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  CNN.com readers sound off on Gore, Nobel Peace Prize - CNN.com
Much like the prize for literature, the peace prize is becoming nothing more than a political bauble awarded to some political insider advocating the cause of the week.
I'm embarrassed for the legacy of the Nobel Prizes, I'm embarrassed for my country, and, if I were Al Gore, I'd be embarrassed to stand in front of the world claiming to be a worthy, legitimate recipient of the peace prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize is revered, it is sacred.
www.cnn.com /2007/POLITICS/10/12/gore.nobel.reader.feedback/index.html?section=cnn_latest   (2508 words)

  
 The Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Laureate Dario Fo The Nobel Prize in Literature
The very first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to the French poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme, who in his poetry showed the "rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect".
2006 Nobel Laureate The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures", was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/literature   (0 words)

  
  Nobel Peace Prize 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The prize was awarded to Annan for his work as secretary-general and Seung-soo, representing the world body.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, right, shakes hands with Chairman of the Norweigan Nobel Committee Gunnar Berge at the Nobel Peace Awards being held at Oslo City Hall, Norway on Monday, Dec.10, 2001.
This years Peace Prize was awarded equally between United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and the United Nations itself, who were represented by Han Seung-soo.
www.un.org /av/special/nobelprize   (163 words)

  
  Yunus claims Nobel Peace Prize - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Nobel Prizes, announced in October, are always presented in Oslo and Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 10 to mark the anniversary of the 1896 death of their creator, Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist who invented dynamite and stipulated the dual ceremonies in his will.
The Nobel Prize in medicine went to Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello for discovering a powerful way to turn off the effect of specific genes.
By John McConnico, AP Muhammad Yunus accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, saying he hoped the award would inspire "bold initiatives" to fight poverty and eradicate the root causes of terrorism.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-12-10-nobel-prizes_x.htm   (755 words)

  
  Nobel Prizes - MSN Encarta
Nobel Prizes, annual monetary awards granted to individuals or institutions for outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, international peace, and economic sciences.
In 1900 the Nobel Foundation was established to manage the fund and to administer the activities of the institutions charged with selecting winners.
In the fall of the year preceding the award, Nobel committees distribute invitations to members of the prize-awarding bodies, to previous Nobel prize winners, and to professors in relevant fields at certain colleges and universities.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567175/Nobel_Prizes.html   (718 words)

  
 Nobel Prize History
The prize in economics, however, was established in 1968 by Riksbank, the Swedish bank, in honor of its 300th anniversary.
When he established the peace prize, he wrote that it should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses"—precisely the work the Baroness had been engaged in.
This was the case with UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskj√∂ld (1961, Peace Prize) and Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1931, Literature)—both of whom were awarded the prize in the years they died.
www.infoplease.com /spot/nobel-prize-history.html   (831 words)

  
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A year earlier the Nobel Peace Prize was given to Médecins Sans Frontières, a humanitarian aid NGO that occasionally condemns Israel -- in contradiction to the organization's pledge to maintain political independence.
In 1994 the Nobel Peace Prize Committee drew a moral equivalence between statesmen and a terrorist when presenting its award jointly to Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the Palestinian leader whose unwavering goal was the destruction of Israel, Yasser Arafat.
The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient was Rigoberta Menchu, the leftist icon and communist agent who falsely claimed authorship of an autobiography which was later found to have been written by the French Marxist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6979   (938 words)

  
 Nobel Prize History
The first female Nobel Peace prize winner, Baroness Bertha von Suttner, in 1905, was perhaps the inspiration for the award itself.
When he established the peace prize, he wrote that it should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses"—precisely the work the Baroness had been engaged in.
This was the case with UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskj√∂ld (1961, Peace Prize) and Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1931, Literature)—both of whom were awarded the prize in the years they died.
www.factmonster.com /spot/nobel-prize-history.html   (822 words)

  
 Gandhi and Nobel Peace Prize
However, controversially, the Peace Prize was to be awarded by a committee elected by the lower house of the Norwegian Storting (parliament).
The purpose of the Nobel Institute, as spelled out in its statutes, "is to follow developments in the international field, especially as regards the peaceful solution of conflicts, in order to tender advice to the Committee regarding the award." The director of the Institute is also secretary of the Nobel Committee.
Falnes, Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize, pp.208, 256.
www.mkgandhi.org /nobel/nobelpeaceprize.htm   (6921 words)

  
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The Peace Prize is awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Storting (the Norwegain parliament).
The Director of the Nobel Institute serves as secretary to the committee.
Nobel Peace Prize is established to reward those who have made outstanding contributions to the peace cause of mankind.
espanol.lycos.com /info/nobel-peace-prize.html   (524 words)

  
 CNN.com - Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize - Oct. 11, 2002
The peace prize announcement caps a week of awards, with prizes for literature, medicine, physics, chemistry and economics already announced in Sweden's capital, Stockholm.
He won the 2002 peace prize from a record field of 156 candidates -- 117 individuals and 39 groups -- vying for the honor named for Alfred Nobel, a Swedish philanthropist and inventor of dynamite.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, also a candidate for the prize, was one of the first people to congratulate Carter and said he was happy to be among the candidates.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/10/11/carter.nobel/index.html   (794 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Nobel Peacenik Prize by Jeff Chidester
In 1985, the prize was given to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a group founded with the explicit involvement of the Soviet Union.
And one cannot forget the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to terrorist ringleader Yasser Arafat, a man responsible for untold numbers of innocent deaths.
It would signify a new era in the politicization of the Peace Prize, one where the enemy of the Left is synonymous with the enemy of peace.
www.frontpagemag.com /articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7962   (1391 words)

