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ICAN Awarded Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, Here's Why

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December 8, 2017
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Ariel Conn

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ICAN Awarded Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, Here’s Why

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The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded on December 10, 2017. This comes as no surprise to the policy wonks who have been keeping up with ICAN's historic efforts that culminated this summer with a United Nations treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons once and for all. But for everyone else, nuclear weapons only recently came back on the radar as concerns about friction between North Korea and Washington made headlines. So why are nuclear weapons still a big deal and what's so amazing about what ICAN accomplished? Here's a collection of some of the articles, podcasts, and apps we've put together that highlight ICAN's work, why you should care about nukes, and what you can do:
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Articles and News

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ICAN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Countries Sign UN Treaty to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons

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United Nations Adopts Ban on Nuclear Weapons

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Survivors Speak Out As UN Negotiates Nuke Ban

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Testimony by Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Nuclear Bomb Testing Survivor

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Testimony by Fujimori Toshiki, Hiroshima Survivor

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Support Grows for UN Nuclear Weapons Ban

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U.S. Conference of Mayors Unanimously Adopts Mayors for Peace Resolution

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Forget the Cold War – Experts say Nuclear Weapons Are a Bigger Risk Today

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The Historic UN Vote On Banning Nuclear Weapons

An article about the UN vote in 2016 to consider a ban on nuclear weapons.

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Videos, Podcasts & Apps

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Podcast: UN Nuclear Weapons Ban with Beatrice Fihn and Susi Snyder

A discussion with ICAN's Executive Director and President just before the UN negotiations began last March.

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Hawking, Higgs and Over 3,000 Other Scientists Support UN Nuclear Ban Negotiations

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Why You Should Care About Nukes

A MinutePhysics video with Max Tegmark

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1100 Declassified U.S. Nuclear Targets

How many nukes do you think are needed for deterrence?

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Accidental Nuclear War

A Timeline of Close Calls

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Trillion Dollar Nukes

Would you spend $1 trillion tax dollars on nuclear weapons?

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Nuclear Winter with Alan Robock and Brian Toon

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John Oliver on Nuclear Weapons

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The Risk of Nuclear Weapons

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Visit ICAN's website to learn more about the great work they're doing and how you can be a part of their efforts!

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