[pjw] EVENT reminder: Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial online Thurs 8/6 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Aug 4 16:32:19 EDT 2020

Hello again Iraq AG supporters

Below is a reminder that the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 
memorial event is in two days, on Thursday, August 6, via online 
platforms. As noted earlier, the Iraq Affinity Group has been involved in 
the planning for this and is signed on as a cosponsor. PSR asked that 
people share the link to their web page rather than the direct zoom
link when promoting the event.


Meanwhile, former Defense Secretary William Perry did an interview where 
he said we're more likely than ever to be in a nuclear war, and called 
nuclear weapons more of a liability than an asset.


Finally, for now, since this coming Sunday, August 9 marks 75 years after 
the bombing of Nagasaki, we will retain the extra message and some of the 
signs from last Friday's special event, though we'll broaden the focus 
back out to include things like:

--August 9 is also 6 years since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO

--August 8 marks 6 years since the third phase of the War on Iraq
   (after the 1991 "Gulf War" and 2003 invasion) as the US
   began bombing the so called Islamic State.

--the apparent drawdown of federal law enforcement from downtown Portland

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

  ---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:16:08
From: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility <info at oregonpsr.org>

Dear Friend,

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, August 6th 
beginning at 6:00 PM for 75 Years Later Is Now: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & 
Ending the Nuclear Threat, an online event honoring the lives lost to 
nuclear weapons and exploring how we can create a world free from the 
threat of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate mass 

Our guest speakers will include Tricia Pritikin, a Hanford Downwinder, 
legal advocate, and author; Harvey Thorstad, an Atomic Veteran and peace 
activist; and Oregon PSR Advisory Board members Chisao Hata, a Japanese 
American performing artist and community organizer, and Yukiyo Kawano, an 
artist and third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor). Our event 
emcee will be Kyle Iboshi, an investigative reporter with KGW News.

Our speakers will explore the lasting dangers of nuclear weapons and 
nuclear injustice, discuss the importance of shifting our spending 
priorities away from these weapons and towards safe and resilient 
communities, and let you know how you can get more involved in the growing 
nuclear weapons abolition movement.

Your tax-deductible contribution makes it possible for us to organize this 
annual event and to educate, engage, advocate for a nuclear weapons-free 
world. Please donate today <https://www.oregonpsr.org/donate> to support 
this event and Oregon PSR's nuclear weapons abolition campaign.

Sign the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. 

The hibakusha appeal is a petition created by a group of hibakusha, the 
survivors of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The 
petition calls for the elimination of nuclear weapons, including 
development, funding, testing, use, and threat of use.

This year, on the 75th anniversary of the bombings, supporting this 
international petition is a main ask of Japanese groups for the United 
States. Please join us in supporting this appeal from the survivors of the 
atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Read the full text of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of 
Nuclear Weapons and sign the appeal today. 

Thank you for taking action by signing the hibakusha appeal, and we look 
forward to having you join us online on August 6th.

In Peace and Health,

Kelly Campbell, Executive Director

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #758
Portland, OR  97214

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