in the evening participations will join the evening observance
in the peace park in Goteborg.
2) WILPF representative will deliver WILPF's message.
Asia Africa Peoples' Solidarity Organization (AAPSO)
President, Mourad Ghaleb
Secretary-General, Nouri Abdul Razzak Hussain
1) We inform all our national committee to observe the Hiroshima and Nagasaki
day by organizing seminars, discussions, roundtables and issuing statements
in the press. The national committees should decide in which form they
should observe this day, keeping in mind to provide a historical background
of the Second World War leading to the disastrous of bombing the two Japanese
cities, which is the biggest crime committee by the U.S. in the world.
This shall not be repeated in the future and people are mobilized to agitate
to ban the nuclear weapons once and for all. In this context, we would
like to mention that AAPSO organized a seminar at its Head Office for
the preparation of prep-com for NPT Review Conference in March 2004.
2) This year maks the 60th anniversary of the heinous crime of atom bombing
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also coincide with the NPT Review Conference
to be held in the same year. The US is the largest military power in the
world and its voice in the NPT. Moreover, the nuclear weapons states practice
this discriminately policy by two classes of world with nuclear "haves
and have nots" becoming a permanent feature of the weapons landscape.
At the same time, it doesn't want to be questioned of its right to maintain
enormous stocks of nuclear weapons. The US is not in compliance with the
NPT as more than 2000 US strategic nuclear warheads remain on Hair-Trigger
alert and US sub-marines continue to control the seas as during the Cold
War years. The 2005 US budget provides for upgrade for every nuclear weapons
of the US stock to be over 285 million dollars over the 5 years. As NPT
is the main bulwark in protecting the Human race, and it is the duty for
the peace loving people to protect it. Its is the hope of people that
other nuclear countries would join such a policy of confident building
measures to prevent any nuclear disaster in the future. As the world entered
the twenty first century, people had great expectations in the complete
removal of nuclear weapons from the world. But unfortunately the opposite
is taking place primary owing to the disastrous nuclear policy of the