Posted by: r.m. | October 14, 2009

has Obama done 1/2 this much?

… well, to answer my own question: these are a sample of the activists worldwide who work to un-do what Obama – and other leaders of the so-called ‘free world’ (aka, mega capitalist, neo-colonialist, hypocritical leaders). And they work because they believe their actions can – and do – make a difference.

A Swedish award widely described as the “alternative Nobel prize” has gone to activists from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and New Zealand.

[From left: Rene Ngongo, of Greenpeace; Catherine Hamlin, an Australian doctor who lives in Ethiopia; New Zealander Alyn Ware; and Canadian David Suzuki. The awards ceremony will take place in the Swedish parliament in December.]From left: Rene Ngongo, of Greenpeace; Catherine Hamlin, an Australian doctor who lives in Ethiopia; New Zealander Alyn Ware; and Canadian David Suzuki. The awards ceremony will take place in the Swedish parliament in December.

Rene Ngongo, of Greenpeace, was one of the recipients of the annual “Right Livelihood Award” for his efforts to protect the Congolese rain forest.

Catherine Hamlin, an Australian doctor who lives in Ethiopia, was honoured for her medical research benefiting women.

New Zealander Alyn Ware was recognised for efforts on nuclear disarmament.

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  1. in contrast to ” too ironic to be true” i find this as a little window of hope for humanity and environment both are in deep need for such kind of true peacemakers who are worth to be not only awarded but also honored by all of us…


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