The Power of Nuclear Resistance
On 29 August, the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, both the Russia and American governments were preparing to hold more nuclear weapon delivery system tests, and all nuclear states were actively modernising their weapons.
For anti-nuclear activists, who have been advocating against the development, testing the use of nukes since their inception, it’s a bit like fighting a zombie war that never ends. But even though nukes keep rearing their dangerous heads, nuclear resistance has a long and powerful history, and continues to shape debates and practices around the nuclear weapons (and nuclear power) today.
Here in Australia there has been a long resistance to nuclear — from mining to weapons to war — and it has reached from the grassroots level to policy and government.
Join us for this panel discussions of the power of nuclear resistance, the best practices for anti-nuclear advocacy and the importance of knowing our his/herstories and of giving primacy to humanitarian priorities and the voices of communities affected by nukes.
Dmity Hawkins is one of the founders of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a stalwart of the anti-nuclear movement.
Maria Rost Rublee is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Monash University, and an expert in nuclear politics.
Lisa Carson is the coordinator of the Australian branch of the Young Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, a Research Fellow at UNSW and an expert on the complexities of social change.
Location: The Alderman (upstairs)
134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format: 45 minute conversation,
45 minute open discussion