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
* 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
* 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
* Evo Morales Ayma, Bolivian President (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General Colin
* Canon Andrew White, the 'Vicar of Baghdad' (nominations by board members of the International Peace Bureau, confimed by its Secretary-General
* 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:
. 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?
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.
edit on 6-10-2011 by kalunom because: (no reason given)