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Godelive Miburo – Burundi

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “In view of all the suffering, I prayed that the Lord would make me a artisan of peace and reconciliation”.

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Sr Godelive Miburo – Burundi.

She works for New Life for Reconciliation VNR.

Sister Godelive Miburo runs two centers for orphans and follows up their integration into foster families.

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Leitanthem Umakanta Meitei and Yengkokpam Langamba Meitei – India

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Linked with human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples – one, with Indigenous Webs for Information, with Mouvements indigènes, entre néolibéralisme et gouvernements de gauche, with human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples – two, with Promoting the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous Peoples, and with Texts about Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights.

Mr. Leitanthem Umakanta Meitei is an indigenous representative who regularly participates at UN sessions. In 2004, he sent a 140 pages report about the human rights organisations situation in his region to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG). A few days later, he was arrested and heavily tortured. On August 25 at 3:25 a.m., I received a phone call from Mrs. Meitei, informing me about Mr. Meitei´s arrest. The situation is very critical, because he is being tortured a lot. Please do everything you can to attain his immediate release. Dr. Arnold Groh, Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr. FR 6-3. (I received this information by mail from this address).

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Leitanthem Umakanta Meitei – India.

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Su Mei Kao Chin – Taiwan

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(or Kao Chin Su Mei)

Linked with human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples – one, with human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples – two, with Indigenous Webs for Information, with Mouvements indigènes, entre néolibéralisme et gouvernements de gauche, with Promoting the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous Peoples, and with Texts about Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “The long history of unfair resources distribution and disrespect for cultural diversity has made aborigines lose sight of who they really are and what their future will be.”.

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Kao Chin Su Mei – Taiwan

Kao Chin Su Mei (40) is a legislator who fights for the rights of aboriginals of Taiwan and Lanyu Islands. She is a member of the Legislative Yuan (Taiwan’s parliament) and has reactivated aborigine’s rights movements, silent for years. In 2004, Kao Chin consolidated the effort of aboriginal representatives in the Legislative Yuan to pass the Basic Law for Aboriginals. (Read this on 1000peacewomen).

… Kao Chin led a group of Taiwanese plaintiffs in a lawsuit in which the Osaka High Court ruled in September last year that the prime minister’s visits to Yasukuni Shrine constitute a violation of Article 20 of the Constitution that provides for the separation of religion and state … (Read all on Mainichi Interactive, August 14, 2006).

She is understood as a right-wing nationalist.

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Chen Guangcheng – China

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Linked with Prison for Chen Guangcheng – China.

Added Sept. 11, 2006: another reporter, Ching Cheong, Hong Kong, is jailed for 5 years, and Gao Zhisheng recently retained for questioning. (See Newsweek of Sept. 11, 2006, page 4).

He says: “Someone has to fight for people with no voice, I guess that person is me.”

Blind Social Activist, Lawyers Beaten in China: HONG KONG—A social activist who blew the whistle on official abuses under China’s one-child policy in the eastern province of Shandong was beaten by local officials Tuesday, while lawyers attempting to mediate with local government were set upon by unidentified thugs, residents and lawyers said. Chen Guangcheng, who is blind, was left bleeding from his injuries on the main street of his native Dongshigu Village following clashes between villagers and local officials, a local resident told RFA’s Mandarin service. The clashes were sparked after the arrival of three out-of-town lawyers—Xu Zhiyong, Li Subin, and Li Fangping, who were hoping to meet with Chen and mediate between the activist, who is under effective house arrest—and local authorities, an eyewitness said. Chen was escorted from his home to where the lawyers had been prevented from entering the village, by around 20 fellow villagers from Yinan County, near Shandong’s Linyi City, where around 60 people were waiting, including government officials. (Read the whole article on RFA Radio Free Asia).

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Chen Guangcheng – China

He works – in a one man’s movement – for the right for women not to abort their child.

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Darshan Pal – India

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Linked with World Social Forum, Delhi – 9-13 November 2006, and with Draft Minutes of the IWC Meeting New Delhi.

He says: For me struggle is philosophical and practical. When two opposites interact there is always struggle. For me, struggle is an instrument through which a new thing, at a high level of development, is evolved. For example, in a society, we are struggling to exploit nature. There is a struggle between human beings and nature. In a society there is struggle between different classes also. Out of this struggle new concepts, and new formations come. I think struggle is an essential part of nature. It is an essential part of society also.”

