Published by the Hobart Mercury, 8th February 2018 Last Friday the Peace Boat brought survivors to Hobart to describe their ordeals and ask us to help. Tanaka, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 by U.S atomic bombs, described the enormous, instant, long lasting destruction of people and land. A farmer whose family […]
Nobel Peace Prize 2017
(Published by The Guardian, 6 February 2018) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons founder describes weapons review as ‘a chilling document’ that echoes cold war era. Australia’s Nobel peace laureate says America’s aggressive new nuclear policy is “a blueprint for nuclear war” that returns the world to a cold war mentality. Tilman Ruff, the founding […]
Published by the Hobart Mercury,31 January 2018 This is the 96th voyage of the ‘Peace Boat’, since its first trip in 1983. During that time it has visited over 120 ports in more than 80 countries. The current ship, the Ocean Dream, carries 800-1000 passengers on a different type of cruise to normal. During the […]
During Senate estimates in October last year, the Australian government dug further into the deep and dark moral abyss in which it is stuck in relation to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons. In questioning by Tasmanian Labor Senator Lisa Singh, DFAT Assistant Secretary Richard Sadleir sought to explain the circumstances in which under […]
Watch Hiroshima survivor, Setsuko Thurlow and Beatrice Finn, CEO of ICAN, accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN. Their speeches send a powerful message to the world that nuclear weapons must be banned. Click here to watch the ceremony in full.