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Ms Angie Zelter

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Campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons, Trident Ploughshares

Ms Angie Zelter is a British peace, environmental and human rights well-known activist who founded Trident Ploughshares, which seeks to disarm nuclear submarines in Great Britain through nonviolent means. She works at the grass-roots level in the UK and abroad, encouraging and supporting global citizens, acting in the public interest, and showing by her example, creative and nonviolent ways to resist the cruelty, waste and pollution of society's present-day structures. She is a founder member of the Institute for Law and Peace, Trident Ploughshares, the International Women's Peace Institute Palestine, Faslane 365 and Action Atomic Weapons Eradication. She is a recipient of the 1997 Sean McBride Peace Prize (for the Seeds of Hope Ploughshares action), and the 2001 Right Livelihood Award (on behalf of Trident Ploughshares). She now lives in Wales working with others to manage woodlands for local use whilst preserving bio-diversity and on various local organic food growing projects. In 2012, Zelter was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.