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Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 5, 2005

Hiroshima Cover-up: Stripping the War Department’s Timesman of His Pulitzer
This weekend marks the sixtieth anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima
and Nagasaki. William Laurence, the New York Times reporter who covered the
bombings, was also on the US government payroll. Journalists Amy Goodman
and David Goodman call for the Pulitzer Board to strip Laurence and his paper,
New York Times, of the undeserved prize.

The Atomic Bombers Speak
Colonel Paul Tibbets named his plane the Enola Gay after his mother. He bombed
Hiroshima. Captain Kermit Beahan describes the bombing of Nagasaki.

Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered
Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki
after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word report did not get
past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has
just discovered
the carbon copy of the long-suppressed article.

Film Suppressed: The US Government Hides Hiroshima Nagasaki Footage For Decades
Footage of the devastation after the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
that was commissioned by the US occupying forces was suppressed for decades.
Erik Barnouw reads the words of the Japanese filmmaker Akira Iwasaki.

From Oak Ridge to Lawrence Livermore to Los Alamos: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Activists around the nation are commemorating the 60th anniversary
of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Grass-roots organizers speak
the ongoing nuclear weapons activity and community resistance.
Hiroshima Survivor: No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis, No More War
Tsuboi survived the bombing of Hiroshima. Speaking at an anti-nuclear weapons
rally in New York, he said, "Even if you luckily survive you…suffer
from psychological and physical disruption…until your life ends."

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