TIME TO PLAN FOR HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI DAYS AUGUST 6-9 2007

Watch here for more on suggested actions, flyers, etc.

Read reports received from US WILPF Branches on 2006 observances in the U.S. for ideas, and access reports from other US organizations and Hiroshima as well.

Mayors for Peace is one of the most effective organizations working on local and international levels for abolition of nuclear weapons. We are proud that so many WILPF members in Branches from Santa Cruz, Portland and Ashland in the west to Boston in the east have helped enlist Mayors for Peace in the USA. Continue to help us enlist Mayors for Peace in our own communities and worldwide in the 2020 Vision Campaign for nuclear weapons abolition led by Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima and the new Mayor of Nagasaki. We grieve that Mayor Itoh, for 12 years vice President for Mayors for Peace, was assasinated in April 2007 during his re-election campaign.

In 2006 NGOs across the US, including our Branches in Pittsburgh and the Bay Area, helped shut down Bechtel for an entire day during Hiroshima-Nagasaki Week. This year Some Branches may wish to engage in similar demonstrations at nuclear military bases, corporations profiteering on nuclear weapons production, or at nuclear waste sites in their own communities. Read fact sheets on the DIrty Dozen nuclear weapons profiteers now in process of being updated by Reaching Critical WIll in cooperation with the Arms Trade Resource Center and War Resisters League. Use the LOCAL feature on Google to locate subcontractors of the major nuclear war profiteers (Bechtel, Lockheed, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, etc.) in your area.