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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)
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.
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.
edit on 6-10-2011 by doctornamtab because: (no reason given)
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."