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Democracy Now! reports each year on the selection of the Nobel Peace Prize, and has interviewed many of the recipients over the years.

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  • Israeli troops fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a nonviolent protest against the separation wall near the West Bank village of Bilin. Several protesters were injured including the Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire, who was shot with a rubber bullet. She joins us on the line from Ireland. [includes rush transcript]
    Apr 23, 2007 | Story
  • In his first interview with Democracy Now!, former President Jimmy Carter talks about what led him to write "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid", his controversial book that argues Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Territories are the main barrier to peace. Carter also discusses his regrets over sending arms to Indonesia during the occupation of East Timor and recounts his dealings with the Shah of Iran. The 39th president also...
    Sep 10, 2007 | Story
  • As President Bush convenes a special meeting on climate change, we speak to a woman who has been on the front lines of the popular struggle for the environment long before the current global warming crisis: Kenyan ecologist and Green Belt Movement founder, Wangari Maathai. "I would wish, especially with respect to climate change, that America would provide the leadership that is needed and not be the one that is falling behind,"...
    Oct 01, 2007 | Story
  • Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to raise awareness on global warning. We get reaction from Guardian columnist and leading environmental campaigner George Monbiot. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 12, 2007 | Story
  • The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Monday to former Vice President Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their work to help combat global warming. "We and the earth’s climate are locked in a relationship familiar to war planners: 'Mutually assured destruction,'" Gore said in his acceptance speech. "It is time to make peace with the planet." [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 11, 2007 | Story
  • Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of the group on Monday. "Peace can be defined as security and the secure access to resources that are essential for living," said Pachauri. "In this regard, climate change will have several implications, as numerous adverse impacts are expected for some populations in terms of access to clean...
    Dec 11, 2007 | Story
  • New York City, NY – Award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely recognized as the world’s premier award for personal courage and social transformation. The annual prize, also known as the Alternative Nobel, will be awarded in the Swedish Parliament on December 8, 2008.
    Oct 01, 2008 | News
  • Amy Goodman, first journalist to win the "Alternative Nobel"
    Oct 02, 2008 | D.N. in the News
  • Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman has become the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, established to honor those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." The annual prize, also known as the Alternative Nobel, will be awarded in the Swedish parliament in December. The other winners were Indian activists Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan, women’s rights advocate...
    Oct 03, 2008 | Story
  • Democracy Now! broadcasts from Stockholm, Sweden, where Amy Goodman is joining three remarkable women from around the world to receive the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. The three women are Asha Hagi Elmi, co-founder of Save Somali Women and Children; Krishnammal Jagannathan, an 82-year-old activist from southern India; and Monika Hauser, a gynecologist and founder of "medica mondiale." We speak...
    Dec 08, 2008 | Story