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Bush and Blair nominated for Nobel Peace Prize! Stop this insult Now!
26 Mar 2002
You Read it right!


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TAKE ACTION! Protest the Nomination of George W. Bush and Tony Blair for
Nobel Peace Prize

http://www.eskimo.com/~cwj2/actions/bushblairnobel.html

They say that satire died when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize, but if a Right-wing Norwegian MP has his way, the Nobel committee
will be spitting on its grave.

Harald Tom Nesvik, a member of the Norwegian Parliament from the Right-wing
Party of Progress, has nominated U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S.
President George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize for "decisive action
against terrorism, something I believe in the future will be the greatest
threat to peace."

According to the provisions of Nobel, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
"shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations,
for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and
promotion of peace congresses." Tony Blair has ordered more military actions
than any U.K. leader since World War II, with at least one military action
every year since 1998. George W. Bush has urged budgets massively increasing
the size and funding of the U.S. standing military, continued and deepened
U.S. military aid for the on-going civil war in Colombia and Israeli
military occupation of Palestine, and initiated a war not only against
Afghanistan, but an undefined, open-ended "War on Terrorism" which
administration officials daily threaten to expand to other nations such
Iran, North Korea, and Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney told the Washington
Post that the campaign of warfare the President has launched "may never end.
At least, not in our lifetimes."!
Both Bush and Blair have refused to work with multilateral consultation and
diplomacy through peace congresses, with Bush's refusal to secure UN
Security Council approval before initiating the war in Afghanistan, and
Blair's refusal to place the British troops occupying Sierra Leone under the
command of United Nations Peacekeeping forces.

Urge the Nobel Institute to reject the nomination of Tony Blair and George
W. Bush. Reckless and ever-expanding pursuit of war is not peace, and
awarding the Peace Prize for massive world-wide military campaigns would be
a slap in the face of peace and justice activists world wide.

To take action, go to:
http://www.eskimo.com/~cwj2/actions/bushblairnobel.html

For more Bush and Blair's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, see:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,645075,00.html
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1801000/1801773





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