If the US Government sends a warship to visit New Zealand at the end of the year it will be on the nuclear free terms set by the people of New Zealand 30 years ago.
That is an amazing victory for the goal of a nuclear weapons free world, and it is an amazing victory for people power.
Thirty years ago the people of New Zealand drew a line in the sand on nuclear weapons and nuclear power. They said we will be nuclear free, so if any other government wants to send a warship to New Zealand it has to be free of nuclear weapons and not nuclear powered.
The US Government responded with an ultimatum - if you do this thing, they said, you will be forever isolated, and there will never be another US warship visit.
But the people of New Zealand stood firm. They stood firm on their right to make ... Read more >