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Darshan Pal – India

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Nafis Sadik – Pakistan

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Linked with You and Aids.

Dr. Nafis Sadik is currently Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General with additional responsibilities as Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia. She was former the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She is an alumna of Dow Medical College. Dr. Nafis Sadik is daughter of Muhammad Shoaib, former Finance Minister of Pakistan. (Read on wikipedia).

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Nafis Sadik – Pakistan

She says: “Pregnancy is a part of a woman’s life but a woman’s life should not be defined by it. In many societies, however, the fact is that bearing and raising children does define a woman. She does many things in her life, but she is only given recognition for one of them … When women are properly valued for all the things they do, then and only then, will their role as mothers be respected and the resources found to protect their lives and health.”

She says also: “At independence, Pakistan was the 13th most populous country in the world, with 32.5 million people; in 1996 it was seventh, with a population of 140 million. Pakistan’s population growth rate is now one of the highest in Asia at 2.7 percent: at independence we added a million people every year or so; today we are adding a million every three months. No conceivable development plan can sustain such a rate of population growth. If we are to meet the challenges of the 21st century, Pakistan must put slowing population growth at the head of its list of priorities.”

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Adelle Potgieter – South Africa

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Linked with South African Police Service SAPS, and with HOPE Foundations, and with The Restoration of Human Abilities Association ROHA.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “In the name of maintaining law and order, South African Police have used autocratic methods in dealing with criminals. These methods often fail them and the communities they are serving.”

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Adelle Potgieter – South Africa

She works for the South African Police Services SAPS, for the Restoration of Human Abilities ROHA, and also for ‘Help Our People Excel Foundation’ (H.O.P.E. Foundation).

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Lidia Grafova – Russian Federation

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “I am where pain is.”

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Lidia Grafova – Russian Federation

She works for the Forum pieriesielienchieskikh organizatsyi (FPO)

Lidia Grafova, a Moscow journalist, has been active in providing help to forced migrants since the ethnic conflict in Azerbaijan triggered a wave of refugees.

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(1917 – 1984) Barbara Deming – USA

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Linked with Nonviolence Book – Notes to CHAPTER 12, BARBARA DEMING, and with A Random Chapter in the History of Nonviolence.

She said: “Non-violent actions are by their nature androgynous. In them, the two impulses that have long been treated as distinct ‘masculine and feminine’, the impulse of self-assertiveness and the impulse of sympathy, are clearly joined; the very genius of non-violence, in fact, is that it demonstrates them to be indivisible and so restores human community … .” (See on Matt & Andrej Koymasky.com).

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(1917 – 1984) Barbara Deming – USA

She was an American feminist and advocate of nonviolent social change. She directed plays, taught dramatic literature and wrote and published fiction and non-fiction works.

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Yuki Ando – Japan

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Linked with International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect ISPCAN.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “”Every child has the right to be secure, confident, and free.”

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Yuki Ando – Japan

She works for the Child Abuse Prevention CAP, and for the Peace Violence Prevention Training Center.

Yuki Ando has combined her artistic talent, compassion for children, and teaching and organizational skills to protect Japan’s most vulnerable citizens: its children. She learned about a successful child abuse prevention program called CAP (Child Abuse Prevention), which uses role-play and other activities to teach children of all ages about their fundamental right to live free from emotional and physical violence. She adapted the program for Japan in 1994 and today 160 CAP groups are active throughout the country.

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1931 – 2006, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, MAORI Queen – New Zealand

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Breaking News: Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaiwai, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 7:40 pm. (See the whole article on Scoop).

WELLINGTON (Reuters) — Tens of thousands of New Zealanders gathered today to bury the Maori queen, one of the country’s most respected indigenous leaders, and celebrate the inauguration of her son as her successor. The tribal home of Dame Te Atairangikaahu, who died of kidney failure last Tuesday, aged 75, was overflowing as Maori of many tribes, New Zealand and Pacific political leaders, and many others of different races attended her funeral ceremony. (Read all on Canada.com).
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1931 – 2006, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, MAORI Queen – New Zealand

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Yuzhen Chang – China

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “My fortune has come from society, thus it should go back to society. I will pay back to my motherland and my compatriots with all my heart.”