  
 Nobel Peace Prize at AllExperts
According to the will of Alfred Nobel, the prize should be awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".
The parliament of Norway is responsible for appointing the Peace Prize committee.
The scientific and literary Nobel prizes are usually issued in retrospect, often two or three decades after the intellectual achievement, thus representing a time-proven confirmation and balance of approval by the established academic community, seldom contradicted by newer developments.
en.allexperts.com /e/n/no/nobel_peace_prize.htm   (2310 words)

  
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A year earlier the Nobel Peace Prize was given to Médecins Sans Frontières, a humanitarian aid NGO that occasionally condemns Israel -- in contradiction to the organization's pledge to maintain political independence.
In 1994 the Nobel Peace Prize Committee drew a moral equivalence between statesmen and a terrorist when presenting its award jointly to Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and the Palestinian leader whose unwavering goal was the destruction of Israel, Yasser Arafat.
The 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient was Rigoberta Menchu, the leftist icon and communist agent who falsely claimed authorship of an autobiography which was later found to have been written by the French Marxist Elisabeth Burgos-Debray.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6979   (938 words)

  
 Nobel peace winner 'hopes to inspire' - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
"Peace is threatened by unjust economic, social and political order, absence of democracy, environmental degradation and absence of human rights," Yunus said in the text of his acceptance speech, released before the awards ceremony.
"The peace prize to Yunus and Grameen Bank is also support for the Muslim country of Bangladesh, and for the Muslim environments in the world that are working for dialogue and collaboration," said the text of Mjoes' presentation speech.
The Nobel Prizes are always presented on December 10, the anniversary of the death of their creator, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/Nobel-peace-winner-hopes-to-inspire/2006/12/11/1165685578209.html   (851 words)

  
 Peace Nobel for Bangladesh's micro-credit pioneer
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 was awarded to Muhammad Yunus, the 66-year-old Bangladeshi behind the Grameen Movement micro-banking system that has helped millions in his homeland, it was announced Friday in Oslo.
The prize is presented on December 10, the anniversary of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel's death.
The 2005 peace prize was shared by the UN nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, for efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes.
www.rediff.com /news/2006/oct/13nobel.htm   (612 words)

  
 Nobel Prize and Treaty of Portsmouth by Theodore Roosevelt Association
Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (not Noble) in 1906 for his work in the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.
Nobel articles on TR The Treaty of Portsmouth resolved the Russo-Japanese War and earned Theodore Roosevelt recognition by the Nobel Prize Committee.
TR did not actually pick up the prize money (or the prize itself) until 1910, when he visited Europe after his African Safari.
www.theodoreroosevelt.org /life/nobelportsmouth.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Martin Luther King - Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when twenty-two million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.
I accept this award in behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice.
Therefore, I must ask why this prize is awarded to a movement which is beleaguered and committed to unrelenting struggle; to a movement which has not won the very peace and brotherhood which is the essence of the Nobel Prize.
www.nobelprizes.com /nobel/peace/MLK-nobel.html   (1016 words)

  
 Take Action! Protest Nomination of Bush and Blair for Nobel Peace Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Norwegian Nobel Institute chose to honor Jimmy Carter, the former President of the United States for his life-long commitment to work in humanitarian and international human rights causes, and his commitment to peaceful and diplomatic means for conflict resolution.
With the announcement of the prize, I have disabled this petition.
Reckless and ever-expanding pursuit of war is not peace, and awarding the Peace Prize for massive world-wide military campaigns would be a slap in the face of peace and justice activists world wide.
www.eskimo.com /~cwj2/actions/bushblairnobel.html   (732 words)

  
 The Nobel Peace Prize 2003 - Shirin Ebadi, Iran
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is convinced that the Peace Prize has been awarded to the right person, at the right time and in the right place.
Shirin Ebadi has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts for democracy and human rights and, in particular, for her fight for the rights of women and children.
It is possible that the Peace Prize may, in the short-term, have led to more hostilities than peace in the homeland of some Peace Prize laureates.
www.payvand.com /news/03/dec/1065.html   (3802 words)

  
 Nobel Peace Prize Winners - World Peace Australia
The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.
The prize money for 1932 was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.
The prize money for 1916-1914 was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.
worldpeace.org.au /Nobel-Peace-Prize-winners.asp   (1243 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: 2003 Nobel Peace Prize -- October 10, 2003
Two biochemists were honored with the Nobel prize for chemistry in recognition of their discoveries of aquaporins.
OLE DANBOLT MJOES, Chairman, Norwegian Nobel Committee: We hope the prize will be an inspiration for all those who struggle for human rights and democracy in her country, in the Muslim world, and in all countries where the fight for human rights needs inspiration and support.
RAY SUAREZ: Professor Nafisi, that same Nobel Committee was careful to refer to Shirin Ebadi as a conscious Muslim, to cite the fact that she is still a person of faith.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec03/nobel_10-10.html   (1444 words)

  
 Nobel Peace Prize : About AFSC
The prize recognized 300 years of Quaker efforts to heal rifts and oppose war.
The Quakers, Peace Prize presentation speech by Gunnar Jahn, chairman, Nobel Committee.
The Quaker Peace Testimony and the Nobel Peace Prize, by Irwin Abrams, Antioch University.
www.afsc.org /about/nobel/default.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Globalist | Global History -- Mahatma Gandhi: A Peaceful, Ignoble Oversight?
Although it is widely held that Gandhi should have been the ideal candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, until now, the Committee has not revealed the exact reasons for his omission.
This is the reason why the late Pope John Paul II was not nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
In 1989, the chairman of the Committee said, "The Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama was in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi."
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=4879   (1145 words)

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