After Trinity: 75 years of resistance July 16, 2020 at 12pm - 1:30pm Zoom Online Worldwide, MI 02000 United States Organised by: Gem Romuld
‘We were unwilling, unknowing and uncompensated participants in the world’s largest science experiment,’ Tina Cordova, a New Mexico “downwinder” and leader of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders’ Consortium.
16 July 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, code-named “Trinity”. The race to build nuclear weapons culminated in the Trinity test in south central New Mexico in the US, paving the way for the nuclear incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few weeks later.
Decades of radioactive violence, contamination and land dispossession followed these events in 1945. Nuclear testing in dozens of locations around the world, including Australia, has left a deadly legacy for people and the environment. Despite this, people on the front-lines have survived and continue to resist these weapons of mass destruction.
Hear their stories, heed their calls for action:
- Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, New Mexico, US
- Koko Kondo, survivor of the Hiroshima bombing and prominent Japanese activist
- Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation survivor of nuclear testing in Australia
- MC: Robert Tickner AO, ICAN Australia Ambassador
Time conversionsAdelaide, Australia 11:30am, 16 July