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Yuzhen Chang – China

She works for Changji Store in Tangshan

From her modest beginnings selling soybeans Chang Yuzhen went on to become a successful businesswoman. She now puts the bulk of her wealth into helping others. Coming from a family of soldiers, she knows well their hardships and has set up a veterans’ home, a veterans’ welfare settlement, a soldiers’ resort village and an orphans’ village in the old Liberated Areas. She also set up an exhibition hall for patriotism education, an ecological garden for the protection of the environment, and has donated money to disaster-affected areas. (Read all on 1000peacewomen). Sorry, I can not reach other information in english about Yuzhen Chang, being certified to mean the right person.
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Jason Leopold – USA

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Added July 13, 2008: Linked also with GoDaddy.com, which is also mentionned on wikipedia, and on Hosting Central. See also: AOL/Microsoft-Hotmail Preventing Delivery of Truthout Communications, UPDATE: 09.20.07 (this is obviously an elite’s struggle against an investigative journalist). See also his article State Department’s Iran Democracy Fund Shrouded In Secrecy, July 11, 2008.

Linked with TruthOut.org.

Read his today’s article: Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!

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Jason Leopold – USA

He says: “… the place to find a scoop is by reading every bit of information contained within documents. For example, if you’re a business reporter assigned to a company or industry you should pore over the company’s past and present SEC filings.

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Patricia Verdugo Aguirre – Chile

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: ““We should preserve in adults the confident and joyful attitude of small children.”

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Patricia Verdugo Aguirre – Chile

Patricia Verdugo is a Chilean journalist and writer. She has oriented her work towards human rights, covering the period before, during and after the military government (1973-1990), and to the promotion of democracy. Since 1979, she has written more than ten books concerning what happened during the dictatorship in Chile. She has received a number of awards: in 1997, in Chile, the National Journalism Prize; in 1993, in the United States, the María Moors Cabot Prize; and in 2000, the Latin American Studies Association recognized her work.

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Torild Skard – Norway

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Linked with Frontal Attack on the UN, and with Norwegian Institute of International Affairs NUPI.

Ms. Torild Skard is currently a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo where she focuses on gender and development issues.

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Torild Skard – Norway

She says: “It is part of the picture that the great majority of politicians and providers of socialservices all over the world are men. There are relatively few wom-en and they are usually in subordinate positions. Clients and citi-zens, on the other hand, include 50 per cent or more women. Womenappear to be particularly numerous among the poor. The spotlightin the report on Kerala and Urdah Pradesh (pp. 44–45) has the be-ginnings of a gender analysis that is very interesting, but this is aboutall.

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Elizabeth Odio Benito – Costa Rica

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Linked with Ensuring Peace through Justice, and with the International Criminal Court in The Hague ICC.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “I am an optimist. I am completely convinced that some day the earth will be a better place to live in”.

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Elizabeth Odio Benito – Costa Rica

She works for the International Criminal Court in The Hague ICC.

See her bio on wikipedia.

She said also: “If I am nominated by my country and subsequently elected as a judge on the ICC, I would devote particular attention to the progressive interpretation of the norms in the Statute, above all, to those concerning sexual crimes against women.

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Hina Jilani – Pakistan

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Linked with Alarmed at rising violence in Sri Lanka, and with AGHS Legal Aid Cell.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

Lawyer Hina Jilani, who began practicing law during the martial law regime in 1979, has set standards for human rights protection, and for her own profession.

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Hina Jilani – Pakistan

She works for AGHS Legal Aid Cell.

She says: “I was doing a lot of work with women in prisons. After this particular law came in, the involvement of women in the criminal justice system was much greater than ever before. The number of women in prison had swelled.

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Arvind Kejriwal – India

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Linked with Kabir.org – India, and with PARIVARTAN, Fighting Corruption – India.

He says: “I would love to give it all up, if only someone were to assure me of a means of living because Parivartan is not a source for making money. I have to think of something before I bow out of service but I know for sure that I cannot juggle like this forever”. And: “I firmly believe that there is a way out without having to bribe”. And: “I refuse to turn it into an NGO because I want to be accountable to the people, not to the donors”. And “We changed the modus operandi because we began to see ourselves as touts who do not charge. Now we help people do the paperwork and seek their rights”. And: “We helped Ashok Gupta get a new electricity connection that was refused to him for the last three years because he refused to pay a bribe of Rs 5000. Armed with the Right to Information Act, we got the connection in 10 days”. And: “We are living in a society of extortionists where the common man is not allowed to live honestly”. (See all on this site of The Tribune).

