This video from England is called Condoleezza Rice Anti-War Protest. Friday 31st March 2006, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
From Kyodo news agency in Japan:
Ex-Finnish President Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize
Friday 10th October, 07:52 PM JST
Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize for his peace-building and brokering efforts in international conflicts for more than 30 years, including his role in a 2005 accord between Indonesia and rebels in its province of Aceh, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Friday.
‘‘These efforts have contributed to a more peaceful world and to ‘fraternity between nations’ in Alfred Nobel’s spirit,’’ the committee said in announcing the prize.
Ahtisaari played a significant part in 1989 to 1990 in the establishment of Namibia’s independence, while striving in 1999 and 2005 to 2007 to find a solution to the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo over the latter’s independence, the committee said. Ahtisaari has also tried to help find a peaceful conclusion to the problems in Iraq, it said.
See also here.
Alfred Nobel, though a capitalist, had anti capitalist ideas. Alfred Nobel, though he made lots of money from wars, was a pacifist. Mr Ahtisaari, as a supporter of NATO which has a record of aggressive wars in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, represents a break with the traditional Finnish policy of neutrality. He also certainly is not “in Alfred Nobel’s spirit.’’ Independence for Kosovo, advocated by Mr Ahtisaari and the US Bush administration, is against the provisions of the United Nations brokered agreemment which ended the 1999 NATO-Yugoslavia war.
People who are demonstrating against NATO‘s wars deserve this prize far more than Mr Ahtisaari does.
Anyway, perhaps one should not expect too much from a prize awarded by the parliament of Norway, a NATO member state.
Finland’s government announced this month that it hopes to conclude a defence cooperation agreement with the United States prior to the US presidential election in November: here.