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Bill Longstaff: Too long to live in fear

Seventy years ago, on August 6, 1945, the United States unleashed the most massive terror attack in history when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. At least 75,000 people died within hours. By December, 1945, around 140,000 were dead; 200,000 by the end of 1950. Today, the world contains an estimated 17,000 nuclear . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Too long to live in fear

PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

From an article at CommonDreams.

“What gets in your blood?” the editor asked.

“The whole culture,” Dylan answered.

What do you mean? What are you saying? the editor asked. He kept pushing Dylan to explain where rock and roll came from.

Finally, when push came to shove, Bob Dylan gave the definitive answer.

Hiroshima.

“The . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

From an article at CommonDreams.

“What gets in your blood?” the editor asked.

“The whole culture,” Dylan answered.

What do you mean? What are you saying? the editor asked. He kept pushing Dylan to explain where rock and roll came from.

Finally, when push came to shove, Bob Dylan gave the definitive answer.

Hiroshima.

“The . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Bob Dylan, Hiroshima, Great Balls of Fire

Susan on the Soapbox: Does Fort Mac Look Like Hiroshima?

Neil Young said many provocative things about the oilsands, but the one that became a lightning rod for criticism was this: “The fact is, Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima”.* He later explained that the reference to Fort McMurray was meant to symbolize all of the oilsands operations in northern Alberta.

Is the comparison appropriate?

Michiko . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Does Fort Mac Look Like Hiroshima?

ParliamANT Hill: MusiciAnt songs banned on radio station

Inspired by this headline:  http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2013/09/12/neil_youngs_music_banned_from_radio_station_after_hiroshima_remark.html

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

LeDaro: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima: Japan marks 68th anniversary

Are the wars worth fighting? We should have learned from World War II. Millions of people were killed. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the U.S. was one of the frightening consequences of this war. Modern day nuclear weapons are much more destructive. U.S alone can destroy life on this planet many times over.

People . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima: Japan marks 68th anniversary

drive-by planet: Gilad Sharon evokes ‘Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ in call to ‘flatten’ Gaza

Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon has written an op-ed piece for the Jerusalem Post in which he makes reference to the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in making a case for ‘flattening’ Gaza. Sharon:  “We n… . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Gilad Sharon evokes ‘Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ in call to ‘flatten’ Gaza

Politics and its Discontents: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall…

It isn’t always pleasant to look into the mirror, but I’m glad we have people like Chris Hedges to force us to on a regular basis. Recommend this Post

Trashy's World: Hiroshima…

In spite of the massive global distraction happening right now (aka, the Olympics), it should be noted that today, August 6, marks a day of darkness that occurred 67 years ago when up to 140,000 people died in the Hiroshima bombing. We have come a long way since the days of the Cold War, but . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Hiroshima…

Song of the Watermelon: A Formula for Nuclear Disarmament

Mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right)

If you look at world history, ever since men began waging war, you will see that there’s a permanent race between sword and shield. The sword always wins. The more improvements that are made to the shield, the more improvements are made to the sword.

. . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: A Formula for Nuclear Disarmament