Daniel Ellsberg, USA

Robert Ellsberg accepting award on behalf of his father at Nuclear Free Future Awards – New York City. November 28, 2023

Daniel Ellsberg receives a posthumous lifetime achievement award. The world knows him as the senior of whistleblowers, when in 1971 (Nixon was U.S. president) he disclosed secret papers showing that the American public had been lied to about the Vietnam War. But before that, Ellsberg was among the White House strategists who discussed the question of nuclear first strike. In his last book , The Doomsday Machine, we witness the story of a man who started out as a peace lover and advanced to become a nuclear war planner before becoming a peace activist.

Ellsberg died in June of this year. His son Robert will accept the award.