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Arvind Kejriwal – India

RTE Activist, Kejriwal wins Magsaysay Award. Powai, 13 August 06 – Arvind Kejriwal, head of the NGO Parivartan, has been chosen for this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership.

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Othmar Keel – Switzerland

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Linked with Tiere sind weder Menschen noch Waren, and with Departement of Biblical Studies, Univ. Fribourg (Switzerland).

He says “I wrote someplace that the Bible doesn’t really have that much about sex, despite the obsession of various Christians with trying to stop people from having it. However, there is one book that seems to be about nothing else but, and that is this one. In the history of the church, the erotic elements of this book have been interpreted as being praise of Solomon’s favorite wife, about God’s love of Israel, the relation of a student to wisdom itself, and so on. Over the last 200 years or so, the natural understanding of the text has regained ascendancy”. (see Othmar Keel, The Song of Songs, A Continental Commentary, Fortress Press, 1994, 290 pages).

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Othmar Keel – Switzerland

Keel’s contribution is an extensive analysis of love poetry in related cultures as well as an examination of many drawings, carvings, and so on.

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Sandra Jiménez Loza – Mexico

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Linked with UNICEF – Global Movement for Children.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “We cannot be spectators of the events. We cannot wait for other people to do what we should do ourselves”.

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Sandra Jiménez Loza – Mexico

And she says: “I saw my life in another way because, in spite of my limitations, in spite of my disability, I have everything.

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Jean Bricmont – Belgium

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Linked with Droits de l’Homme ou droit du plus fort?, and with Science of Chaos or Chaos in Science?.

Jean Bricmont is a Belgian theoretical physicist and a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. He works on renormalization group and nonlinear differential equations. He is mostly known to the non-academic audience for co-authoring Fashionable Nonsense [= Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science (ISBN 0312204078; French: Impostures Intellectuelles, published in the UK as Intellectual Impostures, ISBN 1861976313)] with Alan Sokal. Jean Bricmont also collaborates with activist Noam Chomsky and campaigns on a variety of progressive causes. (See more on wikipedia).

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Jean Bricmont – Belgium

Research Themes ( on UCL).

His books on Amazon. And on ‘complete review‘.

Son livre ‘Impérialisme Humanitaire’, droits de l’homme, droit d’ingérence, droit du plus fort?, préface de François Houtart: Toute idée, aussi légitime soit-elle, court le risque d’être transformée en idéologie et d’être utilisée par les pouvoirs en place à des fins qui leur sont propres.

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Christine Ntahe – Burundi

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Linked with Peace x Peace.org, and with Search for Common Ground Burundi.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “They say: ‘Stop! We are just like any other children and we did not choose to live on the streets”.

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Christine Ntahe – Burundi

She works for ‘Search for Common Ground Burundi‘.

Christine Ntahe was born in 1949 and is regarded as “mother” of street children in Burundi. For 30 years she worked as a journalist and manager with Radio Télévision Nationale de Burundi (RTNB).

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Duong Thu Huong – Viet Nam

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Linked with Interview with Duong Thu Huong – Viet Nam.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005

Duong Thu Huong est la romancière du Vietnam la plus connue au monde. Depuis qu’elle a été emprisonnée sept mois en 1991, et qu’elle doit sa libération à l’intervention de personnalités occidentales, elle n’est plus éditée dans son pays. Elle vit à Hanoi. Elle n’est pas, au sens strict du terme, en résidence surveillée, précise son traducteur, Phan Huy Duong : «Elle se déplace comme elle veut, mais elle a deux policiers en permanence devant chez elle, jour et nuit, qui interpellent ses visiteurs, rapportent ses conversations.

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Duong Thu Huong – Viet Nam

See: 14 books of her on Amazon.

Elle ne peut pas avoir de vie privée.» Les romans de Duong Thu Huong ne paraissent plus au Vietnam mais à l’étranger. Rencontre avec une dissidente, entre engagement et littérature.

