Sunday, June 5, 2011

postheadericon Campaign Update - Steven Leeper

Steven Leeper is the chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. Steven has written an article about the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Protocol and the prospects for nuclear weapons abolition.

While Steven was preparing the article the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011 and the ensuing Fukushima nuclear disaster caused him to modify the article.

The article is to be published in Japanese on the Peace Culture Foundation website.

Here is the English version of Steven's article.

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