With her fight for the climate, Greta Thunberg shakes people around the world. A well-known actress has also been involved for a long time – and has now been arrested.

  • The 16-year-old "Fridays for Future" initiator Greta Thunberg was the favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • However, the Nobel Jury did not award them, but the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
  • Between 301 nominees, among them 223 personalities and 78 organizations were chosen.
  • The award is considered the most prestigious political award in the world and is endowed with the equivalent of around 830,000 euros.

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Update from 12.10.2019, 20.30 clock: The climate protection campaign of the Swede Greta Thunberg calls many celebrities on the plan. For some time, Jane Fonda has been involved in measures against the threat of global warming. The Hollywood star was arrested at the very first of her announced and also launched protests. Previously, the famous actress called on her Twitter account people to participate in the demonstrations in front of the capitol of the US capital Washington.

Greta Thunberg and Jane Fonda are doing something in common

The well-known actress of Greta Thunberg and the global protests on climate change and its effects showed their satisfaction. "I've decided to turn my life upside down and move to Washington DC for four months to focus on climate change," Jane Fonda said earlier, calling on her followers to do the same. The only 16 -year-old Greta Thunberg has inspired them immensely, as the American said: As Greta Thunberg said it was a crisis: "We must behave as if our house is burning – because that's it."

Shortly after the arrest, Jane Fonda's Instagram account uploaded a video of the incident. On it is the 81-year-old red-mantled Hollywood actress, handcuffed and taken away by police and other comrades. As reported by the media, other people were arrested on Friday alongside Fonda, but all were released a short time later. Reason for arrest: Participation in an unauthorized demonstration.

It was Fonda herself, who had launched the protest along with a group of other activists, under the motto "Fire Drill Fridays" derived from "Fridays for Future". "Fire Drill" means from the English translated fire drill. Jerome Foster, one of the organizers of Fridays-for-Future demonstrations, was also in the protests. As the Americans announced, protest actions are expected to take place every Friday in front of the Capitol in Washington.

Greta Thunberg: Expert reasons why she did not get a Nobel Peace Prize

Update from 12.10.2019, 9:15 am: Why did not Greta Thunberg – as many expected – win this year's Nobel Peace Prize? The director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Henrik Urdal, sees two reasons: The age of 16-year-olds and the unproven link between global warming and armed conflict (see Update of 11 October, 12:04 below).

According to Alfred Nobel, the Peace Prize should go to those who "worked best or best on the brotherhood of nations and the abolition or diminution of standing armies, as well as the holding or promotion of peace congresses" and "the greatest in humanity's last year Benefit provided ".

Greta Thunberg did not receive the Friedno Nobel Prize.

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Peace researcher Ulrich Schneckener, chairman of the "German Foundation for Peace Research", gives another reason to the Bild Zeitung: Although Thunberg and the "Fridays for Future" movement would have been praiseworthy in his view, they already enjoy a "high worldwide" Media publicity and presence "- unlike the award winner Abiy Ahmed from Ethiopia.

Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Why did Greta Thunberg run out of money?

Update from 11.10.2019, 12.04 clock: Why did Greta Thunberg empty? A simple explanation provided an expert in advance of the decision. Henrik Urdal, Director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, sees no proven link between global warming and armed conflict. The age of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who had to endure fierce criticism of Dieter Nuhr, Henrik Urdal also sees as problematic for the receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. He had already stated that in advance – and apparently right. Of course, the real reasons can only be speculated.

Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives award

Update from 11.10.2019, 11.08 clock: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receives the Nobel Peace Prize this year. He is honored for his commitment to peace and international cooperation, and above all for his initiative to resolve the border dispute with the Ethiopian neighbor Eritrea. This was announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on Friday.

Thus, the Nobel Prize winners in the categories medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace are fixed. On Monday, the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Economics follows, which is the only one not based on the will of the Swedish prize founder and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel.

Update from 11.10.2019, 11 clock: Greta Thunberg surprisingly did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, was awarded the prize instead.

"Fridays for Future" and Greta Thunberg could cost the Green vote. A party researcher predicts a dilemma for the party.

Greta Thunberg does not receive the Nobel Peace Prize. What do you make of it?

