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Listen: August 6, 2020 at the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima at 8:15 am

Every year I go to the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park on the morning of August 6. This year was disrupted by COVID-19, as everything is. The ceremony was reduced. But, I always spend the morning by the A-bomb Dome, which is technically outside of the park, and was still open to the public this year. At the Dome, there are always a lot of political protesters, antinuclear weapon, antinuclear power, and increasingly right-wing pro-nuclear weapon advocates. There is always a group of Buddhist monks

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The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be Toppled

Along with Ran Zwigenberg, I published this article on Counterpunch on August 6, 2020. The American Narrative of Hiroshima is a Statue that Must be ToppledIn August 1945, the United States attacked two cities in Japan with nuclear weapons in the last days of World War Two. The US used weapons of mass destruction against a primarily civilian population, instantly killing over 100,000 human beings, with tens of thousands of wounded and irradiated people who would die in the subsequent months and

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August 6 Interviews

I did a number of interviews on August 6. There was connectivity issues on some of them. It was also interesting that while most years on August 6 I am asked about Hiroshima issues, this year I was asked about more about nuclear testing and Global Hibakusha issues.Here are links to several of them.On Al Jazeera English:On  BBC World Service:On BBC One:On Euronews:<span class="fr-marker" data-id="0" data-type="true" style="display: none; line-height:

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Livestream: ZERO Project 2020 Digital Roundtable August 7 / 8

There will be an amazing online event on Friday evening August 7 (USA times) and Saturday morning August 8 (Japan time). The event is sponsored by the Zero Project and includes music by DJ Spooky and numerous speaker and breakout session digital events. I will take part in a digital roundtable in dialogue with DJ Spooky,  Ryo Oshiba (President of the Hiroshima Peace Institute), and artist Cannon Hersey. The digital roundtable will be in English with Japanese subtitles. DJ Spooky will also

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Nuclear Reality 75 years after Hiroshima-Nagasaki | Bo Jacobs #ssl72

I had a great chat with Joy Walsh on Tuesday August 4 here in Hiroshima on her Inbound Ambassador livestream series. Joy has a series of talks on sustainability issues, and especially as they relate to Japan. She has a very insightful conversation with a wide range of people every weekday at 9 am Japan time. I love talking to Joy, and this conversation still felt special. We covered a broad range of topics from the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the various

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Managing Nuclear Memory: The Journey from Hiroshima to Fukushima

Webinar!I will be in dialogue with scholars Norma Field and Yuki Miyamoto for an online discussion that you can join via Zoom next weekend, in part commemorating the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also exploring the public management of nuclear understandings since then, especially as relates to Fukushima, and the Global Hibakusha.Time:August 7 (Fri) 11 am (EDT) East Coast USAAugust 7 (Fri) 10 am (CDT) Central USAAugust 7 (Fri) 8 am (PDT) West Coast USAAugust 7 (Fri) 5 pm (CET)

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Bo Jacobs Message from Hiroshima, August 6, 2020

I am honored to be a participant in the Hiroshima & Nagasaki 75 online event streaming 30 hours of content by a broad diversity of people and groups who have been affected by or are commenting on the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and also the 2,000 nuclear weapon tests, widespread contamination from nuclear production and nuclear accidents. Please join the event live, or learn about events near where you live. You can learn all about this at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki75 website. I was

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How Culture Wrestled with the Atomic Age

Why do nuclear icons show up constantly on consumer goods and in popular culture? What does this tell us about our society? I had the pleasure of talking with Inside Science reporter Chris Gorski last month. He talked to me and my research colleague Mick Broderick, and also musicologist Reba Wissner. Image credit: Get HiroshimaYou can find the article here, and the larger series that Inside Science did about the anniversary of the Trinity Test

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Video: The Nuclear Realities of Testing, Power and Weapons (interview on Inbound Ambassador YouTube channel)

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Joy Walsh, the Inbound Ambassador, on her YouTube channel in June. , the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fukushima, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and especially moves towards resuming nuclear testing. A wide ranging interview on a number of topics, conducted onsite at some legacy buildings in Hiroshima that face demolition I talked to Joy earlier, in February, about nuclear power being born violent. It was a great including discussion about

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