Nomination of Edward Joseph Snowden & Chelsea Elizabeth Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize

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Εκλεγμένοι Ευρωπαϊκών Κομμάτων Πειρατών προτείνουν την Chelsea Manning και τον Edward Snowden για το Νόμπελ Ειρήνης

Οι εκλεγμένοι στο Ευρωπαϊκό κοινοβούλιο, από το Κόμμα Πειρατών Σουηδίας, Amelia Andersdotter και Christian Engström, όπως και οι εκλεγμένοι στο εθνικό κοινοβούλιο από το Κόμμα Πειρατών Ισλανδίας, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson και Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, πρότειναν από κοινού τους Αμερικάνους πληροφοριοδότες Chelsea Manning και Edward Snowden, για το βραβείο Νόμπελ Ειρήνης. [1]

Το βραβείο Νόμπελ Ειρήνης συνοδεύεται από έπαθλο 900.000€ και απονέμεται ετησίως, από το 1901, στις 10 Δεκεμβρίου στο Όσλο σε εκείνους που έχουν «κάνει την περισσότερη ή την καλύτερη δουλειά για την αδελφικότητα μεταξύ των εθνών, για την κατάργηση ή την μείωση τακτικών στρατών». [2] Υποψήφιοι μπορούν να προταθούν μεταξύ των άλλων και από μέλη εθνικών κοινοβουλίων.

Το Κόμμα Πειρατών Ελλάδας χαιρετίζει την πρόταση. Στο πνεύμα της πρότασης, η Διοικούσα Επιτροπή του Κόμματος Πειρατών Ελλάδας, δηλώνει:

"Όταν γίνονται σημαία ζωής, η προστασία της ιδιωτικότητας, η διαφάνεια και η αλήθεια, τότε συγκλονίζονται χώρες και οι άνθρωποι που παίρνουν το ρίσκο να βγούν μπροστά, δεν λογαριάζουν το τίμημα.

Οι πληροφοριοδότες Manning και Snowden, αν και ξεχωριστές περιπτώσεις, δίνουν το παράδειγμα ότι πρέπει να αγωνίζεσαι για τη δημοκρατία και αυτό δεν έχει να κάνει με το αν βρίσκεσαι στα αριστερά, το κέντρο ή προς τα δεξιά.

Με συγκίνηση προτείνουμε με τη σειρά μας, την Chelsea Manning και Edward Snowden, για το βραβείο Νόμπελ Ειρήνης και στηρίζουμε αυτή την κίνηση των ευρωβουλευτών και βουλευτών των κομμάτων Πειρατών.

Οι πολίτες όλου του κόσμου πρέπει και μπορούν να πάρουν τις τύχες τους στα χέρια τους.

Δεν πρέπει να πάει χαμένη η μεγάλη ευκαιρία που δίδεται το 2014, καθώς πολίτες σε πάνω από 40 χώρες, που αντιστοιχεί στο 42% του παγκόσμιου πληθυσμού, θα κληθούν να ψηφίσουν σε εθνικές ή άλλες εκλογές.

Το καλύτερο μέλλον είναι στα χέρια τους.

Όχι στις μαζικές παρακολουθήσεις και τη διατήρηση των ψηφιακών στοιχείων των χρηστών από ιδιωτικές ή κρατικές εταιρείες.

Ναι στη διαφάνεια του κράτους και την προστασία της ιδιωτικής ζωής.


[1] Υποβολή πρότασης στην επιτροπή Νόμπελ

[2] Βραβείο Νόμπελ Ειρήνης

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Dear Nomination Committee of the Nobel Peace Prize,

We wish to nominate two outstanding candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014. It is our firm belief that Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden have achieved and exceeded all the qualifications required to be worthy laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The nominees are both whistleblowers who have inspired change and encouraged public debate and policy changes that contributed to a more stable and peaceful world.

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is a soldier in the United States army who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison in 2013 for releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistleblower website Wikileaks. The leaked documents pointed to a long history of corruption, serious war crimes, and a lack of respect for the sovereignty of other democratic nations by the United States government in international dealings.

These revelations have fueled democratic uprisings around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalistic, academic, and intellectual scrutiny her actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on foreign and domestic policies of European nations, and, also contributed to the Obama Administration's agreement to withdraw all U.S. troops from occupied Iraq.

