PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR and Join the Hibakusha Rebellion!


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“So that the people from future generations will not have to experience hell on earth, we want to realize a world free of nuclear weapons while we are still alive.”

Join your voice with those of the Hibakusha to say “Never Again.”
Sign the petition for a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons below.

Hibakusha Earnestly Desire Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

At present, humanity stands at the crossroads of whether to save our blue planet with all living things on it as it is or to go along the road of self-destruction.

The two atomic bombs dropped on August 6th and 9th 1945 by the US forces totally destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an instant and killed and wounded hundreds of thousands of people without discrimination. With corpses charred black, bodies with their skins peeled off and with lines of people tottering in silence, a hell on earth emerged. Those who narrowly survived soon collapsed one after another. For more than 70 years since then, we have struggled to live on, afflicted by the delayed effects and by anxiety about the possible effects of radiation on our children and grandchildren. Never again do we want such tragedies to be repeated.

After 11 years of silence following the A-bomb suffering, Hibakusha assembled in Nagasaki in August 1956 and founded Nihon Hidankyo, the Japan Confederation of A-and H-bomb Sufferers Organizations. There we pledged that we would work to "save humanity from its crisis through the lessons learned from our experiences, while at the same time saving ourselves".

Since then we have continued appealing to the world that "there should never be another Hibakusha." This is the cry of our soul. Wars and conflicts are still going on in the world, and many lives of innocent people are lost. Nuclear weapons are being used to threaten others. There are also moves to develop new nuclear weapons. The destructive power of existing nuclear weapons, which number well over 10 thousand, amounts to that of tens of thousands of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined. Nuclear weapons are the "weapons of the devil". They could wipe out the human race and all other creatures. They could destroy the environment and turn the globe into a dead planet.

Human beings have prohibited the use, development, production, and possession of biological and chemical weapons by treaties and protocols. Why do we hesitate to prohibit nuclear weapons, which are far more destructive than these weapons?

We, the Hibakusha, call on all State Governments to conclude a treaty to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. The average age of the Hibakusha now exceeds 80. It is our strong ' desire to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world in our lifetime so that succeeding generations of people will not see hell on earth ever again.

You, your families and relatives, or any other people should not be made Hibakusha again. We believe that your signatures appended to this appeal will add up to the voices of hundreds of millions of people around the world and move international politics. They will finally save the future of our blue planet and all life on it. We earnestly appeal to you to append your signature to this petition.

April 2016

Initial Proposers of the Appeal:
Sunao Tsuboi, Sumiteru Taniguchi and Mikiso Iwasa, Co-Chairpersons, Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations)
Terumi Tanaka, Secretary General, Hidankyo
Kwak Kwi Hoon, Honorary Chairman, Korean Association of Atomic Bomb Victims
Tsukasa Mukai, President, US Association of Atomic Bomb Victims
Takashi Morita, President, Associacao Hibakusha Brasil Pela Paz
Setsuko Thurlow, Hibakusha of Hiroshima, Toronto,Canada
Yasuaki Yamashita, Hibakusha of Nagasaki, Mexico City, Mexico

International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Earnestly desiring the elimination of nuclear weapons without delay, we, the Hibakusha, call on all State Governments to conclude a treaty to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.

I, the undersigned, hereby support the Appeal of the Hibakusha.

After the launch of the International Signature Campaign in April 2016, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017. This Campaign now calls on all State Governments to join the Treaty and achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

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Anita Kwok
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Christopher Baldock
Gordon Doctorow
Shoko Kitanaka
Thomas Groom
Brittany Chinigo
Saurabh Popli
Vicky Bromley
William Arnold
Nancy Eberg
Kanagasabai Indra
Pam Wortley
Aubrey Nunes
Richard Steele
Andrei Kozhev
Alida Van Pelt
Eileen Whitehead
Sylvia Borgmeier
Ray Church
Christopher Coppock
Chris Flanagan
Michael Stewart
Graham Kirkwood
Dominic Alexander
Stan Corzine
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  • Joan Rieck
    signed 2019-09-26 11:09:27 -0400
  • Walter Whiteley
    signed 2019-09-26 10:51:38 -0400
  • Barry Mendel
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  • Anita Kwok
    signed 2019-09-26 09:39:59 -0400
  • Raymond G. Wilson
    signed 2019-09-26 09:29:26 -0400
    A Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace

    Raymond G. Wilson*, Illinois Wesleyan University, rwilson at
  • Christopher Baldock
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  • Gordon Doctorow
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  • Shoko Kitanaka
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  • Thomas Groom
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  • Brittany Chinigo
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  • Saurabh Popli
    signed 2019-08-29 02:45:27 -0400
  • Vicky Bromley
    signed 2019-08-20 03:56:13 -0400
    The powerful preside over the lives of us all with threats of annihalation
  • Randy
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  • William Arnold
    signed 2019-08-16 02:55:49 -0400
  • Nancy Eberg
    signed 2019-08-13 10:33:31 -0400
  • Kanagasabai Indra
    signed 2019-08-12 04:13:18 -0400
  • Pam Wortley
    signed 2019-08-11 11:36:12 -0400
  • Aubrey Nunes
    signed 2019-08-10 07:06:31 -0400
  • Richard Steele
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  • Andrei Kozhev
    signed 2019-08-09 09:30:17 -0400
  • Alida Van Pelt
    signed via 2019-08-09 08:35:25 -0400
  • Eileen Whitehead
    signed 2019-08-09 06:11:20 -0400
    Using nuclear weapons is unconscionable in its inhumanity.
  • Sylvia Borgmeier
    signed 2019-08-08 20:48:53 -0400
  • Ray Church
    signed 2019-08-08 12:33:35 -0400
  • Christopher Coppock
    signed 2019-08-08 05:51:26 -0400
    Nothing more I can say—we must end nuclear weapons now!
  • Chris Flanagan
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  • Michael Stewart
    signed via 2019-08-08 03:27:13 -0400
  • Graham Kirkwood
    signed 2019-08-08 02:52:30 -0400
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