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Anti-nuke activists in Cuba

2012-03-02 14:39

Havana - The Peace Boat, a Japanese ship that sails around the world to promote disarmament, docked in Havana on Thursday with hundreds of activists aboard to speak about the dangers of nuclear weapons and energy.

Among them were 130 World War II atomic bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and survivors of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor accident in Japan.

They met later in the day with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro as part of an international forum against nuclear weapons.

Castro urged them to describe the horrors of the US nuclear bombings of Japan and to denounce the presence of nuclear weapons in the world.

The Japanese Peace Boat activists were joined by victims of radiation poisoning from nuclear accidents and tests in other countries during the forum.

The Peace Boat is a Tokyo-based non-governmental organization that has sponsored global voyages each year since 1983 to speak publicly about the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, and to promote peaceful conflict resolution.

Comments
  • Teri - 2012-03-02 15:12

    Fidel Castro will always be a rodel model to people like me!

  • Anthony - 2012-03-02 17:30

    Fidel Castro has always been such a controversy for me. On the one hand I should dispice him ,for being a dictator, and for having imprisoned opposition members. But on the other hand, I admire him!!! A man who stuck to his believes and principles, who did not terrorize the Cubans , as a matter of fact, the Cuban population seem pretty content. Through his doing, the Cuban population is highly educated, and one of the few countries in the world, who export doctors and engineers. But what I most admire of Fidel, that he is the only dictator, that did not fall into the corruption trap. There are no fancy palaces, with all its glitter in Havana, there are no secret bank accounts spread around the world, for a rainy day !!!! There are no sons and daughters living it up , in New York, Paris and London. He is my secret hero !!

      Fidel - 2012-03-02 17:36

      Castro and his people have remained true to their revolution!

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