Thursday, October 11, 2012

How About Shaker For the Nobel Peace Prize? UPDATED

Shaker Aamer is the last British resident held at Guantanamo. He has also been a leader to the men held at the base and an outspoken critic of Guantanamo....from the inside. I ask everyone reading this site- and there are so many of you from all over the world who read this site over the weeks and months of the year- to submit Shaker's name for the Nobel Peace Prize- this coming year. (this years nominee has already been selected).
 I will give you more details as to how you can submit his name in nomination over the coming weeks. Of course you can always go to the Nobel Peace Prize website on your own. The big thing is that we need former Nobel Peace Prize winners to submit his name- also members of government (from any country and from all levels) professors and leaders in the NGO community and just everyday people like us...the more the merrier...
For now, I ask that you read his story....through Andy Worthington.
As for me-I sent my letter to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (and former winner of the Noble Peace Prize) seeking his support.
In time I will give you more instructions on how to get Shaker's name before the committee....perhaps this is the only real way to close Guantanamo.

The talking dog has more on this idea....an idea that actually originated from the dog after I fretted about the fact that the peace prize given to Obama could not be taken back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..