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2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lays Down Some Hard Truth In Her Acceptance Speech

By Dennis Matthew Livesey

In a ceremony held in Oslo on Sunday, the Nobel Committee awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN. Beatrice Fihn, executive director of ICAN and Setsuko Thurlow, ICAN campaigner and a survivor of Hiroshima accepted on behalf of the coalition. 

Although honored and excited by the award, in her acceptance Fihn mirrored the gravity of ICAN's goals and issued a stern message about the dangerous reality of nuclear weapons in a world where their use is threatened more every day.