Activist Saya Minami at last year’s Hiroshima Day action in Byron. Photo Harsha Prabhu
Byron’s Japanese community and BANG (Byron Against Nuclear Group) are hosting activities in the town on Hiroshima Day, tomorrow, Tuesday 6 August.
Members of the community are invited to gather to express solidarity with all those who have suffered from the toxic legacy of the nuclear industry, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Chernobyl and Fukushima.
The meeting point is the sunset drumming spot at Main Beach, from 4pm onwards
BANG spokesperson Harsha Prabhu said, ‘let us express our opposition to the global nuclear complex: from uranium mining, to nuclear weapons; from nuclear waste dumps to nuclear power stations’.
‘Let us join with all those fighting to stop the nuclear madness: from the brave fisherfolk of South India who are fighting their government and nuclear corporations who wish to set up death factories to poison the seas to the people of the US struggling to shut down ageing and leaking nuclear power stations,’ he added.
‘From Australia’s most easterly point we wish to send this message: No Uranium Mining in Australia or anywhere. As our Aboriginal elders have said: Leave it in the ground!’
People are invited to bring flowers, candles, flags and drums.