Articles by Mairead Maguire

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POEM FROM PRISON
Mairead Maguire - Nobel Peace laureate, 11 Jul 2009

From the Ramle Israeli prison to Gaza and the Palestinian People – 30 Jun 09 ‘SPIRIT OF HUMANITY’AS LONG ASTHE PEOPLE OF PALESTINEHAVE NO LIBERTY, NO FREEDOMTHOSE OF US WITH A VOICE TO SPEAK MUST SPEAKAS LONG ASTHE CHILDREN OF GAZALIVE IN FEAR OF ISRAELIBOMBS AND OCCUPATIONTHOSE OF US WITH A VOICE TO SPEAKMUST SPEAKAS […]

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BRITISH DOCTOR 7-WEEK WAIT AT RAFAH BORDER TO GET TO PATIENTS IN GAZA
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace laureate, 31 May 2009

There are not many people (with the exception of the courageous people of Gaza) who match the extreme patience and courage of Dr. Sonia Robbins and her co-worker Nicholas Bolos who have been at the Rafah Border crossing for the past 50 days doing everything they possibly can to try and gain access to Gaza. […]

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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, 30 Apr 2009

Dear President Obama, I found your book, ‘Dreams from my Father,’ a moving and inspiring story of your own struggle to find identity and purpose in life. You found it for sure, and today carry the hopes and dreams of so many people in our world. We pray for you and your family. We wish […]

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INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN ISRAEL-GAZA: ‘OPEN THE DOORS’
Mairead Maguire – Nobel Peace Laureate and Member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace and Development, 20 Mar 2009

Speech at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch the Campaign organized by Peace Lines, supported by 128 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and 42 Nobel Laureates – March 18th  2009. Dear Friends, I would like to thank Peace Lines for giving me the opportunity to speak at this Press Conference in support of […]

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SAVING SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS FROM THE SCOURGE OF WAR – BUILDING A NONKILLING, NONVIOLENT CULTURE FOR THE HUMAN FAMILY
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, 21 Feb 2009

Annual Erskine Childers Lecture – 2009: Action for UN Renewal Dear friends, I am very happy to be here with you. I would like to thank Vijay Mehta and the Action for UN Renewal for kindly inviting me to give the 2009 Erskine Childers Lecture.    Erskine Childers, UN Diplomat and son of the 4th […]

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CALL ON THE UNITED NATIONS TO ESTABLISH AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR ISRAELI WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Mairead Maguire – Nobel Peace Laureate, 14 Jan 2009

Rally at Belfast City Hall, 9/Jan/09 Dear Friends, Thank you all for coming here today to support the people of Gaza and call for an immediate ceasefire. I join you in sending my deepest sympathy to the families of those killed and injured by the Israeli massacre in Gaza, and to all those Israeli families […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND NONVIOLENCE – BASIS FOR A NONKILLING WORLD
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 16 Dec 2008

Speech at the 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace LaureatesParis, Dec 11-13/2008 Dear Friends,     I am very happy to be here with you all.  I would like to thank Bertrand Delanoe, the Mayor of Paris, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Walter Veltroni for their invitation to this Summit. It seems to me that we can only have […]

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FREEDOM FOR ALL PEOPLE
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, 27 Nov 2008

Speech delivered at the Sabeel 7th International Conference East Jerusalem, Nov. 19, 2008 Dear Friends, I am very happy to be here with you and to be invited to speak to you. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rev. Naim Ateek and all those who helped organize this conference. I am deeply grateful […]

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HOPE AS PALESTINIANS USE NONVIOLENCE IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Prize laureate), 8 Nov 2008

REPORT: Journey to Gaza, 28th October-lst November, 2008 On 28th October, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement set sail on SS Dignity from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Gaza.  On board were 27 internationals from 13 countries, including Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, five physicians, human rights lawyers, and others. On this second […]

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GLOBAL ARTICLE 9-CONFERENCE TO ABOLISH WAR, TOKYO-JAPAN
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 12 Oct 2008

‘Abolish War – Building a Culture of Nonkilling and Nonviolence’4-5 May, 2008   Dear Mina Sama, I am very happy to be with you in Japan. I would like to thank Peaceboat for their invitation to attend this Global Article 9 Conference. This is a good time to be in Japan and to celebrate with […]

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STATEMENT ABOUT THE ‘FREE GAZA MOVEMENT’
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 6 Oct 2008

October 1st, 2008Dear Antonio, please divulge at TRANSCEND Media Service. The collective punishment of Gaza by Israel is prohibited by international humanitarian law and should end immediately. On 22nd September, 2008, I flew to Larnaca, Cyprus, at the invitation of the Free Gaza Movement to join them on a mission from Larnaca to Gaza. The […]

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Bil?in Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance Movement:
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, 30 Sep 2008

A Light of Hope that Deserves International Support It is difficult to sustain a grassroots non-violent movement.   The sceptics argue nonviolence doesn’t work, the militants argue only violence gets results, and many just sit on the sidelines to see which way the wind will blow.   In Bil’in every Friday the wind blows, and it blows […]

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