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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 03:48 PM

Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia

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Source: New York Times, October 9, 2015

A coalition of labor union leaders, businesspeople, lawyers and human rights activists won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”

The quartet comprises four organizations: the Tunisian General Labor Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers. But the Norwegian Nobel Committee emphasized that the prize “is awarded to this quartet, not to the four individual organizations as such.

“The Arab Spring originated in Tunisia in 2010 and 2011, but it quickly spread to other countries in North African and the Middle East,” said Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the committee, who announced the prize in Oslo. “In many of these countries, the struggle for democracy and human rights has come to a standstill or suffered setbacks. Tunisia, however, has seen a democratic transition based on a vibrant civil society, with demands for respect for basic human rights.

The president of the Human Rights League, Abdessattar Ben Moussa, told the radio station, “It proves that dialogue is the only way to solve a crisis and not weapons.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/europe/national-dialogue-quartet-tunisia-nobel-peace-prize.html



We may be seeing a model for our own pursuit of "revolution."

Congratulations to the The National Dialogue Quartet.

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 03:49 PM

1. K & R. n/t

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 03:56 PM

2. Background on The Quartet

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 04:08 PM

3. Excellent choice! n/t

 

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 05:40 PM

4. While we contemplate our fellows' murderous ways...two more university shootings, a protest

of Obama's visit to Roseberg, and support of the gun-united states, a the drone attack on the president's fellow Nobel Peace Prize winners, this happened.

We should be thinking more about how this group has maintained democracy in the face of weaponed opposition.

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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:02 PM

5. Locking as a duplicate. Thanks for understanding. Here's the link if you want to add more there.

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