Today, thousands across the globe will take part in commemoration ceremonies to remember the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the dropping of a second bomb on the city of Nagasaki three days later.
“We must take time to remember and acknowledge the horrendous suffering and destruction that resulted from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and take action to make nuclear disarmament a reality,” said Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May.
More than 100,000 people were killed instantly on those terrible days and survivors have been left to deal with the aftermath of the radiation, still being felt today.
The Green Party of Canada has a long standing policy calling for global nuclear disarmament. We recognize an urgent need for global nuclear disarmament and the conversion of military industries in Canada and worldwide into peaceful and restorative industries.