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Krishna Ahooja-Patel – India

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Linked with US or UN?, and with Who rules the World? Project Imperialism.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “Women are half of the world’s population, do two-thirds of the work, get one-tenth of the income, and are the owners of one per cent of the property.”

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Krishna Ahooja-Patel – India

She works for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

And she says: “We are going to eliminate racism within the organization and train women in conflict areas to be leaders and part of the peace process.” (Read all on smu.ca).

And also: “We are not recognising the multi-identity of a human being …

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Juan Goytisolo – Spain

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He is a Spanish poet and novelist. He is openly gay and has rejected his home country of Spain, which he sees as over decadent and sexually repressed (see more on wikipedia).

He says: “When the Spanish dictator Franco died 25 years ago, Juan Goytisolo felt liberated. “I discovered that my real, tyrannical father was Franco,” he says, “my mother was killed by his bombs, my family destroyed, and he forced me to become an exile. Everything I created was a result of the civil war”, (see id).

Juan Goytisolo was Born on 5 January, 1931, he attended University of Barcelona and University of Madrid, has largely lived in exile since the late 1950s, mainly in Paris and Marrakesh and was visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego (1969), Boston University (1970), McGill (1972), NYU (1973-4). (See on complete review.com).

Juan Goytisolo was married but took male lovers, and fled bourgeois Barcelona for the Islamic world, which inspired him to launch attacks on the intolerance of his native land. Maya Jaggi (in the Guardian) on Spain’s greatest living writer – and its harshest critic.

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Juan Goytisolo – Spain

See a spanish BIBLIOGRAFÍA DE JUAN GOYTISOLO onthe Centro Nacional de Informacion y Comunicacion Educativa (not dated).

See an english review of his books on Complete review.com (not dated).

A long Interview with Juan Goytisolo, by Julio Ortega, trans. Joseph Schraibman (Excerpt): … Julio Ortega: I am very interested in another aspect of Count Julian; its close relationship with the new Hispano-American narrative. l would say that Count Julian is the most Spanish novel that you have written, but it is also the most Hispano-American one, because of its diversity of form and of expression which allows you even to gloss Hispano-American oral language in your novel. What importance has the Hispano-American prose fiction had for you?

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Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste – Haiti

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Linked with Haiti’s Election – Looking Back.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “The overwhelming majority of women need to fight with determination against social inequalities.”

And: “I firmly believe that the overwhelming majority of women need to fight with determination against social inequalities,” states Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste in her autobiographical notes. She is a nanny, social worker and activist for human rights in Haiti. “

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Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste – Haiti

She works for the Clinic for Women of Kafou Fèy.

Read the 154 pages pdf-text ‘Haiti held hostage … ‘.

Read also the 368 pages pdf-text ‘E.W. Vedrine’s Complete Works, including works on Haitian Creole (1992-2005), DIPLOMAS AND THE HAITIAN DIPLOMÉS’ MISSION, (by Emmanuel W. Vedrine), Dec. 13, 2004′.

Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste is a nanny, social worker and activist for human rights from Haiti. In 1991, during the state military coup that attempted to re-establish Jean-Claude Duvalier as life president (a post inherited from his father), soldiers burst into the hospital where she worked, shooting. Rose-Anne risked her life saving the wounded.

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JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO – Colombia

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Linked with Promoting the Rights, Voices and Visions of Indigenous Peoples, and with Texts about Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights, and with Texts about Economy and Indigenous Peoples, and with Indigenous Webs for Informations, and with Official development aid grows, but not enough to meet goals.

He says: ” … this year’s ECOSOC meeting was significant for the Ministerial Declaration on Employment and Decent Work that emerged from the Council’s high-level meeting held earlier this month. The declaration identified a number of concrete steps to further implementation of the 2005 World Summit commitment to make the goal of full and proactive employment and decent work a central objective of national and international policies”. (See on Accra-mail.com, July 31, 2006).

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JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO – Colombia

His statement at the IMF, Sept. 24, 2005.

Listen this video on his statement, Sept. 15, 2004.

