The L.A. Times announced the finalists for the 35th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes yesterday. Killer lineup we have here! Poetry Gillian Conoley, “Peace” (Omnidawn) Katie Ford, “Blood Lyrics: Poems” (Graywolf) Peter Gizzi, “In Defense...Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Iraq Wants More American Bombs Dropped on Iraq. “My how things change. The Iraqi government is cheesed off at the United States right now because Washington isn’t dropping bombs on Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.... Tikrit is occupied by ISIS. Baghdad wants it back. Washington would like to […]
Thorbjoern Jagland, the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, who awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama and the European Union, has been recently ousted from his position.
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, FRANCIS SEJERSTED? Nobel Peace committee demotes controversial head. Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize committee on Tuesday demoted its controversial chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award. The organisation, which said the former Norwegian prime minister would remain as a committee member, gave no reason for […]
Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation...Show More Summary
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dropped a lot of names during his speech to Congress: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Secretary of State John Kerry, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, even poet Robert Frost. But for the close he went for an obvious pick: Moses. “Facing me right up there in the gallery, overlooking…
U.S. should listen to Israel on stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, said noted Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, in a packed event on Capitol Hill.
As the deadline for submitting comments to the Word Bank concerning the second draft of their safeguard review looms (March 1st), a group of Nobel Peace Prize winning women (The Nobel Women's Initiative) have sent a scathing letter to World Bank President Kim detailing concerns they have with the process thus far. Show More Summary
Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.
A biography of Chief Albert Luthuli, Africa's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and president of the ANC until his death (under mysterious circumstances) in 1967.
While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed "Nobel peace prize winner" image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive "pacifism" brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency),...Show More Summary
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is publicly supporting Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress and has a full-page newspaper ad out asking Congress to do the same.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE, HALFHEARTED WAR-AUTHORIZATION EDITION: Obama’s ISIS war powers request to ban ‘enduring’ troops. The White House will ask Congress to approve military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “Nearly three and a half years after Libyan rebels and a NATO air campaign overthrew Muammar al-Qaddafi, the cohesive political entity known as Libya doesn’t exist.”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has said on the 300th day anniversary of the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by terror group Boko Haram that the international community would be trying much harder to get them freed if they belonged to rich and powerful parents. Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Roll Call: AUMF Expected in ‘Coming Days.’ Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters Thursday he believes President Barack Obama will be sending an Authorization for Use of Military Force to Congress very shortly. “I’m expecting that there will be an Authorization for Use of Military Force sent up here in the […]
In 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese writer, professor, and political critic Liu Xiaobo. He couldn't accept it in person, though. Liu had been detained by the Chinese government since 2008.Show More Summary
A new Foreign Policy magazine survey ranks the most effective U.S. secretary of states of the past 50 years. Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry A. Kissinger, who was secretary for four years during the Nixon and Ford administrations, topped the [...] The post Scholars Rank Kissinger Most Effective Diplomat appeared first on Political Wire.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing consideration with a group including an anti-Putin Russian newspaper and a Saudi Arabian blogger.
Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay [Paramount Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: Selma opens on Dr. Martin Luther King accepting his Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964, and closes at the very end of the famous Selma to Montgomery freedom...Show More Summary