Oct 10, 2017

‘Horror, humour and hope’ getting ICAN’s message through nuclear disarmament circus

Anti-nuclear Nobel Prize winner Tillman Ruff explains the history and the future of their campaign.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

ICAN Members Dimity Hawkins, Tim Wright and Tilman Ruff

The road to the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons began in 2005, with both "intense frustration", and inspiration.

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5 thoughts on “‘Horror, humour and hope’ getting ICAN’s message through nuclear disarmament circus

  1. zut alors

    How telling that our politicians aren’t congratulating ICAN on their Nobel Peace Prize. Perhaps the government doesn’t wish to appear hypocritical – after all, it was the Coalition who committed Australia (without as much as a postal survey) to illegally invading Iraq. We have taken the path of pugnacity rather than peace.

  2. Kiki Dolo

    > saying that nuclear-armed countries like North Korea and Iran would only disarm if Western leaders took up the charge.
    Pretty unlikely. Both of those countries have been attacked by the US. Their best chance of peace is nuclear weapons.

  3. Woopwoop

    It’s amazing how little local publicity this prize has got.

  4. Andrew Malzard

    North Korea has nuclear weapons and rightly the world worries. Of course some in the western world have been trying to scare the living daylights out of that small nation since 1950. Look at it from their perspective and you can see why they act like a stirred up snake ready to strike! And yet no-one seems to care about another small, aggressive nation which has already struck and continues to illegally occupy another. Strange old world!

  5. AR

    One of the UK’s largest arms manufacturers just announced that it was going to lay off substantial numbers of its workforce due to falling sales.
    Imagine if peace broke out tomorrow – they’d probably need a bail-out.

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