The 2012 Nuclear-Free Future Award Recipients come from Japan,
France, Germany, Portugal, and Switzerland...
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The RESISTANCE award goes to the two Russian activists Nadezhda Lvovna Kutepova und Natalia Manzurova. Both of them belong to the organisation "Planeta Nadezhd" (Planet of Hope) which is active in a contaminated and forgotten region south of Moscow, where people have been dying from various types of cancer after a fatal accident in a nuclear weapons production site in 1957. The region is named Majak after its capital and is continously hushed up by the Russian government. Natalia Manzurova was a liquidator in Chernobyl. "We need them and they need us", says NFFA juror Christine von Weizsäcker.
The EDUCATION award is shared by the ZDF German television journalists Barbara Dickmann und Angelica Fell. They are honoured for their ongoing educational and investigative work in the area of nuclear energy.
The 2011 recipient of the SOLUTIONS award is the physicist Hans Grassmann, who left the high spheres of physics (he was a co-worker of Nobel price recipient Carlo Rubbia and member of the CERN staff) to create simple solutions for our energy demand. His linear mirrors are of great interest in China at the moment. Hans Grassmann teaches at the University of Udine, Italy.
The Austrian activist Heinz Stockinger and the Australian physician Helen Caldicott are honoured for their LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT. Both of them are famous and respected members of the anti–nuclear movement.
More information on all laureates can be found in our Berlin 2011 brochure. Please visit our image section for photos of our laureates.
If you`d like to attend the official award ceremony on April 10th in Berlin, please check our event calendar.
2010 Nuclear-Free Future Award laureates, musicians and event organizers at the Great Hall of Cooper Union © Orla Connolly
RESISTANCE: The African Uranium Alliance
Visionaries from Niger, Tansania, Namibia, Malawiu, Cameroon and South Africa stand up and say No to uranium mining.
EDUCATION: Oleg Bodrov
A Russian scientist struggles against the nuclear mainstream.
SOLUTIONS: Bruno Barrillot
A French activist is the driving force behind a law providing some measure of compensation to the victims of French nuclear testing in the South Pacific.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Martin Sheen
A noted Hollywood actor raises anti-nuclear consciousness. "I act to earn my living, I do this to stay alive."
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Henry Red Cloud
Henry Red Cloud is a driving force behind solar-energy across Indian country. His great-great-great Grandfather, Chief Red Cloud, was the first Native American to speak at the Great Hall of Cooper Union. A circle completes.