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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Walter Whiteley
Jorge Filmus
Janet Birnstihl
Daphne Stapleton
Gaye-Frances Alexander
Elizabeth Nyburg
Rebecca Hagey
Marilee DeLombard
Doris Power
Mary-Wynne Ashford
Veronica Dahl
Richard Sandbrook
Adam Hitchcock
Gordon Doctorow
Kate Chung
Phyllis Creighton
Mary-Ellen Francoeur
James Morikawa
Janis Alton
Timothy Wright
Ellen Judd
Gerald Rudolph
Diane Beeny
Nissa Youngren
Dick Noble
John Lamperti
Barbara Carr
bob Elmendorf
Ann Rommel
Ellen Thomas
9,400,670 SIGNATURES
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  • Walter Whiteley
    signed via 2019-07-04 17:09:22 -0400
  • Jorge Filmus
    signed 2019-07-04 16:11:42 -0400
  • Janet Birnstihl
    signed via 2019-07-04 11:40:06 -0400
  • Daphne Stapleton
    signed via 2019-07-04 11:04:08 -0400
  • Gaye-Frances Alexander
    signed via 2019-07-04 09:51:46 -0400
  • Elizabeth Nyburg
    signed via 2019-07-04 07:40:39 -0400
  • Rebecca Hagey
    signed via 2019-07-04 07:04:12 -0400
  • Marilee DeLombard
    signed 2019-07-03 22:11:54 -0400
  • Doris Power
    signed via 2019-07-03 20:57:13 -0400
  • Mary-Wynne Ashford
    signed 2019-07-03 16:46:01 -0400
  • Veronica Dahl
    signed 2019-07-03 16:42:55 -0400
  • Richard Sandbrook
    signed 2019-07-03 16:38:38 -0400
  • Adam Hitchcock
    signed 2019-07-03 13:41:30 -0400
    It is more urgent than ever to STOP developing new nuclear weapons and to BEGIN dismantling those that exist.

    Peace to all.
  • Gordon Doctorow
    signed 2019-07-03 13:37:33 -0400
  • Kate Chung
    signed 2019-07-03 12:59:25 -0400
  • Phyllis Creighton
    signed 2019-07-03 10:13:54 -0400
  • Mary-Ellen Francoeur
    signed 2019-07-03 09:41:06 -0400
    Deep thanks to the Hibakusha for their dedication and courage in leading the world to eliminate nuclear weapons and the suffering of all of creation.
  • James Morikawa
    signed 2019-07-03 00:08:51 -0400
  • Janis Alton
    signed 2019-07-02 22:19:11 -0400
    Thank you for this urgent appeal. May it stimulate the critical steps to the entry into force of this ban treaty.
  • Timothy Wright
    signed 2019-07-02 17:25:58 -0400
  • Ellen Judd
    signed 2019-07-02 16:44:07 -0400
  • Gerald Rudolph
    signed 2019-07-02 14:42:11 -0400
  • Diane Beeny
    signed 2019-07-02 14:00:15 -0400
  • Nissa Youngren
    signed 2019-07-02 10:53:05 -0400
  • Dick Noble
    signed 2019-07-01 17:56:22 -0400
  • John Lamperti
    signed 2019-07-01 17:53:30 -0400
  • Barbara Carr
    signed 2019-07-01 17:00:10 -0400
  • bob Elmendorf
    signed 2019-07-01 12:49:26 -0400
  • Ann Rommel
    signed 2019-07-01 11:43:35 -0400
  • Ellen Thomas
    signed 2019-07-01 11:10:26 -0400
    Let us unite in powerful actions to preserve a healthy planet! Darien De Lu

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