Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace

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South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu addresses the European Development Days conference in Brussels, November 17, 2006. (REUTERS/Yves Herman) Views
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:45am
US Lawmakers Must End Efforts to Curb Free Speech on Palestine
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu , a legendary figure in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa , issued this statement on 2 April 2014 condemning escalating legislative efforts in the United States to curb freedom of speech and ostracize those who support justice in Palestine...
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Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:08am
On Mandela: 'Prison Became a Crucible'
For 27 years, I knew Nelson Mandela by reputation only. I had seen him once, in the early 1950s, when he came to my teacher-training college to judge a debating contest. The next time I saw him was in 1990.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:39am
Syria: The Failure of Our So-Called International Community
The massacre in Syria rages on and yet we stand idle.
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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:39am
Nuclear Weapons Must Be Eradicated for all Our Sakes
We cannot intimidate others into behaving well when we ourselves are misbehaving. Yet that is precisely what nations armed with nuclear weapons hope to do by censuring North Korea for its nuclear tests and sounding alarm bells over Iran's pursuit of enriched uranium .
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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:15pm
Today, A Promise to Girls
Today is our human family's first-ever International Day of the Girl.
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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 2:01pm
The Devil in the Tar Sands
CAPE TOWN – On Sunday, November 6, thousands of people encircled the White House as part of the ongoing effort to press US President Barack Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. If the nearly 1,700-mile pipeline were to be built, it would run from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, through the heartland of the US, all the way to the Texas coast on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 8:55am
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine Can Promote Peace, Truth and Reconciliation
Opportunities to break seemingly intractable and deadlocked situations are rare – especially on a scale which has rapidly developed this year from the beleaguered cries of citizenry across North Africa and the Middle East. There is a palpable consensus that the provenance of this movement is lodged firmly in the fundamental prerequisite for meaningful democracy: self-determination. All conventions on human rights have this tenet as a core rationale.
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