- Title: Nobel peace prize U.S. shortlist emphasizes justice and transparency
- Date: 30th September 2021
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C. , USA (MAY 2005) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) DANIEL ELLSBERG, THE MAN WHO LEAKED THE PENTAGON PAPERS, READING A BOOK ELLSBERG LOOKING AT PICTURE IN BOOK SHOWING HIM AND HIS WIFE SURROUNDED BY A CROWD AFTER HIS CASE WAS DISMISSED IN 1973. HEADLINE IN IMAGE READS: 'Extra - Ellsberg case dismissed'' (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEAKER OF PENTAGON PAPERS, DANIEL ELLSBERG, SAYING ABOUT THE WAR IN IRAQ AND ITS ECHOES OF THE VIETNAM: "With the absolute lack of WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), the nuclear weapons and the biological weapons, the fact that the (U.S.) government was lying was perceived unmistakingly earlier than it was in Vietnam. It really took years to realize for the public how much they had been lied to in Vietnam. In this case, it was pretty obvious after about a year. But it hasn't ended the war. In a way it's almost as if the President is so expected to lie at this point that people don't hold it against him." WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 16, 2010) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) CLOSE ON NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT WITH CAPTION THAT READS " Wikileaks are not terrorists", ZOOM OUT TO REVEAL DANIEL ELLSBERG HOLDING THE PAPER AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WHERE HE SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN ASSANGE WHO FEARED PROSECUTION IN THE U.S. OVER HIS PUBLICATION OF LEAKED U.S. MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE IRAQ WAR AUDIENCE AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WIDE OF EVENT AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEAKER OF PENTAGON PAPERS, DANIEL ELLSBERG, SAYING AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: "An execution or even really even a conviction of Julian Assange in particular and Bradley Manning at this time would mean that the Crown had returned to America. That it fitted on the head of an American president and that we were really under a monarchical system of total control of information which makes real democracy impossible." (WHITE FLASH)
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- Keywords: 2021 Nobel Peace Prize U.S. shortlist Black Lives Matter Committee To Protect Journalists Congresswoman Barbara Lee Dr. Daniel Ellsberg International Fact-Checking Network Pentagon Papers Stacey Abrams Vietnam civil rights voting rights
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- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Europe,Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text: The "Black Lives Matter" movement, along with the the man who leaked the secret "Pentagon Papers" and a group fighting for press freedom, are among the U.S. movements, institutions and individuals nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
In all, some 330 nominations worldwide have been received for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, likely reflecting the profusion of pressing human rights issues around the globe, the secretary of the committee which awards the prize said on Monday (September 27).
Press freedom groups like the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists were among the main contenders, according to Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo.
"Black Lives Matter" was founded nearly a decade ago during protests over police violence against African Americans, but became a global protest movement in 2020 after the death of George Floyd, reflecting rising anger well beyond the U.S. over police treatment of ethnic minorities.
Daniel Ellsberg is a former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the "Pentagon Papers", a top-secret study of the U.S. government decision-making in the Vietnam War, and who went on to become a prominent anti-war activist.
Voting rights advocate and former candidate for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams, who was credited with boosting voter turnout last year and helping Joe Biden win the U.S. presidency, was nominated for her work to promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.
The U.S.-based International Fact-Checking Network and Congresswoman Barbara Lee were also nominated, among others.
Thousands of people, from members of parliaments worldwide to former winners, are eligible to propose candidates, and a nomination does not imply endorsement from the Nobel committee.
The winner of the $1 million prize, arguably the world's top accolade, is selected by a five-member panel appointed by the Norwegian parliament, and will be announced in Oslo on Oct. 8.
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