I just wanted to write a quick thank you for all the actions, messages of support, retweets, shares, donations, and all the other small but mighty things our supporters did for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We noticed a significant change in narrative - with a strong focus on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as the solution and way forward.
But don't just take it from me, we have received countless of messages from hibakusha, the survivors of the nuclear bombings, that they were thrilled with the global awareness and actions that were taken during those days.
They have been so encouraged to see how many people listened to their stories, read their messages, and pledged to ensure this never happens to anyone again.
Here are just a few of the powerful stories that you shouldn't miss:
- A New York Times profile of Setsuko Thurlow <[link removed]>
- The powerful "Daughters of the Bomb <[link removed]>" about the intersections between nuclear weapons, racism and personal histories:
- A short, powerful video of Koko Kondo <[link removed]> returning to the site where she was at the time of the bombing of Hiroshima (at only 8 months old).
The 4 ratifications of UN Treaty on the Prohibition of the Nuclear Weapons by Ireland, Nigeria, Nuie <[link removed]>, and St Kitts and Nevis <[link removed]> on Hiroshima and Nagasaki day showed exactly what that real leadership looks like!
So I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who got involved.
None of these results would have been possible without the incredible work by ICAN campaigners and supporters all around the world.
We are now taking the momentum from the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and making sure that we get those last ratifications done to make the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enter into force. Will you consider making a recurring donation to ICAN <[link removed]> to help support our work?
-- P.S. Make sure you check in with ICAN on social media on Monday. We have strong indications that another country will ratify then 🎉--