The Wisdom of Nobel Laureates on the Streets of Ferguson, Cleveland, and NYC

By: Saturday December 6, 2014 9:01 am

In 1953, George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part for the visionary economic program to rebuild Europe after WWII that bears his name. In 2006, Muhammed Yunus was given the same honor for his work to fight against poverty through microlending. In their Nobel lectures, both point to the limits of military force when it comes to creating a lasting peace.

When I look at Ferguson, Cleveland, and New York City, it’s clear that too few people share their beliefs.

 

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Ask Obama To Release CIA Torture Report

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:00 am

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners have asked their fellow winner President Barack Obama to finally release the report on the CIA’s torture program. Despite efforts by the CIA to sabotage the report by spying on members of Congress and deleting information from their computers, a report has been completed. Now the White House is dragging its feet on getting the report released possibly in hopes of waiting for the GOP to take the Senate and kill the report.

53 Palestinians, 0 Israelis Die in Air and Missile Strikes …

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:03 pm

And yet still we get obscene propaganda from the mainstream ‘news’ masquerading as a headline:

“Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave”

Mark J. Perry and Wal-Mart: Why They Shouldn’t Get a Nobel Peace Prize

By: Friday November 29, 2013 1:50 pm

Once again, we return to the issue of errors in economics — home of incredibly insight arguments and utterly inane contributions. For the latter category, Professor Mark J. Perry takes today’s award for his contribution of stating Wal-Mart should be given the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize “for improving the lives of millions of low-income consumers globally.”

Is Sergey Lavrov the Obvious Nobel Peace Prize Choice?

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 4:04 pm

Obviously the Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In the quickest thinking diplomatic moment of all time, he literally prevented an imminent war by taking advantage of a U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bonehead error, where Kerry sneered/joked that aggressive U.S. war on Syria would be called off only if “every single bit” of Syria’s chemical weapons were eliminated in a week. More details are in Syria calls John Kerry’s bluff, agrees to turn over its chemical weapons to UN.

Save the Nobel Peace Prize From Itself

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 1:05 pm

On October 11, we’ll learn whether the Norwegian Nobel Committee is interested in reviving the Nobel Peace Prize or putting another nail in its coffin.

Of Nobel Prizes, Past and Present

By: Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15 am

Reading the 2009 announcement from the Nobel Peace Prize committee and Obama’s Nobel Laureate lecture, and then listening to the news today is an exercise in mental whiplash.

As the fourth anniversary of that announcement approaches, Obama might want to return his Nobel medal to Oslo. It’s not as if it means a lot to him any more.

The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 7:00 pm

The sun rose with a moral verdict on Bradley Manning well before the military judge could proclaim his guilt. The human verdict would necessarily clash with the proclamation from the judicial bench.

In lockstep with administrators of the nation’s war services, judgment day arrived on Tuesday to exact official retribution. After unforgivable actions, the defendant’s culpability weighed heavy.

Bradley Manning’s Nobel Peace Prize

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 6:40 am

Whistleblower Bradley Manning has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he should receive it.

No individual has done more to push back against what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism” than Bradley Manning. The United States is the leading exporter of weapons and itself spends as much preparing for more wars as the rest of the world combined. Manning is the leading actor in opposition to U.S. warmaking, and therefore militarism around the world. What he has done has hurt the cause of violence in a number of other nations as well.

King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 1:20 pm

A simple twist of fate has set President Obama’s second Inaugural Address for January 21, the same day as the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.

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