The Man Who Saved the World: Discussion

By World BEYOND War, January 20, 2021

The Man Who Saved the World is a powerful documentary film about Stanislav Petrov, a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces and his role in preventing the 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident from leading to nuclear holocaust. On January 16, we discussed the film in the lead-up to January 22, 2021 the historic day when nuclear weapons become illegal when the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into force.

We heard from World BEYOND War Board Member Alice Slater, who has dedicated her life to banning the bomb. Alice gave a historic perspective on the nuclear abolition movement and how we got to where we are today with the passage of the ban treaty. In addition to her work with World BEYOND War, Alice is an attorney and is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a board member of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and on the Advisory Board of Nuclear Ban-US.

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