On Nuclear Weapons, G7 Leaders Not Good Enough

Source: Common Dreams
by Ivana Nikolic Hughes

“Last summer, after it was announced that Japan would host the G7 Summit of leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States in Hiroshima, the nuclear disarmament movement was abuzz. The hope was that, after all these years of mostly avoiding the subject, the leaders were going to have a chance to listen to hibakusha, reflect deeply on the lessons learned from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, confront escalating dangers of nuclear war and the threat to all of humanity that this would pose, and finally make concrete commitments on nuclear disarmament. Part of the reason for optimism, I think, was that many of those same activists had their lives changed by visits to Hiroshima.” (05/23/23)