The world now stands "at the very limit," said the leader of the Catholic Church. "I am really afraid of this.”
Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 when a U.S. atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima, heads a group that is urging 50 countries to ratify an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
The president's bombastic threats may portend a catastrophic attack that could affect the entire world.
As U.S. demands an end to North Korean nuclear testing, Hiroshima's mayor urges nations to sign an anti-nuclear treaty.
Historians will see Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as one of the greatest achievements of his presidency, and perhaps as a turning point in anti-proliferation through diplomacy.
'Big Stink, Necessary Evil': A Poem That Will Change Your Perspective on the Atomic Bombings (Audio)
Jill McDonough’s poem on the planes that followed and photographed the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II is a harrowing depiction of the justifications that follow mass destruction.
As we left the memorial, Koji Hosokawa told us to stop. He looked us in the eye and told us not to forget the victims.
President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima on Friday, the first sitting U.S. president to do so since the World War II atomic bombings of Japan. To acknowledge the historic trip, Truthdig reposts Editor in Chief Robert Scheer's 2007 piece recalling the bombings.