Nobel Peace Prize

08.01.2019

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that… »

28.12.2018

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

Campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 to the town of Riace, Italy

In Italy, a network of civil society organizations, NGOs and local authorities is promoting a campaign to award the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Riace. This small town in the south, poor and depopulated due to emigration and lack of work, has been reborn thanks to an innovative model of… »

13.12.2018

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

2018 Nobel Peace Prize highlights need to prevent rape as a weapon of war

In their talks at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo on 10 December 2018, the co-laureates, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege urged concerted global action to stop rape and sexual violence as weapons of war. Dr Denis Mukwege has become an eloquent spokesperson… »

06.10.2018

Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World

Eve Ensler: Nobel Peace Prize for Mukwege & Murad Is an Award for Every Rape Survivor in the World

After a landmark year for the “Me Too” movement, which ignited an international conversation on sexual assault, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday morning to two champions of women’s rights who have built their careers fighting sexual violence: physician Denis Mukwege and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Dr. Denis… »

11.07.2018

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Panel with Anthony Donovan, Director of the documentary ​”​Good Thinking​;​”​ Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will​; ​and ​Susi Snyder​, of Don’t Bank on the Bomb​. Hosted by David Andersson​, ​Pressenza NYC. We ​discussed the campaign ​in the US​,​ including updates ​on what’s going… »

24.05.2018

Face 2 Face with Anthony Donovan

Face 2 Face with Anthony Donovan

On this show we speak with Anthony Donovan, director of the documentary Good Thinking (Those Who’ve Tried to Halt Nuclear Weapons)​. We discuss​ the present moment ​and ​recent good news​ concerning ​nuclear ​disarmament, such as ICAN ​receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, ​the possible reunification of ​North and South Korea​,… »

09.05.2018

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali  A group of 18 GOP lawmakers led by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana, have formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula. The nomination letter states that President Trump has worked “tirelessly to apply… »

18.03.2018

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Help funding a film on the 86 year-old Survivor of Hiroshima, Nobel Laureate

Setsuko Thurlow has become the world’s most powerful voice describing the atrocities and human consequences of an atomic bomb explosion. After surviving that horrific devastation, she committed her life to ridding the world of nuclear weapons for all of us. A small group of film-makers have followed Setsuko for… »

16.12.2017

ICAN in Oslo

ICAN in Oslo

Last weekend, ICAN were in Oslo to collect their Nobel Peace Prize.  Ralf Schlesener took photos for Pressenza and ICAN at events and behind the scenes at the various activities that took place.  We present a selection of his work here. More of Ralf’s photos can be found… »

10.12.2017

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Nobel lecture: Nuclear weapons signify not a country’s elevation to greatness, but its descent to the darkest depths of depravity

Today, Sunday, 10th of December, 2017, ICAN received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in securing a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.  Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the Hiroshima bomb on the 6th of August 1945 gave half of the Nobel Lecture, recounting the horrifying… »

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