A global virtual tribute will take place this August 6th to help us remember that nuclear weapons and their survivors are…still here.
In partnership with the City of Hiroshima, Midheaven Network is producing Thursday a 10-hour livestream to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima’s bombing and nuclear legacy.
With a full lineup of international artists, performers, researchers and storytellers, the programming will engage in exploratory discussions on revolutionary love, radical freedom and listening on five segments: history of anti-peace, reality of war, imagination of peace, war economy and peace economy.
Hiroshima’s commemoration ceremony will be live streamed for this event and will also be transmitted simultaneously by BBC and NHK TV channels.
«Today, in the midst of America’s racial crisis there is an opportunity to excavate the root cause of the ideals that have defined America’s actions from its founding: nuclear war is only possible and permissible in a society where the root of slavery remains», 75th Memorial Midheaven Network producers said in a press release.
The event aims to demand the international community to honor the plea of the Hibakusha, the survivors of the bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who since April 2016 have launched an Appeal for a Nuclear Ban Treaty.
The International Petition Campaign, still open for signatures, has been signed by more than 10 million people from all around the world calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Twenty five years after the first nuclear weapons were used, the Non-Proliferation Treaty was created to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, and eventually get rid of them.
According to the Still Here campaign organizers, 50 years on from the treaty and 75 years from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the nuclear-armed countries aren’t keeping their promises to allies or to the world when they continue to grow their arsenals and threaten nuclear weapons use.
The 10-hour livestream on August 6th will be followed by another similar event on August 9th, the day that marks the 75th anniversary of Nagasaki nuclear bombing.
You can register free for more updates on the 10-hour livestream here.
Read the stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear survivors here.