Secretary-General appoints José Antnio Ocampo of Colombia new Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, succeeding Nitin Desai, effective 1 September 2003. Mr. Ocampo has been serving since 1 January 1998 as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Earlier in his career, Mr. Ocampo held a number of posts in the Government of Colombia, including those of Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Director of the National Planning Department and Minister of Agriculture. His academic pursuits have included service as Director of the Foundation for Higher Education and Development, Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Visiting Professor at Cambridge, Yale and Oxford Universities.

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Vera Vohlidalova – Czech Republic

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Linked with the Deutsch-tschechisches Forum der Frauen, and with Knihovna – Liberec in Czech Republic.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “Each one of us – like our destiny – is unique, but not exceptional.”

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Vera Vohlidalova – Czech Republic

She works for the Research Library of Liberec by Building of Peace and Reconciliation; für das Deutsch-Tschechisches Forum der Frauen = Frauen-Netzwerk für den Frieden, and for the Reconciliation Project for the Euroregion Neisse-Nysa-Nisa.

Knowledge, human rights and reconciliation are the decisive forces in the life of Vera Vohlidalova is “a product of Europe,” a witness to our recent warring and turbulent history who has decided to speak out.

Her German mother and Czech father were both active antifascists. After the Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia, her parents emigrated to London, where Vera was born in 1942. Soon after the war was over the family returned to Liberec (formerly Reichenberg) and experienced the expelling of the Germans.

Vera became a librarian. She was 26 years old when, during the Prague Spring of 1968, the desire for change was abruptly destroyed by Warsaw Pact tanks. Vera was among the many who protested. Pregnancy and motherhood saved her from dismissal and prison. Under strict political control and for low wages, she was able to continue working in the information office of the regional hospital of Liberec. Vera brought the existing documentation up to date and smuggled in forbidden foreign literature.

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Adiba Kamiljonovna Akhmedjanova – Uzbekistan

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “All of us in our own countries, cities, villages, and families can improve the lives around us. My mission is to communicate this so women will join forces for prosperity and peace in the world.”

A 132 page pdf, Dec. 05: UNECE.org – Country Gender Assessment, Uzbekistan.

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Adiba Kamiljonovna Akhmedjanova – Uzbekistan

She works for Sodruzhestvo, and for the Association of Women Farmers .

Adiba Akhmedjanova (born 1955) initiated the Women’s Club of International Friendship called Sodruzhestvo (Cooperation) to bring women from different national origins together and promote mutual understanding. Uzbek women from villages can meet people from other countries and become familiar with the culture of different nations. She also founded an association for leadership development for girls and the Association of Women Farmers in the Tashkent Province. She provides women with assistance in the fields of human rights, legal advice and help in setting up small business enterprises.

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Giulietto Chiesa – Italy

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Linked with The West already was, and with Le Sciocchezze di Sofri e Rampoldi, and with Axis for Peace 2005, and with Le Sciocchezze di Sofri e Rampoldi.

… Quando il gioco si fa duro Repubblica non risparmia pagine. Di sciocchezze. Affidandole ai suoi sciocchezzatori di punta. Caratteristica principale dello sciocchezzatore – quando non si libri nel vasto cielo delle bugie – è quella di aggrapparsi al dettaglio per divagare nel grande mare delle analogie.
Specialista di queste virtù è il noto Garton Ash, quello che credette sinceramente a tutte le panzane di Rumsfeld e di Colin Powell prima della guerra irachena, ricamandovi sopra intere vagonate di sciocchezze, per poi riconoscere l’abbaglio, ma anche per accusare contestualmente Saddam Hussein, reo (oltre che novello Hitler) di averci tutti tratti in inganno per non aver dichiarato per tempo che non le aveva, le armi di distruzione di massa … (www.giuliettochiesa.it).

See on the english wikipedia: Giulietto Chiesa (born on 4 September 1940 in Acqui Terme, province of Alessandria) is an Italian journalist and politician, Member of the European Parliament for North-West with the Independent – Di Pietro-Occhetto List Civil Society, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and sits on the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade. He is a substitute for the Committee on Culture and Education and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.

He is member of the European Parliament with the Socialist Group.

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Giulietto Chiesa – Italy

He was a speaker on the Axis for Peace 2005 Conference.

Video: Listen to his speach at the Axis for Peace 2005 Conference (in english).

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Annie Lacroix-Riz – France

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Linked with Axis for Peace 2005 , and with … Radio France Culture de Février 2004, and with Vichy, Argent et zyklon B en 1940-44

D’abord lisez tout sur wikipedia.

