Johan Galtung’s Acceptance Speech of the People’s Nobel in Sweden

Johan Galtung’s Acceptance Speech of the People’s Nobel in Sweden

Via transcend.org

• The People’s Peace Prize According to Nobel’s Will Celebration-Seminar-Banquet, Orust Peace Movement at Svanvik, Sweden, 2 Dec 2017 –

Most gratefully received: a beautifully engraved granite stone that will adorn our garden in Spain, and a wonderful diploma!

 

I am deeply moved, with a feeling that my long life dedicated to the theory and practice of peace, particularly since 1958, 50 years ago, has arrived, has been understood, and has been appreciated.

The “Nobel Peace Prize” administered by Norway is fake. Far from Nobel’s will inspired by Bertha von Suttner’s Nie mehr Krieg as a prize for reducing standing armies, understanding among nations, and peace conferences, to a prize compatible with US-Norwegian policies.  The 2017 prize to ICAN was a felicitous exception to that rule.

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