Saturday, August 06, 2005

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Never again!

More on Hiroshima from Hiroshima. A day of sad remembrance, but also a day with a positive message. So many people gathering in the Peace Park to call for peace and abolishment of nuclear weapons.

August 6, 2005, 8:15 am. must be the most impressive moment to be at the place where 60 years ago the air exploded. An enormous explosion than, followed by 70.000 people immediately dead. About 60.000 people gathered now, in a minute of intense silence. After the Peace Declaration that is read by the Mayor of Hiroshima, doves are released from the earth, it seems. They fly over the crowd, 60.000 people looking up to the sky. It gave me an intense feeling of hope.

Hope that all these people will actually make a difference. Hope that the Peace Declaration (soon to be found on by Mayor Akiba, if only partly, will come true. Hope that world leaders might think one moment extra whenever they decide on developing a new nuclear weapon, on attacking states that maybe have WMD, on opening a new reprocessing plant to produce more plutonium.

And as long as there is hope, there is a point in fighting for it. That is what Greenpeace does. That's what makes me proud to work for Greenpeace.

More to come from Hiroshima after some sleep.


Blogger Sangroncito said...

Sweet dreams from San Francisco. Looking forward to more posts from Japan when you wake up.

Saturday, August 06, 2005 5:14:00 pm  
Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Thanks Rianne, as long as there are enough of us willing to question the powers that be, then there is hope for peace in the world.

Look forward to your next message from Hiroshima.

Saturday, August 06, 2005 5:58:00 pm  

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