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Nobel Committee Awards Peace Prize to Nuclear Abolition Group ICAN

HeadlineDec 11, 2017

And in Oslo, Norway, the Nobel Committee has awarded its annual Peace Prize to the leaders of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN. Accepting the award Sunday were Hiroshima nuclear bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow and ICAN executive director Beatrice Fihn, who in her acceptance speech alluded to the threat of nuclear war posed by President Donald Trump.

Beatrice Fihn: “The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending, and it is up to us to decide what that ending will be. Will it be the end of nuclear weapons? Or will it be the end of us? One of these things will happen. The only rational course of action is to cease living under the conditions where our mutual destruction is only one impulsive tantrum away.”

That’s ICAN Executive Director Beatrice Fihn, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize along with Hiroshima bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow. Click here to see our interview with Thurlow.

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