Update from 11.10.2019, 10.57: The tension is rising: Will climate activist Greta Thunberg receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

Greta Thunberg favorite for Nobel Peace Prize: Competition surprised – bitter poll in Germany

Update from 11.10.2019, 10.06 clock: Will Greta Thunberg be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today at just 16 years old? Quite possible. However, most Germans would not welcome it. This is at least from a survey of the polling institute Civey for FOCUS Online out.

According to the study, just over 60 percent would not like it if the "Fridays for Future" initiator were awarded. Only about 28 percent of Germans would welcome it. The mood in August was still different: Back then, about 31 percent supported a Nobel Peace Prize award to Thunberg.

Particularly critical would be a price for Thunberg seen in the supporters of the CDU, FDP and AfD. The approval of the Union supporters is almost 8 percent, among potential voters of the FDP at around 7 percent, in the AfD supporters even only around one percent. Most of the supporters for a prize are among the potential Green Party voters (63 percent), followed by Leftists with just under 43 percent.

Update from 11.10.2019, 7.06 clock: The Norwegian Nobel jury will unveil the name of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate on Friday (11.00 am). The award is considered the most prestigious political award in the world and is endowed with nine million Swedish kroner (about 830 000 euros). Last year, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad received her as a weapon of war for her fight against sexual violence.

The jury has a choice of 301 nominees this year, including 223 personalities and 78 organizations. Since the names of the candidates are kept under wraps for 50 years, one can only speculate about the winner. Believing the speculations of peace researchers and the odds of betting operators, then the prize this year could go to the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg or the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Greta Thunberg is favorite for Nobel Peace Prize – competition is likely to surprise many

Initial reporting / History: On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded 134 times. As every year, the whole world looks at the ceremony. The Nobel Peace Prize always attracts a lot of attention. This year, too, you will be curious – maybe more than usual. This is due to the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, which is considered the bookmakers as a big favorite.

Nobel Peace Prize: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is the favorite

The 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg had come in August 2018 with her school strike in the public. The strike, which she initially carried out alone, quickly gained in popularity – the climate protection movement "Fridays for Future" was born quickly. Greta Thunberg receives a lot of applause for her commitment to climate protection. But also voices, which consider their intensive employment as critical, Greta Thunberg must accept. For many, Greta Thunberg is still the favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize 2019.

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Climate activist Greta with much popularity: Nobel Peace Prize beckons

Dan Smith, director of the International Institute for Peace Research in Stockholm, has now voted in favor of the award of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. He says, "What she has done over the past year is extraordinary." It is also clear to him that climate change is a topic "closely related to security and peace." As well Criticism has not been lost on the general public in this context either.

Greta: Nobel Peace Prize in view – bizarre nominees

Another favorite next Greta Thunberg on the award of the Nobel Peace Prize is also Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia. That his country has made peace with the hostile neighbor Eritrea, is credited him high. Other organizations include the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, the United Nations Children's Fund and Reporters Without Borders. A total of 301 proposals were received by the Nobel Committee. Probably the most bizarre candidates in the long list are likely to surprise most of them. North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, whose biography reveals exciting details, and US President Donald Trump are in the running. The latter was therefore at his own request by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe propose. That one of the two is awarded in the end, however, is considered extremely unlikely.

Kim Jong Un is on the list of nominees. However, the fact that he receives the Nobel Peace Prize at the end is considered unlikely.


But also the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), Pope Francis and the UN refugee agency UNHCR are obviously in the race.

Greta Thunberg: Nobel Peace Prize – Decision on Prize on October 11th

Greta Thunberg, about whom Vladimir Putin condescendingly said, will have to prevail against plenty of competition. The proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize can reach thousands of people around the world. Among them are parliamentarians, former winners, university professors and current and former members of the committee.

For Greta Thunberg it would not be the first award. The Swedish climate activist has already won one or the other prize at her young age. These include the Alternative Nobel Prize and the Human Rights Award. If Greta Thunberg actually won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, it would be a historic one. The reigning winner of the "Alternative Nobel Prize" has never been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Activist Greta: Nobel Peace Prize – long tradition

The Swiss Henry Dunant was the first to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He founded the "International Red Cross" at that time. Next to him was the Frenchman Frédéric Passy, ​​who founded the "International Peace League". In 1905, the price went to a woman for the first time. At that time the author Bertha von Suttner advocated peace and the understanding of the peoples. It will be interesting to see who will be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
(with dpa / AFP)


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