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At Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony: Challenges of nuclear abolition aired in new light

By Jonathan Frerichs
UN Representative Pax Christi International and World Council of Churches

Ed. Note: On Sunday, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) received the Nobel Peace Prize during a beautiful award ceremony attended by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, the Norwegian royal family, diplomats, ICAN-campaigners, and others. 902 more words


On the steps of the MoD, Bruce Kent presents 'peace prizes' to activists from MEDACT, ICAN, WILPF and many others

This account was prompted by a tweet by Roslyn Cook (campaigning in support of the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty and a global nuclear weapon free zone) … 627 more words

Peace Culture


Lately, I have had absolutely no motivation to do anything. From chores, to schoolwork, and everything in between. It takes me a good fifteen minutes of my mom yelling at me to get up and wash the dishes. 243 more words

Bitcoin and paper money has no real value but our planet does

Bitcoin has skyrocketed so far in 2017, but what is it really worth? Its like other currencies like the US dollars; worthless. Its just like gold; worthless. 339 more words

An embarrassing display of disgust

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg’s conduct during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony yesterday agitated quite a few, clearly demonstrating her contempt, not only by abstaining from applauding a number of statements, but by clapping – and smiling – in a demonstratively condescending way. 233 more words


[Hat tip to Roger Annis]

Related: Nobel Peace Prize speech by ICAN leader Beatrice Fihn

Source: The Mainichi

Setsuko Thurlow, ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) campaigner and Hiroshima survivor speaks at City Hall, in Oslo, Norway (Reuters)

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