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G7 leaders gather in Hiroshima amid rising threat of nuclear war

Peter Symonds:  In a display of shameless hypocrisy, the leaders of the G7 group of the major powers—the US, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada—laid wreaths yesterday at the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan prior to their summit this weekend. …. The horrific scale of death and destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki is an ominous reminder of what is at stake as the US and its allies accelerate the plunge toward a global conflict. … Read here