Black Lives Matter proposed for Nobel Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter proposed for Nobel Peace Prize”

Mr Kushner, 40, said in a statement he was honoured to be nominated for the accolade, which will be awarded in October.

"They have had a tremendous achievement in raising global awareness and consciousness about racial injustice", Eide says (via the Guardian). "We believe that the best way to address challenges is through cooperation and dialogue and that developing friendly relations among States advances the interests of lasting peace in the Middle East and around the world".

The organization reacted to the nomination on Twitter.

This weekend, after recommending BLM for the Nobel Peace Prize, Eide woke up to an inbox "full of very angry Americans" alleging that the movement isn't peaceful, he tells USA Today.

Thousands of mostly peaceful protests organized by BLM have occurred across the country and the world in recent months over police-involved killings of Black people, including the death in May of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Meanwhile, one person mockingly suggested they were going to mimic the behaviors BLM protestors were accused of in hopes of earning a Nobel peace prize nomination.

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The official is not entirely correct in his calculations or his wording though - neither Bill Clinton, who served as United States president from 1993 to 2001, nor Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, officially started any wars or even "authorised" the use of military force through Congress, something both President George HW Bush and his son President George W Bush did, in 1991 and 2003 respectively.

"We hold the largest social movement in global history".

"This is for the activists who are not full-time activists". "This is about the movement in its totality, from the biggest pieces to the smallest pieces".

Newsome said threats and hateful comments directed at Eide are cause for concern, but also cause for concern. "Every single one of us". It is a badge of honor.

Mr Trump's controversial departure from office may affect Mr Kushner's hopes of winning the Nobel prize. This year's prize went to the World Food Programme, the United Nations food agency.

Last year, Trump, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed were named as nominees for the same prize, prompting denunciations of the decision due to the three leader's perceived role in human rights abuses in the Middle East.

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