Nobel Peace Prize

Nominate Pete Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize

THE PETITION

Pete Seeger has been an ambassador for Peace and Social Justice over the course of his 87 year lifetime. As a prominent musician his songs, messages and performance style have worked to engage other people, particularly the youth, in causes to end the Vietnam war, ban nuclear weapons, work for international solidarity, and ecological responsibility. It is time that a cultural worker receives the recognition that this work has great influence and global reach, that it is not only a medium of entertainment but of education, compassion and action.

DESIRED OUTCOME

To persuade American Friends Service Committee to enter Pete Seeger as their nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008

WHO WE NEED TO INFLUENCE

The Nobel Prize Committee of the Norwegian Parliament

HOW LONG WILL WE CAMPAIGN

As long as it takes

PBS feature on Pete’s legacy

Short preview (5 min 24 sec)

There are many who have spent their Lives as Real Responsible Adults, understanding that we must build for Better Futures for those to come, Our Main Responsibility, Everything Else Falls In Line Behind That Responsibility!

So why not Pete, he’s given Us So Much!

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    • kj on March 3, 2008 at 2:17 am

    great idea! thanks, jim!

  1. Pete Seeger would be a great Nobel laureate!

    • jimstaro on March 3, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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    (IF YOU LOVE YOUR UNCLE SAM) BRING THEM HOME

    If you love your Uncle Sam,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Support our boys in Vietnam,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    It’ll make our generals sad, I know,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    They want to tangle with the foe,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    They want to test their weaponry,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    But here is their big fallacy,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    I may be right, I may be wrong,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    But I got a right to sing this song,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    There’s one thing I must confess,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    I’m not really a pacifist,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    If an army invaded this land of mine,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    You’d find me out on the firing line,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Even if they brought their planes to bomb,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Even if they brought helicopters and napalm,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Show those generals their fallacy:

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    They don’t have the right weaponry,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    For defense you need common sense,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    They don’t have the right armaments,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    The world needs teachers, books and schools,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    And learning a few universal rules,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    So if you love your Uncle Same,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Support our boys in Vietnam,

    Bring them home, bring them home.

    Words and Music by Pete Seeger

    (From Broadside #71, June 1966:  “A woman told me, ‘I’m praying every night, please bring my son home safe.’  I told her, ‘Haven’t you learned the lesson of the song WE SHALL OVERCOME?  There’s no solution for you or your son or me and my son unless it’s a solution for all of us.  It’s got to be ‘WE’ or there’s no solving the problem.’  Now I don’t claim this song is as good as it should be.  But I was hoping for a song which would be good for a group of people to sing over and over again, and a frame in which new verses could be improvised, and the melody and harmony developed as the singers got with it.”)

    • Temmoku on March 4, 2008 at 12:19 am

    What a great Idea!

    I loved his songs in the late 60’s and watched Hootenanny all the time. WOW! It should be so! he deserved it years ago.

    • OPOL on March 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Good one jim.

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