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  • Bush, Pope Among Nobel Peace Nominees

    02/13/2004 1:24:42 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 16 replies · 241+ views
    Newsday ^ | 2/13/04
    OSLO, Norway -- The Nobel Peace Prize awards committee reported a record 173 nominations for 2004, with known candidates including President Bush, jailed Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu and the pope. Committee secretary Geir Lundestad said the preliminary list includes 129 individuals and 44 organizations, and is likely to be expanded when awards committee members forward their own nominations at their first meeting of the year on March 2. Last year, there were 165 nominations, and the award went to lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to win. The committee accepts...
  • IL's George Ryan Renominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    01/31/2004 8:45:07 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 244+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 01-29-04 | Not given
    GRyan re-nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, January 29, 2004 By The Leader-Champaign/Urbana Bureau CHAMPAIGN -- Last week, former Governor George Ryan was re-nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Illinois. "During the past year George Ryan has attempted to generate a wave of opposition to the death penalty all over the world. George Ryan has done more effective work against the death penalty than all of us American Abolitionists put together," Boyle said this week. "For these reasons I believe that George Ryan has, in the words...
  • Bush and Blair nominated for Nobel peace prize

    01/30/2004 5:56:57 PM PST · by ambrose · 28 replies · 24,972+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1.30.04 | Reuters
    Bush and Blair nominated for Nobel peace prize Fri January 30, 2004 08:03 AM ET By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair are among nominees for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize before a Sunday deadline for nominations despite failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "Nominations are pouring in," said Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He said he gets letters and up to 1,500 e-mails a day from people either supporting or denouncing candidates. Among nominees are the European Union to mark its expansion to include former...
  • Bush, Blair Among Nobel Nominees as Deadline Looms

    01/30/2004 5:21:04 AM PST · by GeneD · 17 replies · 226+ views
    Reuters via Lycos.com ^ | 01/30/2004 | Alister Doyle
    OSLO (Reuters) - President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are among nominees for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize before a Sunday deadline for nominations despite failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "Nominations are pouring in," said Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He said he gets letters and up to 1,500 e-mails a day from people either supporting or denouncing candidates. Among nominees are the European Union to mark its expansion to include former East bloc states. Pope John Paul, the Salvation Army, former Czech President Vaclav Havel, Chinese dissidents are also among...