Brisbane Hiroshima Day Rally

Hiroshima Day
Peace Rally and March

1pm

Saturday 7th August

Brisbane Square – George Street
(top o’ Queen St Mall ) Brisbane

Welcome to Country
Music! Combined Unions Choir
Speakers: Darambal Elder – Aunty Jeanette Yow Yeh, a Member of Atomic Ex-servicemen’s Association

and film screening

“When the Dust Settles” a 37 mins DVD unmasking the hidden dangers behind uranium mines…
presented by Peter Simpson – Electrical Trades Union

During World War II, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were destroyed by atomic bombs dropped by the United States military on August 6 and August 9 respectively , killing at least 100,000 civilians outright and many more over time.

Hiroshima Day commemorates the victims and the survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki sixty five years ago.

It is a day to remember the horrific legacy of nuclear armaments and the uranium industry that supplies the fuel for these weapons of mass destruction.

With an expanding uranium industry, a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory, a “research” reactor that has been used for weapons – related research, and its role in the US military nuclear umbrella, Australia is supporting an ongoing nuclear arms race.

Australia must stop digging itself deeper in to the nuclear nightmare and become a beacon of global hope for peace by refusing to mine and export uranium.

For information contact 3855 9497 jshears28@yahoo. com.au
Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament Inc

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  1. Press Release says:

    RALLY FOR PEACE AND
    NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INC
    FRIENDS OF THE EARTH BRISBANE
    Press Release
    August 6, 2010

    Hiroshima – the original Ground Zero…

    65 years ago today, the US dropped an atomic bomb over the thriving city of Hiroshima. Three days later, another nuclear device was dropped on Nagasaki…

    At least 100,000 civilians were killed outright and many more died over time. The long-term impacts of radiation on community health and the environment are incalculable.

    Hiroshima Day commemorates the victims and the survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by calling for the total abolition of nuclear weapons.

    ”With an expanding uranium industry, a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory, a “research” reactor that has been used for weapons – related research, and its role in the US military nuclear umbrella, Australia is supporting an ongoing nuclear arms race,” states Friends of the Earth spokesperson, Robin Taubenfeld.

    “It is time to say “No!” Australia has the power to stop the nuclear industry here where it starts and to become a beacon of global hope for peace.”

    “Australia can dig itself out of involvement in the global nuclear nightmare by refusing to mine and export uranium, “ Ms. Taubenfeld adds.

    Friends of the Earth Brisbane supports the Hiroshima Day Peace Rally. We invite you to join us on Saturday to remember the horrific legacy of nuclear armaments and consider the dismantling of the entire nuclear chain.

    Hiroshima Day Peace Rally, March and Film Screening
    Saturday 7th August
    1pm
    Brisbane Square – George Street
    Top of Queen St Mall – Brisbane

    Speakers include:
    Darambal Elder (Rockhampton/Shoalwater Bay) – Jeanette Yow Yeh,
    Peter Simpson – Electrical Trades Union
    a Member of Atomic Ex-servicemen’s Association

    film: “When the Dust Settles” a 37 mins DVD unmasking the hidden dangers behind uranium mines… presented by Electrical Trades Union

    For more information on the Rally contact:
    Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Joan Shears: (07) 3358 9497

    For more information or comment on Australia’s nuclear situation:
    Friends of the Earth Brisbane Anti-Nuclear Collective, Robin Taubenfeld: 0411 118 737

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