In conversation with Ray Acheson: Finding global solidarity against the military industrial complex

Saturday, 13 April 2024 - 9:00am to 9:30am

An in studio conversation with Ray Acheson, a writer and activist, visiting from their current home of New York. Ray is the director of Reaching Critical Will, a member of the ICAN, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons steering committee, which is the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. We discuss the strength of First Nations' organising on all things nuclear in 'Australia', the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, AUKUS, police repressiong, organisin against 'cop cities' in the US, and the hope of mutual aid and solidarity. They are the author of ‘Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy’ published in 2021 and ‘Abolishing State Violence: a world beyond bombs, borders and cages’. Ray has returned to so called ‘Australia’ to attend the 2024 Australian Nuclear Free Alliance conference, as well as reconnect with struggles and community here.


Reaching Critical Will

ICAN Australia

Abolishing State Violence by Ray Acheson 

Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy by Ray Acheson

Article about Australia-Israel FOI request mentioned in interview

Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am
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