Friday, October 12, 2007

Hardly News - If there was a doubt

If there was a doubt that the whole nobel piece prize was political I present the following;

  • AlGore wins nobel piece prize. [Source]
*All spelling errors in this post are on purpose.

Now the Nobel Committee has done its part, awarding Gore the Peace Prize for being "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted" to combat climate change, according to his citation. (The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was also a joint winner of the prize.) And so, after the obligatory spasms of celebration and the equally obligatory gnashing of Rush Limbaugh's teeth, will Americans finally get to enjoy one of the great spectacles in political history, as Gore's ultimate honor levitates him beyond his leading rival, Hillary Clinton, and into the Oval Office? [Source]

He joins the following since 1980: [Source al-reuters]
  • 2007 - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
  • 2006 - Muhammad Yunus and Bangladesh's Grameen Bank for work to end poverty
  • 2005 - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its head Mohamed ElBaradei
  • 2004 - Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai
  • 2003 - Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi
  • 2002 - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • 2001 - The United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan
  • 2000 - South Korean President Kim Dae-jung
  • 1999 - Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres
  • 1998 - Northern Ireland politicians John Hume and David Trimble
  • 1997 - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and campaign coordinator Jody Williams
  • 1996 - Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos Horta, campaigners for human rights in East Timor
  • 1995 - Veteran anti-nuclear campaigner Joseph Rotblat and his Pugwash organisation
  • 1994 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat
  • 1993 - African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk
  • 1992 - Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan campaigner for Indian human rights
  • 1991 - Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1990 - Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1989 - The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet
  • 1988 - U.N. Peacekeeping Forces
  • 1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, author of a peace plan for Central America
  • 1986 - Elie Wiesel, Jewish author and human rights campaigner
  • 1985 - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, led by Yevgeny Chazov of the Soviet Union and Bernard Lown of the United States
  • 1984 - Desmond Tutu, head of Anglican Church in South Africa and anti-apartheid campaigner
  • 1983 - Lech Walesa, leader of Poland's Solidarity union
  • 1982 - Shared by Sweden's Minister for Disarmament Alva Myrdal and Mexican diplomat and former foreign minister Alfonso Garcia Robles
  • 1981 - Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 1980 - Argentine human rights campaigner Adolfo Perez Esquivel

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