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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  • William Grosh
    signed 2019-08-04 18:46:58 -0400
  • Craige Knopf
    signed 2019-08-04 17:44:43 -0400
  • Marjorie Xavier
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  • J. Beverly
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  • marsha stelzer
    signed 2019-08-04 15:14:03 -0400
  • Gerritt and Elizabeth Baker-Smith
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  • Steve Wineman
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  • Phoebe Knopf
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  • Dawn Kopshever
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  • Jonathan Kopshever
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  • Maura Gregory
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  • Sherrypasquarello Pasquarello
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  • Elisabeth Garrett
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  • Regina Sneed
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  • John Renfrew
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  • Emilie Johnson
    signed 2019-08-04 10:44:42 -0400
  • Gerry Milliken
    signed 2019-08-04 10:37:34 -0400
  • Robert J. Pechacek
    @BLACKFLAGchi tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-04 10:03:47 -0400
    I Just Joined the Rebellion! It's time to take a stand for what we believe - we can't let a small handful of power-hungry people have control over the fate of our lives and planet. Join us!
  • Robert J. Pechacek
    signed 2019-08-04 09:49:28 -0400
    As a grandfather the war machine is the single largest contributer to global warming. The world is being destroyed by both war and global warming.
  • Massimo Fornaciari
    signed 2019-08-04 09:47:23 -0400
  • Aletha Stahl
    signed 2019-08-04 09:09:02 -0400
  • Dimity Hawkins AM
    signed 2019-08-03 18:58:16 -0400
  • Raymond Helfrich
    signed 2019-08-02 21:05:36 -0400
  • Justin Hamel
    signed 2019-08-02 19:09:05 -0400
  • Jolene Heiden
    signed 2019-08-02 14:34:04 -0400
    No more war that is so destructive! May we work together for peace, take time to dialogue, get to know one another, work collaboratively together, call on God for guidance and wisdom. We need one another! Thank you!
  • Catherine Manning
    signed 2019-08-01 15:02:38 -0400
    Hopeful for Peace in the World, if not my generation, then my children and grandchildren!
  • Robert Read
    signed 2019-07-29 16:48:48 -0400
    It can be done: treaties (July 2017 combined with previous ones) -> destruction of weapons -> verification, verification and verification (permanent international teams in every country)
  • Mervyn Russell
    signed via 2019-07-29 10:18:43 -0400
  • Barbara Birkett
    signed 2019-07-29 08:39:16 -0400
  • Namrata Suri
    @nmrta tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-25 14:03:23 -0400
    I Just Joined the Rebellion! It's time to take a stand for what we believe - we can't let a small handful of power-hungry people have control over the fate of our lives and planet. Join us!

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