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75 years after Hiroshima, where do we stand?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the state of the nuclear threat 75 years after the first atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima.

Today marks 75 years since the world’s first nuclear bombing

After three quarters of a century of the nuclear bombings, the Japanese people continue to resist creeping militarism and right-ward tilt. The government of Shinzo Abe has been pushing for expanding military power

75 years after Hiroshima, the clock is ticking

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To this day, we are under the threat of nuclear war.

Jordanian govt. shuts down largest teachers’ union, detains its leaders

The Jordanian Teachers Syndicate, the largest union in the country with over 100,000 members, is being persecuted days after it staged a rally demanding that the government implement an agreement signed in October over hiking educators’ wages

Around the world in 8 minutes ep 7 Peoples Dispatch Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 07

In this episode we look into ongoing regime change attempts in Venezuela, anti US military protests in Japan and increasing illegal Israeli settler violence in Palestine.

Okinawa protest Japan against US base Resistance to US military bases expansion on the Japanese island of Okinawa continues

The base, hosting about 3,000 US marines, was established after the US defeated the Japanese army in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo passes law to end discrimination against LGBT communities

The law will prevent people and organizations from using public spaces to indulge in hate speech. It also mandates awareness programs

7 decades after Nagasaki, the possibility of nuclear holocaust looms large

The doomsday clock, set up by the scientists involved in the Manhattan, is now 2 minutes away from midnight that symbolizes annihilation

Japan-India military exercises a harbinger of deeper ties

The two countries are key components of US strategy in the region that seeks to counter rising Chinese influence

A glimpse of Japanese communism

Castles and palaces from the feudal Tokugawa shogunate rub shoulders with the modern steel and glass buildings of Japanese capitalism.

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