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Annie Lacroix-Riz – France

Voir toute la documentation sur ce site d’Amnistia.net. Voir aussi la page Enquete.
The Times of London (October 9, 1996) had the following provocative headline: “French chemical firm is linked to Holocaust gas”. It goes on to speculate that a French chemical company may have played a role in the manufacture of poison gas that had been used, as we have all been told for half a century, “. . . to murder millions of Jews in Nazi death camps”. So says a French university professor who claims that her findings have been “censored” by a government-backed history journal. The person who has discovered this newest wrinkle is Annie Lacroix-Riz, Professor of Modern History at the University of Toulouse. The good professor submitted an article to Etudes et Documents, a history journal published under the aegis of the Finance and Economics Ministry, in which she outlined possible links between the French chemical group Ugine and the manufacture of Zyklon B. The journal refused to publish. Mme Lacroix-Riz had cited Ugine’s role in the creation of a “mixed” Franco-German company, Durferrit-Sofumi, which earned huge profits by manufacturing insecticide between 1941 and 1943. In two years, so her paper claimed, the corporate earnings from this insecticide skyrocketed fifteen-fold.

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Chunxia Li – China

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She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “I have to live my life to the fullest. Others respect only those who respect themselves.”

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Chunxia Li – China

Li Chunxia is a disabled worker from Xian, Shaanxi Province of China. She has been paraplegic since childhood. With the enthusiastic help of the others and her independent character, she had managed to complete schooling and to take up different jobs. Her life is exemplary for being able to raise her daughter – now a post-graduate student – on her own with a meager living and all kinds of hardships. Her independence is a living model to her daughter and to society. (Read all on 1000peacewomen).

Sorry, I can not get other information in english about Chunxia Li being certified to mean the right person.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse – Sioux Nation USA

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Linked with our presentation of Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and of The Wolakota Foundation, Facing the Winds of Change, and of Peacemessage from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Sioux Nation.

He says: “On your decision depends the fate of the entire world.”

Read first his Summer 2004 Message.

Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota in 1954 and was raised by his grandparents Lucy and Thomas Looking Horse. While growing up on the reservation, he learned the language, history, and spiritual ways of his people. At age twelve, Arvol was given a great responsibility. He became the nineteenth-generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. Since then, and due to his understanding of the tragic history of his people, the Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota, Arvol has committed his life to working for freedom, peace, and the cultural revival and healing of his people. Arvol’s degree of commitment to helping not only his own people, his sharing of the Native Prophecies, as well as creating awareness and understanding throughout the world, has placed him along with other great leaders in the forefront of the quest for world peace. (Read more on this Harvard.edu page).

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse – Sioux Nation USA

Read his speach of Novermber 2001: we are at the crossroads!

Chief Arvol Looking Horse offers plea for peace: He spoke to members of the University community during a March 17 gathering at the Michigan League, sponsored by Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, the Native American Student Association and the Native American Studies Department. A spiritual leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, a part of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Great Sioux Nation, Looking Horse carried a message of concern for the well-being of the planet and for all living things upon it. (Read the whole article on University of Michigan).

Read his speach: The people in this hoc’okas.

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James K. Galbraith – USA

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Linked with our presentation of The Plutocrats go wild, and of The University of Texas’ Inequality Project UTIP, and of Economists for Peace and Security.

James K. Galbraith is a progressive American economist who writes frequently for mainstream and liberal publications on economic topics. He is the son of renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

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James K. Galbraith – USA

Read his article Hanging Chads a la Mexicana, July 28, 2006

He earned his BA from Harvard in 1974 and Ph.D from Yale in 1981, both in economics. From 1974 to 1975, Galbraith studied at King’s College, Cambridge. From 1981 to 1982, Galbraith served on the staff of the Congress of the United States, eventually as Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. In 1985, he was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is currently a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin. He is the Chair of Economists for Peace and Security, formerly known as Economists Against the Arms Race and later Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR), an international association of professional economists concerned with peace and security issues. He is also a Senior Scholar with the Jerome Levy Economics Institute and Director of the University of Texas Inequality Project. Galbraith’s books include Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance and the American Future (1989), Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998), and Industrial Change: A Global View, co-edited with Maureen Bemer, (2001).

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