This week marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima was decimated by the U.S. military on August 6, 1945. The bombing of Nagasaki happened three days later on August 9. The devastation these bombs caused shocked the world.
In the decades after 1945, millions of people campaigned to limit and abolish atomic weapons. Unfortunately, these bombs and the industry that develops them haven't retreated, and they are still a serious threat to working-class people everywhere.
APC spoke to Denis Doherty from the Hiroshima Day Committee in Sydney about the relevance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversary, and what activities the Hiroshima Day Committee is undertaking.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Image: Atomic bomb/Pixabay
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