U.S. whistleblower and international hero Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau, itself a former recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for which Manning is a nominee this year.
A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 sinatures, many of them with comments, and is aiming for 100,000 before delivering it to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo. Anyone can sign and add their comments at ManningNobel.org
Phi Beta Iota: Multiple sources suggest that the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Barack Obama 10 days into his office, be rescinded, and that it be that award that Manning received, while the new award should go to those who are pioneering public intelligence in the public interest, such as all those associated with Crisis Mapping and the proliferation of open source humanitarian technologies and new methods of multinational information-sharing and decision-support. Dr. Herman Daly, pioneer of true cost economics, also remains to be recognized, on balance we would rescind Obama/award Manning, honor Dr. Herman Daly, and begin the investigation toward honoring public and collective intelligence enablers in the next round.