Wikileaks nominated for nobel peace prize

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  1. Anonymous Member

    Wikileaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Feb 2, 2011 9:44 AM | By Sapa-dpa

    Whistle-blower site WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian politician Snorre Valen, who cited its role in freedom of speech.

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    "WikiLeaks is one of this century's most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency," news agency NTB quoted Valen on Wednesday.
    Valen cited WikiLeaks role in disclosing the assests of Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his nearest family, contributing to the protests that forced them into exile.
    The member of parliament for the Socialist Left Party, part of Norway's ruling red-green coalition, also noted WikiLeaks publication of documents relating to corruption by authorities, governments and corporations as well as "illegal surveillance, war crimes and torture committed by a number of states".
    The five-member Nobel Committee advises those making nominations not to reveal their proposals in advance.
    However, there are no formal rules against doing so, allowing for plenty of speculation before the winner is announced, normally in early October.
    The 2010 prize was awarded to imprisoned Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, who was unable to collect his award.
    Parliamentarians, academics, former peace prize laureates as well as current and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee are among those who have the right to nominate candidates for the coveted award.
    The Peace Prize is one of several prizes endowed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor of dynamite Alfred Nobel.

  2. Herro Member

    I hope wikileaks actually receives the prize. Not because I think they deserve it, but because the backlash from the right in the States would be delightful.
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  3. I like it, that'll piss off some people. Even though after obama won the prize for lying to America, the nobel prize lost all its credibility.
  4. Herro Member

    Of course, by the same token I'd love to see Wikileaks get snubbed in favor of some other bullshit because the backlash from the left in the States would be delightful. I loves me some backlash.
  5. Anonymous Member

    I take Nobel Peace Prizes very lightly. They just give the award to anyone who makes a large amount of people feel motivated and hopeful. It's based on idol worship rather than accomplishment.
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  6. Joe Blitz Member

    Lol, Herrito, an equal opportunity griefer.
  7. Anonymous Member

    How about Wikileaks and Obama each get half?
  8. Anonymous Member

    Controversy that can potentially cause an epic amount of anger and rage? OH JOY!
  9. Sickx Member

    That is possible the most brilliant thing I've ever heard.
    Although they do cause controversy, that is an inevitable bi-product of free speech; it cannot be avoided.

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