You are invited to participate in this year’s annual New Haven commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
- Saturday Aug. 6, 8AM, New Haven Green Flagpole; and
- Tuesday Aug. 9, 10:45AM, Amistad Statue next to City Hall 165 Church St.
Please see attached flier.
Sadako Sasaki (Sasaki Sadako, January 7, 1943 – October 25, 1955) was a Japanese girl who became a victim of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. She was two years of age when the bombs were dropped and was severely irradiated. She survived for another ten years, becoming one of the most widely known hibakusha—a Japanese term meaning “bomb-affected person”. She is remembered through the story of the more than one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death. She died at the age of 12 in October 1955. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki)
A terrible, grave danger today comes with the bloody war in Ukraine with the two nuclear-weapons superpowers, Russia and the USA, on opposite sides of the conflict, which could escalate into the use of nuclear weapons. The US government and the US media are ignoring the real potential that the longer this conflict continues, the greater the possibility that such weapons will be used.
Let us warn our elected officials in Washington to take actions to stop this war, insist on urgent, honest negotiations for peace.
by Paul Bass, New Haven Independent
After what happened to Richard “Randy” Cox, New Haven State Sen. Martin Looney said, he has new evidence to support passage of a state law requiring “immediate emergency medical services to an individual who experiences a health emergency” while in police custody.
Looney, the State Senate’s president pro tempore, proposed such a law in this year’s legislative session: Senate Bill 445, An Act Concerning the Provision of Emergency Medical Services to an Individual Who Is in the Custody or Control of a Peace Officer.
The Senate passed the bill 34 – 0 on April 26.
But it never made it to the floor of the state House of Representatives. So the bill died. It didn’t become law.
Then, on June 19, Richard Cox’s head slammed against the wall of a police conveyance van when the driver slammed on the brakes. He injured his neck and back; he couldn’t move. Rather than get him immediate attention, the cops brought the 36-year-old New Haven man to the lock-up, ordered him to stand, accused him of lying about his injuries, placed him in a wheelchair, then dragged him on the floor to a cell, before an ambulance crew took him to the hospital.
Read more here: In Wake Of Cox Case, Looney Vows To Reintroduce Medical-Aid Bill