Stand Proud Nuclear Free Aotearoa!
12 Vulcan Ln, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Thirty years ago, New Zealand officially became “nuclear free” with the enactment of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987. It was an extraordinary step, marking out New Zealand’s independent foreign policy, and resulting in the suspension of treaty relationships with the United States.
The culmination of decades of rising anti-nuclear sentiment and nation-wide protests, the law was truly historic and has led the way internationally. Is it significant to us in 2017? Does it still matter? Should you care? In this talk, my answer to all these question is a resounding “yes!” Come along and I’ll explain why.