Podcast: Hiroshima at 76


In Episode 83Ā of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg notes signs of hope on the 76th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, with the city’s Mayor Kazumi Matsui calling on the world’s nations to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. President Trump walked away from US-Russia nuclear arms control treaties, and China is now rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal.Ā Ukraine and Syria are ominously likely flashpoints for superpower conflict.Ā But South Africa provides a shining example of progressā€”under the leadership of NelsonĀ Mandela, newly post-apartheid South Africa became the first and only nation on Earth to willingly dismantle its nuclearĀ weapons.Ā Listen on SoundCloud or via Patreon.

Production by Chris Rywalt

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Photo: Hiroshima Day vigilĀ 2014, viaĀ Nihon zan Myohoji Buddhist Peace Council

  1. Erratum re. Soviet intermediate-range missiles

    TheĀ Soviet intermediate-range missiles deployed in the early 1980s were placed in European Russia (not, as stated, in East European satellite states).