Monday, August 8, 2011

Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Recently, I've taken over managing the website for the Colorado Coalition for the Prevention of Nuclear War. That doesn't mean that I won't write here, as I certainly will express my views on other issues here, and even probably still some of my nuclear views when they seem more personal than that of the coalition.

But, that's why the usual set of posts about Hiroshima and Nagasaki from this once-upon-a-time nuclear engineer haven't been appearing on this website. I've been busy with those sorts of posts on the Colorado Coalition website.

In Japan, a group of university and secondary school students and teachers have created a pair of Google Earth sites. These sites overlay the archive images and maps, as well as videos from survivors, over the Google Earth 3d maps of the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

And Dr. Gar Alperovitz has an excellent piece up on about the decision to nuke Hiroshima that does an excellent job of puncturing the myths with which this event is usually presented to Americans in denial of the fact that our nation committed two of the greatest atrocities in human history by killing something like 200,000 people, almost all of them civilians.

Links to all of this can be found on the Colorado Coalition's website.

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