News World Navalny, WHO and Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize 10:52pm, Jan 31, 2021 Updated: 8:08am, Feb 2 Peace prize nominee: Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Nor is it an assessment of what the international community may think of those who helped bring about peace. Together they show the need for a far more demilitarized world order building on morality, solidarity, courage and justice.”, “Has won recognition as the «grand old man» among whistleblowers”. [A Nobel] to Snowden, Bolkovac and Roy will be a prize in accordance with Alfred Nobel’s will, prescribing that the prize shall be awarded to champions of peace who promote global cooperation (the fraternity of nations) on a world order that seeks peace by peaceful means. …. Nominated by Prof. of History, Director Nuclear Studies Institute, Peter Kuznick, American Uni, Washington DC, USA: “Awarding Hidankyo the prize would be our way of recognizing their extraordinary contribution to world peace and of thanking them, in the name of all humanity, for their moral example. It is not a prize for good deeds, but for a basic reform of international relations. Winners are chosen each year by a committee selected by the Norwegian parliament. « … a hero of the nuclear age who is highlighting the tragic experience of his region in Kazakhstan – devastated by the long-term effects of Soviet nuclear tests. Print. But as many expected, the peace did not last long. As part of its ever-growing outreach, it also launched the online magazine «Transnational Affairs” http://bit.ly/TransnationalAffairs . He is the author of The Nobel Peace Prize, What Nobel Really Wanted (Praeger, 2010 – expanded versions in Chinese, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish and  Russian). In 2013, PNND working with Global Zero, moved nearly 2/3rds of the members of the European Parliament to endorse (personally sign) a Written Declaration in Support of the Global Zero Plan for Nuclear Disarmament – making this European Parliament policy.”. “I’m very impressed with the work Aurora is doing around the globe. The Nobel Peace Prize is about to bow out to critics. Conversations on alternatives: Part 5, February 11, 2021: Bradford Alumni Speaker Series: Self-knowledge as a pre-requisite for effective action in the world, February 11, 2021: Systems of Oppression: Racism, Militarism, and Global Trade, February 11, 2021: #NoHoneymoon “End the Wars” Capitol Call Party with Peace Activist David Swanson, February 12, 2021: Webinar: Bahrain 10 Years After, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, www.aftenposten.no/amagasinet/Hvor-mange-av-verdens-konflikter-kan-forklares-med-ydmykelse-609193b.html, World BEYOND War Podcast: Gandhi's Science of Peace with Suman Khanna Aggarwal, A World BEYOND War? She wrote the book ‘Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control’ in 2013 and travelled to 200 US cities educating and mobilizing the public. 318 is the fourth highest number of candidates ever. Through a combination of online and “real world” activism, RootsAction.org has successfully brought pressure to achieve numerous steps toward peace, while building an online activist membership of 650,000 people for future action. In our view the prize must keep up with the times and in today´s world belongs mainly to the grassroots, civil society, that contest the official culture of violence, not to leaders who just respond to political processes as they are supposed to in a democracy. for screening nominations qualified to win the Nobel “prize for the champions of peace”: While others, the committee, parliamentarians, peace researchers, even peace people base their views on a VERY wide understanding of «peace» (= they use the prize as they like) the NPPW list is based on studies of what counts under the law, what Nobel actually wanted. As such, there is no single approach to eliminating the threat. Nominated by Prof. of History Phillip C. Naylor, Marquette, Uni, Wisconsin, USA: “An ardent pacifist, she has reported brutality from numerous war zones, e.g., Gaza and Afghanistan, and protested the use of torture and drone warfare. While her anti-war work dates back to her high school years during the Vietnam War in the l960s and continued in Africa and Central America in the l970s and l980s her most important recent work has been in response to the 2001 9/11 attacks in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. All of the above citations deserve a Nobel prize. Karipbek Kuyukov, Kazakhstan, “Nuclear weapons are primarily a political weapon, not one currently used in the battlefield. The Norwegian Nobel Committee keeps everything secret for 50 years, unfortunately they also conceal the specific peace vision Nobel wished to support. Benjamin Ferencz’s energy and commitment has helped transform words into deeds. Those eligible to nominate someone for the Nobel Peace Prize are public figures, including national politicians, professors and former prize winners. It is clearly unrealistic to expect in the foreseeable future “the abolition or reduction of standing armies,” but the reduction and abolition of nuclear armaments is a feasible and, indeed, urgent task of the world community. Millions of Hongkongers demonstrated peacefully against the extradition bill … We hold the largest social movement in global history. Benjamin Berell Ferencz is an American lawyer. Snowden’s contribution is of particular importance today, when the American military’s capacities for interception and disruption in cyberspace are under the authority of a new commander-in-chief. President Donald J. Trump has expressed little intention to respect legal or ethical limits on the use of his power. This Centre documented and spoke out against the torture and abuse in the Abu Graib prison long before the international media publicized abuses. …. First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has since been awarded 100 times to 131 laureates total, according to its official website. (February 1, 2021 / JNS) Jared Kushner, senior adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, and his deputy Avi Berkowitz were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday for their role in the normalization deals between Israel and several Arab states known as the Abraham Accords.. Within weeks, the CRS released a new report. Det er særlig gledelig at dokumentarskapere interesserer seg for hans livsskjebne og hans budskap. Many states are now trying to build up similar capacities as the US. This is a very important focus in our time, where the future will be characterized by major global challenges requiring a massive common preference of peaceful means. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi's Crown … The three… stood up to defend democracy, peace, and justice against the threats that the military always entails, even in cases where the intention may be good. I tried to uphold those American-led traditions when I accepted the Erasmus Prize in the Hague on November 13, 2009. “We are delighted to welcome Benjamin Ferencz, whose persistent efforts to secure justice for the victims of crimes against humanity have made our world a better place. Your email address will not be published. This article originally appeared on Transcend … In this exclusive series of interviews, we speak to seven experts on conflict and peace building. …. February 3, 2020. … In January 2015, after a RootsAction.org petition pushed the United States to negotiate with North Korea rather than rejecting its offer to halt nuclear tests, the U.S. did begin negotiating — with outcome yet to be determined. In February and March each year, nominations are shortlisted. That is why Tho refused to accept the award. Former Trump-administration official Jared Kushner and his top aide Avi Berkowitz received nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in securing the Abraham Accords last summer. In many ways, Kathy Kelly is a worthy successor to Dorothy Day—courageous, dedicated women committed to peace and humanity.”. Therefore, *the Jordanian Senate House strongly nominates PNND for the Nobel Peace Prize.”, Nominated by Members of Parliament, Sweden: Jens Holm, Annika Lillemets, Wiwi-Anne Johansson, Carl Schlyter, Lotta Johnsson Fornarve, Amineh Kakabaveh, Valter Mutt, Daniel Sestrajcic, Annika Hirvonen Falk, Hans Linde. The prize winner will selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee that is appointed by parliament.