We must never forget the terrible Nagasaki bombing, especially now that nuclear weapons far more powerful than the atomic bomb are commonplace.
The legendary poet was in the city shortly after its destruction. This week, on the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bombing, a top U.N. official and the city's mayor called for nuclear disarmament.
Two U.S. military veterans go to Japan to discuss the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the urgent need for nuclear disarmament.
The world now stands "at the very limit," said the leader of the Catholic Church. "I am really afraid of this.”
The president's bombastic threats may portend a catastrophic attack that could affect the entire world.
'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.