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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize | theguardian.com

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing had “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order”. ...

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Peace, Then Prize | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

With another year comes another round of Nobel Prizes. But there seems to be a perennial outlier in the family of awards. While prizes such as Physics and Literature are awarded to luminaries with substantive and thoroughly scrutinized contributions, the Nobel Peace Prize is consistently awarded before the fact. It is often given to promote political causes that are popular ...

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Nobel peace prize winner OPCW chemical weapons watchdog | Mail Online

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the watchdog responsible for preventing the use of chemical weapons. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW, is working to destroy Syria’s massive chemical weapons stockpile after a sarin gas strike in the suburbs of Damascus killed more than 1,400 people in August. The $1.25 million prize will be presented ...

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Nobel Laureates to President Obama: Reject Keystone XL and Be On the Right Side of History | NRDC

Recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize are calling for the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A letter from 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners addressed to both the President and Secretary of State Kerry announced by the Nobel Women’s Initiative was inspired by the Laureates’ concern for the rapidly expanding Canadian tar sands. As wildfires burn out of ...

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Petition asks that Bradley Manning receive Nobel Peace Prize | RootsAction.org

Bradley Manning has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he should receive it,” according to the popular petition site RootsAction.org. “No individual has done more to push back against what Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the madness of militarism’ than Bradley Manning,” the site reads. Alfred Nobel’s will left funding for a prize to be awarded to “the ...

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EU donates €300,000 Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF Pakistan | The Express Tribune

The European Union has provided €300,000 from its Nobel Peace Prize money to Unicef Pakistan to support its educational activities for children affected by a lack of security in parts of Northwestern Pakistan. The agreement was formalised in Islamabad on Wednesday between Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, and Unicef Representative Islamabad, Dan ...

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