Today we remember Hiroshima

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Together with the bombing of Nagasaki on 9 August, the two bombs killed about 240,000 civilians by the end of 1945 and sickened many more with cancer and chronic diseases.

75 years after these bombings, survivors are still working for nuclear abolition. On 6 August, we stand with them to remember these bombings. We can’t change the past. But we must remember the horrors the survivors of atomic bombings have endured and honor them by our actions to make sure it never happens again. To bring the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into force. To end nuclear weapons.

All over the world, actions and events will be organized to remember and to act. In the Netherlands, local groups will be organizing events in 10 cities across the country. In Amsterdam for example, there will be a die-in at 100 seconds before noon, the time of the Doomsday Clock. The Peace Palace will play peace songs on its carillon. And we will deliver signatures from Dutch citizens to the Hague, asking the government to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and reject nuclear weapons.

In addition, financial institutions, parliamentarians, religious groups and other organisations will commemorate the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On Sunday, the day Nagasaki was bombed, churches across the Netherlands will dedicate prayers to the victims and survivors.

Live updates:


1/ The latest @paxforpeace @nuclearban Don’t Bank on the Bomb report is out! It’s really exciting to see the report uncover the companies behind the nuclear weapons industry- and unveil some surprises around their investors. A 🧵
also, check out the report here ⤵️

The 24 major nuclear weapon producers and the investors propping them up are unveiled in the latest Don’t Bank on the Bomb report- out now!

The report shows long-term investors are not lending as much money to these companies as they used to. Read more→

The companies still building nuclear weapons and their investors are getting called out- it’s unacceptable to profit from nuclear weapons during the greatest nuclear threats in generations. #nuclearban #divestment #DontBankontheBomb #bizHumanRights

🔴 @ING_news and @Aegon continue to invest in nuclear weapons (!). These companies are involved in the production, maintenance or modernization of nuclear weapons. This is stated in the new Don't Bank on the Bomb study by PAX and ICAN @nuclearban.

🗣️ICYMI, lending money to the nuclear weapons industry is so 2020… The latest research from ICAN partner @PaxforPeace shows there’s billions less in loans to the companies building nuclear weapons. Check out the report here:

#NuclearBan #DBOTB

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