The profound information that was revealed by this courageous whistleblower helped to foster public dialogue on the legitimacy, suitability, and relevancy of the military interventions carried out by US troops both in Iraq and Afghanistan. The release of these documents led directly to calls demanding the full withdrawal of the military forces from these countries, as well as investigating committees on the treatment of detainees in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

The documents and information should never have been kept from public scrutiny, and that embedded journalists minimized or omitted facts in the field worsened the quality of the information flow. The revelations - including video documentation of an incident in which American soldiers gunned down Reuters journalists in Iraq - have fueled a worldwide discussion about the overseas military engagements of the United States, civilian casualties of war and the rules of engagement. Citizens worldwide owe a great debt to the Wikileaks whistleblower for shedding light on these issues.

Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American computer specialist, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who disclosed top secret NSA documents to several media outlets, initiating the NSA leaks, which reveal operational details of a global surveillance apparatus run by the NSA and other members of the Five Eyes alliance, along with numerous corporate and international partners.

He has, with great risk to his personal well-being and future, revealed the horrific scope of the global espionage network of the Anglo-American spy agencies. By releasing documents regarding the activities of clandestine agencies he has not only unveiled the global scale of mass surveillance which endanger a wide array of civil liberties (cornerstones of our liberties such as free speech and the right to privacy) but, he has also given the people of the world the necessary tools to counter the ever invasive path towards mass surveillance. Blatant violations to fundamental human rights have been institutionalized by US government agencies while privacy is a basic element of all the major international human rights charters and declarations.

The debate on mass surveillance cannot take place without the disclosure of the basic structures and methods of the corresponding secret spy programs. Citizens, researchers and politicians need insight into these methods to be able to weigh the social consequences and the possible resulting damage to the global society. Mass surveillance erodes the fundamentals of modern democracies; making local laws to protect privacy meaningless within its global scope. Snowden has shown us that journalists can no longer protect their sources, lawyers can't protect their clients and doctors can't protect their patients information. His actions have shown the rest of the world and its policy makers that joint global action needs to take place in order to reinstate constitutional rights of privacy for citizens which is completely essential to healthy democracies.

By leaking the documents to investigative journalists from independent media, Snowden has managed to carefully consider the balance between public interest and national security. By revising the source documents, he and his supporters avoided leaking highly sensitive information that might have put currently running operations and the people involved into danger.

Some might argue that Snowden acted against the law, however, mass secret surveillance is illegitimate as it undermines the sovereignty of the people over the state apparatus. It is very well known that at times of universal deceit just telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. When states act outside the rule of law it is up to the citizens to report on such unlawfulness for the greater good of all people and principles for sustainability of the future. Snowden and Manning have acted courageously and as a result we can hopefully have a more stable and peaceful world with better possibilities to uphold true democratic models.

We are nominating Manning and Snowden together because the courage of Manning inspired Snowden and both of them have inspired thousands of people all over the world to speak truth to power and demand transparency and accountability in their own societies.


Amelia Andersdotter, Pirate Party Sweden, Member of European Parliament

Christian Engström, Pirate Party Sweden, Member of European Parliament

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Pirate Party Iceland, Member of Icelandic Parliament

Jón Þór Ólafsson, Pirate Party Iceland, Member of Icelandic Parliament

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, Pirate Party Iceland, Member of Icelandic Parliament


Nomination submission procedure:

Once we have all agreed on the text, Amelia will send it per email to putting the other nominators in cc.


Amelia Andersdotter,

Christian Engström,

Birgitta Jónsdóttir,

Jón Þór Ólafsson,

Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson,

Nomination of Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize:

Snowden was nominated for the nobel peace prize by a swedish professor

another prize nomination from the same guy:

Snowden has been nominated to Nobel Prize by 2 Norwegians MPs

Bård Vegar Solhjell, member of the Norwegian Parliament

Snorre Valen, member of the Norwegian Parliament


In order to remain open to the various ways in which the qualities of a candidate may be conveyed, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has not introduced a special nomination submission form. The nomination need not be lengthy, but should include:

the name of the candidate,

an explanation of why the individual or organisation is considered by the nominator to be a worthy candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize,

and the name, title and academic or professional affiliation of the nominator.

Why Edward Snowden deserves the nobel peace price:

he endangered his own interests to reveal information that exposes crimes against citizens of the world

he followed his conscience(gewissen) and showed the courage to reveal his identity

he valued the human rights freedom over national secrecy even in the sacrifice of his personal freedom

He took steps that enable world citizens to assert their right to privacy in the face of increased surveillence

His revealations informed the world of a dangerious imbalance of power, one that threatens the peace in the entire world

None of the leaks have shown to have harmed individuals working for these named agencies, efforts has been made to redact sources that would

His behavior is an example for all those that seek to induce peace in the world through direct informative action

EU report on NSA by Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs