The Myths of Hiroshima

By Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
August 5, 2005

This piece was originally published as an op-ed in the L.A. Times.

SIXTY YEARS ago tomorrow, an atomic bomb was dropped without warning on the center of the Japanese city of Hiroshima. One hundred and forty thousand people were killed, more than 95% of them women and children and other noncombatants. At least half of the victims died of radiation poisoning over the next few months. Three days after Hiroshima was obliterated, the city of Nagasaki suffered a similar fate.

Vivid Images Bring Hidden History to Light

The Forbidden Book: The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons, by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel and Helen Toribio. T'Boli Publishing and Distribution, 2004 San Francisco.

By Max Elbaum

(Review published in Socialism and Democracy Journal #37 [Vol. 19, No. 1], Spring 2005)

The Spanish-American War of 1898 lasted six months and cost 2,446 lives. It is featured prominently in all U.S. history textbooks.

Who Will We Remember?

by Ky-Phong Tran

This Saturday, April 30, 2005 week marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the American War in Vietnam, also known as the Vietnam War.

A number of media outlets are preparing for the day with articles, op-ed pieces, features, and special spreads. The Orange County Register and the San Jose Mercury News, which cover the two regions with the most Vietnamese Americans in the country, have extensive sections to commemorate the Fall of Saigon and Black April, as called by some in the community.

Asian American Reality

A major East Coast Asian American conference in December, 1970

(Text of the back of flyer)

America see its Asian population as being exotic representatives of the quiet, hard-working, diligent, Asian countries we studied in our elementary school class. We have no crime, no unemployment, no broken families, no social problems. We go through school and become businessmen, physicists, chemists, doctors, and engineers. In short, all is milk and honey. But we know better...


Flyer Distributed in Washington D.C. April 1971 Anti-War March
as formatted in original flyer

Asian Sisters and Brothers Unite! against the imperialist policies of the U.S. govt. which are oppressing our people everywhere The same tactics used by Nixon to exploit our sisters and brothers in Asia are used against Asian and Third World people in this country:


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