Ray Acheson

Ray Acheson (they/them) is Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). They provide analysis and advocacy at the United Nations and other international forums on matters of disarmament and demilitarization. Ray served on the steering group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to ban nuclear weapons, and is also involved in organizing against autonomous weapons, the arms trade, war and militarism, the carceral system, and more. They are author of Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) and Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages (Haymarket Books, 2022).

Solidarity to Stop AUKUS

Cop Cities, Borders, and Bombs

ICJ’s Order to Prevent Genocide Applies to the Governments Arming Israel, Too

Stop Arming Israel

We Must End Violence to End Violence

The Racketeering of State Violence

Ending Nuclear Tests, Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Stop Cop City

The Urgency of Nuclear Abolition

Unthinkable Rhetoric: Nuclear Weapons and the Ukraine War