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  • Cuckoo In Cancun

    Environmentalism: Still think those who continue to push the idea of man-made climate change are well-grounded and rational? Think again. Consider Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. She opened the U.N's global warming conference last week with a prayer to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon. This mythological supreme being of fertility is supposed to be good for sending rain for crops. Maybe that's the sort of blessing Figueres had in mind when, from Cancun's — no joke — Moon Palace, she called Ixchel "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving" and...
  • Maurice Strong, Gorbachev and Friends

    05/13/2010 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 13th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Obama and Maatai walking together in Nairobi, Kenya in 2006 where the headquarters of the United Nations Environmental protection agency is located. Maurice Strong was the first UNEP President and was serving together with Maathai and Mikhail Gorbachev on the Earth Charters Commission. It is always fun to place Obama and Gorbachev in the same circle of friends. All folks mentioned above are saving the Earth. Or maybe they are just establishing connections that give them access to power and tax-payer money. ... non-government international organizations of “philanthropist” funded by the tax-payer money provided by the governments for humanitarian purposes....
  • Environmentalist claims peace prize (cough, hack..hack)

    12/11/2004 7:08:36 AM PST · by worldclass · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/11/2004 | Doug Mellgren
    "We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds, and in the process heal our own, indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder," she told the crowd of dignitaries, including the Norwegian royal family as well as talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Mrs. Maathai's selection for the peace prize raised eyebrows because of earlier assertions that scientists had created the AIDS virus as a biological weapon.
  • Nobels awarded, writer stays away from ceremony

    12/10/2004 7:22:15 PM PST · by Piefloater · 9 replies · 407+ views
    STOCKHOLM/OSLO, DECEMBER 10: Scientists and economists from the United States, Israel and Norway received their Nobel prizes on Friday at a ceremony marked by the conspicuous absence of literature laureate Elfriede Jelinek of Austria. Kenyan Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel peace laureate, received her prize in Oslo, becoming the seventh African and the first African woman to win that award. Jelinek, a feminist author who suffers from a social phobia, declined to receive her prize from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf saying the public spotlight was ‘‘like a physical violation’’ for her. She will receive the prize at the Swedish...
  • Nobel Laureate Seeks to Explain AIDS Remarks

    12/10/2004 5:26:08 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 981+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 10, 2004 | WALTER GIBBS
    Eric Feferberg/Agence France-Presse-Getty Images Wangari Maathai tried to calm a storm over her AIDS statements. OSLO, Dec. 9 - Just a day before she is scheduled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai tried Thursday to defuse a controversy over reports that she said "evil-minded scientists" in the developed world intentionally created AIDS to decimate the African population. Dr. Maathai, a 64-year-old biologist, whose Green Belt Movement is credited with planting millions of trees in an attempt to reforest Kenya, said that her recent statements about AIDS and H.I.V., reported in the African press, were...
  • Oprah, Cruise to Co-Host Nobel Concert

    12/10/2004 1:21:38 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 295+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 10, 2004
    Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey will continue the tradition of bringing a superstar shine to dark December nights in Norway when the pair hosts the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The Saturday concert, held to honor Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, will also feature musical artists such as Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper and Patti LaBelle. The 64-year-old Maathai, Kenya's deputy environment minister, was honored as founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has sought to empower women, improve the environment and fight corruption in Africa for almost 30 years. Winfrey said it was a "great pleasure" to...
  • "Abortion Is Wrong" says Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maathai

    12/07/2004 11:23:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 736+ views
    Life Site ^ | 07 December 2004
    OSLO, December 7, 2004 ( - Kenyan Nobel peace prize winner, Mrs. Wangari Maathai, said "abortion is wrong," in a conversation with Norway's Dagen newspaper reporter Jostein Sandsmark Tuesday. Professor Maathai is Kenya's deputy minister of the environment. "But I am trying to avoid condemning the victim," she said, referring to the pregnant mother who seeks an abortion. She sees both mother and child as casualties: "Both are victims. There is no reason why anybody who has been conceived, shouldn't be given the opportunity to be born and to live a happy life. The fact that a life like that...
  • Mama Africa wins Nobel Peace Prize

    10/15/2004 12:00:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 646+ views
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | 15 October 2004 | Oyeronke Oyewumi, Ph. D.
    There she is: Mama Africa! And oh, what a splendid sight to behold. We are elated; indeed we are in rapture over the award of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize to none other than our very own Wangari Maathai. Since the award was announced on the morning of Friday, Oct. 8, the talking drums have been in full beat, the palm wine is flowing, emails are being dispatched and phones have not stopped ringing, as African women around the world celebrate the recognition of Mama Wangari for her environmental activism: working to secure the living environment across Africa. She founded...
  • Nobel Hates Whitey

    10/13/2004 12:46:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 775+ views ^ | 10/13/04 | Ben Johnson
    The Nobel Prize has sunk to a new and discrediting low by honoring an environmental activist who insists white scientists created the AIDS virus to eradicate the world’s black population. The media have portrayed Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, as a latter day Johnny Appleseed who has planted millions of trees in Africa. She is in fact a paranoid, anti-white, anti-Western crusader for international socialism. Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize, states AIDS is man-made. She claimed “some sadistic scientists” created AIDS “to punish blacks.”  “I may not be able to...
  • AIDS 'made to kill blacks'

    10/12/2004 7:28:02 AM PDT · by billorites · 70 replies · 1,772+ views ^ | October 11, 2004
    KENYA'S new Nobel Peace Prize winner believes the virus causing AIDS was a deliberately created biological agent unleashed on Africans. "Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that," Wangari Maathai told a news conference a day after winning the prize. Ms Maathai, an ecologist and trained biologist, became the first African woman to win the prize on Friday for her work in human rights and reversing deforestation. "Us black people are...
  • HIV virus a biological agent says Nobel (peace prize)winner (Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai)

    10/09/2004 10:26:17 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 80 replies · 2,136+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | Oct. 10, 2004 | Gulf Daily News
    NAIROBI: Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, yesterday reiterated her claim that the Aids virus was a deliberately created biological agent. "Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that. "Us black people are dying more than any other people in this planet," Maathai told a press conference in Nairobi a day after winning the prize for her work in human rights and reversing...
  • Kenyan environmentalist wins Nobel Peace Prize

    10/08/2004 2:23:14 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies · 562+ views
    CBC News ^ | Fri, 08 Oct 2004 | CBC News Online staff
    OSLO - Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, known for her work as leader of an organization that has planted more than 30 million trees across Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize. She is the first African woman and seventh African to win the prize since it was first awarded in 1901. "Thank you so much, I am so surprised," she told Norwegian state television. "I am absolutely overwhelmed and very emotionally charged, really. I did not expect this." The committee had a record 194 nominations. The prize, which includes $1.6 million is awarded in Oslo.