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Iowans commemorate Hiroshima-Nagasaki

Grace Amemiya at Hiroshima commemoration 8-6-12

Grace Amemiya at Hiroshima commemoration 8-6-12

Grace Amemiya, who spent time in a Japanese Internment camp during World War II, speaks in Des Moines about her experiences at the 2012 commemoration of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings. For more photos from the rally, click here.

[Adopted from a press release by Sherry Hutchison of WILPF and Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting.]

“From Hiroshima to Fukushima: the Nuclear Question” was the theme of the annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki observance at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa capitol grounds. Sixty Iowans attended the commemoration of the 67th anniversary of the bombings.

Iowans Mark First Anniversary of Fukushima, Oppose New Plants

A new nuclear power plant would be an environmental and economic disaster for Iowa according to a group of Iowans who rallied at the Statehouse in Des Moines on the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Iowans to Mark First Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am

From the Iowa Beyond Nuclear Coalition

Jane E. Magers, coordinator

1922 Lincoln Ave.  Des Moines, IA 50314
515/280-5129,  515/771-0794

Radioactive Zombies March to the Capitol

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

"Do you want to pay upfront for new nuclear power plants in Iowa?

"It would be great to have any/all of you there! If you can't come - then please help promote the event and share details with friends and contacts who might be able to come. 

Nuclear Fallout: Weapons and Power Plants

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 7:30pm

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.

Join us for Des Moines' annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration. 

Speakers to include Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, a member of Mayors for Peace, and the mayor who signed a proclamation making our city a nuclear weapons-free zone. Physicians for Social Responsibility reports on the campaign in Kansas City to shut down the construction of a new nuclear-weapons plant; and updates on the Iowa campaign to halt nuclear plants in Iowa, restore the Japanese Bell, and to ratify the CTBT in the US Congress.

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