By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, October 7, 2022
The Nobel Committee has yet again awarded a peace prize that violates the will of Alfred Nobel and the purpose for which the prize was created, selecting recipients who blatantly are not “the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses.”
With its eyes on the news of the day, there was no question that the Committee would find some way to focus on Ukraine. But it steered clear of anyone seeking to reduce the risk of that thus-far relatively minor war creating a nuclear apocalypse. It avoided anyone opposing both sides of the war, or anyone advocating for a ceasefire or negotiations or disarmament. It did not even make the choice one might have expected of picking an opponent of Russian warmaking in Russia and an opponent of Ukrainian warmaking in Ukraine.
Instead, the Nobel Committee has chosen advocates for human rights and democracy in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. But the group in Ukraine is recognized for having “engaged in efforts to identify and document Russian war crimes against the Ukrainian civilian population,” with no mention of war as a crime or of the possibility that the Ukrainian side of the war was committing atrocities. The Nobel Committee may have learned from Amnesty International’s experience of being widely denounced for documenting war crimes by the Ukrainian side.
The fact that all sides of all wars have always failed and always will fail to engage in humane operations is possibly why Alfred Nobel set up a prize to advance the abolition of war. It’s too bad that prize is so misused. Because of its misuse, World BEYOND War has created instead the War Abolisher Awards.
Adding here some thoughts from Yurii Sheliazhenko:
I totally agree. It’s an utter abomination that Ms Oleksandr Matviichuk has been awarded a prize. She is already posting highly offensive material (a tweet posted at 9.27am UK time presumably) to ‘celebrate,’ I suppose. This is it:
I understand the announcement was made earlier than that (UK time).
I am opposed to the ukronazi proxy war by/for Nato and it is deeply alarming that the western world supports these dangerous ukronazis.
For a different point of view on the same topic, I recommend watching this episode of
Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2022/10/7/2022_nobel_peace_prize_russia_ukraine
The Nobel Prize was proved to be an organ of the new world order when it gave the prize to Obama. The NWO is very good at coopting anything that may impede its global dominance agenda.