PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR and Join the Hibakusha Rebellion!

PLEDGE TO WORK FOR A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD!

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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.

NOTE:
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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Sharon Monday
Debora Leen
Lisa Machooka
Tom Sage
Ruth Stoltzfus
Jacob Panicker
Dannie Otto
Ted Bergey
Jeremiah Jacques
Isabella Jenez
Kazuya Sato
Masako Doi
Norma Wyse
Rosemary Keenan
Elishea Borin
Len Nathan
Amanda Macomber
Norman Illsley
Eleanor Dwight
Paul Gessler
Bouaïcha Badreddine
Nirmal Sardar
Susan Irby
Joan Roche
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  • tracy w powell
    signed 2020-11-05 12:14:24 -0500
  • Peter Cline
    signed 2020-09-12 10:10:22 -0400
  • Tom Grover
    signed 2020-08-30 15:11:01 -0400
  • Beth Kelley Zorbanos
    signed 2020-08-18 20:36:23 -0400
    Never Again… Full of gratitude .. I wish you Peace
  • Maura Grier
    signed 2020-08-10 16:59:26 -0400
  • Barbara Curtis
    signed 2020-08-09 12:29:06 -0400
  • Sharon Monday
    signed 2020-08-09 12:22:35 -0400
  • Debora Leen
    signed 2020-08-08 12:31:10 -0400
  • Lisa Machooka
    signed 2020-08-07 15:05:22 -0400
  • Tom Sage
    signed 2020-08-06 16:07:59 -0400
    Ban the bomb!

    Tom Sage
  • Ruth Stoltzfus
    signed 2020-08-05 20:02:40 -0400
  • Jacob Panicker
    signed 2020-08-05 06:24:28 -0400
    Give Peace a Chance, else our generations ahead of us won’t get theirs.. Songs for peace.. theoverseasproject.com
  • Dannie Otto
    signed 2020-08-04 23:42:20 -0400
  • Ted Bergey
    signed 2020-08-04 19:44:49 -0400
  • Jeremiah Jacques
    signed 2020-08-04 18:32:21 -0400
  • Isabella Jenez
    signed 2020-08-04 14:07:50 -0400
  • Kazuya Sato
    signed 2020-08-04 12:00:29 -0400
  • Masako Doi
    signed 2020-08-03 17:52:00 -0400
    We should never repeat this tragedy again.
  • Norma Wyse
    signed 2020-08-03 10:07:22 -0400
  • Rosemary Keenan
    signed 2020-07-14 23:17:58 -0400
    Thank you to all who have been working tirelessly to end these weapons of mass annihilation. Together we can end the terror of nuclear weapons.
  • Elishea Borin
    signed 2020-07-14 20:03:07 -0400
  • Len Nathan
    signed 2020-07-04 12:30:40 -0400
    This is important.
  • Amanda Macomber
    signed 2020-06-12 13:35:46 -0400
  • Norman Illsley
    signed 2020-06-10 23:49:52 -0400
  • Eleanor Dwight
    signed 2020-06-06 13:08:09 -0400
    The most important thing we can do is to eliminate nuclear weapons and not to be totally distracted by what is seemingly more critical problems.
  • Paul Gessler
    signed 2020-06-04 17:54:04 -0400
    Together people in Japan and America can forge a peace and alliance that can lead the world.

    Ban Nuclear Weapons and bring peace and stability to the world.
  • Bouaïcha Badreddine
    signed 2020-06-02 20:13:52 -0400
  • Nirmal Sardar
    signed 2020-05-25 11:42:24 -0400
  • Susan Irby
    signed 2020-05-19 02:06:57 -0400
  • Joan Roche
    signed 2020-05-10 18:21:34 -0400
    My one of sons has anxitey and a fear of nuclear war. He doesn’t want to die young. He wants to live a long life. #SAYNOTONUKES #NUKESARENOTTOYS

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