Cree Youth of Mistissini, Canada

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2015

In 2009, the Canadian company Strateco Inc. scoured the area between Chibougamou and Mistissini for uranium and began test drilling. The young Cree Shawn Iserhoff, Justice Debassige, Desmond Michel, Kayleigh Spencer, Catherine Quinn are Cree. In 2012, they marched from Mistissini to Quebec City and Montreal, almost 900 kilometers. “Together Against Uranium” was on their banner.

Alexander Kmentt, Austria

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2015

Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, born in 1965, Head of the Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Nonproliferation in the Austrian Foreign Ministry, has become one of the most effective advocates for a nuclear-free world worldwide. In December 2014 the U.S. Arms Control Association elected him “Arms Control Person of the Year”. Since then he has been fighting against the nuclear death threat.

Tony de Brum, Marshall-Islands

Category Solution – 2015

Nine-year-old Tony de Brum was an eyewitness when the largest hellfire ever lit by the USA, the Castle Bravo bomb, detonated in 1954 – a thousand times more powerful than that of Hiroshima. The current Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands spent much of his professional life fighting to repair and compensate for radiation damage.

Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Switzerland

Category Education – 2015

The insect pictures by the Swiss artist and scientific illustrator Cornelia Hesse-Honegger document mutations in insects from the area around Leibstadt, Benzau, Gösgen, Creys-Malville, Sellafield, Stade, Krümmel, La Hague, Chernobyl and the nuclear test sites in Nevada. “Up to one insect in five was found to be physically damaged at the sites I examined.”

Megan Rice, Michael R. Walli and Gregory I. Boertje-Obed, USA

Category Resistance – 2015

On July 28, 2012 Megan Rice, then 82, together with Michael R. Walli (63) and Gregory I. Boertje-Obed (57), broke into a so-called “Y-12 Security Complex” in Oak Ridge, Tennessee: one of the tightly guarded places where the United States stores highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium. The three – all members of “Now Swords to Ploughshares” – sprayed peace slogans.