Only a ban can save us

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Two years ago, October 24th 2020, the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was ratified by the 50th member nation and thus qualified for implementation as international law.

To mark this anniversary, Libbe HaLevy’s Nuclear Hotseat is revisiting an interview recorded at that time with Ray Acheson,  an organizer, activist, writer and Director of Disarmament at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the world’s oldest feminist peace organization. Ray serves on the steering group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban nuclear weapons, as well as the steering committees of Stop Killer Robots and the International Network on Explosive Weapons.

This week’s Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter looks at the foolishness of persisting with nuclear power and nuclear weapons given the destructive power of both and how sometimes it’s the common man (or woman) who saves us from our own folly.

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