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Nobel Peace Prize 2015: Awarding the Collective

Today the Nobel Committee awarded the 2015 Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, a coalition of four civil society organizations: • Tunisian General Labour Union • Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts • Tunisian Human Rights League • Tunisian Order of Lawyers The Committee credits the Quartet with fostering peace during a… read more

The Power of Wangari Maathai

By Ken Butigan. First published on Waging Nonviolence, September 29th, 2011. The first thing Wangari Maathai did after being notified that she had won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize was to plant a tree in her backyard. She said she did this whenever she celebrated something. Maathai died of ovarian cancer [on September 25th, 2011] in Nairobi.… read more