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Hiroshima for Global Peace

Hiroshima-ICAN Academy Online Learning Materials

The Academy 2022 participants are required to read and watch the following materials. The “suggested” readings and videos are not required but encouraged to read and watch. Some of the materials are protected with passwords. Please refer to the Guidance for Participants.

Webinar 1(Humanitarian and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons, which disregard human rights)

Required videos

1. Cannon Hersey, “Hiroshima Revealed”, 2015

Cannon Hersey visited the present day Hiroshima to trace his grandfather John Hersey’s footsteps as he wanted to understand his grandfather’s feelings when he was writing the book “Hiroshima”. Koko Kondo, our guest educator, was featured in this documentary along with her father, a Methodist minister Kiyoshi Tanimoto.

Part I (49min)

Part II (50min)

2. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, “[Hiroshima-ICAN Academy 2021 Special Program] Day2_Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021, March 2022 (40min)

3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, “[Hiroshima-ICAN Academy 2021 Special Program] Day2_Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021, March 2022 (40min)

4. Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), “Virtual Tour of RERF”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (22min)

5. Mary Dickson, “Downwinders Interview with Mary Dickson”, the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, January 2017 (9 min )

6. Mary Dickson, “Mary Dickson”, World Nuclear Survivors Forum 2021, December 2021 (10 min )

Required reading

1. Robert Jacobs, “The Radiation That Makes People Invisible: A Global Hibakusha Perspective”, The Asia Pacific Journal Japan Focus, Volume 12 | Issue 31 | Number 1, 2014

2. Mary Olson, “Human consequences of radiation: A gender factor in atomic harm”, Civil Society Engagement in Disarmament Processes – The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Ban, Civil Society and Disarmament 2016, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 2016

3. The University of Utah, “Downwinders of Utah Archive

Suggested videos

1. Sue Coleman-Haseldine speech at the UN conference to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, 2017 (4 min)

2. Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese, “The Long Fight for the Good of Mankind”, 2021 (15 mins)

3. ABC News In-Depth, “This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Timebomb”, 2017 (41 mins)

4. Right Livelihood, “Tony de Brum’s Acceptance Speech for the 2015”, 2015 (19 min)

5. ICAN and Peace Boat, Archives of the World Nuclear Survivors Forum 2021, 2021

Suggested readings

1. Setsuko Thurlow, “Setsuko Thurlow remembers the Hiroshima bombing”, Arms Control Today, July/August 2020

2. Erika Hayasaki, “Daughters of the Bomb: A Story of Hiroshima, Racism and Human Rights”, Narratively, 2020

3. ICAN, “Black Mist – The impact of nuclear weapons on Australia”, 2014

Webinar 2 (How nuclear disarmament correlates with achieving SDGs?)

Required videos

1. PEAC Institute, “The Truth About the Confederacy in the USA” (60 min)

2. Rebecca Irby, “Disarmament and Decolonization”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2022, 2022 (27 min)

Required readings

3. ICAN, “ Racism and nuclear weapons ”, 2021

4. Rebecca Irby, “Statement from PEAC Institute and New Detroit, A Racial Justice Organization, to the States Parties of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”, August 2022

5. Understanding Race, Are we so different?, 2021

6. PEAC Institute, “The NPT, TPNW, and You” 2022

7. Hiroshima Governor Hiroshima Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki, ”Perspectives from Hiroshima ~A reflection on nuclear weapons and SDG implementation~”, UN High Level Political Forum Special Session, 2022

8. Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), “Hiroshima Initiative -Global Call to Action to End Nuclear Weapons”, 2020

9. Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), Global Alliance“Sustainable Peace and Prosperity for All”, 2022

Suggested readings

1. Ray Acheson, “A feminist critique of the atomic bomb”, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2018

2. Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), “Hiroshima Report 2022”, 2022

3. Joint Statement of 67 States on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at the 10th NPT Review Conference, delivered by Canada, August 2022

Webinar 3 (Nuclear weapons’ impact on environment – past, present and future -)

Required Videos

1. Isao Hashimoto, “1945-1998“, CTBTO Preparatory Commission, 6 July 2012 (14 min)

2. DOCMINE Productions AG, “Nuclear Games interactive learning about nuclear technologies and their environmental consequences”, 2021

Required readings

1. Karly Burch, “What nuclear energy has to do with nuclear war”, Newsroom, 12 March 2022

2. Matt Bivens, “Nuclear Famine”, IPPNW, August 2022

Suggested videos

1. Tatsujiro Suzuki, “Era of New Nuclear Threats: 100 Seconds to Midnight”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (13 min)

