2011 Nobel Peace Prize Speculations (announcement Oct, 7th)

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Possible and Confirmed Nominations

* Wikileaks and Julian Assange (confirmed nomination by Norwegian MP Snorre Valen. Source)
* Bradley Manning, US Army Intelligence Analyst who leaked to Wikileaks
* Military Religious Freedom Foundation, US civil rights organization (Source)
* Francois Houtart, Belgian sociologist of religion and Catholic priest (Source. But see also this)
* Sima Samar, Afghan human rights advocate
* Maohmed Sadiq Kaboudvand, founder of Kurdistan Human Rights organization (Source)
* Roza Otunbayeva, Kyrgysz president (Source)
* Sir Nicholas Winston, who saved hundreds of Czechoslovak Jewish children before WW2 (confirmed nomination by Czech Senate deputy chair Premysl Sobotka. Source)
* Irom Sharmila, Indian civil rights activist
* Dalia Steiner, co-founder of Women's International Coalition (campaign on facebook)
* Giulio Andreotti and Emilio Colombo, former Italian prime ministers (confirmed nomination by US Professor William Parent, Santa Clara University)
* Wings of Hope, US humanitarian organization (Source)
* Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade, Chairman of Caucasus Muslims Office (Source)
* George Ryan, retired Illinois governor (confirmed nomination by US professor Francis a. Boyle. Source)
* Damas de Blanco [Ladies in White], Cuban opposition movement
* Denis Mukwege, DRC doctor
* Roj TV, Kurdish TV channel based in Denmark (Source)
* Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, Cuban dissident (Confirmed nomination by group of Norwegian MPs. Source)
* Mustafa Jemilev, leader of the Majlis of the Crimean Tartar People (Source)
* Douglas Roche, Canadian long-time disarmament campaigner and former MP (Source)
* Leymah Gbowee, Liberian social worker and activist
* Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzales, Cuban political prisoner (Nominated by Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán and others. Source)
* The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media [WAALM] (Source)
* Thomas Menamparampil, Archbishop of Guwahati, India (Source)
* Nihon Hidankyo and Mayors for Peace, Japan (Nominated by Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire. Source)
* Miodrag Lovrić (Serbia), Jasmin Komić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Ksenija Dumičić (Croatia), statisticians who initiated the International Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences (Source)
* Stanislau Shushkevich, Belarusian politican (former president) and scientist
* Daniel Barenboim, Israeli musician and conductor (Source)
* Henri Konan Bedie, fmr. President, Cote de Ivoire (Source)
* Helmut Kohl, fmr. Chancellor of Germany
* Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso (Source)
* Stephanie Hope Smith, neutral mediator related to American Indian sacred sites in US and Canada (Source)
* Douglas Roche, former Canadian Senator and Ambassador for Disarmament (Source)
* International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General Colin Archer)
* Betty Reardon, peace educator (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General Colin Archer)
* Evo Morales Ayma, Bolivian President (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General Colin Archer)
* Canon Andrew White, the 'Vicar of Baghdad' (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General Colin Archer)
* Steinar Bryn and the Nansen Dialogue Network (Source)


Obviously, for me, the two that stand out in this list are Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. Personally I cannot believe that either would be considered for this prize. The leaking of classified government documents does nothing to promote peace.

It's almost as absurd as President Obama getting the prize...what did he do anyway?

I am hoping we get another Norway Spiral!

There is going to be a live feed here . There is an embed code on bottom of the page and the time for the announcement is also given at October 7, 2011 11:00am CET.

Here is a page where you can convert Oslo timezone to your own, so you know when this happening where you are at: Timezone converter. The link begins with the starting point as Oslo, just find your timezone in second box and convert.

Source of above list of possible candidates obtained here:

PRIO Director's Nobel Peace Prize Speculations 2011

Who stands out to you on this list? Do you find anyone deserving, or perhaps someone not on this list?


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ETA: Just in case people don't want to work the timezone converter - I figured it to be 7 hours from the time stamp of this post.


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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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I'm predicting they'll select someone who was nominated after only two weeks in office and who continued bombing the crap out of numerous poor countries which were unable to strike back, causing the deaths of thousands of children, purely for corporate greed. Peace Prize with a modern flavour...
Or, they could go back to the boring old days of such persons as Mother Tereza, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela....
Decisions, decisions, eh?



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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The award should go to Sarah Palin. For deciding to not run for president. The best decision ever made by her.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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A great contribution to world peace, for sure! I'm not sure she deserves an award but I definitely applaud her decision not to run for President.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by mileslong54
The award should go to Sarah Palin. For deciding to not run for president. The best decision ever made by her.

I know I'm at peace knowing she's not going to be president
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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They should give Peace Prizes to every single person around the world who's protested their particular tyrranies and dictatorships, government and corporate, to honor the year of people's uprisings.

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by doctornamtab
They should give Peace Prizes to every single person around the world who's protested their particular tyrranies and dictatorships, government and corporate, to honor the year of people's uprisings.

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You're right, it would be appropriate even, to not give the award to any one single person but to recognize the strength of the masses of protesters in the Arab Spring and elsewhere.

But I suppose the tradition of this peace prize is too stringent and ingrained to do something out-of-the-box like that.

I like the idea though.
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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Ah yes, the Arab Spring. Let's look at Egypt, for example. Don't they have a military junta in power and have banned all public groups of more than 3 people?
Bet the protesters are glad they listened to those strange white men in khakis and Ray-Bans now...
Luckily it hasn't disrupted the tourist trade otherwise they'd have zero economy.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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Osama Bin Laden....for dying
Probably did a lot for world peace....

(whenever he actually died)....



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Last time, after they gave their disgusting "prize" to an outright war criminal, the Nobel peace prize has completely lost ALL MEANING. I don't care whom they give it to, it means nothing anymore. I predict they will hand it to General Betray-us, for all the "peace" he has spread about in Iraq.



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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And the winners are:


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace advocate Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman were selected by the award committee in Oslo for their "nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."


No Norway Spiral this year, just a Middle Eastern Trio.





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