Reversing a Dangerous Course

August 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the United States’ atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs produced explosions causing tens of thousands of civilian deaths, and in the following weeks a death toll that reached nearly 200,000. Even more faced dramatic long-term health effects and debilitating mental trauma.
 
Survivors of nuclear weapons use, production, and testing share a common rally: that these weapons never be used again.
 
This blog series will provide a window into the heartbreaking, but vital stories of nuclear survivors leading up to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversaries, and show why the US must reverse its dangerous course working towards the elimination of nuclear weapons. Individual action—no matter how big or small—is crucial both to the survivors and our hopes of getting rid of the most inhumane weapons ever created.