“The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organisation received the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.”
Soon after receiving this prize, ICAN published a report ‘Choosing Humanity’ that includes essays from The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, Professor Gillian Triggs and many other prominent Australian voices. The report also includes images that I made during the celebrations in Oslo, as well as images of Pine Gap made in 2014.
“Choosing Humanity: why Australia must join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons sets out in detail the case for Australia to join the global majority of nations in supporting the nuclear weapon ban treaty. It demonstrates why joining the treaty is in Australia’s interest and documents the public support and political momentum behind this goal. It addresses key criticisms and myths about the treaty and advises a practical pathway for signature and ratification.
The report is an informative tool to further the campaign in Australia, clarifying the practical and political feasibility of joining the treaty. It showcases a diverse range of voices including faith groups, experts, unions, parliamentarians, the Australian Red Cross and First Nations people impacted by nuclear testing.”
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