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Norwegian Nobel Committee

Time to Fix US-Iran Policy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe now is the time -- actually, it has been the time for decades now -- to consider new forms of leadership, not only in the Middle East, but around the world. We need to get away from the leaders who demonize the other, who use fear, threat, and actual engagement in war as tools for their own maintenance of power.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the world was introduced to a glorious -- if unlikely -- new couple, united for all time by the matchmakers at the Norwegian Nobel Committee: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. She's a 17-year-old Pakistani Muslim; he's a 60-year-old Indian Hindu. Together they're being honored for leading the fight for children's rights -- and against extremism -- worldwide. Malala, of course, is already well-known. After being shot by the Taliban in 2012 for trying to educate herself, she courageously spoke up even louder. "They can only shoot a body; they cannot shoot my dreams," she said. Satyarthi, meanwhile, leads a consortium called the Global March Against Child Labor, a cause he's been championing for decades. There's a lot wrong with the world, and the committee's inspired choice is a reminder -- and a challenge -- that we can all do more to make it a better place.

Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and Indian Kailash Satyarthi for "their struggle against the suppressio...

Global Chemical Weapons Watchdog Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts to elimina...

Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

As a nation at peace becomes a fading memory, so does privacy. Commitments to idealism -- seeking real alternatives to war and upholding democratic values -- are under constant assault from the peaks of power.

Norway Feels Sting Of China's Nobel Anger

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 07.06.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- Norway used to be China's top fresh salmon supplier, sending steadily growing volumes to exclusive restaurants in Beijing and Shanghai...

Rewarding Hope: Why Barack Obama Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Words matter. Speeches matter. President Obama recognizes that our form of government and our way of life should be an inspiration but may not be the template for every other country in the world.

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susanna Speier

Who else in power/ Rallied throngs worldwide to work/ For peace and justice

The Nobel Peace Prize; or Pissing on the Prose of Alfred B Nobel

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

It's absolutely unconscionable that the negative reaction to a sitting US President for receiving the Nobel Award would cause the Nobel Committee to defend its decision.

In the Name of Hope: Perpetual War and the Nobel Peace Prize

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hamdan Azhar

If the Nobel Peace Prize Committee tells us that war is compatible with peace, who are we to say otherwise?

Nobel Prize: Just What He's Always ... Wanted

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

I don't even know how to describe it, except to say that it's absolutely the biggest and shiniest statue I've ever seen!