2012/10/09

Yoko Ono awarded the peace prize to Lady Gaga

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John Lennon's widow has awarded the Peace Prize to the singer Lady Gaga, the Russian punk band Pussy Riot and other celebrities for peace on the same day the former component Beatles would have turned 72 years old.

John Lennon's spirit still very much on his widow Yoko Ono who from the first moment they met were thick as thieves in defense of peace and reconciliation in the world. For this reason, the Japanese artist created this LennonOno scholarships in 2002 in honor to activity exerted by her husband to worldwide delivery coincides with the birth of which was a very active member of the Liverpool band, The Beatles. This award is given every two years to individuals who work and develop their projects to promote respect and peace in the world.

This year the awards LennonOno, have been granted to the Pop diva Lady Gaga, the Russian punk band Pussy Riot that now served in prison by decision of the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, the American writer John Perkins, who calls himself "former economic Hit Man" and he worked for years for an international consulting encouraging borrowing by poorer countries.

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Posthumously, has also been awarded the LennonOno to activist Rachel Corrie, American member of the International Solidarity Movement. Corrie on March 16, 2003, during a protest against the activities of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Gaza, tried to stop a bulldozer Caterpillar D9 Israeli army operating in Rafah and died crushed by it.

Another award winner was posthumously Christopher Hitchens, essayist and journalist British-American who was against the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush Senior and the first Gulf War. He died of pneumonia which arose as a complication of esophageal cancer in July 2010 it was revealed that he was suffering.

Yoko Ono said that Lady Gaga "is not just an artist, is also an activist who uses his art to improve communication in the world". She also had words for the group Pussy Riot who congratulated them on "stand firm in their fight for freedom of expression.". 

 Lady Gaga has had a week quite busy in regard to various activities. First held in Barcelona having the last concert of her "Born This Way Ball Tour" through Europe before traveling to America on Sunday was at Harrods in London promoting her new perfume Fame. While the English capital, was visiting the Lady Gaga Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, held at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and received the award today LennonOno in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, in the hands of Yoko Ono.

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