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Thread #100487   Message #2050340
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
12-May-07 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
"Let's admit that the Nobel Peace Prize should not be awarded for intent, alone. There has to be a direct and resultant peace from the actions of the honoree. "

That's not true.

Nobel's will states that the prize is awarded to "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".

Carl von Ossietzky was a German journalist and won for his efforts as a radical pacifist. Elie Weisel and Linus Pauling have also won. Why not Pete?