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76 Years Later, We're Still Building Nukes
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembered 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021 5:00 PM
Weekly Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Pioneer Courthouse Square,
SW Yamhill and Broadway


August 6 marks 76 years since the bombing of Hiroshima, and August 9 the anniversary for Nagasaki. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed instantly and many more died later from the effects of the nuclear weapons. President Biden and Russian President Putin agreed at their June summit that "Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought" (Deutsche Welle [DW] June 16). Yet the US just approved new multi-billion dollar contracts to develop air-to-air nuclear weapons and to upgrade intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities. The United Nations voted to make nuclear weapons illegal-- though the US did not vote in favor of that resolution. It is time to stop spending our money on war and weapons that can destroy all life and instead focus on human needs and the environment!

[Oregon PSR event image] We will march to Waterfront Park to show support for Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's 6 PM limited in-person Hiroshima memorial event. Check PSR's site ( for COVID protocols for their event and to pre-register.

The Friday Rallies for Peace and Justice were started in November, 2001 shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan, and hosted by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition until March, 2020, when the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group took over hosting duties.

For more information, or if your group would like to cosponsor or endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page posted July 21, 2021


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