On 6th and 9th August 1945, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The suffering and horror caused by these explosions should have brought an end to this terrible experiment. Instead, 68 years on, the earth is increasingly threatened by stockpiles of nuclear warheads, a renaissance of civil/military nuclear programmes, and the unbridled use of uranium as a component of US and UK weapon systems.
The UK Government is currently planning to replace its Trident warheads and submarine bases. This will cost the taxpayer over £100 billion, money many believe would be better spent on housing, health or education.
Join us at the ARC Bar on 6th August for an evening of talks, film clips and discussion on security in the nuclear age, with topics ranging from the impact of Trident on the economy and climate change, the links between civil and military nuclear industries, the costs of nuclear new build, the UK/French connection and the breaking of the non-proliferation treaty, and radioactive warfare in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
REMEMBER FUKUSHIMA/NUCLEAR WARFARE 2013 (facebook event page)