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Bush nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!!

Bush nominated for the Nobel "Peace" Prize! Another outrage in a string of outrages. But do we laugh or do we cry?
Subj: Bush nominated for the Nobel "Peace" Prize! Another outrage in a string of outrages. But do we laugh or do we cry?

If you would like to email the Hague Appeal for Peace to request they Submit a formal objection to these nominations, their email address is:
< hap@haguepeace.org>

If you'd like to address your concerns directly to the Nobel Institute, Their email is: < postmaster@nobel.no>


Comment: Obviously even pro-war right-wing protofascists who have no Concept of how peace must be pursued can participate in the Peace prize Nomination process. That's probably how Henry Kissinger got nominated (and won, to the everlasting shame of the Nobel committee) back when he deceived the North Vietnamese into signing a peace treaty, falsely promising them that the US would give them $4 billion dollars in war reparations if they complied.
(It won't shock anybody to find out that we never paid them the promised money and Kissinger never felt dishonored nor did he give back the prize money, for that's how we dealt with all the Native American peace treaties too.)

Please flood the Nobel committee with messages of outrage and threats of shaming if the travesty of a Peace Prize nomination makes any progress at all. (By shaming I do not mean violently threatening to run them out of
town tarred, feathered and sitting on a rail like the good old days, just a ton of gentle, loving, nonviolent verbal humiliation so they will never dare to do anything like that again).

Please circulate this information widely!

If you would like to email the Hague Appeal for Peace to request they Submit a formal objection to these nominations, their email address is:
< hap@haguepeace.org>

If you'd like to address your concerns directly to the Nobel Institute, Their email is: < postmaster@nobel.no>


>From the Wall Street Journal

US President Bush, UK's Blair Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

September 8, 2002
OSLO (AP)--U.S. President George W. Bush and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair have been nominated for the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting terrorism and securing world peace, a Norwegian lawmaker announced Monday.
Harald Tom Nesvik, a member of parliament from the right-wing Party of Progress, said he has nominated the two leaders for the coveted peace prize, despite their role in ordering war in Afghanistan.

"The background for my nomination is their decisive action against terrorism, something I believe in the future will be the greatest threat to peace," Nesvik said. "Unfortunately, sometimes...you have to use force to secure peace."

Nesvik has nomination rights as a member of a national legislature. The Oslo-based awards committee accepts nominations postmarked by Feb.1, so proposals continue to arrive and a final number is not expected until late in the month. Last year, 136 individuals and groups were nominated.
The 10 million Swedish kronor prize was shared by the U.N. and its secretary-general, Kofi Annan.

The committee keeps the names of nominees secret for 50 years. However,those making nominations often reveal their choice. The Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S. and the aftermath are expected to influence this year's nominations, because those events were too late to be considered in last year's award. Other Sept. 11-related nominations mentioned, but not confirmed, include former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Guy
Tozzoli, an engineer who helped design the World Trade Center.
Also Monday, two Christian Democratic members of Norway's parliament announced their nomination of the Salvation Army, adding to a list that includes Rome- based Catholic group Church of Sant'Egidio for peace and humanitarian efforts and the Mission of Mercy humanitarian group for work
in Latin America.

The Nobel Prize winners are named in mid-October and the awards are Always presented on Dec. 10, the day their founder, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, died in 1896. The peace prize is awarded in Oslo, and the others
In Stockholm, Sweden.

Nobel Prize Web site:  http://www.nobel.no
Time for a culture change 13.Feb.2002 16:19

Rebel

A culture that would even consider nominating a war criminal for a peace prize, and would even consider calling PETA & Ben and Jerry's "TERRORISTS" must have something fundamentally wrong with it.
The ROOT CAUSE of war, manifest destiny, crime, political corruption, and similar destructive actions has been found!!! It is now time to sever the root and change the culture. These web sites demonstrate the new, healthy, and sustainable culture that is being created.

 http://www.ishmael.com
 http://www.culturechange.org
 http://www.osho.com
 http://www.artstribe.com/green

quoted from  http://www.culturechange.org/dquinn.htm :

"I heartily endorse the goals of Culture Change. Unless our culture changes (and very dramatically), our kind faces a very brief future on this planet (and will take down millions of other species with us). But culture change is itself a result—of mind change. When minds change, cultures change automatically. When minds don't change, however, we're limited to passing ever harsher, ever more exacting new laws for people with old minds to break. Changing minds is something we can all collaborate on as we go about our daily lives, whether we're executives or flunkies, teachers or students, judges or prison inmates, rock stars or bus drivers, world leaders or homeless wanderers—and every mind counts (because you never know what that mind will get up to!)."

Daniel Quinn
Author, Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael, and Beyond Civilization


A Slight Technical Matter 13.Feb.2002 17:28

Patrick Angstrom Poore

Either the date on this story was supposed to be 9/8/2001 (in which case it would be a little strange that Bush would have been commended, even in a totally surreal world like the one we live in, for his "work" against terrorism"); or this story is a hoax.

Although, the point is well taken that such a state of affairs could emerge this coming year when the next nominees are named. And, heck, it can't hurt to send off a few letters to encourage the committee not to nominate Bush...

If I'm wrong, author, please clarify the date of the Wall St. Journal story. The Nobel site contains no corroborating information.

February 8th, 2002? 13.Feb.2002 17:33

Patrick Angstrom Poore

I'm guessing it was February 8th, then?

Sorry, should have been February 8, 2002 13.Feb.2002 18:36

Bridgetpeace

Here is the link to the BBC story...

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1801000/1801773.stm

You can do a general search in Yahoo and find a number of stories on it from various sources.