Suggested readings

1. Adam Broinowski, “Nuclear imperialism. In I. Ness & Z. Cope (Eds.)”, The Palgrave encyclopedia of imperialism and anti-imperialism (pp. 1–10). Springer. 29 May 2020

2. Danielle Endres, “From wasteland to waste site: The role of discourse in nuclear power’s environmental injustices”, Local Environment, 14(10), pp.917–937, 15 October 2009

3. Karly Burch, “The Russian takeover of the defunct Chernobyl site challenges the ‘peaceful, safe and sustainable’ branding of nuclear energy”, The Conversation, 24 March 2022

Webinar 3+ (UN, SDGs and nuclear disarmament)

Required readings

1. UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, “Securing Our Common Future – An Agenda for Disarmament”, UN Disarmament Agenda, 2018 (See also the section of ‘Disarmament and the Sustainable Development Goals’ on the website)

2. Reaching Critical Will / Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), NPT News In Review, Vol.17, No.10, 27 August 2022

3. Declaration “Our commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons” (Annex I) and the Vienna Action Plan (Annex II), Report of the First Meeting of States Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, TPNW/MSP/2022/6, 21 July 2022

Suggested readings

1. Report of the UN Secretary-General, Our Common Agenda, September 2021

2. Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe), Hiroshima Report 2022, April 2022

3. Key statements and documents to the 10th NPT Review Conference, August 2022

Draft final document, NPT/CONF.2020/CRP.1/Rev.2, 25 August 2022

● Working paper submitted by France, the UK and the US, “Principles and responsible practices for Nuclear Weapon States”, NPT /CONF.2020/WP.70, July 2022

Statement by the Representative of the Russian Delegation in Exercise of the Right of Reply, 2 August 2022

Joint Statement by the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) , delivered by Mexico, 17 August 2022

Joint Humanitarian Statement of 147 states, delivered by Costa Rica on behalf of 147 States Parties, 25 August 2022

Joint Statement from Civil Society to the 10th Review Conference, January 2022

4. Akira Kawasaki, “TPNW: Taking Action Together”, Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN), July 2022

Webinar 4 (Financial aspect of nuclear weapons – spending, corporations and divestment)

Required videos

1. “Here are the companies profiting from U.S. nuclear weapons”, CNBC, 25 March 2022 (12 min)

2. “Business as usual? This is how much they spent on nuclear weapons in 2020…”, 7 June 2021 (1 min)

3. “NoWar2021: Divestment Workshop”, WorldBeyondWar, 23 June 2021 (57 min)

4. “ICAN Nuclear Ban Forum – Main Stage – Sunday 19 June 2022”, 19 June 2022 (from 1:33:00 – 2:30:00)

Required readings

1. Jon Schwarz, “How to Dismantle the Absurd Profitability of Nuclear Weapons”, The Intercept, 4 May 2019

2. Alicia Sanders-Zakre & Susi Snyder, “How the nuclear weapons industry is dominating think tank research”, Responsible Statecraft, 28 July 2021

3. “A successful engagement with Namibia”, Shareholders for Change, 20 October 2021

4. “Engagement success! Namibia accedes to the UN Biological Weapons Convention”, Shareholders for Change, 17 June 2022

5. “Divestment campaign aims at banks funding nukes”, The Catholic Register, 30 July 2020

Watching / reading materials before coming to Hiroshima

Suggested videos

1. MISA 4 the Pacific, “MISA My Fish is your Fish”, July 2019 (16 min)

2. Holly Barker, “U.S. Nuclear Testing on the Marshall Islands”, 2012 (80 min)

3. Barbara Rose Johnston, “Marshall Islands Nuclear Legacies”, 2017 (33 min)

4. Mary Popeo et al., “Young Activists in Japan”, Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020, 2020 (27min)

5. “The trees that survived the bombing of Hiroshima”, BBC, 2020 (4 min)

6. Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels, “Out of Hiroshima, Into the Future – Life and Art in the Nuclear Age”, 2021 (90 min)

7. ANT-Hiroshima’s YouTube channel with Hibakusha’s testimonies in various languages

Suggested readings

1. “Kakuwaka: a group of young people actively thinking about nuclear weapons”, Hiroshima for Global Peace, 2021

2. Sumiko Hatakeyama and Akira Kawasaki, Navigating Disarmament Education: The Peace Boat Model, Civil Society and Disarmament 2020, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, 2020