The Peace Boat is on its way to Australia. The Making Waves speaking tour will feature second-generation nuclear test survivor Karina Lester, ICAN Ambassador Scott Ludlam, hibakusha from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and former dairy farmers from Fukushima, all travelling aboard the floating international peace village. Join the tour and help us amplify the call for Australia and Japan to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!
The Japanese and Australian Governments have not yet signed the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, claiming instead to be protected by the nuclear weapons of the United States. In both nations, powerful civil society movements are demanding their leaders reject these weapons of mass destruction and abide by the new international legal norm.
The people of Japan and Australia have experienced the impacts of the nuclear fuel chain, from the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear testing on Aboriginal land in Western and South Australia, uranium mining and radioactive contamination following the Fukushima reactor melt-down.
Making Waves is a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, travelling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018.
Public events, meetings and media opportunities will take place in five cities. The Tour is a collaboration between Peace Boat and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, in connection with local organisations in each city.
Thursday 25 January 12-2pm
Foley Hall, Mouat St (between High St and Croke St) at Notre Dame University
Monday 29 January 6-7:30pm
Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins St, Birkenhead
Thursday 1 February 6-8pm
The Cube, ACMI
Friday 2 February 12:30-2pm
Parliament Lawns, Salamanca Place. In the event of wet weather, we will move the event into Parliament House.
Free event. Register here.
Monday 5 February
PROTEST: Sign the nuclear weapon ban treaty! at 12:30pm, on the corner of Bent St and O’Connell St, Sydney CBD, in view of the Australian and Japanese Government offices. BYO broken nuclear umbrella.
PUBLIC FORUM and PERFORMANCES at 6-8pm, Redfern Community Centre.
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