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75th Anniversary of Hiroshima

75th Anniversary of Hiroshima

75th Anniversary of Hiroshima
Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire calls for "The abolition of genocidal nuclear weapons, war and nuclear scientists to refuse to make genocidal weapons which threaten humanity with extinction". On 6th August 2020, the 75th anniversary of the genocidal bombing of Hiroshima and on 10th August 2020 the genocidal bombing of Nagasaki, by USA military, people around the world will remember these acts of criminality against unarmed civilians in Japan. Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, of The Peace People, Belfast, called for the abolition of genocidal nuclear weapons and said - ‘I support the International Campaign against Nuclear weapons/Global Harmony Association proposed Anti-nuclear Manifesto for the salvation of humanity from the all-consuming suicidal genocidal nuclear fire, first tested 75 years ago on civilians in Hiroshima/Nagasaki, 250,000 of whom we burned alive and many…
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John Hume: Family ask mourners to light a candle at home in remembrance for him.

John Hume: Family ask mourners to light a candle at home in remembrance for him.

John Hume, SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner
John Hume's family has asked mourners to refrain from lining the streets of his native city, as his body returns home ahead of his funeral. Instead, they have asked people to light a "candle for peace" at their homes at 21:00 on Tuesday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the Hume family said the "heartfelt and sincere" condolences they had received since announcing his death had been "immensely comforting". They said he would leave his home in Moville, County Donegal, on Tuesday evening and return to St Eugene's Cathedral in Londonderry. "John loved the people of Derry and Donegal," they said. "We know he would have prioritised public health and the safety and health of our communities. We're asking people to follow that guidance, please do not…
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Remembrance Gathering – Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Remembrance Gathering – Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

A world free of nuclear war
We are having a small gathering to remember this bombing. DATE. 6th August TIME. 1pm LOCATION. Peace House. Read more >> The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only uses of nuclear weapons in armed conflict.
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George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP

George Floyd RIP, Press Release, Press Releases
#blacklivesmatter Press Release – By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace Laureate "I would like to add my sympathy and condolences to George Floyd family and the families of Black victims, and others killed by racists, be they in USA, United Kingdom, Asia, no matter where they live.   It was inspiring to see millions of people, respond to the call of the Movement ‘Black Lives Matter’ and take to the streets to pray act and protest police brutality, institutional violence, racism and discrimination, and to call for transparency and accountability and real change". Anti-black and racism continues to permeate through the criminal justice system and the social fabric of the USA, UK and many countries. During my many visits to the USA, I was deeply shocked by the extreme poverty, particularly in…
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