Skip to main content

UEA Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Dreah's picture

There were two pieces of information regarding the use of Esperanto floating about the blogosphere that caught my eye in the last couple of days.

One is email from Brian Barker of Esperanto Lobby. He is spreading the news that the Universala Esperanto-Asocio has been nominated by eight British Members of Parliament for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008. And evidently, according to someone only known to me as Amikema, by two members of the Swiss Parliament. If I read it correctly, the UEA is being credited with running a grass-roots peace movement.

When people are talking to each other, they are less likely to shoot at each other. Sounds like a great plan to me!

The other item is an article in the NewStatesmen, publised May 22, 2008, Observations on Esperanto, by Clare Provost. You can find the article here. The Libera Esperanto-Asocio en Hokkajdo seeks to use Esperanto as an information vehicle between anti-globalization activists in Japan and the rest of the world. These are people that the Japanese security forces consider to be dangerous.

Esperanto, like any other language, can be used by anybody who wants to learn it. It makes sense that people whose motivations are not entirely peaceful would eventually want to communicate with other like-minded activists in other cultures.

But it also makes sense that Esperanto would become a tool for people who oppose efforts to make everybody in the world look the same.

by Dreah

Comments

pri la japanioj...

Koto's picture

Saluton, Dreah, jen Koto. Pri la anarkistoj en japanio, mi deziras diri ke "anarkistoj" tute ne cxiam egalas "uzantoj de perforto". Tiu estas onidiro. Mi ne scias pri tiuj cxi anarkistoj. Mi nure deziras klarigi la gxeneralan temon. Pluraj anarkistoj estas samtempe pacifistoj.

Dankon pro via blogo; mi tre gxuis auxdi pri la Nobel afero. Gxis auxtuno...

August 1, 2008 by Koto, 7 years 42 weeks ago

Contact us / Kontaktu Nin

Contact Us / Kontaktu Nin: eusa@esperanto-usa.org

Landa Kongreso * 2016 July 8 - 11 * Annual Congress

EO Esperanto: La Landa Kongreso okazos en Miamio, FL, Usono, 2016 julio 8-11.
Por aliĝi, vidu: Aliĝilo

EN English: The Annual US Esperanto Congress will be in Miami, FL, USA, 8 - 11 July, 2016.
To sign up, see: Registration

NASK * 2016 jun 28 - jul 7 * Summer Courses

EO Esperanto: La bonega kursaro NASK - Nord-Amerika Somera Kursaro okazos de la 28-a de Junio ĝis la 7-a de Julio ĉe Raleigh, Norda Karolino, ĉe la Universitato William Peace. Por vidi pli da detaloj aŭ aliĝi, kalketu ligilon NASK kaj KTF.

EN English: The excellent North American Esperanto Summer Courses (NASK), will be happening from June 28 to July 7, at William Peace University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. To see more details or sign up, click on NASK and KTF.

Poll

Which NASK is best for you?:
Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes