Desmond Tutu

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

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
COP21: Humanity's Last Chance Saloon
We are in uncharted territory. Never before have representatives of the entire human family had the opportunity to sit down together and collectively change the trajectory of our species and our earth. Leaders of the world’s nations gathered for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference this week will (for...
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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 04, 2014
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 06, 2013
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
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 04, 2013
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
Today, A Promise to Girls
Today is our human family's first-ever International Day of the Girl.
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Monday, November 07, 2011
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 04, 2011
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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Sunday, May 23, 2010
It's Time to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons
This year the nuclear bomb turns 65 - an appropriate age, by international standards, for compulsory retirement. But do our leaders have the courage and wisdom to rid the planet of this ultimate menace?
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Advice for the Next US President
For several years now, American pundits have commented sadly on the alleged rise of anti-Americanism abroad. I am not aware of any such anti-Americanism. What has been growing is resentment of and opposition to certain, current U.S. government policies. America itself still stands tall in international eyes as a stronghold of democratic values and the ideals of individual liberty. All that remains is for informed citizens to stand up in November and call the country back to its roots. Yet how does a nation accomplish such change?
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