November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2001
The Hibakusha/Hidankyo Organization*
as suggested by
Traprock Peace Center, 103A Keets Rd, Deerfield, MA
Leverett Peace Pagoda, 100 Cave Hill Rd, Leverett, MA
© Sunny Miller
Hibakusha/Hidankyo Organization have been peace activists, working relentlessly to educate the world of the horrors of nuclear weapons and to influence the world leaders to abolish these inhumane weapons. Without their experience and their testimonies, the world would not know of the atrocities and horrors of the use of nuclear weapons. There are approximately 300,000 surviving Hibakusha. We are very indebted to them for their contributions to peace.
Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for 2001
The Hibakusha/Hidankyo Organization were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2001 by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who stated: "There is no clearer statement then example. Those who survived the unimaginable trauma of nuclear holocaust are the best equipped to speak against it. The Hibakusha are the survivors of the only nuclear holocaust. Their commitment to promote international peace and to campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons demonstrates a courage and a zeal for humanity that is deeply humbling and is demanding of support and recognition from the international community."
REQUEST FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
Please pray for/meditate/hold in the light:
- Nobel Laureate nominator - "Thank you."
- Hibakusha for their many years of pain and suffering
- Nobel Peace Prize Award to the Hibakusha and Hidanyo Organization for their contributions to peace
- World free of the threat of nuclear weapons
Western Massachusetts Committee for the Nobel Peace Prize for the Hibakusha
Irene Michaud, Co-chairperson, [former] Traprock Peace Center Core Group Member
Sr Clare Carter, Co-chairperson, Leverett Peace Pagoda
Speak Truth to Power…The Hibakusha say, "No more Hiroshimas." Please read and learn and speak more about the truth and tragedy of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.
Internet information sources:
- Hiroshima, John Hersey, Bantam Press, c. 1946, is a timeless and compassionate account of the catastrophic event which heralded the coming of the atomic age.
- Hiroshima Notes, Kenzaburo Oe, Grove Press, c. 1965, is a heartrending portrait of a ravaged city - the "human face" in the midst of nuclear devastation.
- Hibakusha: Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kosei Publishing Co, Japan, c. 1984; 25 firsthand accounts by hibakusha, “an indictment of nuclear weapons”.
- With Hiroshima Eyes, Joseph Gerson, New Society Publishers, PA, c. 1995, is a book that "punctures the haze of denial surrounding nuclear weapons and opens our eyes to hard issues."
*Hibakusha: "a Japanese word literally translated as explosion affected person, popularly translated as A-Bomb witness/survivor."
Hidankyo Organization: Japanese Confederation of Organization of Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs Sufferers.Hiroshima: The Japanese City of Hiroshima was the first city to experience an atomic bomb, dropped by the US on 8-6-1945. 100,000 people were killed instantaneously and another 100,000 died soon after from burns, injuries and radiation.
Nagasaki: The US dropped a Hydrogen Bomb on Nagasaki on 8-9-1945. 75,000 people were killed, 75,000 people were injured and another 120,000 thousand were poisoned by radiation.
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