On August 6, 1945, the United States military dropped an
atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days
later on August 9, an atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki,
Japan. The bombs directly killed hundreds of thousands of
people - largely civilians of all ages - from the initial
blast and from injuries and illness in the months following.
Many more died from fallout and radiation exposure. Nearly
half-a-million survivors (called Hibakusha in Japanese) have
lived with ailments, injuries, pain throughout their (often
shortened) lives. These attacks on civilian targets with
nuclear weapons was of dubious military value and was likely
a demonstration of nuclear might for the Soviet Union and
the world to see. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still the only
uses of nuclear weapons in wartime and represent crimes
El juicio de George Zimmerman por el asesinato de Trayvon
Martin concluyó con un veredicto de no culpable. Pero
Zimmerman está lejos de ser inocente y el caso nos recuerda
el carácter universal del racismo en los EE.UU.
The trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon
Martin concluded with a not guilty verdict. But Zimmerman is
far from innocent and the entire case reminds us of the
pervasive nature of racism in the U.S.
(For current information on the dangerous situation of a
U.S. military action in the wake of a chemical attack in
Syria, go to peoplesworld.org. The CPUSA opposes any U.S.
military action in Syria.)
*Mass surveillance of our telephone & electronic
communications must end*
*To the Central Committee & Membership of the Communist
Party of Turkey (TKP)*
The situation in Syria is threatening to set the whole of
the Middle East ablaze. The Communist Party of the USA
reiterates, with eleventh hour urgency, its call for an end
to the fighting, and a peaceful negotiated solution, in
which all decisions about the future of Syria are placed
solely in the hands of the Syrian people.
I very much agree with Sam's report. It is a real
contribution and will help to bring clarity and greater
unity as this phase of the post election struggle proceeds.
Keynote address to the Communist Party National Members
Conference, April 27 & 28, 2013, New York City